Local and non-local applicants with post-secondary education background may apply for admission to our full-time government-funded undergraduate programmes through the Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admissions Scheme. They include:

• Current students or graduates of a full-time Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma programme at an institution in or outside Hong Kong

• Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university

• Holders of a Bachelor’s/ Postgraduate Degree

These applicants may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 (Senior Year) entry, depending on the depth and relevancy of the courses and the programmes in which they have previously enrolled. 

 

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Year 1 Admissions

Students admitted to Year 1 of study with advanced standing may apply for transfer of units if they have taken equivalent courses previously. A small number of applicants may be considered for admission to Year 2 depending on vacancies arising from attrition of individual programmes.

Programmes on Offer

All
Faculty of Science
Academy of Visual Arts

University Admissions Requirements

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University admissions requirements, English Language requirements and Programme admissions requirements (if any).

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only. These applicants are required to fulfill the Admissions Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

Transfer students are current students enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme at a recognised institution.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry. They should fulfil the University and the Programme Admissions Requirements.

Inter-institutional transfer of students enrolled in a local government-funded programme is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

English/ Chinese Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English Grade C
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English  Grade E
IB

Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)

Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

 

There are a few programmes which set out their own Chinese Language requirements. Applicants who wish to apply for such programmes should possess one of the following Chinese qualifications:

Chinese qualifications
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
GCE A/ AS Level Chinese Grade E
GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese Grade C
Others Other Chinese language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

 

For programmes which require Chinese Language proficiency, please see Programmes on Offer.

 

Senior Year Admissions

Senior Year Admissions generally refer to direct entry to Year 3 of 4-year undergraduate programmes. The University has received from the government a number of publicly-funded senior year intake places as articulation opportunities for Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma final year students or graduates.

Programmes on Offer

All
Academy of Visual Arts

University Admissions Requirements

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University admissions requirements, English Language requirements and Programme admissions requirements (if any).

AD/ HD holders or students studying in the final year of AD /HD programmes may apply for Year 3 entry.

Transfer students are current students of recognised local/ overseas institutions who are enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a 3-year degree programme or two years of study of a 4-year degree programme may apply for Year 3 entry

Transfer of students from UGC-funded programmes is considered on a case-by-case basis

Holders of Bachelor's/ Master's/ Doctoral Degree

Students studying in the final year of a degree programme are also considered under this category

English/ Chinese Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English Grade C
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English  Grade E
IB

Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)

Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

 

There are a few programmes which set out their own Chinese language requirements. Applicants who wish to apply for such programmes should possess one of the following Chinese qualifications:

Chinese qualifications
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
GCE A/ AS Level Chinese Grade E
GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese Grade C
Others Other Chinese language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

 

For programmes which require Chinese language proficiency, please see Programmes on Offer.

 

Notes for Senior Year Admissions

The recommended distribution of Transfer of Units for senior year entrants is shown as follows:

The recommended distribution of Transfer of Units
Course Category Recommended Transfer of Units
Major ≥ 15 units
General Education (GE) 27 - 38 units for AD graduates
18 units for HD graduates

For details of transfer of GE units, please visit the website of General Education Office: 
http://ge.hkbu.edu.hk/students/exemptions/
Free Elective Remaining units
Total 51 - 64 units (or up to 50% of the total number of units in the Programme)

For Transfer of Units arrangement, please visit http://ar.hkbu.edu.hk/course_exemption.

To alleviate senior year entrants' study load during the normal semesters and to facilitate their participation in the exchange programme/ internship training, senior year entrants are invited to enrol in the Summer Programme which will take place around July 2018. They are also welcome to enroll in the Summer Programme before their final year of study and graduation. For details, please visit http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/ar/summer.

Number and Normalised Mean cGPA of Senior Year Entrants
(2017 Entry)

The normalised mean cGPA is based on the average cGPA of the senior year entrants admitted to a particular study programme in each admission year. For easy reference, the cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00.

As programmes adopt a holistic approach in selecting students, the actual results of the senior year entrants admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying for a particular programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.).

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature 19 3.51
Bachelor of Arts in Creative and Professional Writing 4 3.52
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature 15 3.18
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities 19 3.44
Bachelor of Arts in Music 14 3.22
Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics 14 3.15
Bachelor of Arts in Translation 9 3.36
Faculty Total 94 3.33
University Total 598 3.37

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2017

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Business Administration—Accounting Concentration 26 3.58
Bachelor of Business Administration—Applied Economics Concentration 19 3.46
Bachelor of Business Administration—Entrepreneurship Concentration 13 3.34
Bachelor of Business Administration—Finance Concentration 22 3.45
Bachelor of Business Administration—Human Resources Management Concentration 25 3.41
Bachelor of Business Administration—Information Systems and e-Business Management Concentration 20 3.28
Bachelor of Business Administration—Marketing Concentration 30 3.56
School Total 155 3.46
University Total 598 3.37

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2017

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication—Film and Media Arts Major-Film Concentration 13 3.43
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication—Film and Media Arts Major-Media Arts Concentration 10 3.42
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication—Journalism Major—Chinese Journalism Concentration 12 3.58
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication—Journalism Major—Financial Journalism Concentration 7 3.33
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication—Journalism Major—International Journalism Concentration 8 3.26
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication—Organizational Communication Major 12 3.56
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication—Public Relations and Advertising Major 25 3.64
School Total 87 3.51
University Total 598 3.37

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2017

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Testing Sciences 7 3.49
Bachelor of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics 0 --
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology—Biotechnology Concentration 5 3.36
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology—Environmental Science Concentration 12 3.24
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 8 3.53
Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems 17 3.31
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 24 3.47
Bachelor of Science in Green Energy Science 8 3.25
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science 2 3.31
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics 7 3.25
Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Operations Research 7 3.03
Faculty Total 97 3.35
University Total 598 3.37

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2017

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Arts in History 5 3.36
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management 19 3.14
Bachelor of Social Work 20 3.45
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—Geography Concentration 0 --
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—Economics Concentration 7 3.32
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—History Concentration 5 3.38
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—Sociology Concentration 9 3.20
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography 10 3.36
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Government and International Studies 19 3.12
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology 10 3.25
Faculty Total 104 3.27
University Total 598 3.37

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2017

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts 61 3.23
Academy Total 61 3.23
University Total 598 3.37

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2017