The University has reserved a number of places for senior year (SY) admissions. Quality students holding recognised post-secondary qualifications or attending final year of a recognised sub-degree programme such as AD/HD or equivalent will be considered for senior year admissions with a view to minimising duplication of learning and promoting credit accumulation and transfer. The following programmes offer senior year admissions:
Please visit the individual programme website for details. Those admitted via senior year admission route are expected to complete the programmes within 2 academic years. They are no longer entitled to apply for credit transfer of individual courses based on their entrance qualifications. To achieve the best learning outcomes, students admitted via senior year admission route may be required to study additional courses to meet the curriculum requirements. Necessary support will be given to ensure that they can cope with the additional workload during their studies.
General Entrance Requirements
Applicants who have possessed Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualification awarded by recognised institutions with a good GPA or who are attending final year of a recognised Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programme or equivalent^ (subject to successful completion of the programme by August with a good GPA) are welcome to apply. Among the key factors where the University will consider admission of an applicant to senior year admissions, include equivalence of the subject discipline of the AD/HD to that of our bachelor’s degree programme and the academic performance of the applicant. However, those without relevant academic background will also be considered on an individual basis.
^ 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 who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programme at a recognised local or non-local# university will be considered on an individual basis. Repeating of UGC-funded study across institutions* is generally discouraged except under exceptional circumstances.
* The following institutions (and the EdUHK) are UGC-funded institutions: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong.
# 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 (HKCAAVQ) to support their applications.
In addition to the foregoing general entrance requirements, applicants should also demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in both the Chinese and English languages, unless exempted by the University.
The following is a list of acceptable tests and the score required:
|Proficiency Tests||Minimum Requirements|
|HKALE||Grade E or above in ASL Use of English|
|HKDSE||Level 3 or above in English Language
Level 2 or above in English Language (applicable to holders of a recognised AD/HD)
|GCE System||Grade E or above in GCE AS-level or A-level English; or
Grade C / Grade 4 or above in IGCSE / GCE O-level English; or
Grade C / Grade 4 or above in GCSE English or English Literature
|English A: Language and Literature (Higher or Standard Level) – Grade 4; or
English A: Literature (Higher or Standard Level) – Grade 4; or
English B (Higher Level) – Grade 4; or
English B (Standard Level) – Grade 5; or
English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) – Grade 4; or
English Text and Performance (Standard Level) – Grade 4
(within 2 years after the test date)
|Overall Band: 6
* IELTS Online and IELTS Indicator are not accepted.
|A sub-score of 8 in Essay Writing in old SAT; or
590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
|Internet-based Test (iBT): 80; or
Paper-based (prior to July 2017): 550; or
Paper-delivered Test: A sum score of 60
* TOEFL ITP, MyBestTM Score and TOEFL iBT (Home Edition) are not accepted.
|Others||Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University.|
The following is a list of acceptable tests and the score required:
|Proficiency Tests||Minimum Requirements*|
|HKALE||Grade E or above AS-level Chinese Language & Culture|
|HKDSE||Level 3 or above Chinese Language
Level 2 or above Chinese Language (applicable to holders of a recognised AD/HD)
|GCE System||Grade E or above in GCE AS-level or A-level Chinese; or
Grade C / Grade 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-level Chinese
(Institution Code: 004307)
|Chinese Language – Grade 4|
|Others||Other Chinese language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University.|
* Applicants seeking admission to programmes with English as the medium of instruction will be exempted from this Chinese Language requirement on a case-by-case basis. For programmes which require students to have possessed a good command of Chinese, waiver of Chinese Language requirement will not be granted.
Admission Interview(s) / Test(s)
Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an admission interview(s)/test(s) and they will receive relevant details by email and/or SMS. Applicant who has not been invited to an interview/test shall not assume that he/she is not being considered for admission.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through our Online Application System. To facilitate preliminary assessment, please upload all relevant academic qualifications (including updated transcript, language exam reports, etc.) to the application system once available.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis which means the sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be assessed. Priority will be given to applications received by the main round application deadline. You are strongly advised to submit your application as early as possible.
Application fee for local applicants is HK$150 per programme. The fee once paid is non-refundable and non-transferable unless the programme in question is cancelled by the University. You can pay the fee via online payment by using either VISA/Master credit card or UnionPay. If you are not able to pay online, you may refer to the "Other Payment Methods" for alternative payment methods.
Normalised Mean cGPAs
Information provided below is for reference only as the actual results of the senior year entrants admitted to each programme may vary from year to year depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying for a particular programme, etc.
|Programme Title||No. of Admitted Local Senior Year Entrants#||Normalised Mean cGPAs#
(with a cap at 4.00)
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture (Music)||19||3.19|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture (Visual Arts)||22||3.10|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood and Family Studies@||58||3.21|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Studies and Digital Communication@||30||2.96|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Heritage Education and Arts Management@||35||3.02|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies (Chinese Major)||13||3.30|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies (English Major)||2||*|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Special Education||25||3.44|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language||22||3.16|
|Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology@||25||2.96|
|Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Integrated Environmental Management@||31||3.10|
|Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Science and Coaching@||29||3.30|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Executive Management@||33||3.13|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology||37||3.19|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Entrepreneurship and Development Studies@||41||2.99|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology and Community Studies@||32||3.13|
Data as of 7 September 2022
# The normalised mean cGPA is based on the average cGPA of the local senior year entrants with AD/HD qualifications admitted to a particular study programme in each admission year.
@2022/23 is the first intake cohort of the programme.
* Data is not disclosed due to protection of data privacy with less than FIVE admittees.
^ Data for 2023/24 entry will be available in October (tentative).
Database of SY Admissions
You can do the quick search to find out the sub-degree qualifications of senior year admittees of our undergraduate programmes in the past three years*. The results listed below are for reference only. If you cannot find your programme in the Search Result, it does not mean that you will not be considered for senior year admission to your selected programme.
* Data as of 7 September 2022. Date for 2023/24 entry will be available in October (tentative).