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Hong Kong Metropolitan University

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Bachelor of Language Studies with Honours (Applied Chinese Language Studies) 語言研究榮譽學士(應用中國語言)

BLang(Hons) Applied Chin

Short Description

This programme aims to develop a high level of Chinese proficiency, with in-depth knowledge on the Chinese language and its application, including its cultural and social implications, its literary and language structures and its uses in various bilingual working contexts.

Graduates will contribute to the fields of Chinese education, publishing and media, creative industries, and general administration in the civil service, non-government organizations and business sectors.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
  • Waiver of the HKDSE Chinese Language requirement will NOT be granted.

  • The following subject(s) will carry a greater weight in admission score calculation:
    - Chinese Language
    - Chinese Literature
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.

  1. Unless otherwise stated in the Programme-specific subject requirements, HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above can be considered as elective subjects, and up to 2 Applied Learning subjects (excluding Applied Learning Chinese) will be recognized as electives.

  2. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    - ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Category B (Applied Learning Chinese); or
    - Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese ; or
    - Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese
    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  4. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection. Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  5. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examination. The best results will be considered for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores.

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

HKMU will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examination taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition FeeUpdated

HK$ 81,250

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$81,250
Whole Programme: HK$325,000

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$34,390/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$46,860
Whole Programme: HK$187,440


  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/practicum/immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  3. There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme have not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2025/26 to 2027/28 (or 2028/29) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  5. The NMTSS subsidy amount of HK$34,390/year set out above is for the 2024/25 academic year (AY).
  6. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval.
  7. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.


Dr. Jack Shu


Tel: (852) 27685818


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 62 122 175 216 225 800
2022 34 91 125 188 208 646
2021 46 103 135 176 221 681
2020 54 94 156 208 255 767
2019 96 136 190 280 352 1054
2018 104 188 223 348 374 1237
2017 168 224 261 324 416 1393
2016 172 254 323 422 457 1628
2015 434 497 489 508 601 2529
2014 216 292 348 414 441 1711

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 5 2 4 1 4 16
2022 8 3 5 1 2 19
2021 13 4 1 3 0 21
2020 11 6 3 4 4 28
2019 17 9 6 4 2 38
2018 21 11 3 14 15 64
2017 35 9 12 21 29 106
2016 60 27 29 57 42 215
2015 68 14 11 11 0 104
2014 60 19 3 0 0 82