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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) Other information
Qualifications Minimum grade required
City University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained - Further details:
Bachelor's Degree
Associate Degree
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade C
IGCSE Grade C
Hong Kong Baptist University
ApL(C) Attained

For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students fulfilling the specified circumstances in Note, HKBU will accept the alternative Chinese language qualifications on the left as recognised by the University as equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE Chinese Language.

"Other Languages" 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.  Students are therefore strongly advised to obtain the requisite Chinese qualifications.

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C
IGCSE Grade C
Lingnan University
ApL(C) Attained - Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C
IGCSE Grade C
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained

Programmes which do not accept application for waiver of Chinese language requirement are detailed in the Undergraduate Admissions Handbook and on the CUHK website.

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade E
IGCSE Grade E
The Education University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained

For programmes which require students to have possessed a good command of Chinese including BEd(Chinese Language), BEd(Chinese History) and BA in Language Studies (both Chinese and English majors), waiver of the HKDSE Chinese Language requirement will not be granted.

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

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Further details:
Bachelor's Degree
Higher Diploma

GCE (A-Level)

Grade E

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

GCSE

Grade C

IGCSE

Grade C

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

For JUPAS applicants fulfilling the specified circumstances in Note, HKUST will consider a Grade E or above in the HKDSE Examination Category C: Other Language subjects in lieu of Chinese language.

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade E
IGCSE Grade E
The University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained

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

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

Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade E
GCSE Grade E
IGCSE Grade E
The Open University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained with Distinction - Further details
GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C
IGCSE Grade C

Note

The specified circumstances are:

  1. The applicants have learnt Chinese language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education.  This caters specifically to applicants who have a late start in the learning of Chinese language (e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level) or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically; or

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