Announcement of the University Entrance Requirements for HKDSE Candidates in 2024 and Onwards

In response to the new grading system for the revised Liberal Studies subject, which is now known as Citizenship and Social Development, of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) with only two grades: “Attained (A)” and “Not Attained (NA)”, the University has decided that the University Entrance Requirements for HKDSE candidates in 2024 and onwards will be:

English Language Chinese Language Mathematics Citizenship and Social Development
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Attained (A)


1st Senior Secondary Elective Subject (Category A) 2nd Senior Secondary Elective Subject (Category A) or Mathematics Extended Part (Module 1 or 2) or Other Language Subject (Category C)
Level 3 Level 3 / Grade E

The above requirements are subject to the Senate’s approval.

Consideration of Elective Subjects

"Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.

For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Applicants

We welcome eligible NCS applicants (both school or non-school) to submit Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language (ACL), i.e. GCSE / GCE etc. for consideration to satisfy the general Chinese Language requirement.

If NCS applicants submit more than one ACL and / or have HKDSE Chinese Language result, the best result will be considered.

Further information on submissions and verification of ACL is available on the JUPAS website.