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Hong Kong Baptist University


Bachelor of Social Sciences in European Studies - French Stream 歐洲研究社會科學學士 - 法文


Short Description

European civilisation is among the most influential in the world. To understand Europe is to understand one of the main sources of modernity. The European Union has emerged as a major actor in world politics and economics; its growth and development are of vital global importance.

Within European Studies, Political Science provides the disciplinary core, underpinned by history and (cultural) area studies, business/economics or communication courses. Students also undergo rigorous training in French up to levels of academic and professional fluency. The aim is to give students a firm knowledge of the basic features of the European world and the communicative skills necessary for a future professional or academic career in the fields of European-Asian relations. Knowledge of Europe is deepened by the Honours Project in the final year, based on first-hand research into a particular subject related to Europe. Successful graduates also possess the skills requisite for immediate entry to postgraduate programmes both locally and in Europe.

Students who have met the required qualifications in the first two years, may opt for a *combined degree pathway with either Sciences Po Lyon (from 2019-2020 onwards) or with Sciences Po Bordeaux (from 2020-2021 onwards) — two elite higher education institutions in France that provide rigorous training in social sciences at large, and contemporary world affairs in particular. Eventually, the students who fulfill the requirements will graduate with two degrees: the BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies at the end of the fourth year from HKBU and Sciences Po's master degree (Diplôme de Sciences Po) at the end of the fifth year. 

* Subject to the University's approval.

Unique Features

  • Provide students with a general and up-to-date knowledge of contemporary Europe, firmly grounded in the social sciences, with an emphasis on the European Union and its member states;
  • Enable students to grasp the significance of Europe to world history, politics and economics and to train them to become skilled and knowledgeable communicators between Hong Kong/Mainland China and Europe;
  • Assist students in acquiring high, professionally relevant proficiency in one major European language (other than English);
  • Provide orientation and intellectual stimulus for students to understand and appreciate their own and other cultures/societies in an increasingly multi-polar and multi-cultural world; and
  • Contribute to Hong Kong's role as a major international commercial and cultural crossroads.

Student Learning Experiences

European Studies consists of two years of full-time study in Hong Kong, a third year spent in Europe, followed by a fourth year in Hong Kong. The third year is designed as an integral part of the overall programme. It consists of academic study at a European university and possibly a placement with European companies/ institutions. Students should benefit from on-the-spot academic training and linguistic immersion, and where possible, first-hand experience of work in a European environment.  While the year spent overseas is organised by the University, students need to cover their own private living expenses.

Career Opportunities  

Successful graduates have gone on to work in organisations that have strong links with, or are based in French- or German-speaking countries, or with Chinese and Hong Kong concerns with important European interests. Options range from the civil service and education to international/European organisations, media and communication, information services and NGOs, trading/merchandising, transport/logistics, finance/banking, retail and the tourism or culture sectors.



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

1) This programme considers the best 5 HKDSE subjects including English Language subject in Academic Score calculation.

2) The first elective must be any Category A subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

3) The second elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
b) Applied Learning subjects with Attained with Distinction (I) or above;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade B or above.

4) Other qualifications in French will be considered.
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 are listed in the website:

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

Note 3:

  • The first elective must be Category A subjects (unless specified) excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Individual programmes may consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfillment of elective requirement.
  • For the second elective arrangement, please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 198 255 377 431 347 1608
2018 154 234 425 502 396 1711
2017 173 259 462 567 450 1911
2016 232 346 543 715 516 2352
2015 165 297 578 781 669 2490
2014 184 308 577 844 711 2624
2013 372 539 878 1044 864 3697
2012 121 179 380 528 545 1753

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 9 1 1 0 0 11
2018 10 2 3 1 1 17
2017 11 1 1 0 0 13
2016 11 3 1 0 0 15
2015 11 0 1 0 1 13
2014 8 1 1 0 0 10
2013 8 2 0 1 0 11
2012 6 3 2 2 0 13