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Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language Requirement for the Admission of NCS Applicants to the SSSDP Institutions under JUPAS

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
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
ApL(C) Attained For Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), applicants shall comply with the regulations of the Institute and the requirements of The Nursing Council of Hong Kong in regard to Chinese Language.

For NCS applicants with HKDSE Examination Chinese Language and alternative qualifications in Chinese Language, their results in the HKDSE Examination Chinese Language will be considered first.

Under the circumstance that NCS applicants fail to attain Level 3 or above in HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, or have not attempted HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, their ACL will be considered for fulfilment of admission requirement.

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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
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
ApL(C) Attained

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CHC 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, CHC will then consider their ACL to see if such results can meet the entrance requirements.

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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

Hong Kong Metropolitan University
ApL(C) Attained

For programmes require a higher level of 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.

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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
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
ApL(C) Attained

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HKSYU accepts both ACL and HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results, and uses the one at the advantage of the NCS applicants.  If NCS applicants fail to meet the Chinese Language requirement, HKSYU may request the applicants to take the University Chinese Entrance Test before admission.

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Entry Requirement – Note for NCS Students

GCE (A-Level) Grade D
GCE (AS-Level) Grade D
GCE (O-Level) Grade D
GCSE Grade E / Grade 3
IGCSE Grade E / Grade 3
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council
ApL(C) Attained -

For the purpose of fulfiling the entrance requirements, VTC-THEi will first consider HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results.  If NCS applicants do not attain Level 3 or above in HKDSE Examination Chinese Language, VTC-THEi will see if their ACL can meet the requirements.  VTC-THEi will consider both the HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and ACL and take the one at the advantage of the NCS applicants.

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GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (AS-Level) Grade C
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained

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HSUHK will first consider NCS applicants' ACL for fulfilment of the entrance requirements.  If those who have both ACL and HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results which can fulfil the entrance requirements, HSUHK will take the best results for consideration.

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GCE (A-Level)

Grade E

GCSE

Grade C / Grade 4

IGCSE

Grade C / Grade 4

Tung Wah College
ApL(C) Attained

For Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in Nursing, applicants should be fluent in written English and Chinese, and in oral English and Cantonese.

TWC will primarily look at NCS applicants' ACL for the fulfilment of the entrance requirements.  Those possessing both ACL and HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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GCE (A-Level) Grade E
GCE (O-Level) Grade C
GCSE Grade C / Grade 4
IGCSE Grade C / Grade 4
UOW College Hong Kong
ApL(C) Attained -

UOWCHK will consider both HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and ACL of NCS applicants for the purpose of fulfilment of the entrance requirements.  For those who have both HKDSE Examination Chinese Language results and ACL, UOWCHK will take the best results for consideration.

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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

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.