You should take note of the following standards and Requirements for you application to the University:

A. Admissions standards;

B. Programme specific requirements

C. English language requirement

D. Second language requirement

Please note, however, that satisfying the admissions standards does not guarantee admission, as admission is on a competitive basis.

Mature students should refer to Footnote (3).

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level / International A-Level, SAT / AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note to the standards as below:

Qualification Admissions Standards
International Baccalaureate Diploma click here
GCE A-Level /
International A-Level

click here

SAT Reasoning Test / ACT plus Writing and
SAT Subject Test / Advanced Placement Test

click here

All India Senior School Certificate Examination and
Indian School Certificate

click here

Note: Competitive applications should have good scores/grades in each subject. Actual scores/grades for successful applicants will be dependent on the degree programme and the number and quality of applications received that year.

Qualification General Academic Requirements
Australia (a) Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 90 or above; or
(b) Universities Admission Index (UAI) score of 90 or above; or
(c) an Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank of 90 or above; or
(d) an Overall Position (OP) Band score between 1 and 8
Austria Reifeprüfung / Matura, with an overall average of 1.5 on a 5-point scale
Bangladesh Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate, with an overall GPA of 5.0 on a 5.0-scale
Belgium Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), with an overall average of 8.0 on a 10-point scale
BTEC BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC); or
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND); or
BTEC National Diploma (ND) / BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with an overall grade of D*DD or better
Bulgaria Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education), with an overall average of 5.15 on a 6-point scale
Cambridge Pre-U Grade D3 or better in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects (other than English / Mandarin Chinese)
Cameroon (a) Cameroon Baccalauréat, with an overall average of 14 on a 20-point scale; or
(b) BBB or better in three Cameroon A-Level subjects
Canada

Alberta
Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 5-credit courses, with an overall average of 90% or better

British Columbia
Passes in five acceptable subjects in the Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (Grade 12 or BC Provincially Examinable Courses), with an overall average of 90% or better

Manitoba
High school graduation diploma with five full credits at Grade 12 level (i.e. 40 level) in courses designated S(Specialized), G(General), or U(University-based), with an overall average of 90% or better is achieved in three out of the five credits which should be S or U courses

New Brunswick
Passes in five acceptable subjects in the High School Graduation Diploma, with an overall average of 90% or better

Newfoundland
Passes in at least five acceptable subjects in the Grade 12 High School Diploma, with an overall average of 90% or better

Nova Scotia
Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 subjects in Honours University Preparatory Courses or in University Preparatory Courses in the High School Completion Certificate, with an overall average of 90% or better

Ontario
Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses, with an overall average of 90% or better

Prince Edward Island
Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 subjects in the High School Graduation Diploma, with an overall average of 90% or better

Quebec
Diploma d-Etudes Collegiales (DEC) (Diploma of Collegial Studies)

Saskatchewan
Passes in five acceptable subjects of Division IV standing (Grade 12), with an overall average of 90% or better

Chile Licencia de Enseñanza Media, with an overall average of 5.5 on a 7-point scale
Croatia Maturatna Svjedodzba, with an overall grade of 4.5 on a 5-point scale
Czech Republic Maturitni Zkouška / Maturita, with an overall average of 1.5 on a 5-point scale
Denmark Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an average of 10 (in the Danish 7-grade scale), provided that 2 is achieved in each of the subjects
El Salvador Bachillerato / Bachiller / Bachiller Academico, with an overall average of 9.0 or better on a 10-point scale
Estonia Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), with an overall average of 4.5 on a 5-point scale; and Riigieksamid (State Examination Certificate), with an overall average of 85% or better
European Baccalaureate European Baccalaureate, with an overall average of 85%
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg (Certificate of Matriculation) with at least four subjects, where no individual subject score is below Eximia cum laude approbatur (Exceptionally good)
France Pass in Baccalaureate d'Enseignement du Second Degre; or Baccalaureat General; or Option Internationale du Baccalaureate (OIB); with an average of 15 (out of 20), provided that 10 is achieved in each of the subjects
Germany Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with a total score of 12 points (on a 15-point scale) or 2.0 (on a 6-point scale) or better
Greece Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou / Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio, with an overall average of 16 on a 20-point scale
Hong Kong

For applicants studying Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD):

One year of successful study on a full-time AD / HD programme, which should be at least two years in duration, in a community college of a UGC-funded institution or Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (HKIVE), with a cGPA of at least 70% of the highest GPA of the institution, or at 3.0, whichever is higher.

