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If you are seeking admission on the strength of your HKDSE examination results (current or past years), you should follow the application procedures under JUPAS (Joint University Programmes Admissions System). Otherwise you should submit application direct to the University via the direct application (Non-JUPAS) route.

Notes to Non-local Applicants

In accordance with the HKSAR Government's policy, all non-local applicants, regardless of whether they possess HKDSE examination results, MUST apply for admission via the Non-JUPAS route, and NOT via JUPAS as from the 2020 JUPAS cycle. Definition of local and non-local applicants is as listed here. To make direct enquiries on the definition of non-local students, please contact the Education Bureau (EDB) [Email: / Fax: (852) 2804 6499].

No, you can only apply either through JUPAS or Non-JUPAS route, but not both.


The Mathematcis Compulsory Part is a core subject requirement. If you apply for BEd(Primary) in Mathematics Major, you need to obtain a Level 3 or above in Compulsory Part plus a Level 2 or above in one module from the Extended Part (i.e. either Module 1 - Calculus and Statistics; or Module 2 - Algebra and Calculus). Applicants who obtain Level 5 or above in Compulsory Part but do not take Extended Part will be considered for admission on an individual basis.

With effect from 2020/21, the Extended Part (M1 / M2) will be counted as elective subjects for the purpose of meeting the General Entrance Requirements, but cannot be used as a substitute for the Compulsory Part. In case applicants have taken both M1 and M2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

The University will consider Combined Science and Integrated Science the same as Physics, Chemistry or Biology for the purpose of meeting the General Entrance Requirements.

One only for undergraduate programmes. The University will consider the result of the best ApL subject (excluding DSE Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students)), irrespective of the number of ApL subjects taken by a JUPAS applicant.

GCE/GCSE/IGCSE Chinese will be accepted for applicants meeting one of the following circumstances (certification from schools must be provided by JUPAS):

  • The applicant has learned Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; or
  • The applicant has learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in our local schools.

From 2017/18 onwards, the DSE Applied Learning Chinese (for NCS students) will also be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification. Please visit the website of the Education Bureau (EDB) or JUPAS for detailed information.

The Government-funded institutions may consider the applications case by case and handle the Chinese Language requirement flexibly for NCS students.

For the purpose of meeting our General Entrance Requirements for JUPAS applicants, the University only accepts results in HKDSE English Language.

The assessment weighting varies with programmes on the basis of individual programme needs. For programmes with preferred HKDSE subjects indicated in the entrance requirements, the preferred subjects normally carry more weight. Please click here for details of the programme specific entrance requirements.

Yes, we accept combined sittings in HKDSE examination. For the purpose of ranking applicants for admission, all recognised public examination results are considered. If an applicant has taken the examination in a subject more than once, only the best result for that subject will be counted. There is no penalty on repeaters.

They will be treated as supplementary information. For instance, the information given in SRR and/or OEA form may be used, alongside other essential information (e.g. band choices) for selecting applicants for admission interviews.


Yes, you are required to attend admission interviews. Applicants who do not turn up for the interviews/tests will not be considered for admission. In addition, some departments like Music, Physical Education and Visual Arts may require applicants to attend specific subject tests.

You may click here for detailed interview format used in the past years.

We believe that applicants who include our programmes as Band A choices are highly likely to have genuine interest in these programmes. Band A applicants will be given higher preferences in the selection process.

We will select applicants to the admission interviews on the basis of their band choices, HKDSE examination results, information on OEA form and SRR etc. Please click here for details of the interview arrangements.

You will receive the interview notification via the following means:

  1. Personal email account registered in the JUPAS online system;
  2. SMS message(s); and
  3. JUPAS account

Owing to tight interview and admission schedule, you are strongly advised to check our website regularly for detailed interview arrangements. NO written notification will be sent to interviewees by post.