Admissions to Senior Year Places

Every year, we set aside several senior-year places for current students or graduates of a full-time associate degree (AD) or two-year or higher diploma programme (HD) from a community college in Hong Kong. 

Where entrance requirements are met, final-year students are also eligible to apply provided their AD or HD has been completed by August 2021. 

We welcome your application through our Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places.

COVID-19 and other special circumstances

Applicants for 2021 who are unable to present examination results due to the impact of COVID-19 will be considered based on academic merit plus any provisional results that prove academic achievements and programme readiness. Wherever possible, applicants are encouraged to meet our admissions requirements. Please inform HKU if you are unable to submit the necessary credentials due to circumstances beyond your control. 

Programme Information

Senior-year applicants may choose up to five programmes. You may also include first-year programmes in your selection. Find out more about our first-year programmes and entrance requirements.

Sub-degree students that gain entry to a first-year programme may receive credits towards their graduation based on previous academic results. 

 

Faculty of Arts
Programme of Study Programme Code for the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places Programme Abbreviation Number of Senior Year Places*

Bachelor of Arts:

American Studies, China Studies (Arts Stream), Chinese History and Culture, Chinese Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, English Studies, European Studies, Fine Arts, French, Gender Studies, General Linguistics, German, Global Creative Industries, History, Hong Kong Studies, Italian, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Language and Communication, Music, Philosophy, and Spanish

A101 BA 54
HKU Business School
Programme of Study Programme Code for the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places Programme Abbreviation Number of Senior Year Places* 

Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance

A701 BBA/BBA(Acc&Fin)

10

Same quota shared between BBA/BBA(Acc&Fin) and BEcon/BEcon&Fin

Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics & Finance A702 BEcon/BEcon&Fin

10

Same quota shared between BBA/BBA(Acc&Fin) and BEcon/BEcon&Fin

Faculty of Education
Programme of Study Programme Code for the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places Programme Abbreviation Number of Senior Year Places*

Bachelor of Science in Information Management

(Sub-degree graduates will be admitted to the first year of the two-year top-up programme)

A201 BSC(IM) 40

Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development

(Sub-degree graduates will be admitted to the first year of the two-year top-up programme)

A202 BSC(ACD) 30

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Social Data Science

(Sub-degree graduates will be admitted to the first year of the two-year top-up programme)

A203 BASc(SDS) 20
Faculty of Engineering
Programme of Study Programme Code for the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places Programme Abbreviation Number of Senior Year Places*

Bachelor of Engineering:

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management
Biomedical Engineering

 

A501
A503
A504
A506
A509
A512
A513
A514

 

BENG(CivE)
BENG(CE)
BENG(CompSc)
BENG(EE)
BENG(ME)
BENG(ElecE)
BENG(IELM)
BENG(BME)

 

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LKS Faculty of Medicine
Programme of Study Programme Code for the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places Programme Abbreviation Number of Senior Year Places*

Bachelor of Nursing

(Sub-degree graduateswill be admitted to the third year of the five-year programme

#Graudates of recognised full-time Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) programmes of at least two years in duration from a community college in Hong Kong)

A601 BNURS 25
Faculty of Science
Programme of Study Programme Code for the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places Programme Abbreviation Number of Senior Year Places*

Bachelor of Science:

Biochemistry
Food & Nutritional Science
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Statistics
Ecology & Biodiversity
Risk Management
Environmental Science
Biological Sciences
Earth System Science
Geology
Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Decision Analytics

 

A301
A306
A307
A308
A310
A312
A314
A317
A320
A321
A322
A323
A324
A325

 

BSC(BOC)
BSC(FNSC)
BSC(MATH)
BSC(PHY)
BSC(CHM)
BSC(STAT)
BSC(ECOL)
BSC(RISMG)
BSC(ENVS)
BSC(BIOLSC)
BSC(ERSS)
BSC(GEOL)
BSC(MBIOL)
BSC(DECA)

 

85

Faculty of Social Sciences
Programme of Study Programme Code for the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places Programme Abbreviation Number of Senior Year Places*

Bachelor of Social Sciences:

China Studies, Geography, Politics and Public Administration, Psychology, Social Policy & Social Development, and Sociology

A404

BSS

42

*The numbers are subject to change.
Entrance Requirements

Senior-year applicants will be assessed based on their qualifications and academic achievements irrespective of the community college attended. Please note that meeting the basic university entrance requirements does not guarantee admission, as admission is on a competitive basis. Applicants applying for first-year programmes are expected to meet the relevant entrance requirements.

Sports Scholarship Scheme
Our Sports Scholarship Scheme offers an alternative path to admission for students with a proven commitment to sporting excellence in addition to their academic pursuits. Click here to learn more about the scheme.

 

Qualifications Eligible for senior year places Eligible for first year places
Local final year students of a recognised full-time Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) programme at Hong Kong institutions
Local graduates of a recognised full-time AD or HD programme at Hong Kong institutions and are not currently enrolling in a bachelor's degree
Non-final year students of an AD or HD programme at Hong Kong institutions
Applicants who are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree / higher degree programme and would like to transfer to the University
Applicants who have once enrolled in a bachelor's degree / higher degree programme at a tertiary institution and completed one or more year(s) of studies, irrespective of whether the qualifications have been awarded
Programme Specific Requirements

Apart from the entrance requirements mentioned above, please also take note of the following programme specific requirements for your application to the University.

