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City University of Hong Kong





BSocSc International Relations and Global Affairs 社會科學學士(國際關係及全球事務)


Short Description

The Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations and Global Affairs program explores Asia’s place in the contemporary world and Hong Kong’s strategic position in the region and the world. It aims to develop students’ knowledge of socio-political, economic, and cultural processes of change occurring in Asia and to situate them in the broader international context, reflecting the increasing significance of Asia in world affairs. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum and training in social research, the International Relations and Global Affairs major seeks to equip students with analytic skills of value to organizations in diverse economic sectors in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. The program is taught by faculty members from diverse disciplines of sociology, anthropology and political science. It enhances students’ critical reasoning and problem-solving skills, and extends and deepens their regional and global perspectives. Four-year degree students enrolled at the City University of Hong Kong have a chance to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University during their second year. Students admitted to the Joint Program will earn two bachelor degrees, awarded by the two universities. Upon graduation, students are well equipped to pursue careers in both public and private sectors in a variety of fields, including business, project-planning and management, public relations, politics, research and education, mass media, politics, social enterprises and non-governmental and community organizations.


# Indicative intake quotas for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions, subject to change.

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  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level


  • Liberal Studies would be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of Citizenship and Social Development.
  • Unspecified electives may include Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) (except for JS1801) and Category C other language subjects (at grade E or above) (except for JS1200, JS1201, JS1217, JS1801, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807). If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning (ApL) subjects are not counted as elective subjects, except for JS1041, JS1042, JS1043, JS1044, JS1805JS1806 and JS1807.
  • Please refer to the minimum entrance requirements webpage for details.
  • Applicants who are marginally failed to meet the entrance requirements of the programme may still have opportunity of admission. CityU will continue the flexibility towards the minimum entrance requirements for JUPAS applicants in 2024/25 entry. The details of flexible admission arrangement will be announced in due course.


  • For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

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

CityU accepts repeat results and will use the best results in assessing whether applicants fulfil the entrance requirements and to calculate admission scores.

First Year Tuition Fee


Prof. Yuk Wah CHAN


Department of Public and International Affairs

Tel: (852) 3442-6355

Admissions Office


Tel: (852) 3442-7640


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 245 340 524 686 514 2309
2022 502 530 636 694 518 2880
2021 110 185 386 536 419 1636
2020 103 188 392 574 449 1706
2019 233 344 523 687 561 2348
2018 139 220 479 691 591 2120
2017 191 324 599 879 686 2679
2016 317 326 542 732 572 2489

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 24 0 0 0 1 25
2022 18 2 0 0 0 20
2021 12 3 1 0 0 16
2020 16 0 0 1 0 17
2019 12 3 1 0 0 16
2018 11 3 0 1 0 15
2017 16 0 0 0 0 16
2016 15 0 1 0 0 16
The information provided is subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the information from time to time.