For applicants with Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) results:

(a) Gain in first and/or second attempt in the HKCEE:

(i) Level 3 in English Language;
(ii) Level 2 in Chinese language; or Grade E in a language other than Chinese and English;
(iii) Grade E in Mathematics; and
(iv) Grade E in four other subjects;

provided that achievements in any six of the subjects listed above are obtained at one and the same time; and

(b) Gain the following in HKALE:

(i) Grade D in AS Use of English;
(ii) Grade E in AS Chinese Language & Culture; and
(iii)

(A) Grade E in two AL subjects; or
(B) Grade E in one AL subject, and in two AS subjects other than Use of English and Chinese Language & Culture; or
(C) Grade E in four AS subjects other than Use of English and Chinese Language & Culture

Notes:
(1) “Advanced Level” is referred to as “AL”, and “Advanced Supplementary Level” as “AS”.
(2) Grade E in English Language (Syllabus B) or Grade C in English Language (Syllbabus A) taken before 2007 is acceptable for this purpose.  Candidates with Level 2 in English Language but Grade C or above in AS Use of English will also be considered.
(3) Grade E in Chinese Language taken before 2007 is acceptable for this purpose.
(4) All subjects offered at HKCEE (other than English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics) are acceptable for this purpose.
(5) A candidate who obtains Grade E in AL Chinese Literature may be exempted from this requirement, provided that he/she obtains Grade E in an AS subject other than Use of English and in addition to those required in satisfying requirement (b)(iii)(B) and (b)(iii)(C).
(6) A candidate who satisfies the requirement in (a)(ii) with a language other than Chinese Language may be exempted from this requirement, provided that he/she obtains Grade E in an AS subject other than Use of English and in addition to those required in satisfying requirement (b)(iii)(B) and (b)(iii)(C).
Hungary Erettesgi/Matura with grade 4 in all subjects, including two subjects at advanced/higher level with grade 5 (i.e. 60% or better)
Iceland Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Examination), with an overall average of 8 on a 10-point scale
India Completion of a senior secondary school leaving certificate at Grade 12 level, e.g. Higher School Certificate, with an overall average of 85% or better
Indonesia

Completion of SMA Ujian Nasional with an overall average of 85% in the four subjects, provided that no subject is less than 60%

(Last updated: March 2017)

Iran Pre-University Certificate / Kunkur, with an overall average of 16 on a 20-point scale
Ireland

Irish Leaving Certificate with H2 or better in five subjects at the Higher (Honours) Level

Israel Bagrut, with an overall average of 8 on a 10-point scale
Italy Diploma di esame di Stato (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate), with an overall average of 87 on a 100-point scale
Japan Completion of Senior secondary school leaving certificate (e.g. Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)), with an overall average of 4.5 on a 5-point scale
Kazakhstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat / Svidetel’stvo o Srednem Obrazovanil) with an overall average of 4.5 or better on a 5-point scale; and an overall of 80% or better in the Kazakhstan Unified National Testing (UNT) Examination
Liechtenstein Matura (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination), with an overall average of 5 on a 6-point scale
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas (Maturity Certificate), with an overall average of 8 on a 10-point scale for school subjects, and an overall average of 85% for state examinations
Luxembourg Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires, with an overall average of 48 on a 60-point scale
Macau To satisfy the international examinations requirements (Please refer to the minimum requirements of international qualifications such as GCE A-Level / International A-Level, Cambridge Pre-U, International Baccalaureate Diploma, SAT / Advanced Placement, etc.)
Malaysia A-,B+,B+ or better in three STPM subjects (other than Chinese); or
A2 or better in six subjects in the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools System Unified Examination Certificate (UEC-Senior)
Mexico Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General, with an overall average of 9.0 on a 10-point scale
Moldova Diplomã de Bacalaureat, with an overall average of 8 on a 10-point scale
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Board Examination, with an overall average of 75% or better
Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), with an overall average of 7.5 or better on a 10-point scale
New Zealand
  • NCEA Level 3 endorsed with Excellence, including:
  • Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of:
    • 14 credits each, in three approved subjects*
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above*, made up of:
    • Achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
    • Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required)

*For the lists of approved subjects and the Level standards that contribute to University Entrance Requirements, please visit the NZQA website at www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea.

