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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).

Applicants admitted with advanced standing to Year 1 of study with international qualifications such as GCE, IB and SAT may apply for transfer of units. For details, please visit http://ar.hkbu.edu.hk/course_exemption.

International Curricula

SAT
Minimum score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in new SAT or 1,650 (out of 2,400) in old SAT (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing), and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8.

Advanced Placement (AP)
Grade 3 in at least two AP subjects

American College Test (ACT)
Minimum composite score of 24

Associate Degree (AD)
Successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, the duration of which should be no less than two years in full-time mode.

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges
Successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects

Recognised English Language Qualifications
i. Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or

ii. Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT; or

iii. An alternative

Minimum score of 80 in:
- Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) /
- Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) /
- Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) /
- Universities Admission Index (UAI) or
Overall Position (OP) Band between 1 and 8

Recognised English Language Qualifications
Minimum of 80% or equivalent in Grade 12 English (Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Examination) or an alternative.

GCE Advanced Level (AL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL)
i.  Grade E or above in three AL/ IAL subjects; or
ii. Grade E or above in two AL/ IAL subjects plus two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects
(Not including Chinese and English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL.)

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
i.  Grade P3 (Pass 3) or better in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects; or
ii. Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
(Not including Chinese and English Language subjects)

BTEC
BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC); or
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND); or
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma  (ND)/ BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
(Foundation, Diploma and Certificate qualifications awarded by colleges and universities in the UK will be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission without advanced standing)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Alberta
Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70% 

British Columbia
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70%

Ontario
Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 U or M course with a minimum average of 70%

Quebec
Diploma of Collegial Studies

Other provinces
High School Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects with a minimum average of 70%

Recognised English Language Qualifications
Minimum of 70% in Grade 12 English Course or an alternative

Applicants who apply for admission with other overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications.

For qualifications of other countries/ regions recognised by the University, please refer to Overseas Qualifications below. Given the diversity of education systems around the world, the qualifications listed may not cover every region.

Regional/National Curricula

One of the following:
 
Minimum score of 80 in:

  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) /
  • Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) /
  • Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) /
  • Universities Admission Index (UAI) or

Overall Position (OP) Band between 1 and 8
 
Recognised English Language Qualifications:
Minimum of 80% or equivalent in Grade 12 English (Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Examination) or an alternative

Reifezeugnis/Matura or equivalent

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate

Recognised English Language Qualifications

 

One of the following:

  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs (DSC); or
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts; or
  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS)

 

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Brunei-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level: three passes
 
Recognised English Language Qualifications 

One of the following:

  • Three passes in Cameroon GCE Advanced Level; or 
  • Cameroon Baccalauréat

 

Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:
 

  • Alberta: Passes in five acceptable Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70%
  • British Columbia: Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70%
  • Ontario: Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 U or M course with a minimum average of 70%
  • Quebec: Diploma of Collegial Studies 
  • Other provinces: High School Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 subjects with a minimum average of 70%

 
Recognised English Language Qualifications:
Minimum of 70% in Grade 12 English Course or an alternative

Certificate of Secondary Education (Licencia de Enseñanza Media)  

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Applicants NOT attending the current year National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) of the Mainland should possess one of the following qualifications:
 

  • National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) results attained in previous years:
    Meeting the 1st cut-off line of the respective province for admission to mainland key universities
  • International Schools:
    Refer to the admissions requirements of country/ region to which the qualification belongs

 

Recognised English Language Qualifications:
Obtaining a score of 110 or above in the English subject of National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) or an alternative

 

Matriculation Certificate (Maturalna Svjedodzba)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Maturitni Zkouška or Maturita

Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:

  • Secondary Education Graduation Certificate (Bevis for Studentereksamen) (STX); or
  • Higher Preparatory Examination Certificate (Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen) (HF); or
  • Higher Technical Examination Certificate (Bevis for Højere Teknisk Eksamen) (HTX); or
  • Higher Commerce Examination (Bevis for Højere Handelseksamen) (HHX)

 

Recognised English Language Qualifications

School Leaving Certificate (Bachillerato/Bachiller)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus); and National Examination Certificate (Riigieksamitunnistus) 

Recognised English Language Qualification

One of the following:

  • Ylioppilastutkinto; or
  • Matriculation Examination (Studentexamen)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

 

One of the following:

  • Baccalaureat General
  • Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB)
  • European Baccalaureate 

 
Recognised English Language Qualifications

Abitur or Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife (German Abitur certificate).
 
Recognised English Language Qualifications

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou/ Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio)


Recognised English Language Qualifications

Secondary Education Graduation Certificate (Érettségi/Matura)


Recognised English Language Qualifications

Matriculation Examination (Stúdentspróf)


Recognised English Language Qualifications

Minimum average score of 75% in any of the following at Standard XII awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or state boards:

  • All India Senior School Certificate (SSC)
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
  • Senior Secondary Examination (All-India)
  • Higher/ Senior School Certificate/ Examination (HSC)
  • Pre-University Certificate

 
Recognised English Language Qualifications:
Obtaining at least 75% in Grade 12 English in SSC/ ISC/ All-India/ HSC/ Pre-University Certificate or an alternative

Completion of SMA Ujian Sekolah and Completion of SMA Ujian Nasional
 
Recognised English Language Qualifications

Pre-University Certificate (Peeshadaneshgahe) 

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in five subjects with C level (before 2017) / H4 (from 2017) or above in Higher Level papers 

Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:

  • Matriculation Certificate (Bagrut); or 
  • High School Completion Diploma (Teudat Gemer Tichonit/ Teudat Hagamar Hatichonit)

 

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Diploma di Esame di Stato)


Recognised English Language Qualifications

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)
 
Recognised English Language Qualifications

Completion of Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat/ Svidetel' stvo o Srednem Obrazovanil)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Maturity Certificate (Brandos Atestatas)


Recognised English Language Qualifications

GCE Advanced Level (AL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL):

Grade E or above in three AL/ IAL subjects; or

Grade E or above in two AL/ IAL subjects plus two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects

(Not including Chinese and English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL.)
 

