Selection Criteria

We adopt a holistic approach in the assessment of applicants' suitability for teacher education and other complementary discipline programmes. In selecting students for our full-time undergraduate and higher diploma programmes, we take into account their public examination results, band choices, non-academic achievements, school principal's recommendations and interview performance etc. For entry to the specific programmes like Chinese, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education and Visual Arts, applicants have to demonstrate a required level of competence in the subject area.

Students nominated under various nomination schemes will be considered favourably with good school reference reports and interview performance.

Bachelor's Degree / Higher Diploma Programmes

The HKDSE admission scores are the sum total of the level/grade values of the best five HKDSE subjects, regardless of they are core or elective subjects.

Subject levels/grades are converted into numeric values according to the following scoring system:

Category A : Senior Secondary Subjects
Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
*excluding DSE Applied Learning Chinese (for NCS students)
Category B : Applied Learning Subjects*
Result Attained with Distinction (II) Attained with Distinction /
Attained with Distinction (I)
Score 4 3 0
Category C : Other Language Subjects
Grade A B C D E Others
Score 7 6 5 4 3 0

HKDSE Admission Scores