Norway Vitnemål for videregående opplæring (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate), with an overall average of 4.5 on a 6-point scale
Oman TThanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), with 90% in each of the subjects
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate, with an overall average of 85% or 935 out of 1100
Philippines To satisfy the international examinations requirements. (Please refer to the minimum requirements of international qualifications such as GCE A-Level / International A-Level, Cambridge Pre-U, International Baccalaureate Diploma, SAT / Advanced Placement, etc.)
Poland Matura, with three subjects at extended level and an overall average of 80%
Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários / Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano / Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação, with an overall average of 17 on a 20-point scale
Romania Diploma de Bacalaureat, with an overall average of 8.3 on a 10-point scale
Russia For applicants following the Russian state school system:

A total EGE score of 240 for Mathematics plus two other unspecified subjects other than Russian in the Unified State Exam (Единый государственный экзамен, ЕГЭ, Yediniy gosudarstvenniy ekzamen, EGE). Applicants' other qualifications, awards and previous school performance will also be considered.

For applicants studying at a Russian federal university:
A year's successful study in a Russian federal university or equivalent

Scotland An overall UCAS tariff points of 152 for Advanced Higher subjects and BBB or better in best three subjects, both not including Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) language subject
Singapore For applicants following the Singapore GCE A-Level curriculum:

BBB or better in three subjects at H2 level in Singapore GCE A-Level examination

For applicants studying at NUS High School of Mathematics and Science in Singapore:

A Distinction in the NUS High School Diploma

For applicants studying at Polytechnics in Singapore:

Diploma, Professional Diploma or Technical Diploma awarded by one of the following institutions, provided that the period of study extends over not less than two years full-time or four years part-time: Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic, with a cGPA of 3.4 or better out of 4.0

Slovakia Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške / Maturita, with an overall average of 1.5 on a 5-point scale
Slovenia Spričevalo o splošni maturi / Matura, with an overall average of 4.5 on a 5-point scale
South Africa Completion of National Senior Certificate, with an overall average of 70% (Grade 6 on a 7-point scale)
South Korea Completion of General High School Diploma (llbankye Kodung Hakkyo), with “Wu (Excellent)” for majority of the subjects, or an overall average of 80% or better
Spain Titulo de Bachiller and reválida de Bachillerato, with an overall average of 8.5 on a 10-point scale
Sweden Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola, with an overall average of 17.0 or better on a 20-point scale
Switzerland

An overall average of 5.0 on a 6-point scale in one of the followings:

Federal Maturity Certificate
- Maturitätsausweis / Certificat de maturité / Attestato di maturità; or

Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate
- Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confédération / Attestato di maturità cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione / Baccalauréat

Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) with a total score of 56 or better (out of 60), in the best four subjects which shall include Chinese, English and Mathematics
Thailand Completion of Mathayom Suksa (M6), with an overall average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale
Tunisia Baccalauréat, with an overall average of 14 on a 20-point scale
Turkey Anadolu Lisesi / Devlet Lise Diplomasi / Lise Bitirme Diplomasi, with an overall average of 4 on a 5-point scale
UAE Tawjihiyya (Secondary Education Certificate) with 90% in each of the subjects
US

For high school applicants:
Please refer to the requirements on the SAT / Advanced Placement Test listed in the section above.

For applicants studying Associate Degree (AD) in the US or in a US university/college operating in Hong Kong:
(a) High school graduation; and
(b) Successful completion of one year's study on a full-time AD programme at a recognized US university/community college, provided that the AD programme is at least two years in duration

