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Self-financed Programmes Entrance Requirements

General Entrance Requirements

Application on the Strength of HKDSE Results:

Four core subjects and one elective subject with

  • Level 3 or above in English Language AND Chinese Language; and
  • Level 2 or above in Mathematics(Compulsory Part), Liberal Studies and one elective subject*

* Remarks:

  1. "Attained with Distinction" in an Applied Learning subject (Category B) will be regarded as having met the requirement of an elective subject. "Attained with Distinction" / "Attained with Distinction (I)" are comparable to level 3 while "Attained with Distinction (II)" is comparable to level 4 of the Senior Secondary Subjects (Category A).
  2. "Attained" level will be regarded as a value-added factor to be considered in totality with the Student Learning Profile (SLP) for the purpose of admission.
  3. Other Language subjects (Category C) will be accepted as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.
  4. For non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), the University accepts alternative qualifications in Chinese Language (only those under GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, and DSE Applied Learning Chinese (for NCS students)) for the purpose of meeting the minimum entrance requirements.
  5. Applicants cannot use Extended Part in Mathematics (i.e. Module 1 / Module 2) as a substitute for the Mathematics Compulsory Part, nor can it be counted as an elective subject for the purpose of meeting the General Entrance Requirements. But the Extended Modules will be used as supporting information for admission to our programmes.
  6. "Combined sittings" is allowed for HKDSE in the calculation of admission scores. If an applicant has taken the examination in a subject more than once, only the best result for that subject will be counted. No score deduction for repeated subjects.

Application on the Strength of Non-HKDSE Results:

^ Normally, qualification which is of Level 4 or above under Qualifications Register (QR) of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).
# Applicants holding non-local post-secondary qualification may be required to provide a "Report for Qualifications Assessment" issued by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications to support their applications. Same as eligible applicants with HKALE qualification, eligible applicants with GCE AL/IB and 13 years of schooling will be granted a maximum of 9 credit points of block credit transfer.

Language Requirement

In addition to the foregoing general entrance requirements, applicants holding non-local qualifications have to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English language.

English Language Requirement

The following is a list of acceptable tests and the score required:

  • Grade E or above in ASL Use of English in the HKALE; or
  • Level 3 or above in English Language in the HKDSE; or
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or
  • A minimum overall band of 6 in the academic version of IELTS; or
  • A score of 110 or above in JEE English Language; or
  • Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or A-level English; or
  • Grade C or above in IGCSE/GCE O-level English; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English or English Literature

Associate Degree/Higher Diploma Students or Graduates

Applicants who are Associate Degree or Higher Diploma students or graduates (including those who will obtain such a qualification by August 2019) are welcome to apply. However, non-final year Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students should normally possess a good Grade Point Average (GPA) for successful admission. Depending on qualification and attainment, applicants with local sub-degree qualifications may be admitted to senior year. Eligible applicants who are not admitted to senior year will be considered under the regular entry route to Year 1 of the programme and they may be granted block credit transfer.

HKALE Qualification

Applicants applied on the strength of HKALE results are required to possess:

  • Grade E or above in ASL Use of English and Chinese Language & Culture; and
  • Grade E or above in at least two AL subjects OR one AL subject plus two ASL subjects (other than Use of English and Chinese Language & Culture).

Eligible applicants will be granted 9 credit points of block credit transfer.

Mature Applicants

We work in tandem with the Government to promote a flexible approach to the development of multiple forms of intelligence and lifelong and life-wide learning. We therefore welcome applications from out-of-school candidates aged 25 and above who have specific talents or achievements and a wealth of experience. Aspiring applicants with a serious commitment to teaching are especially welcome. At the University's discretion, if you do not possess the minimum programme entrance requirements but are at least 25 or above on 31 August in the year in which admission is sought and can demonstrate to the University's satisfaction your suitability for and capability to pursue your chosen programme successfully, then you may be exempted from the entrance requirements as a mature student. You need not explicitly request such consideration, as mature applicants provisions are automatically invoked by the University where appropriate. However, you will not be given preferential treatment over normal applications, but will be dealt with solely on your merits on a case-by-case basis.

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