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 Entrance Requirements

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University Entrance Requirements, English Language Requirements and Programme Entrance 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 Entrance 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 Entrance 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
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE English/ English Language/ English Literature Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE First Language English Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade B/ Grade 5
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/ Chinese Language Grade C/ Grade 4
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 Entrance Requirements

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University Entrance Requirements, English Language Requirements and Programme Entrance 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
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE English/ English Language/ English Literature Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE First Language English Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade B/ Grade 5
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/ Chinese Language Grade C/ Grade 4
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
(2018 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 21 3.56
Bachelor of Arts in Creative and Professional Writing 10 3.52
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature 15 3.22
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities 16 3.36
Bachelor of Arts in Music 15 3.18
Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics 14 3.33
Bachelor of Arts in Translation 15 3.29
Faculty Total 106 3.36
University Total 654 3.36

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2018

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Business Administration—Accounting Concentration 30 3.63
Bachelor of Business Administration—Applied Economics Concentration 20 3.35
Bachelor of Business Administration—Entrepreneurship Concentration 13 3.32
Bachelor of Business Administration—Finance Concentration 17 3.42
Bachelor of Business Administration—Human Resources Management Concentration 28 3.51
Bachelor of Business Administration—Information Systems and e-Business Management Concentration 25 3.31
Bachelor of Business Administration—Marketing Concentration 31 3.56
School Total 164 3.45
University Total 654 3.36

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2018

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Communication—Film Major—Animation and Media Arts Concentration 12 3.50
Bachelor of Communication—Film Major—Film and Television Concentration 17 3.39
Bachelor of Communication—Journalism Major—Chinese Journalism Concentration 10 3.44
Bachelor of Communication—Journalism Major—Data and Media Communication Concentration 6 3.30
Bachelor of Communication—Journalism Major—Financial Journalism Concentration 8 3.28
Bachelor of Communication—Journalism Major—International Journalism Concentration 10 3.38
Bachelor of Communication—Public Relations and Advertising Major 25 3.62
Bachelor of Communication—Public Relations and Advertising Major—Organizational Communication Concentration 12 3.54
School Total 100 3.47
University Total 654 3.36

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2018

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology—Biotechnology Concentration 8 3.28
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology—Environmental Science Concentration 12 3.30
Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Testing Sciences 11 3.48
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 11 3.43
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 31 3.51
Bachelor of Science in Green Energy Science 6 3.06
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics 20 3.12
Faculty Total 99 3.35
University Total 654 3.36

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2018

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Arts in History 11 3.48
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management 22 3.05
Bachelor of Social Work 22 3.47
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—Geography Concentration 0 -
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—Economics Concentration 1 3.30
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—History Concentration 2 3.43
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—Sociology Concentration 3 3.18
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography 12 3.52
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Government and International Studies 23 3.11
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology 20 3.29
Faculty Total 116 3.29
University Total 654 3.36

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2018

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts 69 3.17
Academy Total 69 3.17
University Total 654 3.36

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 4 September 2018