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. For example:

• Current students or graduates of an full-time Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University

• Applicants applying on the basis of academic qualification(s) recognized by the University (other than the Hong Kong Secondary School Diploma)

 

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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

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Faculty of Science

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.

 

*The University has received from the government a number of publicly-funded senior year places as articulation opportunities for local final year students or graduates of an AD/ HD programme at an institution recognised by the University.

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


Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances and such transfer will only be considered on the basis of over-enrolment.

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-delivered test - a sum score of 60
(TOEFL MyBestTM Score is not accepted.)
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
AP Score 4 or above in AP English Language and Composition/ AP English Literature and Composition
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)

Cambridge English C1 Advanced/ C2 Proficiency Grade C
Others

Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

Please refer to http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/international_qualifications

 

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
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese Attained
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 places as articulation opportunities for local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University.

Programmes on Offer

All

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).

Local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University are eligible for publicly-funded senior year places. 

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

Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.
 

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-delivered test - a sum score of 60
(TOEFL MyBestTM Score is not accepted.)
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
AP Score 4 or above in AP English Language and Composition/ AP English Literature and Composition
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)

Cambridge English C1 Advanced/ C2 Proficiency Grade C
Others

Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

Please refer to http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/international_qualifications

 

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
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese Attained
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) 22 - 28 units for AD graduates
13 units for HD graduates

For details of transfer of GE units, please visit the website of General Education Office: 
http://ge.hkbu.edu.hk/ge-programme/exemption-transfer/
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 2022. 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
(2021 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 26 3.44
Bachelor of Arts in Creative and Professional Writing 9 3.45
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature 16 3.21
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities 16 3.39
Bachelor of Arts in Music 17 3.25
Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics 19 3.25
Bachelor of Arts in Translation 14 3.17
Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries 2 3.40
Faculty Total 119 3.31
University Total 683 3.29

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 8 September 2021

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Business Administration—Accounting Concentration 17 3.26
Bachelor of Business Administration—Applied Economics Concentration 16 3.27
Bachelor of Business Administration—Entrepreneurship Concentration 18 3.22
Bachelor of Business Administration—Finance Concentration 19 3.28
Bachelor of Business Administration—Human Resources Management Concentration 30 3.17
Bachelor of Business Administration—Information Systems and e-Business Management Concentration 26 3.15
Bachelor of Business Administration—Marketing Concentration 34 3.26
School Total 160 3.22
University Total 683 3.29

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 8 September 2021

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 14 3.28
Bachelor of Communication—Film Major—Film and Television Concentration 27 3.42
Bachelor of Communication—Journalism Major—Chinese Journalism Concentration 13 3.40
Bachelor of Communication—Journalism Major—Data and Media Communication Concentration 7 3.41
Bachelor of Communication—Journalism Major—International Journalism Concentration 7 3.35
Bachelor of Communication—Public Relations and Advertising Major—Advertising and Branding Concentration 13 3.48
Bachelor of Communication—Public Relations and Advertising Major—Organizational Communication Concentration 11 3.40
Bachelor of Communication—Public Relations and Advertising Major—Public Relations Concentration 14 3.66
School Total 106 3.43
University Total 683 3.29

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 8 September 2021

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Testing Sciences 6 3.18
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology—Biotechnology Concentration 6 3.43
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology—Environmental Science Concentration 5 3.36
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science 8 3.32
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 11 3.21
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science—Computing and Software Technologies Concentration 23 3.41
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science—Data and Media Communication Concentration 8 3.18
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science— Information Systems and Analytics Concentration 12 3.42
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics 12 3.15
Bachelor of Science in Physics & Green Energy Science 1 2.98
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Computing and Data Analytics 2 3.23
Faculty Total 94 3.31
University Total 683 3.29

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 8 September 2021

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Arts in History 20 3.27
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management 28 3.32
Bachelor of Social Work 15 3.53
Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies—Economics Concentration 8 3.02
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Geography 23 3.37
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Government and International Studies 21 3.14
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology 21 3.13
Faculty Total 136 3.27
University Total 683 3.29

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 8 September 2021

Normalised Mean cGPAs List
Programme Title No. of Admitted Senior Year Entrants Normalised Mean cGPAs#
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts 68 3.25
Academy Total 68 3.25
University Total 683 3.29

Note:
# cGPAs are normalised with a cap at 4.00

Data as of 8 September 2021