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Hong Kong Baptist University

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) (European Studies [French/German Stream] / Geography/ Global and China Studies/ Government and International Studies/ History/ Sociology) 文學士(榮譽) / 社會科學學士(榮譽) (歐洲研究 [法文/德文] / 地理 / 全球及中國研究 / 政治及國際關係學 / 歷史 / 社會學)


Short Description

Students who are interested in European Studies – French/German Stream, Geography, Global & China Studies, Government & International Studies, History, and Sociology will be considered for a joint admission. Students will choose their Majors via internal application.

BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies – French/German Stream:
European civilisation is among the most influential in the world. The European Union has emerged as a major actor in world politics and economics; its growth and development are of vital global importance. Students will undergo rigorous training in French or German up to levels of academic and professional fluency. They may also be eligible for one of the double degree programmes with our European partners. By the time of graduation, students will have a firm knowledge of the European world and possess the communicative skills necessary for a future professional or academic career in the fields of European-Asian relations.

BSocSc (Hons) in Geography:
The Programme provides a solid training in geographical theories and methods, and helps students acquire the intellectual and practical skills to analyse, assess and interpret geographical information both independently and as part of a team. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of spatial order and the interdependence of different regions of the world, and a critical understanding of environmental and socio-economic development issues with a focus on global-local connections. The Programme also provides students with the ability to apply a variety of geographical techniques and methods to analyse and to interpret diverse people-environment interactions. 

BSocSc (Hons) in Global & China Studies:
The Programme trains students to explore the on-going transformations and engage with indigenous communities inside and beyond China. It highlights the situation of a changing China in the evolving world order. Students will study the socio-political, economic, environmental, and cultural processes of globalisation and the developments in China, and gain opportunities of language training and experiential learning in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and overseas via international exchange opportunities. The Programme trains students to understand Hong Kong, China and the world in relational and comparative perspectives. It also cultivates cosmopolitan, intercultural citizens who think globally and act locally.

BSocSc (Hons) in Government & International Studies:
The Programme provides students with a firm grasp of the different areas of political science including political sociology (e.g. political institutions, political culture and political behaviour), public policy, international relations, political economy, political theory and political thought and methodology. Geographically, the Programme focuses on the politics of Hong Kong, Mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region and the European Union. The Programme seeks to sharpen the student’s awareness by incorporating a systematic, comparative and international dimension, drawing both on the European Studies and Global & China Studies Programmes.

BA (Hons) in History:
The Programme aims to help students develop a holistic perspective of history. It provides a balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on China and the global world. After completing the programme, students will possess a sound understanding of major events and movements that have shaped the growth of the human community, as well as the skills necessary to trace the historical roots of contemporary issues and to analyse worldwide the impact of individual events. Students will develop a critical and broadminded attitude toward the traditions and cultural heritage of different civilisations.

BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology:
The Programme offers a sociological approach to the study of social relationships in different institutional settings and at different scales with rigorous research methods. It aims to provide students with (1) knowledge of the persistence and changes in social structures and their relationships with various social institutions; (2) a critical understanding of social values and meanings of behaviour in different social situations; and (3) the ability to conduct independent research on social issues.

Student Learning Experiences 

BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies – French/German Stream:
European Studies is a global programme with a special emphasis on the French- and German-speaking world. In addition to the academic exchange and internship opportunities in Europe, it also offers numerous intercultural seminars, workshops, as well as international service-learning, career talks and visits in various European corporations and organisations, that operate in the Greater Bay Area and the Asia-Pacific.

BSocSc (Hons) in Geography:
The Programme attaches great importance to student learning experiences and strives to provide students with a wide range of fieldwork and practical training. Geography students will have opportunities to participate in local and regional field trips and subject-related fieldwork and practical work. In addition, a mandatory field camp of around 7 to 9 days is organised for Year 3 students in semester 2 of every year. The past field camps have been held in the U.S., Australia, Mainland China and Southeast Asia, etc.

Besides, students will be able to participate in service-learning and interdisciplinary courses and projects and become responsible citizens with a global outlook. Students will examine social and/or environmental issues and leverage the geographical training to create possible solutions.