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires


Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:

  • Passes (Grade C or above) in at least six subjects at UEC Senior Middle level
  • Passes (Grade C or above) in at least three subjects in Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) in the same sitting, other than language subjects

 
Recognised English Language Qualifications:

  • Band 4 (Aggregated Score 180-219) or above in Malaysian University English Test (MUET); or
  • Grade C or above in SPM English Language; or
  • Grade B4 or above in UEC-Senior English Language; or
  • An alternative

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate with passes in three Advanced Level subjects

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Successful completion of one year's study in a bachelor's degree programme at a recognised university

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Completion of Higher Secondary Education Board Examination (HSC)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Diploma

Recognised English Language Qualifications

National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

Recognised English Language Qualifications:
A standard of “Achieved” (A) in minimum of 10 credits at level 2 or above in English Literacy on NCEA; Minimum score of 5 credits for both Reading and Writing; or an alternative.

Senior School Certificate by West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Vitnemål — Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate) generell studiekompetanse

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Completion of the first two years of a bachelor's degree programme at a recognised university

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Certificate of Maturity (Świadectwo Dojrzałości)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/ Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Completion in Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education (Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании ; and

Certificate of Unified State Examination (Свидетельство о результатах ЕГЭ (единого государственного экзамена)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

80% or above in at least six subjects (including English and Chinese/ an alternative language other than Chinese and English) in Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) Examination in two consecutive sittings

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Scottish Certificate of Education (Higher Levels/ Advanced Higher Levels) with an average of grade C in five approved subjects at the Higher Level

Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:

-Passes in at least three Singapore-Cambridge GCE AL H2 subjects; or two H2 plus two H1 subjects in the Singapore-Cambridge GCEAL

-Diploma, Professional Diploma or Technical Diploma awarded by one of the following institutions, provided that the period of study is no less than two years (full-time) or four years (part-time): Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic

Recognised English Language Qualifications

 

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Maturitetno Spričevalo (Matura Certificate)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

National Senior Certificate

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Completion of General High School Diploma (Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo) with grade C "mi" (70-79) or above in each of the subjects

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Título de Bachiller; and
University entrance examination (Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad) with an average of 8.0 on a 10-point scale

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Sri Lanka Advanced Levels (3 passes)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Upper Secondary School leaving certificate (Avgångsbetyg/ Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:
-    Maturitätsausweis; or
-    Certificat de Maturité; or
-    Attestato di Maturità (Federal Maturity Certificate); or
-    Eidgenössisch Anerkanntes Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis; or
-    Certificat de Maturité Cantonal Reconnu Par La Confédération; or
-    Attestato di Maturità Cantonale Riconosciuto Dalla Confederazione (Federally Recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)(學科能力測驗): Total score normally within the top percentile (頂標) or Advanced Subjects Test (AST) (指定科目考試)
 
Recognised English Language Qualifications:
General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)(學科能力測驗): English result within the top percentile (頂標); or an alternative.

Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6))

Recognised English Language Qualifications

Baccalauréat with an overall average of 14 on a 20-point scale

Recognised English Language Qualifications

High School Diploma (Lise Diploması)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:
 
- GCE Advanced Level (AL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL):

Grade E or above in three AL/ IAL subjects; or
Grade E or above in two AL/ IAL subjects plus two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects
(Not including Chinese and English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL.)

- Cambridge Pre-U Diploma:

Grade P3 (Pass 3) or better in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects; or
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
(Not including Chinese and English Language subjects)
 
- BTEC:
BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC); or
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND); or
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma  (ND)/ BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
(Foundation, Diploma and Certificate qualifications awarded by colleges and universities in the UK will be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission without advanced standing)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

One of the following:

- SAT Qualifications:
Minimum score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in new SAT or 1,650 (out of 2,400) in old SAT (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing), and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8.

- Advanced Placement (AP):
Grade 3 in at least two AP subjects

- American College Test (ACT):
Minimum composite score of 24 in ACT
 
- Associate Degree (AD):
Successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, provided that the duration of the programme should be at least two years in full-time mode.
 
-Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges:
Successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects
 
Recognised English Language Qualifications:
i. Minimum score of 550 in each Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or

ii. Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT; or

iii. An alternative

Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate (Bàng Tót Nghiêp Phó Thông Trung Hoc)

Recognised English Language Qualifications

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.

 

Admissions Grades/ Scores

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.

Average Admissions Grades/ Scores (2017 Entry)

Average Admissions Grades/ Scores (2017 Entry)
  GCE IB SAT
Faculty of Arts BDE 28 Not applicable
School of Business AAA 30 1,280
School of Chinese Medicine Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
School of Communication @ 33 1,260
Faculty of Science AAA @ 1,470
Faculty of Social Sciences Not applicable 29 1,350
Academy of Visual Arts Not applicable 34 Not applicable
University Average AAA 31 1,320

Note:
"@" denotes figures of small value suppressed to ensure confidentiality of data relating to individual person.

Data as of 4 September 2017