The University adopts a policy of broad-based admissions for most of its programmes. This has resulted in the offering of 24 programmes. The number of majors offered by the University is about 50. Under broad-based admissions, students can choose to study in their desired Faculty/School/Academy and enhance their overall understanding of the disciplines in the first year. After they have studied more about different subjects of the disciplines, they can then make the best choice of major in order to achieve their goals.

The following Faculties/Schools adopt broad-based admissions:

News & Important Dates

3 Oct, 2017

HKBU Elite Athletes Admission Scheme (EAAS)

3 Oct, 2017

Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students (EMSS)

Programmes on Offer

All
Faculty of Science
Academy of Visual Arts

Admissions Scores

Study
Programme's Mean 21.55
  • Median
  • CHIN
    5
  • ENGL
    4
  • MATH
    4
  • LSTD
    5
  • Elec 1
    4
  • Elec 2
    3
  • Elec 3
    0
  • Elec 4
    0
  • Lower
    Quartile
  • CHIN
    5*
  • ENGL
    3
  • MATH
    3
  • LSTD
    4
  • Elec 1
    5
  • Elec 2
    4
  • Elec 3
    0
  • Elec 4
    0
Median 2017 (Mean:21.55) 2016 (Mean:22.25) 2015 (Mean:22.30)
CHIN 5 5 5*
ENGL 4 4 4
MATH 4 4 3
LSTD 5 4 4
Elec 1 4 4 5
Elec 2 3 4 3
Elec 3 0 0 0
Elec 4 0 0 0
Lower Quartile 2017 (Mean:21.55) 2016 (Mean:22.25) 2015 (Mean:22.30)
CHIN 5* 4 5
ENGL 3 3 5
MATH 3 5 4
LSTD 4 5* 4
Elec 1 5 4 4
Elec 2 4 3 4
Elec 3 0 2 3
Elec 4 0 0 0

The information contained here is based on the subject results achieved by the applicants at the

(a) study programme's mean of summation scores of 4 HKDSE core subjects plus 1 best elective subject (category A subjects) obtained by applicants admitted to respective study programmes in JUPAS Main Round; and

(b) median position (in the middle); and

(c) lower quartile position (3/4 way down)

of the JUPAS Main Round offer ranking list of each programme.

As not all programmes select students on the basis of HKDSE results alone and the actual results of the students 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 to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.), information in this section is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

General Entrance Requirements

For Hong Kong students taking HKDSE for admission via JUPAS, the general entrance requirements are:

general entrance requirements

Core Subject(s)

Minimum Level

CHINESE LANGUAGE

3

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3

LIBERAL STUDIES

2

MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART

2

Elective Subject(s)

Minimum Level

ANY 1 SUBJECT*

2


* The elective subject can be any HKDSE Category A elective subjects, excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2).

* Some Programmes consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2), HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) or HKDSE Category C subjects (Other Languages) as unspecified elective subjects. Please refer to the programme details for information.


Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE

For 2018 entry, we accept combined results and will count the best results for meeting our entrance requirements and for the calculation of admissions scores.

 

Alternative English Language Qualifications

The following public examination results are recognized by the University as equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE English:
 

  1. Minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) in TOEFL; or
  2. Minimum score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Level; or
  3. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or
  4. Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; or
  5. Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English).

Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students

For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students fulfilling one of the specified conditions in Note 1, HKBU will accept the following alternative Chinese language qualifications as equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE Chinese Language:
 

  1. Grade E or above in GCE A/AS Level Chinese; or
  2. Grade C or above in GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-Level Chinese; or
  3. "Attained" in Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)).

 

HKDSE Category C subjects (Other Languages) normally cannot be used for meeting the entrance requirement on Chinese Language. While waivers may be granted at the discretion of individual programmes, such consideration is only made under special circumstances, on a case-by-case basis. Students are therefore strongly advised to obtain the requisite Chinese language qualifications.

 

Note 1:

The specified conditions are:

  1. The student has learned Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education. This caters specifically to students who have a late start in learning of Chinese Language (e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level) or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically; or
  2. The student has learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in our local schools.

 

Subject Weights for Score Calculation

Each study programme would have its own specified score formulae for calculating applicants' admissions scores. In general, most of the study programmes would take 4 HKDSE Core subjects and 1 best elective subject into score calculation. For JS2810 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Programme, best 5 HKDSE subjects including English Language subject will be considered in Academic Score calculation. Summary on the subject weights for HKDSE Subjects (Category A) for 2018 entry are listed as follows:

Summary on the subject weights for HKDSE Subjects (Category A) for 2018 entry

JUPAS
Catalogue
No.

