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BSc (Hons) Scheme in Nursing - BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing 護理學(榮譽)理學士組合課程 - 精神健康護理學(榮譽)理學士


Short Description

Our mission is to educate young people to pursue a professional and lifelong career in mental health nursing, arguably, one of the world's most caring professions. This innovative academic programme aims to develop students' competency in delivering high-quality care, conduct mental health-related research, and make significant contributions to the mental health care services.

Through this programme, students will be able to develop essential skills in clinical reasoning, critical thinking, problem-solving, therapeutic communication, and clinical management of mental health clients in various clinical settings. Students can also learn how to work both independently and with other health care professionals to provide high-quality mental health care in a range of contexts, from psychiatric clinical settings to community mental health services, for different age groups across the lifespan.


Students will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
For admission to the BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please refer to for details of the HKDSE subject categories.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subjects with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include:
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics

Preference will be given to those who are competent in written English and Chinese, and in oral English and Cantonese.
For applicants with the same admission score, preference will be given to those who have studied the Applied Learning subject, Health Care Practice.
Students must pass a health check before clinical training.

Please click here for the subject weightings.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

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, except "Citizenship and Social Development" (or "Liberal Studies" for repeaters), but attained with a threshold flexible admission score of the scheme/programme concerned (Please click here for the threshold 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.

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


General Office of the School of Nursing


Tel: (852) 2766 4369


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 324 570 802 840 676 3212
2022 418 572 770 804 641 3205
2021 292 575 776 860 626 3129
2020 424 574 823 925 701 3447
2019 349 540 852 996 689 3426
2018 395 642 945 993 740 3715
2017 438 743 1198 1291 903 4573
2016 679 873 1366 1450 1014 5382
2015 659 1028 1632 1780 1282 6381
2014 679 1153 1578 1913 1508 6831
2013 1622 1587 2013 2342 1639 9203
2012 473 797 1433 1936 1516 6155

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 63 6 1 0 0 70
2022 65 2 0 1 0 68
2021 67 3 0 1 0 71
2020 62 3 0 1 0 66
2019 60 4 1 0 1 66
2018 62 1 0 0 0 63
2017 56 6 1 0 0 63
2016 60 3 1 0 0 64
2015 62 2 0 0 0 64
2014 56 6 0 0 1 63
2013 54 8 1 0 0 63
2012 39 11 12 3 5 70
* For JUPAS & non-JUPAS admissions