Entrance Requirements for HKDSE Students (2017 Entry)

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, applicants must meet the general entrance requirements AND the Department requirements (if applicable). The levels/grades indicated below are the minimum acceptable but possession of the qualifications in no way guarantees acceptance.

  • Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language; and
  • Level 2 in Mathematics# and Liberal Studies; and
  • Level 3 in TWO elective subjects* (excluding Applied Learning subjects)

# Extended modules of Mathematics (M1 or M2) cannot be used to meet the Mathematics requirement.

* Unspecified elective subjects may include "other languages" at grade E or above.

Assessment of JUPAS (HKDSE) Applications

For applicants who have fulfilled the minimum entrance requirements, admission scores will be calculated for the selection of applicants. Presented below are the main admission score, with weighting applied, used by the Departments.

In applying the main admission score, preference may be given to applicants with higher band choices or good interview performance where applicable. For applicants with the same score or score range, reference may be made to other admission scores, application information and interview performance where applicable.

Code & Title Admission Score (with weighting applied) for Main Consideration
Subjects Included Subject Weighting
English Language Chinese Language Mathematics Liberal Studies TWO Elective Subjects
JS1101 Department of Applied Social Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work) 4 core + 2 electives 2 1 1 1 1
JS1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies 4 core + 2 electives 2 1 1 1 2 for Geography, History
JS1103 BA Chinese and History 4 core + 2 electives 2 2 1 1.5 1.5 for Chinese History, Chinese Literature, History
JS1104 English Studies 4 core + 2 electives 2.5 1 1 1.5 1.5 for Literature in English
JS1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation) 4 core + 2 electives 2 1.5 1 1 1
JS1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication) 4 core + 2 electives 2 1 1 1 1
JS1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics 4 core + 2 electives 2 1 1 1.5 1

Scoring Scale

Core and Category A Elective Subjects
 
Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Category C Elective Subjects
(Other Language Subjects)
Grade A B C D E
Score 5 4 3 2 1

Note: Category B Applied Learning subjects are not considered in the score calculations

Example

Subjects HKDSE Level Weighted Main Admission Score (score x weighting)
JS1101 JS1102 JS1103 JS1104 JS1105 JS1106 JS1108
Core Subjects English Language 5 5 x 2 5 x 2 5 x 2 5 x 2.5 5 x 2 5 x 2 5 x 2
Chinese Language 3 3 x 1 3 x 1 3 x 2 3 x 1 3 x 1.5 3 x 1 3 x 1
Mathematics 3 3 x 1 3 x 1 3 x 1 3 x 1 3 x 1 3 x 1 3 x 1
Liberal Studies 2 2 x 1 2 x 1 2 x 1.5 2 x 1.5 2 x 1 2 x 1 2 x 1.5
Elective Subjects Geography 5 5 x 1 5 x 2 5 x 1 5 x 1 5 x 1 5 x 1 5 x 1
History 4 4 x 1 4 x 2 4 x 1.5 4 x 1 4 x 1 4 x 1 4 x 1
Chinese History 5* 6 x 1 6 x 1 6 x 1.5 6 x 1 6 x 1 6 x 1 6 x 1
Chinese Literature 5 5 x 1 5 x 1 5 x 1.5 5 x 1 5 x 1 5 x 1 5 x 1
Literature in English 5** 7 x 1 7 x 1 7 x 1 7 x 1.5 7 x 1 7 x 1 7 x 1
Total weighted score 31 36 38.5 38 32.5 31 32

Score included in the calculation of the total weighted score [4 core + 2 elective subjects]. When there are more than two elective subjects, the two elective subjects with the highest weighted scores are counted.