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BA English 文學士(英語語言)


Short Description

The Department of English at City University of Hong Kong is an international leader in research on and teaching of English Studies in Asia. The Department is established as one of the most creative and dynamic English departments in the Asia-Pacific region. Equally important, the Department is committed to providing an innovative undergraduate programme that prepares students for their professional careers in management and administration; editing and publishing; teaching; public relations and advertising; and entertainment and the arts. 

The Department currently offers the following major:

  • BA English 

The programme equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge in English language, literature, and professional communication. Our courses develop students’ ability to analyse critically the English language and its use in a variety of genres, modes, and media. Upon completion of the programme, students will have acquired the skills and attitudes essential for successful communication in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts.

To achieve academic excellence and to promote whole person development, the major adopts a global perspective that emphasises the importance of intercultural knowledge and understanding. All students are encouraged to participate in overseas learning experiences (e.g. English summer programme, exchange) to improve their awareness of intercultural communication and enhance their English communication skills. In addition, the internship provides students with valuable experience as they acquire skills within professional, academic, and creative contexts.

All students will choose to do either a Research Final Year Project or a Professional English Final Year Project as the capstone experience of their university education.


BA English is a qualification recognised for exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) (English Language). For details, please visit EDB website.

BA English (Language and Literature stream) is listed as one of the Recognised English Major Degree Programmes for the Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers run by the Education Bureau (EDB). Please refer to the EDB website for details.

# Indicative intake quotas for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions, subject to change.

Useful Links:

Useful Information for JUPAS Applicants
Assessment of Applications
Interview Arrangements
Flexible Admission Arrangement for JUPAS Applicants
Special Consideration for JUPAS Applicants
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents
CityU Tiger Programme
JUPAS Admissions Score Reference


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level


  • Liberal Studies would be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of Citizenship and Social Development.
  • Unspecified electives may include Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) (except for JS1801) and Category C other language subjects (at grade E or above) (except for JS1200, JS1201, JS1217, JS1801, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807). If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning (ApL) subjects are not counted as elective subjects, except for JS1041, JS1042, JS1043, JS1044, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807.
  • Please refer to the minimum entrance requirements webpage for details.
  • Applicants who are marginally failed to meet the entrance requirements of the programme may still have opportunity of admission. CityU will continue the flexibility towards the minimum entrance requirements for JUPAS applicants in 2024/25 entry. The details of flexible admission arrangement will be announced in due course.


  • For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

CityU accepts repeat results and will use the best results in assessing whether applicants fulfil the entrance requirements and to calculate admission scores.

First Year Tuition Fee


Department of English


Tel: (852) 3442-8870

Admissions Office


Tel: (852) 3442-7640


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 162 230 251 312 236 1191
2022 207 226 330 321 230 1314
2021 163 207 277 342 221 1210
2020 162 218 305 382 263 1330
2019 170 291 414 505 319 1699
2018 277 360 472 552 421 2082
2017 249 384 540 638 475 2286
2016 406 421 626 707 550 2710

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 20 6 2 2 1 31
2022 19 2 2 2 0 25
2021 20 1 2 2 1 26
2020 20 1 0 0 0 21
2019 22 0 2 0 0 24
2018 21 0 0 0 0 21
2017 22 0 2 1 0 25
2016 23 2 0 1 0 26
The information provided is subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.