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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 文學士(榮譽)

BA (Hons)

Short Description

The Faculty of Arts provides the best of education to students who join us to pursue one of our distinctive BA degrees.  Three recently new major programmes are available for students admitted via broad-based admission.  They are the interdisciplinary majors in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy, Film and Media Studies and the student-designed major.  The details are available at

Chinese at Lingnan is unique for its dual foci of classical and contemporary studies, in addition to a special strength in creative and critical writing.  We offer a comprehensive curriculum in our History and Philosophy majors, both foundational to many other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  Our Cultural Studies is unique in Hong Kong and the region, blending globally-oriented theoretical approaches with a focus on practical criticism in education, cultural policy and media creativity.

Our focus on both theory and practice in Translation, our emphasis on drama, writing, literary and linguistics in Contemporary English Studies, and our innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Visual Culture, all testify to our dedication to liberal arts education.  Visual Studies at Lingnan emphasises Chinese art, cognitive film studies, and analytical aesthetics, allowing students to engage in research through art practice, while the intensive work on the final-year translation project is a distinct feature of our Translation programme.


During their first year of study, students will indicate their preferences for Major to the Faculty Office according to the set system and timeline as agreed by the departments.  In the selection and allocation of Majors, students’ preference will be respected as much as possible, while the student quota for each Major is set by the University.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:

Note1: For applicants who have studied Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; or those who have learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, which adopts an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not otherwise  applicable to the majority of students in local schools, the University will accept the following as an alternative to the HKDSE Chinese Language:

(i)    Grade E or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE A-Level/AS-Level; or
(ii)   Grade C or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE; or
(iii)  “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese.


  1. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  2. Applied Learning subjects in Category B will be used as additional supporting information.
  3. Other Language subjects in Category C will be recognised as unspecified elective subjects.  The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

Passes in HKDSE subjects can be obtained at one or more sittings.  The best grade for a subject will be used in the calculation of the score in case of multiple attempts.  There is no penalty or mark deduction for repeated sittings of a subject.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Applicable to local students only and is subject to annual review by the HKSAR Government.


Registry (Undergraduate Admissions Office)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 653 1024 1238 1169 860 4944
2017 593 955 1188 1254 939 4929
2016 1116 1406 1635 1682 1265 7104
2015 3172 2412 2710 2890 2189 13373
2014 3986 2842 3306 3294 2620 16048
2013 3681 3036 3801 4084 3153 17755
2012 4776 3433 3577 3380 2493 17659

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 27 3 1 0 0 31
2017 25 7 0 0 0 32
2016 34 0 0 0 0 34
2015 266 0 0 0 0 266
2014 244 0 0 0 0 244
2013 241 0 0 0 0 241
2012 246 0 0 0 0 246