HKBU welcomes applicants from all over the world, accepting major international / regional / national qualifications. Our programme strength span across over 40 majors in arts, business, Chinese medicine, communication, science, social sciences and visual arts. Please submit an application on our Online Application System through the 'Direct (Non-JUPAS)' Admissions Scheme.

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Joining HKBU

One of Asia’s leading liberal arts universities, HKBU’s reputation for academic excellence and commitment to innovation attracts students from around the globe in search of an education tailored to the demands of the 21st century.

Benefitting from the strong support of the Hong Kong government and using English as medium of instruction, HKBU’s research-enriched curricula, low staff-to-student ratio and close community spirit are designed to equip students with the creativity, mindset and drive needed to thrive as innovators and entrepreneurs in our fast-changing world.

If you are interested in watching our recent webinars, please visit https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/webinar/.

 

 

Hong Kong at a glance

  • Centre of the World’s Action, Financially and Economically
  • Great Graduate Prospects, and Gateway to China
  • World Class Connectivity and Safety
  • A Balance of Metropolitan and Nature
  • Asia’s Education Hub with English as Medium of Instruction

 

Be Creative

As skills increasingly become commodities, creativity is emerging as the key to the future. Thinking in new ways can help harness the talents of people connected globally to achieve a vision that may originate anywhere.

Committed to exploring the transformational power of arts and culture on society, HKBU offers a number of programmes across creative domains including visual arts, film, music, creative writing, TV, animation and screen studies enriched by a network of 50 interest clubs devoted to ignite the creativity of students.

Find out more about the creative domains at HKBU:

 

Be Innovative

Disruptive businesses increasingly originate from innovative universities like HKBU. Through our interdisciplinary researches, HKBU is well positioned to apply the power of artificial intelligence, big data and cutting-edge technologies to break disciplinary boundaries and foster engagement between the sciences, arts and social sciences.

Dedicated to helping students think in new ways, nurture innovations and develop as entrepreneur, HKBU tests our student’s limit via opportunities ranging from entrepreneurship bootcamps, startup semester programme held with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology of University of California, Berkeley, and specialised programmes and awards in fields of social sciences and visual arts.

Find out how HKBU nurtures innovations:

 

Be Global

Seeking to nurture global citizens who transcend cultures, HKBU encourages students to personally experience the reality of globalisation by joining our overseas internships, exchange programmes or service-learning opportunities. Our series of international conferences, worldwide competitions and national performances also give students the opportunity to engage with peers from around the world.

Located at the intersection of East and West, our global campus, diverse faculty, extensive international network and contingent of foreign students make HKBU the gathering point for innovators, creators and entrepreneurs ready to serve the community and enhance the quality of human life.

Find out how HKBU widens students' global exposure:

 

Be Caring

Beyond big dreams and innovative ideas, HKBU believes that being connected with one’s community is also key to leading a meaningful life. In addition to academic excellence, HKBU aims at inspiring students to be passionate about their work and give back to their community.

From Myanmar and Hong Kong to Cambodia and China, our service-learning opportunities invite students to explore other parts of the world and witness the profound transformative impact that their caring can have on people and communities.

Find out how HKBU capacitates students to care our community:

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Admissions Requirements

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet:

  • the university entrance requirements (using international curricula or regional/national curricula);
  • the English language requirements; and,
  • if any, the programme entrance requirements.

 

High School Graduation Diploma with one of the following:

  • 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 23
  • 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: Check here

Senior Secondary Certificate of Education and 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.

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: Check here

One of the following:

  • Alberta: High School Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70%
  • British Columbia:
    For graduates before July 2019
    Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70%
    For graduates since July 2019
    Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five BC Provincially Examinable 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.

European Baccalaureate

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

IB Diploma

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) awarded by the West African Examinations Council

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

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 the Regional/National Curricula section. Given the diversity of education systems around the world, the qualifications listed may not cover every region.

25th - 75th Percentile of Admissions Score Range (2021 Entry)

112-144
(UCAS Tariff points for 3 AL subjects)
GCE
30-36
(including additional points for TOK & EE)
IB

25th - 75th Percentile of Admissions Score Range (2020 Entry)

112-152
(UCAS Tariff points for 3 AL subjects)
GCE
28-32
(including additional points for TOK & EE)
IB

25th - 75th Percentile of Admissions Score Range (2019 Entry)

96-152
(UCAS Tariff points for 3 AL subjects)
GCE
28-31
(including additional points for TOK & EE)
IB


Notes:

  1. 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.
  2. As UCAS introduced a new Tariff System since 2017, the calculation of GCE Admissions Score Range has excluded any examination results obtained before September 2017.

