Admissions

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All secondary students, regardless of streams of study, are welcome to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development [BASc(GHD)] programme. 

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Admissions Information:

JUPAS Candidates

JUPAS (JUPAS Code: JS6250)

HKDSE students should apply through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).

Programme Entrance Requirements

From 2022 onwards, the result of the Mathematics Extended Part (Modules 1 and 2) will be recognised as equivalent to that of a full elective. 

In addition to satisfying the University entrance requirements, candidates for admissions shall satisfy all of the following requirements in HKDSE:

a) achieve the level of performance in the four core subjects as below:

English ^
5
Chinese
3
Mathematics
2
Liberal Studies
2
Any 2 Electives
3

^

Candidates with level 4 in English Language and good results in other HKDSE subjects will be exceptionally considered on a case by case basis. If these candidates are admitted, they will be required to take 6 additional credits in Core University English to complete their degree studies.

b) attain at least level 3 in two electives

Scoring Formula

  • The best 5 subjects of HKDSE*

  • All subjects are equally weighted

may include M1/M2 or Category C subject whichever is higher

The University is changing the JUPAS scoring system by giving bonus points to applicants with high levels of achievement in subjects in their HKDSE. The dedication and diligence of students in achieving Level 5, 5* or 5** in the HKDSE subjects are attributes that HKU wishes to reward appropriately.

Specifically, HKU's new JUPAS admissions system will give bonus points on top of the present scores attached to each Level as follows:

  • 0.5 bonus points to any Level 5 subject;

  • 1 bonus point to any subject with Level 5*; and

  • 1.5 bonus points to any subject with Level 5**.

These will be used in calculating a new JUPAS score for applicants to HKU.

This is, in effect, a new scoring system for JUPAS, as follows:

HKDSE Level
1
2
3
4
5
5*
5**
Level conversion to scores under the existing system
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Level conversion to scores under the New Bonus Points system
1
2
3
4
5.5
7
8.5

Consideration of Other Factors

  • Interview performance

  • Student learning profile

Consideration of HKDSE Combined Results & Penalty for HKDSE Repeaters

  • Best results in the latest 2 sittings of HKDSE, one of which should include the year of admission (i.e. 2022)

Interview

Preference will be given to candidates who put BASc(GHD) in Band A. For 2022/23 admissions, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an admissions interview in June/July 2022.

Tentative schedule:

Before release of HKDSE results

  • 13 Jun 2022 – 17 Jun 2022

After release of HKDSE results

  • 25 Jul 2022 – 29 Jul 2022​

Non-JUPAS Candidates

Non-JUPAS

Candidates applying for admission on the strengths of other qualifications should submit their applications through HKU’s International Admissions Scheme / Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme. Applicants are required to satisfy the University Entrance Requirements for Non-JUPAS students. Preference will be given to candidates who list BASc(GHD) programme as their first choice. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews between December 2021 and February 2022.

Programme Entrance Requirements

a) Expected Lower Boundary for Admissions

IB Diploma

33/45

GCE A-level / International A-level

2A1B (excluding Chinese and English language subjects)

Other Qualifications

Please refer to the details here

b) English Language Requirement

  • Fulfill ONE of the requirements here

c) Second Language Requirement

  • Fulfill ONE of the requirements here

Additional Requirements

Preference for First Choice Applicants

Interview

Early Dec 2021 – Late Feb 2022