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Selection Criteria

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) adopts a holistic approach in the assessment of applicants' suitability for the teacher education and multidisciplinary programmes. During the selection process, we take into account applicants’ HKDSE results, band choices, interview performance, school reference reports, other learning experiences and/or achievements in non-academic areas, etc. Applicants nominated under various nomination schemes may be considered favourably with good school reference report, interview performance and relevant achievement/experience. 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.

Admission Score Calculation

The admission score is the sum total of the level/grade values of the best five HKDSE subjects (i.e., Best 5), regardless of whether they are core or elective subjects and excluding the Citizenship and Social Development subject. Subject weightings may be adopted in the score calculation for particular programmes. Applicants are reminded that score calculations and the specific subject weightings may vary each year among programmes. 

Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rating in the Merit Order List (for submission to the JUPAS Office) according to the ranking criteria of individual programmes. The ranking criteria include, but are not limited to, the admission score (with weightings applied where appropriate), interview performance, band choice, relevant HKDSE subject(s) score, school reference report, OEA, SLP, etc.

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

Category B - Applied Learning Subjects*

Result Attained with Distinction (II) Attained with Distinction / 
Attained with Distinction (I)
Score 4 3 0

*excluding HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese (for NCS students)

Category C - Other Language Subjects for 2024 Entry

Grade A B C D E Others
Score 7 6 5 4 3 0

Category C - Other Language Subjects for 2025 Entry and Onwards

Subject Level/Grade Attained
Japanese N1 / N2 N3 /
Korean Grade 6 Grade 5 Grade 4 Grade 3 /
French / German / Spanish C2 C1 B2 B1 A2
Score 7 6 5 4 3

For non-Chinese speaking (NCS) applicants who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), the following Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language (ACL) are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in DSE Chinese Language for meeting the minimum Chinese Language requirements and for calculation of the related admission scores, except for programmes which require students to have possessed a good command of Chinese.

Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language Minimum grade required Score
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese Attained 3
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4