Vietnam Bàng Tót Nghiêp Phó Thông Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) with an overall average of 8 (out of 10) in the four examination subjects, provided that no subject is less than 6.5
For applicants
currently studying
for a bachelor's
degree
Successful completion of one year's study on a full-time bachelor's or higher degree programme at a recognized university, with a cGPA of at least 70% of the highest GPA of the institution, or at 3.0, whichever is higher (or its equivalent where a GPA system is not in use)
Argentina Bachillerato with an overall average of 9.0 or better on a 10-point scale
Bosnia and Herzegovina Secondary School Leaving Diploma with an overall score of 4.5 or better on a 5-point scale
Brunei BBB or better in three Brunei/Cambridge A-Level subjects 
Cambodia Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with an overall grade of B or better
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma, with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I
Cyprus Apolytírio Lykeíou with an overall average of 19 on a 20-point scale or 91 on a 100-point scale and AA in two GCE Advanced Level / International Advanced Level subjects (not including Chinese language subject)
Egypt Certificate of General Secondary Education with an overall average of 85% or better
Ethiopia Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate, with an overall average of 85% or better
Kyrgyzstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat o srednem (polnom) obrazovanii) with an overall average of 4.5 or better on a 5-point scale; and an overall of 190 or better out of 245 in the Main Test of the National Scholarship Test (Общереспубликанское тестирование - Obshcherespublikanskoye testirovaniye)
Latvia Certificate of General Secondary Education (Atestāts Par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību), with an overall average of 85% for the examined subjects
Macedonia Secondary School Leaving Diploma/Matura, with an overall grade of 4.0 or better
Malta Matriculation Certificate with AB or better in the two Advanced Level subjects, and B or better in the four Intermediate Level subjects
Montenegro Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Диплома о положеном матурском испиту / Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu), with an overall average of 4.5 on a 5-point scale
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat / Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire / Attestation du Baccalauréa, with an overall average of 14 or better out of 20, provided that no subject is less than 10
Myanmar Basic Education High School Examination / Matriculation Examination with an overall average of 75% or better
Serbia Диплома о положеном матурском испиту / Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu (Matura/Secondary School Leaving Diploma), with an overall average of 4.5 on a 5-point scale
Sri Lanka BBB or better in three Sri Lankan GCE A-Level subjects 
Tajikistan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Аттестат о среднем (полном) образовании / Attestat o srednem (polnom) obrazovanii), with an overall average of 4.5 or better on a 5-point scale
Tanzania Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, with BBB or better in three Principal subjects
Uganda Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, with BBB or better in three principal academic subjects
Zimbabwe BBB or better in three Zimbabwe GCE Advanced Level subjects 

If you are unable to find your country of study or qualification from the list, your academic results will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies No specific subject requirements Satisfactory performance in the Aptitude Exercise to be provided by the Faculty
Bachelor of Science in Surveying No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Conservation No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+ No specific subject requirements Creative work (fine art, writing, or other forms of creative output) in digital format submitted to the Faculty Office

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Arts No specific subject requirements No specific requirements

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance Grade 5 or better in English and Mathematics in Standard or Higher Level A or better in Mathematics at A Level

No specific subject requirements

92% or better in English and Mathematics IELTS or TOEFL is preferred:
(a) An overall band score of 6.5 with a sub-score of 6.0 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
(b) A total score of 93 with a sub-score of 22 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.
Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems) Grade 5 or better in English and Mathematics in Standard or Higher Level A or better in Mathematics at A Level No specific subject requirements 90% or better in English and Mathematics IELTS or TOEFL is preferred:
(a) An overall band score of 6.5 with a sub-score of 6.0 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
(b) A total score of 93 with a sub-score of 22 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.
Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance Grade 5 or better in English and Mathematics in Standard or Higher Level A or better in Mathematics at A Level

No specific subject requirements

90% or better in English and Mathematics IELTS or TOEFL is preferred (subject to approval):
(a) An overall band score of 7.0 with a sub-score of 6.5 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
(b) A total score of 100 with a sub-score of 23 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.
Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance Grade 6 or better in English and Mathematics in Higher Level A* in Mathematics at A Level

No specific subject requirements

92% or better in English and Mathematics IELTS or TOEFL is preferred:
(a) An overall band score of 6.5 with a sub-score of 6.0 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
(b) A total score of 93 with a sub-score of 22 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.
Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Global Management Grade 6 or better in English and Mathematics in Standard or Higher Level No specific subject requirements No specific subject requirements 96% or better in English and Mathematics IELTS or TOEFL is preferred:
(a) An overall band score of 7.0 with a sub-score of 6.5 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
(b) A total score of 100 with a sub-score of 22 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.
Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) and Bachelor of Laws Grade 6 or better in English and Mathematics in Standard or Higher Level No specific subject requirements No specific subject requirements 90% or better in English and Mathematics IELTS or TOEFL is preferred:
(a) An overall band score of 7.0 with a sub-score of 6.5 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
(b) A total score of 100 with a sub-score of 22 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.
Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking Grade 5 or better in English and Mathematics in Standard or Higher Level A or better in Mathematics at A Level No specific subject requirements No specific subject requirements IELTS or TOEFL is preferred:
(a) An overall band score of 6.5 with a sub-score of 6.0 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
(b) A total score of 93 with a sub-score of 22 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Dental Surgery Two Science subjects in Standard or Higher Level Two Science subjects at A Level