Faculty of Arts
Programme of Study Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

Sub-degree graduates from all disciplines are eligible.

Candidates seeking admission to the majors of "English Studies" or "Language and Communication" are required to have achieved a minimum of Level 5 in English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination; or an equivalent standard in another recognised English proficiency test.

HKU Business School
Programme of Study Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance ​​​​​

Sub-degree graduates should be from the same or a related discipline.

Candidates are strongly recommended to take either the IELTS or the TOEFL and good performance in one of the tests would be a great advantage.

Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics & Finance

Sub-degree graduates should be from the same or a related discipline.

Candidates are strongly recommended to take either the IELTS or the TOEFL and good performance in one of the tests would be a great advantage.
Faculty of Education
Programme of Study Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Information Management

Sub-degree graduates from all disciplines are eligible.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development Sub-degree graduates of a recognised full-time Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) in Early Childhood Education programme of at least two years in duration from a community college in Hong Kong.
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Social Data Science

Sub-degree graduates should be from a relevant discipline, such as Data Science and Analytics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, Applied Science, Social Sciences.

Candidates are required to have achieved an overall band of 7 in the IELTS or equivalent, and a minimum of Level 3 in Mathematics in the HKDSE examination.

Faculty of Engineering
Programme of Study Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Engineering

Sub-degree graduates should be from the same or a related discipline.

LKS Faculty of Medicine
Programme of Study Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Nursing

Sub-degree graduates should be from the same or a related discipline.

Faculty of Science
Programme of Study Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science

Sub-degree graduates should be from the same or a related discipline.

Faculty of Social Sciences
Programme of Study Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Sub-degree graduates should be from the same or a related discipline.

Important Dates
Date Admissions Process
September 30, 2020 Application Opens
By 12:00 noon, November 18, 2020 (Hong Kong Time) ​​​​​​​ Submit Your Application for First Round Evaluation^
Within 3 days after Semester 1 2020-21 results have been released Update results at Application Account*
February / March 2021 onwards Results Announcement
Within 3 days after Semester 2 2020-21 results have been released

Update results at Application Account*

After receiving a firm offer; or
After receiving a confirmation of conditional offer
​​​​​​​(For offer-made students ONLY)

Submission of Official / Officially Certified Documents*
September 1, 2021 Commencement of Study of 2021-22

^Applications may be submitted after the First Round application deadline until 12:00 noon, August 21, 2021 (Hong Kong Time) and will be considered on a rolling basis subject to programme availability.

*Further instructions will be given to applicants in due course.

Programme Interview Schedule

You may be invited to attend an interview or entrance test. Not all candidates will need to participate in an assessment, and it’s by no means indicative of a likely offer. Faculty staff will notify candidates of the arrangements for any interview or test separately, if applicable.

For details of the programme interview arrangements, please consult the relevant Faculty office(s) directly using the contact information available below.

Faculty of Arts
Program of Study Contact Information

Bachelor of Arts

Tel: 3917 8977
Email: arts@hku.hk

HKU Business School
Program of Study Contact Information

Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance

Tel: 3917 5343
Email: fbe.ugenquiry@hku.hk

Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics & Finance Tel: 3917 5343
Email: fbe.ugenquiry@hku.hk
Faculty of Education
Program of Study Contact Information

Bachelor of Science in Information Management

Tel: 3917 5413
Email: bsim@hku.hk

Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development Tel: 3917 8971
Email: bscacd@hku.hk
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Social Data Science Tel: 3917 5413
Email: bascsds@hku.hk
Faculty of Engineering
Program of Study Contact Information

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Tel: 2219 4986
Email: rubykwok@hku.hk

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science Tel: 2859 2180
Email: enquiry@cs.hku.hk
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering Tel: 3910 2182
Email: ivy@eee.hku.hk
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Tel: 3910 2182
Email: ivy@eee.hku.hk
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering Tel: 3910 2182
Email: ivy@eee.hku.hk
Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Tel: 3917 2586
Email: imse@hku.hk
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Tel: 3917 2635
Email: mech@hku.hk
Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering Tel: 3917 2803
Email: bmeengg@hku.hk
LKS Faculty of Medicine
Program of Study Contact Information

Bachelor of Nursing

Tel: 3917 6683
Email: choyn@hku.hk

Faculty of Science
Program of Study Contact Information

Bachelor of Science

Tel: 3917 2683
Email: science@hku.hk

Faculty of Social Sciences
Program of Study Contact Information

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Tel: 3917 1212
Email: socscug@hku.hk

Fees and Financial Support
Application Fees

All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of HKD450.

Tuition Fees

The tentative annual composition (tuition) fee for local students admitted in the academic year 2021-2022 is HK$42,100.

Financial Supports

Please check out our financial support programmes via the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) or the Government Student Finance Office.

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