The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)
The programme encompasses pharmaceutical science of Chinese Materia Medica, basic theories of Chinese Medicine, basic sciences, Western pharmacy and practicum training. During the four-year of studies, students are required to complete a 15-week practicum, and in the final year, students are required to carry out an Honours Project before graduation. Throughout the programme, research concepts and tools are emphasised, and the concept of "Whole Person Education" is also stressed by providing a student-oriented, adaptive and holistic education in the General Education Programme.
Student Learning Experiences
Students will have opportunities to broaden their knowledge by attending practicum sessions as early as in the Year One of studies. After completion of the first year of study, students are required to attend a 2-week practicum in the area of Medicinal Botany. During the summer break after the third year and in the fourth year of studies, practicum will take place in either a pharmaceutical plant or a herbarium in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shaoguan and Guangzhou.
Career opportunities of the BPharm graduates include quality control and manufacturing, business management, new product development and commercial sector of Chinese medicines. Graduates may also continue their studies by applying for research on Chinese medicines at postgraduate level.
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).
Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) Final Year Students/ Holders
AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 entry.
Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) Non-final Year Students
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.
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.
General Entrance Requirements
For Applicants with HKDSE result, please refer to HKDSE.
For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.
English Language Requirements
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-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
|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)
Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
|Others||Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University|
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:
GCE A/ AS Level Chinese
GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese/ Chinese Language
Grade C/ Grade 4
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese
Other Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University