Two Science subjects in SAT Subject Test or AP

Two Science subjects A working knowledge of Cantonese is preferred

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (Chinese) No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (English) No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics in Standard or Higher Level Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at A Level Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics in SAT Subject Test or AP Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics No specific requirements
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences Biology in Standard or Higher Level A in Biology at A Level

680 in Biology in SAT Subject Test or 4 in Biology in AP

Biology Fluent in both spoken and written Chinese (Cantonese) and English
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education No specific subject requirements No specific requirements

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology Grade 6 or better in Mathematics in Higher Level A or better in Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A Level 700 or better in SAT Subject Test or 4 or better in AP Calculus BC 90% or better in Mathematics; or
90% in Mathematics 2A and 2B
No specific requirements
Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering Grade 6 or better in Mathematics and Physics in Higher Level A or better in Mathematics and Physics at A Level

700 in Physics and Mathematics in SAT Subject Test; or

4 in AP Calculus BC; and AP Physics C; Mechanics or AP Physics 1 and 2

90% or better in Mathematics and Physics; or
90% in Mathematics 2A and 2B and Physics
No specific requirements
Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science Grade 6 or better in Mathematics and Physics in Higher Level A or better in Mathematics and Physics at A Level

700 in Physics and Mathematics in SAT Subject Test; or

4 in AP Calculus BC; and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism or AP Physics C: Mechanics or AP Physics 1 and 2

90% or better in Mathematics and Physics; or
90% in Mathematics 2A and 2B and Physics
No specific requirements
Bachelor of Engineering Grade 6 or better in Mathematics and Physics in Higher Level A or better in Mathematics and Physics at A Level

700 in Physics and Mathematics in SAT Subject Test; or

4 in AP Calculus BC; and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism or AP Physics C: Mechanics or AP Physics 1 and 2

90% or better in Mathematics and Physics; or
90% in Mathematics 2A and 2B and Physics
No specific requirements

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Double Degree) No specific subject requirements 90% or better in English Preference for First Choice Applicants
Bachelor of Laws No specific subject requirements 90% or better in English Preference for First Choice Applicants

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Chemistry in Higher Level Chemistry at A Level

Chemistry in SAT Subject Test or AP

90% or better in English; and Chemistry or Biology
  • A good working knowledge of Cantonese 
  • Preference for First Choice Applicants
Bachelor of Nursing No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Pharmacy Chemistry in Higher Level Chemistry at A Level

Chemistry in SAT Subject Test or AP

Chemistry A good working knowledge of Cantonese
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine No specific subject requirements Biology, Chemistry or Physics is preferred; and
a good command of written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua)
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Biology or Chemistry in Higher Level Biology or Chemistry at A Level

Biology or Chemistry in SAT Subject Test or AP

Biology or Chemistry Preference for First Choice Applicants
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development No specific subject requirements Preference for First Choice Applicants

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Science Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics in Standard or Higher Level Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at A Level Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics in SAT Subject or AP Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics No specific requirements
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science Mathematics in Higher Level Further Mathematics and Mathematics at A Level

No specific subject requirements

No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence Mathematics in Higher Level Further Mathematics and Mathematics at A Level No specific subject requirements No specific subject requirements No specific requirements

Programme IB Diploma GCE A-level SAT / AP  Indian Board Exams Additional Requirements / Assessment
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Social Sciences No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Social Work No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Journalism No specific subject requirements No specific requirements
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and Bachelor of Laws No specific subject requirements No specific requirements

You must achieve at least ONE of the following to be considered for admission to HKU.

Qualification Minimum Requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma

(a) Grade 4 in HL English Language (B Syllabus);
(b) Grade 5 in SL English Language (B Syllabus);
(c) Grade 4 in HL / SL English Language (A1 or A2 Syllabus);
(d) Grade 4 in HL / SL English Language A: Language and Literature
(e) Grade 4 in HL / SL English Language A: Literature;
(f) Grade 4 in SL English – Text and Performance; or
(g) Grade 4 in SL English – Literature and Performance (A1 syllabus)

Note:
“Higher Level” is referred to as “HL”, and “Standard Level” as “SL”.