UCAS Tariff System (Since September 2017):

A-Level
A*-56
A-48
B-40
C-32
D-24
E-16
AS-Level
A-20
B-16
C-12
D-10
E-6
 


Data as of 8 September 2021

Argentina

Bachillerato

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Australia

Senior Secondary Certificate of Education and 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.

 

 

Austria

Reifeprüfung/ Matura

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Bangladesh

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Belgium

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: Check here

 

 

Brunei

Brunei-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level: three passes

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Bulgaria

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

Cambodia

Diploma of Upper Secondary Education

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Cameroon

One of the following:

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


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Grade C or above in English in Cameroon GCE Advanced Level; or an alternative.

 

 

Canada

One of the following:

  • Alberta: High School Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70%
  • British Columbia:
    For graduates before July 2019
    Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses with a minimum average of 70%
    For graduates since July 2019
    Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five BC Provincially Examinable 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.

 

 

Chile

Certificate of Secondary Education (Licencia de Enseñanza Media)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

China

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
  • JEE for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Students (港澳台僑高考)
  • International Schools:
    Refer to the entrance 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.

(For programmes offered by the School of Business and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Computing and Data Analytics: Obtaining a score of 120 or above in the English subject of National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE); or an alternative.)

 

 

Croatia

Svjedodžba o maturi/ Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi/ Potvrda o položenim ispitima državne mature (Matura Certificate/ Certificate of State Maturity)  

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Czech Republic

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Vysvědčení o Maturitní Zkoušce/ Maturita) 

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Denmark

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: Check here

Egypt

Certificate of General Secondary Education (Thanaweya A'ama) with an overall average of 70%

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

El Salvador

School Leaving Certificate (Bachillerato/Bachiller/Bachiller Academico)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Estonia

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Ethiopia

Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Finland

One of the following:

  • Ylioppilastutkinto; or
  • Matriculation Examination (Studentexamen)


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

France

One of the following:

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


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Score 12 or above in English subject in French Baccalaureat (OIB-British, American Options); or an alternative

 

 

Germany

Abitur or Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife (German Abitur certificate).

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Grade 10 or above in English in Abitur; or an alternative

 

 

Greece

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Hungary

Secondary Education Graduation Certificate (Érettségi/Matura)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

Iceland

Matriculation Examination (Stúdentspróf)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

India

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.

 

 

Indonesia

SMA Ijazah (Senior High School Graduation Certificate)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Iran

One of the following:

  • Pre-University Certificate (Peeshadaneshgahe)
  • National Entrance Exam (Konkur)


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Ireland

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: Check here

 

 

Israel

One of the following:

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


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Italy

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Kazakhstan

One of the following:

  • Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat/ Svidetel' stvo o Srednem Obrazovanil) with an overall average of 4 or above (5-point scale); or
  • Certificate of Unified National Testing (UNT); or
  • Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools’ (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Republic of Korea

One of the following:

  • High School Diploma / High School Certificate of Graduation (Godeung Hakkyo Jol-eob Jeungmyeongseo / Godeung Hakkyo Jol-eob Jang); or
  • College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Kyrgyzstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii) with an overall average of 4 or above (5-point scale). Applicants with excellent results in National Scholarship Test (Общереспубликанское тестирование - Obshcherespublikanskoye testirovaniye (NST)) are considered more competitive.

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

Latvia

Atestāts Par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Liechtenstein

Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination (Matura)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Lithuania

Maturity Certificate (Brandos Atestatas)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Luxembourg

Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Macau

One of the following:

  • JEE for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Students (港澳台僑高考)
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma/ Certificate


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Macedonia

Secondary School Leaving Diploma / Matura with an overall grade of 4.0

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Malaysia

One of the following:

  • Grade C or above in at least six subjects at UEC Senior Middle level; or
  • 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 STPM English Language; or
  • Grade C or above in SPM English Language; or
  • Grade B4 or above in UEC-Senior English Language; or
  • An alternative

 

 

Mauritius

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Mexico

Bachillerato

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Moldova

Baccalaureate Diploma (Diplomã de Bacalaureat)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Mongolia

Completion of upper secondary school and the school-leaving certificate

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Morocco

Diplôme du Baccalauréat / Attestation du Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate Certificate) with an average of 14 on a 20-point scale

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Myanmar

One of the following:

  • Basic Education High School Examination or Matriculation Examination; or
  • Successful completion of one year's study in a bachelor's degree programme at a recognised university


Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

Nepal

Before 2018: Completion of Higher Secondary Education Board Examination (HSC)

2018 and afterwards: Completion of School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI & XII) awarded by the National Examinations Board

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Netherlands

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Diploma

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

New Zealand

National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

Recognised English Language Qualifications: 10 credits at level 2 or above in English Literacy on NCEA, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing; or an alternative.

