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Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language Requirement for the Admission of NCS Applicants to the 9 JUPAS Participating-institutions

Alternative qualifications in Chinese Language to be accepted generally for applicants fulfilling the specified circumstances in Note Any other special / additional requirements in respect of Chinese Language proficiency applicable to specific faculties / programmes of studies (also for application to applicants fulfilling the specified circumstances in Note) For NCS applicants with ACL and HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results Other information
Qualifications Minimum grade required
City University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained -

For the purpose of meeting the entrance requirements, CityU will look at HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results first.  If NCS applicants fail to attain Level 3 or above in HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, CityU will see if their ACL can meet the requirements.

For selection purposes, CityU will consider the better results of ACL and HKDSE Examination Chinese Language.

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4
Hong Kong Baptist University
ApL(C) Attained

For NCS applicants fulfilling the specified circumstances in Note, HKBU will accept the listed alternative Chinese Language qualifications as recognised by HKBU as equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE Examination in Chinese Language (except for JS2410 and JS2420).

HKDSE Examination Category C (Other Languages) Subject normally cannot be used for meeting the entrance requirement on Chinese Language.  While waivers may be granted at the discretion of individual programmes, such consideration is only made under special circumstances, on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants are therefore strongly advised to obtain the requisite Chinese Language qualifications.

HKBU will first consider HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results for fulfilment of the entrance requirements.  If NCS applicants fail to attain Level 3 or above in HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, HKBU will see if their ACL can meet HKBU requirements.

For NCS applicants without HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and ACL but with HKDSE Examination Category C (Other Languages) Subject results, they will be brought to the attention of HKBU's admissions coordinators, for their review on a case-by-case basis.

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4
Lingnan University
ApL(C) Attained - If NCS applicants certified by their respective schools present both HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and ACL, LingnanU will consider both and use the better results between the two. Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained

Programmes which do not accept applications for waiver of Chinese Language requirement are detailed on the CUHK website.

CUHK is prepared to consider NCS applicants who have made an extra effort in attempting to take HKDSE Examination Chinese Language.  For the purpose of fulfilling the entrance requirements, CUHK will consider the HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results in the first instance.

If NCS applicants fail to attain Level 3 or above in HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, CUHK will see if their ACL fulfil the entrance requirements.

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4
The Education University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained For programmes which require applicants to have possessed a good command of Chinese including BEd(Chinese Language) and BA in Language Studies (Chinese major), waiver of the HKDSE Examination Chinese Language requirement will not be granted.

EdUHK will look at HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results first for fulfilment of the entrance requirements.  If NCS applicants fail to attain Level 3 or above in HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, EdUHK will see if their ACL can meet the entrance requirements.

For NCS applicants without HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and ACL but with HKDSE Examination Category C (Other Languages) Subject results, they will be brought to the attention of EdUHK admissions coordinators for their review on a case-by-case basis.

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Bachelor's Degree
Higher Diploma
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ApL(C) Attained

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PolyU will first consider NCS applicants' ACL for fulfilment of the entrance requirements.

For those who have both ACL and HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results which can fulfil the entrance requirements, PolyU will take the best results for consideration.

Further details

GCE (A-Level)

Grade E

GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C

GCSE

Grade C / Grade 4

IGCSE

Grade C / Grade 4

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
ApL(C) Attained

For NCS applicants fulfilling the specified circumstances in Note, HKUST will also consider an HKDSE Examination Category C (Other Languages) Subject (Grade E or above) in lieu of HKDSE Examination Chinese Language.

If NCS applicants certified by their respective schools present both HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and ACL (or HKDSE Examination Category C (Other Languages) Subject results), HKUST will consider both and use the one at the advantage of the NCS applicants. Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade E / Grade 2 
IGCSE Grade E / Grade 2
The University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained

For programmes including BA in Chinese Language, BA&BED(LangEd)-Chin, BED(ECE&SE), BSC(SPEECH), MBBS, BNURS, BChinMed and BPharm, applicants are required to show evidence that they have the required Chinese Language proficiency to follow the programmes.

Instead of administering a language test for applicants, evidence will normally be gathered through interviews and documents submitted by the applicants.

HKU welcomes eligible NCS applicants (both school and non-school) to submit ACL for consideration in lieu of the general Chinese Language requirement.

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

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade E / Grade 3
IGCSE Grade E / Grade 3
Hong Kong Metropolitan University
ApL(C) Attained For programmes with special entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

HKMU will first consider NCS applicants' HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results for fulfilment of the entrance requirements.

If NCS applicants fail to attain Level 3 or above in HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, HKMU will see if their ACL can meet the requirements unless the programmes have otherwise specified in the ACL requirement.

For selection purposes, HKMU will consider both ACL and HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and adopt the one at the advantage of the NCS applicants.

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade E / Grade 3
IGCSE Grade E / Grade 3

Note:

NCS applicants (both school and non-school) have to meet either of the following specified circumstances before consideration will be given to their ACL attained:

  1. The applicants have learnt Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education; or

  2. The applicants have learnt Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools.

Applicants with ApL(C) results are regarded as fulfiling the above specified circumstances.