BSocSc (Hons) in Global & China Studies:
The Programme normally organises the Summer Sojourn I at Tsinghua University in Beijing for the second-year students. Students may also choose between Global Work Placement and Summer Sojourn II in European countries during their second or third year of study. In addition, the Programme encourages and facilitates students to join the internship programmes offered by the Social Sciences Faculty.

BSocSc (Hons) in Government & International Studies:
BA (Hons) in History:
BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology:

These Programmes offer the best student experience by enabling students to expand social network through interacting with students and academic staff from a variety of backgrounds, e.g. course-related and outside classroom learning organised by the Major Departments and/or student Societies. All Programmes also offers opportunities to participate in local and/or overseas internship such as Social Sciences Internship and USA Disney Internship Programmes, etc. 

All Programmes also offer opportunities to participate in local and/or overseas internship such as Social Sciences Internship and USA Disney Internship Programmes, etc.

Career Opportunities

BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies – French/German Stream:
Multinational corporations; European government or business organisations (e.g. Consulates and Chambers of Commerce); media and communication; finance/banking; trading/merchandising; transport/logistics; retail; tourism, cultural and education sectors.

BSocSc (Hons) in Geography:
Commerce/finance, teaching/research, civil service, the media, tourism, administration/management, community/social services, and non-governmental organisations

BSocSc (Hons) in Global & China Studies:
International business, trade and development, consultancy work, tourism, marketing, education and research, management, public relations, media and communication, international organisations, government agencies, NGOs.

BSocSc (Hons) in Government & International Studies:
Civil service, media, local and international non-governmental organisations, social services, academic and commerce, district organisations, local and international think tanks.

BA (Hons) in History:
Teaching, museum and archive work, civil service, cultural affairs, business, the media, publishing, or journalism.

BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology:
Careers in social research, journalism and media, social services, education, civil services, public relations, marketing, administrative management, and human resources management.

A substantial number of students continue on to postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and overseas.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects (excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2));

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects (including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2));
b) Category C (Other Language) subjects at Grade C or above.

Remarks on other requirements:
Category B (Applied Learning) subjects will be considered in the admissions selection process.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University (except for the programmes offered by the School of Chinese Medicine) are listed in the website:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language are listed in the website:

Note 3:

  • One of the elective subjects must be Category A subjects (excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2)).
  • Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) and Category C subjects (Other Languages) at Grade C or above can be recognised for fulfilment of the second elective requirement.
  • Individual programmes may consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with “Attained with Distinction (I)” or above for fulfilment of the second elective requirement (excluding the subjects under the study area of “Applied Learning Chinese” which are recognised as an alternative Chinese language qualification for non-Chinese speaking students).
  • In general, the scores for Category A subjects are converted as follows:
    5**=7, 5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1
  • The scores for Category B subjects are converted as follows:
    Attained with Distinction (II) =4, Attained with Distinction (I) =3
  • The scores for Category C subjects are converted as follows:
    A=7, B=5.5, C=4, D=2.5, E=1
Note 4: “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development (CSD) will not be included in the admission score calculation. Applicants with Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies subject attained in 2023 or before would be accepted in lieu of CSD for fulfilling the GERs. Following the handling of CSD, results of Liberal Studies subject would not be given any score in score calculation starting from the 2024 entry

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2024 entry:

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

For 2024 entry, HKBU accepts combined results and will count the best results for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: (852) 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 879 797 794 918 660 4048
2022 722 711 829 919 701 3882
2021 872 723 887 1040 727 4249
2020 1346 980 1117 1214 839 5496
2019 1452 1157 1382 1401 927 6319
2018 1047 1221 1571 1755 1238 6832
2017 1255 1426 1836 2144 1361 8022
2016 1136 1622 2372 3022 2018 10170
2015 1003 1718 2962 3782 2630 12095
2014 1578 2064 3337 4374 2990 14343
2013 1009 1654 3017 4563 3472 13715
2012 1809 1983 2783 3853 2723 13151

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 132 12 4 0 0 148
2022 126 9 1 0 0 136
2021 97 4 1 0 0 102
2020 104 3 0 1 0 108
2019 81 9 1 0 1 92
2018 81 5 0 2 1 89
2017 97 8 4 0 0 109
2016 86 8 1 2 1 98
2015 104 10 2 1 1 118
2014 94 7 0 2 0 103
2013 98 12 2 0 0 112
2012 109 13 0 0 1 123