We welcome your application to HKU through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) if you are applying on the strength of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE).

To have your application considered for admission, you MUST FIRST satisfy the University Entrance Requirements.  Each applicant shall gain the following in the HKDSE Examination:


  1. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information.  In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  2. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects.  The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Category A: Senior Secondary Subjects

Level 1 - 4 Level 5 Level 5* Level 5**
1 - 4 5.5 7 8.5

Category C: Other Language Subjects

Grade E Grade D Grade C Grade B Grade A
1 2.5 4 5.5 7

We welcome eligible NCS applicants (both school and non-school) to submit Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language (ACL), i.e. GCSE / GCE etc. for consideration in lieu of the general Chinese language requirement.

If NCS applicants submit more than one ACL and / or have HKDSE Chinese Language result during selection, the best result will be considered.

Further information on submissions and verification of ACL is available at the JUPAS website.

In addition to the standard University Entrance Requirements, some of the University's programmes have additional entrance requirements, which vary from programme to programme.

You may also click here to download the tables of Programme Admissions Information.