School of Chinese Medicine

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

Programme Code


Year of Entry

Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

6 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for all the Biomedical courses is English, while that for Chinese Medicine courses is Chinese.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2024

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Description

This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, including a 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, achieve the intended learning outcomes. To upload 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 the key elements of the 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 will have to complete a 12-month internship in a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Mainland China, followed by a 3-month specialised 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.


Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants applying to the programme are required to have recognised results in Biology or 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



For international applicants (non-local non-mainland applicants), School of Chinese Medicine will not consider second choice applicants in admissions for 2024 entry.


  1. Subject to University annual review.