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HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Natural Sciences)

How to Enroll in the Cambridge-track

Requirements for JUPAS students:

JUPAS Band A applicants of 6901 BSc Programme will be invited to indicate their interest in the Cambridge-track by January 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an admissions test and an interview in May/June 2021.

Extended Modules 1 or 2 in Mathematics (M1/M2), and level 5 or above in English are required.  Students who perform well in the interview and achieve a HKDSE score 35 or above in their best 5 HKDSE subjects (Category A subjects, M1/M2 must be included)# will be placed on the Track.


#The HKDSE 'level to score' conversion table:

Category A Core and Elective Subjects and Extended Module 1 or Module 2 of Mathematics

















Requirements for Non-JUPAS students:

Non-JUPAS applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Higher level Mathematics is required for IB students.  For GCEAL students, Mathematics and Further Mathematics are required.  Excellent results in Mathematics are required for students with other qualifications.  Selected applicants will be invited to enroll in YSS/Cambridge-track.  No application is necessary.


Admissions of Students on the Cambridge-track to Cambridge

Students on the Track will be assessed by Cambridge academics in their first semester of study through admissions test and interview.

After the interview, students selected will be given a conditional offer. They will study a broad range of Science courses in Year 1 and Year 2, to best equip themselves for their studies at Cambridge.  Upon satisfying the requirements as stipulated in the conditional offer letter by the end of the student’s second year of studies, he or she will be given a firm offer to study at Cambridge.

As the Cambridge-track is a competitive scheme for high calibre students with excellent academic credentials, it is expected that the number of students selected for each cohort will not normally exceed 60% of the YSS population.

In summary, students who wish to be selected to join the Scheme will have to go through and successfully pass the following selection procedures:

Admissions test and Interview by HKU ScienceMay/June 2021
UCAS application for deferred entry to CambridgeOctober 2021
Admissions assessment test and Interview by Cambridge academicsOctober/November 2021

Tuition Fees

Students will pay HKU fees and Cambridge fees for their study at HKU and Cambridge, respectively.




Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 p.a.1

HK$171,000 p.a.2

Approx. £32,825 p.a.4


Hall fees: Approx. HK$17,000-HK$32,000 p.a.3

College fees: Approx. £8,300 to £10,068 p.a.4

Living Expense

Approx. HK$50,000 p.a.

Approx.£11,230 p.a.


  1. For students who have Right of Abode in Hong Kong
  2. For students who do not have Right of Abode in Hong Kong and require a student visa to study at HKU
  3. References for overseas students
  4. Rates of current year and are subject to change


Information on fees and costs at Cambridge can be found at


  • Student may apply for scholarships sponsored by Cambridge Overseas Trust.
  • Students may apply for scholarships by the Colleges of Cambridge. 
  • The highest amount is normally sufficient to cover tuition, college fees and living expenses.


Confidentiality of Assessment

Each student registered for the selection of the Scheme has to sign an undertaking that he or she will not disclose any content of the assessments and interviews to another person without the written consent of the Faculty of Science, HKU and the University of Cambridge. Violation of the confidentiality undertaking will result in disqualification of the application.


HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Natural Sciences) Leaflet

HKU-Cambridge Undergraduate Recruitment Scheme (Natural Sciences)