 

 

Nigeria

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Grade C6 or above in English in West African Senior School Certificate; or an alternative.

 

 

Norway

Vitnemål for Videregående opplæring (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with an overall average of 80%

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Philippines

High School Diploma (Grade 12)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Poland

Certificate of Maturity (Świadectwo Dojrzałości)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Portugal

Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/ Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Romania

Diploma de Bacalaureat

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Russia

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: Check here

Saudi Arabia

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: Check here

 

 

Scotland

Passes in three SQA Advanced Higher subjects

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Serbia

One of the following:

  • Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu (Diploma of Completed Graduation Examinations); or
  • Diploma o stečenom srednem obrazovanju (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)

 

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Singapore

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; or
  • Diploma, Professional Diploma or Technical Diploma awarded by one of the following institutions: Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic


Recognised English Language Qualifications:

  • Grade C or above in H1 General Paper in Singapore-Cambridge GCEAL; or
  • Grade C6 or above in the English Language in Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level; or
  • An alternative

 

 

Slovakia

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Slovenia

Maturitetno Spričevalo (Matura Certificate)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

South Africa

National Senior Certificate

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Spain

Titulo de Bachiller and reválida de Bachillerato, with an overall average of 8.0 on a 10-point scale

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Advanced Levels (3 passes)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Sweden

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Grade C (old grade scale VG) or above in English in the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola; or an alternative.

 

 

Switzerland

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: Check here

Taiwan

One of the following:

  • Four subjects in General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)(學科能力測驗); or
  • Four subjects in Advanced Subjects Test (AST) (指定科目考試) normally within the top percentile (頂標)


Recognised English Language Qualifications: GSAT/ AST English result within the top percentile (頂標); or an alternative.

 

 

Tajikistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii) with an overall average of 4 or above (5-point scale)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

United Republic of Tanzania/ Tanzania

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSEE), with grade C or above in three Principal subjects

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Thailand

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Tunisia

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Turkey

High School Diploma (Lise Diploması)

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Uganda

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in three principal academic subjects

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

United Arab Emirates

Tawjihiyya (Secondary Education Certificate) with an overall average of 70%

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

United Kingdom

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: Check here

 

 

United States of America

High School Graduation Diploma with one of the following:

  • 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 23
  • 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: Check here

 

 

Vietnam

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

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Check here

 

 

Zimbabwe

Grade C or above in three Zimbabwe GCE Advanced Level subjects

Recognised English Language Qualifications: Grade C or above in English in Zimbabwe GCE Advanced Level; or an alternative.

 

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

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
Regional/National Curricular Regional/National English language qualifications recognised by the University are listed under respective regions in the "Regional/National Curricula" section.
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University

 

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Chinese Language and Literature / Creative and Professional Writing / English Language and Literature / Humanities / Translation)

For students who intended to take Chinese Language and Literature, Creative and Professional Writing, Humanities or Translation Major, they are expected to have a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University. For Creative and Professional Writing and Humanities, special arrangements will be made for international students without Chinese language qualification.

For applicants holding international qualifications but wish to apply for admission to such Majors, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following 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

 

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Music (Hons) (Music / Creative Industries)

For the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music programme, applicants are required to submit their music qualifications and/or examination results. All applicants must have a good result in Grade 8 ABRSM practical grade / performance grade or its equivalent (especially for Chinese Instruments) and at least Grade 5 in ABRSM Theory or its equivalent, and/or show evidence of distinction in music. In addition, applicants will submit a portfolio, and shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an aptitude test, interview and/or audition. For details, please refer to the Department of Music's website: https://mus.hkbu.edu.hk/undergraduate.html

For the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries programme, applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  1. The examination results of music qualification (Practical, Theory), including but not limited to the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Preferable Result: Practical/Performance: Grade 8 or above, Theory: Grade 5 or above)
  2. A portfolio via an online portfolio submission system.

An official email notification regarding the submission details will be sent to the applicant's registered email in due course. Applicants without portfolio submission will not be further processed. For portfolio preparation, applicants are strongly advised to visit: http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk/BM.html

 

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science

Applicants applying to the programme are expected to have taken Biology and possess a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following 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

 

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in Chinese Medicine

Applicants applying to the programme are expected to have taken Chemistry and possess a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following 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

 

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Journalism and Digital Media / Public Relations and Advertising)

For students who intended to take Chinese Journalism Concentration, they are expected to have a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications but wish to apply for admission to such Concentration, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following 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 more details, please refer to “Programmes on Offer”.

Fees and Scholarships

Fees

The tuition fee of full-time undergraduate programmes for 2021-22 is HK$42,100 for local students and HK$140,000 for non-local students respectively i. Fees are to be paid in two equal instalments.

