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BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Scheme in Language Sciences, Translation, and Speech Therapy (Linguistics and Translation / Language Sciences and Analytics / Speech Therapy) 語言科學、翻譯學及言語治療(榮譽)文學士/理學士組合課程 (語言學及翻譯學 / 語言科學與語言數據分析 / 言語治療)

LANG SCI, TRANSLAT, & ST

Short Description

The BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Scheme in Language Sciences, Translation, and Speech Therapy comprises one of the following awards, namely BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Translation; BSc (Hons) in Language Sciences and Analytics; and BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy.

Contingent on successful accreditation of the programme by the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists (HKIST), BScST graduates will be qualified to practise as registered speech therapists.

JUPAS applicants with a HKDSE score of 30.0# or above in any best 5 subjects will be guaranteed admission into a programme of their choice (from Year 2 to Year 4). Other than ‘guaranteed’ admission cases, priority of programme choice from Year 2 to Year 4 will be based on students’ GPA of designated subjects at the end of their first year studies.

An intake quota may apply to any of the 3 Major programmes.

Students admitted to the Scheme study a common year one and complete their respective programme (one of the above three) in the following three years.

HKDSE level attainments will be converted to score points where level 5**=8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1 and Unclassified=0

Remarks:

  • Students will gain one of the following awards upon successful completion of the programme:
    • BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Translation
    • BSc (Hons) in Language Sciences and Analytics
    • BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy
  • The option of a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analysis is available to students of the BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Translation and the BSc (Hons) in Language Sciences and Analytics. Admission to the Secondary Major is competitive and subject to different credit requirements for graduation.

Entry Scholarship

  • In recognition of high academic attainment, the Faculty of Humanities will grant entry scholarships to eligible students with outstanding HKDSE scores admitted to the programme via JUPAS. The award criteria for the scholarship are listed in this information sheet.

RequirementsUpdated

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include: 
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Please click here for the subject weightings.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Handling of "Citizenship and Social Development":

  1. An attainment at "Attained" in "Citizenship and Social Development" is required for meeting the entrance requirement but NOT included in the admission score calculation.
  2. For HKDSE repeaters who took “Liberal Studies” in 2023/24 or before and have not taken "Citizenship and Social Development" in 2024/25 and thereafter, "Level 2" or above in "Liberal Studies" would be regarded as "Attained" in "Citizenship and Social Development" for fulfilling the general entrance requirement. However, "Liberal Studies" would not be recognized for meeting the elective requirement of the general entrance requirement in 2024/25 and thereafter. The level attainment of the subject would not be included in the admission score calculation.

Flexibilities on admission selection are available as follows:
  1. Individual schemes / programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above / Attained with Distinction (obtained in 2017 or before) is required.
  2. Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required.
  3. If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  4. Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified circumstances and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements:
    Exam                      Level                      Min. Grade            
    GCE O-Level C
    GCSE N/A C / 4
    IGCSE N/A C / 4
    HKDSE ApL(C) N/A Attained
    GCE A-Level E
    GCE AS-Level E
  5. No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.
  6. There is no compulsory subject requirement for our schemes / programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual scheme / programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.
  7. For admission to Scheme in Nursing, the BSc (Hons) in Nursing and BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please click here for details of the HKDSE subject categories.
  8. The study places offered by PolyU through JUPAS are intended primarily for admission of local school leavers. Applicants who are studying a scheme / programme or have attained qualifications at the same or above level as the schemes / programmes for which they are applying will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Please note that local and non-local applicants are considered under different admission routes with different intake quotas. Non-local applicants seeking admission on the basis of HKDSE results should submit their applications directly to PolyU. Please click here for details on the admission requirements for non-local applicants.
  10. Applicants who fall short slightly on the general entrance requirements of our schemes / programmes but meet the following criteria may be specially considered for admission:-
    • with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level but attained with a threshold flexible admission score*; and
    • have selected PolyU’s degree programmes as their Band A choices, i.e. first 3 priorities, in JUPAS
  11. The flexibility for special consideration for admission is extended to sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS), applicants being nominated under Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship (MES) / School Principal’s Nominations (SPN), as well as applicants with outstanding achievements in Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA). Conditional offers with more favorable conditions will be issued to the applicants concerned.
* The threshold flexible admission score for 2024/25 is under review.

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

No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

General Office of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Email: cbs.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk

Tel: (852) 2766 7454

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 369 461 590 720 542 2682

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 40 1 0 0 0 41
Footnote(s)
* For JUPAS & non-JUPAS admissions