 

Programme Title

Subject Weights for
HKDSE Subjects (Category A)

All
Category A
subjects
will be set as
'1'#

Individual subject weights
(other than '1') given to HKDSE
Category A subjects

Subject
weights

HKDSE
Category A subjects

JS2020

BA

Y

 

 

JS2030

BA(MUSIC)

Y

 

 

JS2040

BA(ELL)&BEd(ELT)

 

1.5

- Chinese Language
- Chinese Literature
- Liberal Studies
- Mathematics Compulsory Part

2

- English Language
- Literature in English

JS2110

BBA(ACCT)

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2120

BBA

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2130

BBA(ECON)

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2140

BBA(ENTP)

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2150

BBA(FINE)

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2160

BBA(HRMN)

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2170

BBA(ISEM)

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2180

BBA(MKTG)

 

1.5

- English Language 

JS2310

BCOMM

 

1.25

- Chinese Language
- English Language

JS2320

BCOMM(AMA)

 

1.25

- Chinese Language
- English Language

JS2410

BCM&BSc(BIOMED)

 

1.25

- Chinese History
- Chinese Literature
- Chemistry
- Combined Science
- Mathematics Compulsory Part
- Physics

1.5

- Biology
- Chinese Language
- English Language

JS2420

BPharm

 

1.25

- Biology
- Chinese Literature
- Combined Science
- Mathematics Compulsory Part
- Physics

1.5

- Chemistry
- Chinese Language
- English Language

JS2510

BSc

Y

 

 

JS2610

BA/BSocSc

 

2

- English Language

JS2620

BA(PERM)

Y

 

 

JS2630

BSocSc(EURO-FREN)

 

1.2

- English Language

JS2640

BSocSc(EURO-GERM)

 

1.2

- English Language

JS2650

BSocSc(CHINASTUDIES)

 

2

- Chinese Language
- English Language

JS2660

BSW

Y

 

 

JS2680

BA/BSocSc&BEd

Y

 

 

JS2810

BA(VA)

Y

 

 

 

 

# The subject weights of all Category A subjects for 2018 entry will be set as '1' unless specified by individual study programmes.

Interview Arrangement

Interview/ Test Arrangements for 2018 JUPAS (HKDSE) Exercise

Interview/ Test Arrangements for 2018 JUPAS (HKDSE) Exercise
Programme Code Programme Title Before the Announcement of HKDSE Results After the Announcement of HKDSE Results
JS2030 Bachelor of Arts in Music

31 May 2018: Written Test (tentative)
1 - 22 June 2018: Interview
(please refer to Music Department for details)

N/A
JS2110 Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Concentration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2120 Bachelor of Business Administration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2130 Bachelor of Business Administration - Applied Economics Concentration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2140 Bachelor of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Concentration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2150 Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Concentration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2160 Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources Management Concentration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2170 Bachelor of Business Administration - Information Systems and e-Business Management Concentration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2180 Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing Concentration 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2320 Bachelor of Communication - Film Major (Animation and Media Arts Concentration) N/A 23 - 25 July 2018
JS2410 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science 14 - 15 June 2018 24 - 25 July 2018
JS2420 Bachelor of Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine 14 - 15 June 2018 24 - 25 July 2018
JS2510 Bachelor of Science 13 - 19 June 2018 N/A
JS2660 Bachelor of Social Work N/A 20 - 21, 23 July 2018
JS2810 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts 13 - 19 June 2018 23 - 24 July 2018

 

  1. Interviews / Tests / Written Examination for School Principal's Nominations/ Applicants with a Disability/ Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (if any) will be held in mid-June 2018.
  2. Please note that interview letter will NOT be posted to applicants. All applicants will be informed of details of interview arrangements via the following channels:
    1. Personal email accounts registered in the JUPAS; and
    2. JUPAS Accounts (Access to: JUPAS Website > "LOG ON - my JUPAS Account" > "Applicant's Login" > click "Message Box" ) ; and/or
    3. SMS messages sent directly to their mobile phones (for applicants who opt to receive SMS messages only).
  3. Shortlisted applicants will receive email/SMS notifications around one week before the interview.
  4. Please visit this website from time to time for any updates.