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The University of Hong Kong

JS6054

Bachelor of Arts 文學士

BA

Short Description

The four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme offers you an opportunity to explore and enhance your knowledge and experience in the scope of arts and humanities. At the first year of "the year of exploration", students are encouraged to pursue their own special interests but also to explore disciplines that are new to them.  There are a wide range of choices in different subjects, and students are required to take at least 3 introductory Arts courses, normally including the pre-requisite(s) of the programme(s) which may become the major or the minor studies.

At the end of Year 1, students choose on at least 1 out of 22 Arts major.  Having a liberal and flexible curriculum, students are enabled to develop their individual study programmes within a guided and academically coherent framework at Year 2-4.  They can select to pursue an additional Arts/ non-Arts major, or up to two minors. There are also ample opportunities in internship, study abroad and fieldtrips throughout the whole period of undergraduate studies.

Arts Majors Available

American Studies; Art History; China Studies (Arts Stream); Chinese History and Culture; Chinese Language and Literature; Comparative Literature; English Studies; European Studies; French; Gender Studies; General Linguistics; German; Global Creative Industries; History; Hong Kong Studies; Italian; Japanese Studies; Korean Studies; Music; Philosophy; Spanish; and Translation

HKU Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarship for Bachelor of Arts Programmes

The Faculty of Arts offers the Entrance Scholarship to students with outstanding HKDSE results.  The award amount is up to full tuition of four years of the BA studies. For details, please click here

HKU Arts Elite Scheme for Outstanding HKDSE Students (JS6054 BA)

This Elite Scheme is designed for outstanding HKDSE students who are devoted to studying in Art History, Chinese History and Culture, Chinese Language and Literature, History and Translation. They will enjoy a series of opportunities with priority access and an additional funding for out of classroom experience. For details, please click here.

Dual Degree programmes at HKU Faculty of Arts:

The Faculty offers two four-year dual BA degree programmes in collaboration with two highly respected international universities. For the one jointly offered with the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), students will spend the first two years in France and the third and fourth years in Hong Kong.  For the one jointly offered with the University of California, Berkeley, students will spend the first two years in Hong Kong and the third and fourth years in the USA.

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Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  Please refer to https://www.hku.hk/dse for details.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Arts

Email: arts@hku.hk

Tel: 3917 8977

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 1266 460 607 643 564 3540
2021 1253 531 571 648 551 3554
2020 1091 464 590 739 633 3517
2019 1643 661 795 945 859 4903
2018 1595 656 851 1022 879 5003
2017 1192 505 725 945 864 4231
2016 1129 523 744 929 961 4286
2015 1102 488 805 1032 1114 4541
2014 1029 456 716 1090 1257 4548
2013 1341 482 667 939 1158 4587
2012 1356 475 821 1155 1407 5214

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 246 0 0 0 0 246
2021 328 0 0 0 0 328
2020 311 0 0 0 0 311
2019 314 0 0 0 0 314
2018 338 0 0 0 0 338
2017 343 0 0 0 0 343
2016 334 0 0 0 0 334
2015 330 0 0 0 0 330
2014 330 0 0 0 0 330
2013 280 0 0 0 0 280
2012 280 0 0 0 0 280