School of Chinese Medicine

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

Programme Code


Year of Entry


Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

6 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number


Class Start Date

September 2024

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$160,000 (non-local) i

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Requirements


HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
Two of the following elective subjects:  
 ANY 1 SUBJECT Note3 3

Note 1: No alternative Chinese language qualifications will be accepted in lieu of HKDSE Chinese language.

Note 2: One elective must be Biology or Chemistry. 
[Combined Science (Chemistry, Biology), Combined Science (Biology, Physics) and Combined Science (Physics, Chemistry) will not be recognised as Biology or Chemistry.] 

Note 3: The other elective must be any Category A subjects (including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module

Remarks on other requirements: 
Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend interview.


Programme Description

This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, with 15-month internship training and an Honours Project. The curriculum  includes extensive courses in Chinese medicine, as well as courses in biomedical science and clinical western medicine, with approximately 70% of the courses focused on Chinese medicine and 30% on biomedical and clinical western medicine. Instructors in this programme use diversified and interesting teaching tools and activities, including multimedia teaching tools, case studies, group discussions, laboratory practice, field trips to study medicinal herbs, and hospital visits, to achieve the intended learning  outcomes. To uphold the spirit of "Whole Person Education" advocated by the University, the curriculum includes 31 credits of General Education courses.

Student Learning Experiences

Clinical practice and internship are key elements of this programme. During the academic years, students attend practicum in the Chinese medicine clinics operated by the School of Chinese Medicine at HKBU. In their fifth and sixth years, students complete a 12-month internship in a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Mainland China, followed by a 3-month specialized clinical internship.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates will become Chinese medicine practitioners which are in high demand. The licensing requirement for Chinese medicine practitioners has been promulgated in Hong Kong since 2003, and our graduates can meet the stringent requirements and pass the licensing examinations. Besides being a Chinese medicine practitioner, graduates may also pursue postgraduate research studies in local or overseas institutions or start their careers in education and administration in the fields of Chinese medicine or public health.



i. Subject to University annual review.

ii. Bachelor of Chinese Medicine is a general programme and Bachelor of Science is an honours programme.


Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) can be recognised for fulfilment of the second elective requirement.

The Programme will NOT consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) for fulfilment of the elective requirement.

The Programme will NOT consider Category C subjects (Other Language) at Grade C or above for fulfilment of the elective requirement.

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    (This programme will consider the best 5 HKDSE subjects in Academic Score calculation.)
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.




As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, 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.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.