For newly enrolled undergraduate students, a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of HK$5,000 for local students and HK$10,000 for non-local students and some other fees must be paid by the applicants on acceptance of admission offer. The balance of the first instalment must be paid in October.

Details of the estimated cost of studying at the University as a non-local student are listed below for reference:

 Cost Items Estimated Amount (in HKD)
University accommodation
(On-campus)
Off-campus accommodation
(Click here for more information)
Hostel
(2- or 3-person room)
Dr. Ng Tor Tai
International House
(Double room)
 Tuition Fee 140,000 ii
per academic year
 Accommodation Fee iii 10,900 to 16,000 ii
for 9 months
57,070 ii & iv
for 10 months
46,800 to 70,800 v
for 12 months
 Personal Expenses
 (including meals, transportation,
 entertainment and miscellaneous)
39,100 v
for 9 months
 Total v 190,000 to 195,100 236,170 225,900 to 249,900

 

Remarks:

  1. Non-local students are defined as persons entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with any of the following student visa/ entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration of the Hong Kong Government:
    - student visa/ entry permit
    - visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates
    - dependent visa, who are aged 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa
    Those who do not belong to this category will be considered as local applicants.

     
  2. Subject to University annual review.
     
  3. Non-local students will be provided with hostel places in the University accommodation in their first year of studies. In their second year of studies, students can apply for the University accommodation, subject to availability. No University accommodation will be provided starting from their third year of studies.

    University accommodation will not be provided for non-local undergraduate students who, after having completed a local or overseas programme, take up senior-year places for articulation to any degree programme at the University.

    For details, please refer to the housing policy and the website of Student Accommodation Section, Office of Student Affairs.

    For full admissions scholarship recipients, please refer to the housing policy for the arrangements.

    The above information is subject to change. The information in the housing policy shall always prevail in case of discrepancy.

     
  4. 35% to 70% housing subsidies may be offered to financially needy students, subject to application and approval. Applicants’ academic achievement and contribution to the university will be considered.
     
  5. Actual costs vary with personal lifestyle choices.

 

 

Scholarships

HKBU offers scholarship opportunities for both local and non-local undergraduate applicants, based on outstanding academic merits. Some of the schemes are listed below:

 

 

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I had a dream of inventing something with my own hands and HKBU made this dream come true. I did a summer research with Department of Physics to create a potable water generator. I have also got the chance to participate in the 'BEST' entrepreneurship program and be the HKBU representative in Hong Kong Techathon. These experiences help me find an internship as a data scientist at one of the largest banks of my country.

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Our teachers always encourage us to share our own ideas and thoughts. They guide us through the creative process and help us find ways to bring to life the visions in our heads. Studying visual arts so far from home is a great experience itself. Here I’m surrounded by a stimulating environment that inspires me to create new artworks. Artists need to have different experiences in order to tell a story through their artwork. This opportunity to live in Hong Kong for sure helps me achieve that.

Rustam Juraev

nameRustam Juraev

Tajikistan | Applied Economics | Year 4

I was given the opportunity to participate in one of the biggest Model United Nations Conferences in Madrid, Spain, with more than 2000 participants from over 110 countries, as a representative of HKBU. It was a valuable experience participating in debates and negotiations with fellow students from around the globe, especially as a “delegate” representing the interests of a particular region in a simulated setting. Furthermore, it was a perfect chance for me to make friends from different parts of the world.

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Last summer, I worked as a student intern in my Professor's research laboratory, where I was able to apply theories and knowledge that I have learnt in classroom to the discovery and testing of new medicinal compounds. The real-life applications and research experiences allow me to develop critical and analytical thinking skills. I am proud to receive training for being a pharmaceutical professional through HKBU's unique East-meets-West approach, where traditional Chinese Medicine is combined with modern research and development techniques.

Brenda Ang

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Kazakhstan | Computer Science | Year 3

HKBU offers numerous opportunities for students to exhibit caring and concern to people in need. I had a chance to educate children at a local elementary school in Ubud during a service trip in Bali arranged by the Undergraduate Halls. I immersed myself into the local culture and customs, engaged in activities with children as a caring teacher, and took part in some renovation work in a local village as a volunteer. This experience helps me understand the meaning of life and the importance of mutual support and respect among people.

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nameJessa Alfajardo

Philippines | Human Resources Management | Year 4

The joining of student organisations, such as the International Students Club, AIESEC in HKBU, the HKBU Host Family Programme and the HKBU International Student Ambassador Programme, all made my first year so eventful and truly amazing. I thank the school community and the people I met who are now either my friends or mentors, for facilitating my transition to university.