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JUPAS Applicants

Students in local secondary schools taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) should apply through JUPAS.
 

Candidates with HKDSE qualification shall satisfy the following minimum requirements for the programmes:

6901 Bachelor of Science,
6119 Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Science

English Language:Level 36901 BSc
Chinese Language:Level 3
Mathematics:Level 2
Liberal Studies:Level 2
Elective subjects1:Level 3 in two subjects

1 Elective subjects can be any Category A subject, one of them must be a Science subject

Admissions formula
The programme will consider admissions based on the best 5 HKDSE subjects. The best 5 subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, the best Science elective subject*, plus the best two among the remaining Category A subjects and M1/ M2.

Heavier weighting will be given to the following HKDSE subjects:

  • Science elective subjects*, Mathematics, and M1/ M2: each subject will be given a weighting of 2
  • English Language: will be given a weighting of 1.5

* Science elective subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science and Integrated Science

 

Admissions quota
336 places for the 6901 Bachelor of Science programme
16 places for the 6119 Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Science programme

 

2019 Admissions scores (for reference)

For 6901 BSc programme

  • HKDSE: 22 - 42.5 (Best 5 subjects)

For 6119 BEd & BSc programme

  • HKDSE: 26 - 42.5 (Best 5 subjects)

 

HKDSE ‘level to score’ conversion

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Score12345.578.5

 

 

6729 Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

English Language:
Level 3
6729 BSC

Chinese Language:

Level 3

Mathematics:

Level 4

Extended Module 1 or 2 in Mathematics:

Level 4

Liberal Studies:Level 2
Elective subjects:Level 3 in two subjects

 

Admissions formula
The programme will consider admissions based on the best 6 HKDSE subjects. The best 6 subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Extended Modules 1 or 2 in Mathematics (M1/M2), plus the best three among the remaining Category A subjects.

Heavier weighting will be given to the following HKDSE subjects:

  • English Language, Mathematics, and M1/M2: each subject will be given a weighting of 2

 

Admissions quota
61 places for the programme

 

2019 Admissions scores (for reference)

  • HKDSE: 31.5 – 45 (Best 6 subjects including Category A subjects and Extended Modules 1 or 2 in Mathematics (M1/M2))

 

HKDSE ‘level to score’ conversion

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Score12345.578.5

 

 

6224 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence

English Language1:Level 56224 BAS
Chinese Language:Level 3
Mathematics:Level 4
Extended Module 1 or 2 in Mathematics:Level 4
Liberal Studies:Level 2
Elective subjects:Level 3 in two subjects

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 University English to complete their degree studies.

 

Admissions formula
The programme will consider admissions based on the best 6 HKDSE subjects. The best 6 subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Extended Modules 1 or 2 in Mathematics (M1/M2), plus the best three among the remaining Category A subjects.

Heavier weighting will be given to the following HKDSE subjects:

  • English Language, Mathematics, and M1/M2: each subject will be given a weighting of 2
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science and Integrated Science: each subject will be given a weighting of 1.5

Note: 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.

 

Admissions quota
15 - 20 places

 

2019 Admissions scores (for reference)

HKDSE: 36 – 46.5 (Best 6 subjects including Category A subjects and Extended Modules 1 or 2 in Mathematics (M1/M2))

 

HKDSE ‘level to score’ conversion

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Score12345.578.5

 

6212 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences  

English Language1:Level 56212 BAS
Chinese Language:Level 3
Mathematics:Level 2
Liberal Studies:Level 2
Elective subjects:Level 3 in two subjects

1 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 University English to complete their degree studies.

 

Admissions quota
24 places for the programme

 

Reference website:

JUPAS website 

HKU Admissions website 

 

Non-JUPAS Applicants

Students holding non HKDSE qualifications are considered individually.

2019 Admissions scores (for reference)

For 6901 BSc programme

  • GCEAL: Average admisisons score - 2A* 1A
  • IB: Average admissions score - 37

For 6119 BEd&BSc programme

  • GCEAL: Average admisisons score - 3A*
  • IB: Average admissions score - 41

For 6729 BSc(ActuarSc) programme

  • GCEAL: Average admissions score - 3A*
  • IB: Average admissions score - 42

For 6224 BASc(AppliedAI) programme

  • GCEAL: Average admisisons score - 3A*
  • IB: Average admissions score - 41

 

Non-JUPAS Admission   

 

Student Sharing

 

Luo Di

LUO Di

Student from Mainland China
2016 BSc graduate (double major in Physics and Mathematics)
Participant of University Research Fellowship Programme at Princeton University in summer 2015
Participant of Summer Research Fellowship at Department of Physics in summer, 2013
Luo Di is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 

“It is my fortune to become a science undergraduate student at The University of Hong Kong. The four-year experiences have broadened my horizon, inspired my life, and prepared me for the academic career. I am glad to meet many excellent students and professors at HKU from whom I learned a lot. The Faculty of Science is supportive and provides various research opportunities. The research projects brought me to the frontier of science and developed my creative thinking. In addition to academic, I benefited much from the whole person education at HKU. The worldwide exchange programme enabled me to experience a different life style at the United States. The residential life at Shun Hing College allowed me to establish friendship with students from different culture backgrounds. I would like to thank all my friends and teachers that I have met during my years as an undergraduate.