College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

JUPAS (HKDSE) Applicants (2021 Entry)

Minimum Entrance Requirements

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), 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)

# Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) cannot be used to meet the Mathematics requirement.

* Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.

Assessment of JUPAS (HKDSE) Applications

For applicants who have fulfilled the minimum entrance requirements, various types of admission score are calculated to facilitate selection of applicants for admission. Presented below are the main admission scores used by individual programmes. Concurrent consideration may be given to other factors, such as band choice and interview performance. For applicants with the same scores or score ranges, reference will be made to other information ​(e.g. other admission scores, relevant subjects, band choices, interview performance). For details, please refer to ​"Other Considerations" ​for individual programmes.

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title Main Admission Score (with weightings applied) Other Considerations
Subjects Included Subject Weightings
English Language Chinese Language Mathematics Liberal Studies Elective Subjects
JS1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies Best 5 subjects (include English and Liberal Studies) 1 1 1 1 1 For applicants with the same score or score range, reference will be made to other admission scores and other application information.
JS1103 BA Chinese and History 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 2 1 1.5

1.5:
- Chinese History
- Chinese Literature
- History
- Visual Arts

1: Other elective subjects

For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. interview performance, band choices, OEA).
JS1104 BA English Best 6 subjects (include English) 2.5 1 1 1.5

1.5: Literature in English

1: Other elective subjects

Interview performance and band choices will be important considerations. For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. band choices, OEA).
JS1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation) 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1.5 1 1 1 For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. band choices, OEA, interview performance).
JS1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication) Best 5 subjects (include English) 1.25 1.25 1 1 1 Click HERE
JS1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics 4 core + 1 elective subject 2 1 1 1.5 1 For students with the same admission score, reference will be made to other information such as results in related subjects, band choices, etc.
JS1110 Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
(options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1 1 1 1 For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. results in discipline-related subjects, band choices, OEA).
JS1111 BSocSc Criminology and Sociology 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1 1 1 1 For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. results in discipline-related subjects, band choices, OEA).
JS1112 BSocSc Psychology 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1 1 1 1 For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. results in discipline-related subjects, band choices, OEA).
JS1113 BSocSc Social Work 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1 1 1 1 Interview performance and band choices will be important considerations. For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. results in discipline-related subjects, OEA).

Remarks:

  • Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and Category C other language subjects (at grade E or above) can be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, the two modules are counted as one subject only.
  • Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
  • As a guide for applicants, a minimum score of 21 (aggregate scores for four core + two elective subjects without weightings applied) is normally expected for successful admission, based on past data.

Note: The assessment criteria are subject to ongoing review. The College and the departments reserve the right to amend the information from time to time.

Scoring Scale

Category A: Core and Elective Subjects (including M1/M2)
Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Category C: Other Language Subjects
Grade A B C D E
Score 5 4 3 2 1

Admission Score Calculator for JUPAS Admission

Students who wish to calculate their admission scores can refer to Admission Score Calculator.

JUPAS (HKDSE) Admission Scores

Please visit here for the admission scores (with weightings applied where appropriate) of applicants who have received offers in the Main Round of the JUPAS admission exercise. Students admitted through special routes (e.g. Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions/Activities, Principal's Nominations, Sports Talents, Disabled Applicants and Home Affairs Bureau Multi‐faceted Excellence Scholarship) are not included.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) students must apply for admission to first-year studies in a bachelor's degree programme. For the departments offering one major only, students are admitted directly to the major in the first year. For other departments, students are admitted with an undeclared major and will enter a major after one year of study.

Direct Admission to a Major

JUPAS Catalogue No. Programme Title
JS1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies
JS1103 BA Chinese and History
JS1104 BA English
JS1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
JS1111 BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
JS1112 BSocSc Psychology
JS1113 BSocSc Social Work

Admission to a Department (enter major after one year of study)

JUPAS Catalogue No. Programme Title
JS1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)
JS1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)
The top 40% of students (based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses) have a free choice of majors after one year of study. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.
JUPAS Catalogue No. Programme Title
JS1110 Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
​Students have a free choice of majors after one year of study.

Note: The College reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.