GCSE / GCEO

(a) Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
(b) Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
(c) Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

(For GCSE/IGCSE which uses the new 9-1 grading system, Grade 5 will be taken as equivalent to Grade B and Grade 4 will be taken as equivalent to Grade C, for the purpose of satisfying (a), (b) or (c) above)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

SAT Reasoning Test Sub-scores of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing in the same attempt of the SAT Reasoning Test (prior to March 2016); or
Test scores of 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading in the same attempt of the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test (from March 2016)

(Last updated: November 2016)
IELTS An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module (within 2 years after the test date)
TOEFL

A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or 583 in the paper-based test (prior to July 2017) or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards) (within 2 years after the test date)

Note:
Passing the TOEFL ITP does not satisfy the English language requirement.

Qualification Minimum Requirements
Canada A final score of 80% in English at Grade 12 in the Canadian high school curriculum
HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
HKALE Grade D in AS Use of English
HKCEE Level 3 in English Language; or
Grade C in English Language (Syllabus B) or
Grade A in English Language (Syllabus A) before 2007
India 90% in English at Grade 12 All India Senior School Certificate Examination / Higher School Certificate
Malaysia Grade C in English Language in SPM; or
Grade B4 in Senior English Language in UEC-Senior
New Zealand NCEA Literacy
10 credits at Level 2*, made up of:
5 credits in reading
5 credits in writing

*For lists of approved subjects and the levels required for the University Entrance Requirements, please visit the NZQA website
Russia A score of 80 in English in Russian Unified State Exam (Единыйгосударственный экзамен, ЕГЭ, Yediniy gosudarstvenniy ekzamen, EGE)
Singapore Grade C in H1 General Paper in Singapore GCE A-Level
Sri Lanka Credit in English Language in Sri Lankan Ordinary Level examination

Other proof of English proficiency (for example, GCE A-Level English Language) will be considered on individual merit basis.

You require a qualification in a language other than English to be considered for admission to HKU. If you have difficulties in fulfiling the second language requirement, please apply for a waiver. 

Country / Qualification Minimum requirements
HKDSE Level 3 in Chinese Language; or
Grade E in a language subject under Category C
HKALE Grade E in AS Chinese Language and Culture or AL Chinese Literature
HKCEE Level 2 in Chinese Language;
Grade E in Chinese Language before 2007; or
Grade E in a language other than Chinese Language or English Language
GCSE / IGCSE / GCEO / GCE AS-level / GCE A-level

Grade E in a language other than English

(For GCSE/IGCSE which uses the new 9-1 grading system, Grade 3 will be taken as equivalent to Grade E, for the purpose of satisfying the above)

Singapore Grade C in a language other than English at Singapore GCE O-level; or
Grade E in a language other than English at Singapore GCE A-level
International Baccalaureate Diploma Grade 4 in a language other than English
SAT / Advanced Placement A score of 600 in a language other than English in the SAT Subject Test; or
Grade 3 in a language other than English in the Advanced Placement Test
Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) A score of 180 at HSK Level 3 or above
Other National Examinations A pass in the home language in one of the national examinations

Other proof of second language proficiency will be considered on an individual basis.  Please upload your proof of second language proficiency to your application account so we may proceed to consider your suitability to meet the second language requirement.

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< Note >

(1) Applicants from a local school must have completed a six-year secondary education at the time when they enter the University, according to an agreement reached between the Government and all universities in Hong Kong.

(2) If you are a student from a local tertiary institution currently reading a full-time bachelor's degree programme funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC), please note that following UGC's guidelines, inter-institutional transfer, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged, unless there are exceptional circumstances and the following conditions are met:

  • you have successfully completed one year of study on a bachelor's degree programme with excellent  academic results; and
  • your application for inter-institutional transfer has been specially approved by the University on the basis of over-enrolment.

(3) Applicants who have reached 25 years of age on or before September 1 of the year in which admission is sought shall be deemed to have satisfied the University entrance requirements.  Please note, however, that satisfying the minimum University entrance requirements does not guarantee admission as admission is on competitive basis.  Mature applicants have to present supporting documents on their academic/non-academic qualifications, working experience and other relevant information for consideration by the University.