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Admission

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

In addition to the University General Entrance Requirements, applicants must satisfy the following BVM-specific entrance requirements in order to be considered for admission.

Academic Requirements:

Qualifications Minimum Entrance Requirements
JUPAS - HKDSE (JS1801)
  • Level 5 in English Language;
  • Level 3 in Chinese Language;
  • Level 3 in Mathematics;
  • Level 3 in Liberal Studies;
  • Level 3 in Biology; AND
  • Level 3 in Chemistry

 

Non-Academic Criteria

  1. Applicants are requested to provide a *Letter of Accomplishment demonstrating completion of a total of two weeks of relevant work and hands on animal handling experience at a veterinary clinic or other animal care organisation (such as animal shelter, zoo or farm).
  2. Applicants are requested to submit an Applicant Statement of maximum 800 words describing their interests in animals and the veterinary profession, and reflecting their relevant (volunteer) work experience, personal achievements, and aspirations for studying veterinary medicine.

* We accept more than one letter.  We request for letters to be written in English.


Assessment of Applications and Competitive Scores

The main JUPAS admission score is calculated based on the best six subjects (which must include English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry).


For the academic score calculation, the four main subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry) as well as Chinese and Liberal Studies will be considered. If Chinese and Liberal Studies fulfil the minimal requirements but there are other subjects with even higher scores, these subjects will be used for the scoring. Repeat exam results are accepted by CityU.


In previous years, successful applicants had typically achieved HKDSE scores of 32 or higher. As competition varies from year to year, this cut-off score serves only as a reference.


Scoring Scale

Category A Core and Elective Subjects (including M1 and M2)
Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1 Unclassified / Others
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Category C: Other Language Subjects
Grade A B C D E Unclassified / Others
Score 5 4 3 2 1 0

 


Selection Process

Shortlisting:

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their Academic Score after the reprioritization of JUPAS choice.

This is calculated from the final HKDSE results; the unweighted sum of the best six subject grades (which must include English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry).

 

Interview:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview by phone and email. The interview is intended to explore the applicant's motivation for studying veterinary medicine at CityU. The interview panel meets prior to interviews to standardise the assessment of applicant responses and to ensure that applicants are evaluated fairly and consistently.

The questions on the applicant statement will be provided by email in early July 2023. Shortlisted applicants must email the letter of accomplishment and applicant statement before the interview.

 

Offers:

Applicants are ranked based on their combined academic and interview performance (Admission Score) and offers will be made to the highest-ranking applicants until the intake quota is filled.

 

Appeal:

For JUPAS candidates, there are existing guidelines set by the JUPAS system. JUPAS candidates will submit requests for admissions reconsideration directly through the JUPAS system.


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Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

In addition to the University General Entrance Requirements, applicants must satisfy the following BVM-specific entrance requirements in order to be considered for admission. 

Academic Requirements:

We require high levels of achievement in English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry in IB, GCE or equivalent. Other international qualifications will be considered on a matching scale of IB, GCE or equivalent mode of entry on a case-by-case basis.
 

Qualifications Minimum Entrance Requirements
GCE
  • Grade C in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at GCE A-level (or A2) or International A-level; AND
  • Grade 6 (Grade B in old GCSE) in GCSE/GCEOL English Language or English Literature; OR
  • Grade 6 (Grade B in old IGCSE) in IGCSE English First Language, English Language or English Literature; OR
  • Grade 7 (Grade A in old IGCSE) in IGCSE English as a Second Language
IB
  • Grade 4 Mathematics* HL OR Grade 5 in Mathematics* SL; AND
  • Grade 4 in Biology HL and Chemistry; AND
  • Grade 5 in English HL OR Grade 6 in English SL

The English subject may be a
Group 1 ‘Language A: literature’ or ‘Language A: language and literature’ subject; or a
Group 2 ‘Language B’ subject but not ‘Language ab initio’.

* For Mathematics, both Analysis and Approaches (AA) and Applications and Interpretation (AI) are acceptable.

 

An alternative to GCE/GCSE English or IB English is a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test) or an overall IELTS score of 7.

Applications by graduates and current students completing a degree programme at a university in Hong Kong or overseas will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate competencies in English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry to levels equivalent to those specified above.

Non-Academic Criteria
i) Applicants are requested to provide a *Letter of Accomplishment demonstrating completion of a total of two weeks of relevant work and hand on animal handling experience at a veterinary clinic or other animal care organisation (such as animal shelter, zoo or farm).

ii) Applicants are requested to submit an Applicant Statement of maximal 800 words describing their interests in animals and the veterinary profession, and reflecting their relevant (volunteer) work experience, personal achievements, and aspirations for studying veterinary medicine.

* We accept more than one letter.  We request for letters to be written in English.


Competitive Scores

As competition varies from year to year, the competitive scores below serve only as a reference. Consideration will be given to other factors, such as English proficiency, applicant statement and interview performance.

  Indicative scores/ grades
IB ≥ 40
GCE - AL / IAL Three Grade A or above in the pre-requisite subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry)

 


Scoring Scale of GCEAL and IAL

Level A* A B C D E Fail
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 0

Selection Process

Shortlisting:

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their Academic Score.

  1. IB and GCEAL/IAL: calculated from the latest academic results available at the time of application which are the predicted scores for final-year secondary school applicants; the unweighted sum of English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry grades
     
  2. Other internationally recognised secondary school qualifications: a comparable formula focusing on English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry
     
  3. Tertiary applicants: the latest overall grade point average (GPA) or average marks available at the time of application, also taking into consideration whether or not the study programme is related to veterinary medicine with priority given to applicants transferring from veterinary or closely veterinary-related studies (such as medicine or animal science)

 

Interview:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview by email. The interview is intended to explore the applicant's motivation for studying veterinary medicine at CityU. The interview panel meets prior to interviews to standardise the assessment of applicant responses and to ensure that applicants are evaluated fairly and consistently.

 

Offers:

Candidates are ranked based on their Interview Scores, and the Interview Score cut-off for direct applications is determined based on various factors, including the number of shortlisted applicants, interviewees’ performance, acceptance rates in previous years, offer acceptance status in the current year, etc. Offers are given to applicants above the cut-off. Firm offers are given to applicants with confirmed high school leaving examination results or GPA and confirmed English language test results. Conditional offers are given to applicants with predicted examination scores or pending English language test results, and conditional offers are confirmed when the required examination and test results are available.

 

Quota:

Before the annual student admissions selection process begins, the BVM Admissions Committee assesses and implements the admission quota set by the University Admissions Committee. The BVM Programme targets admission of 30 local students each year.

 

Appeal:

The BVM Admissions Committee adheres to the BVM entrance requirements published on the College website. Candidates are selected according to their academic score, applicant statement, animal work or animal volunteer experience, interview score, in conjunction with the approved BVM intake quota. If there is compelling reason for an appeal, this shall be submitted to the BVM Admissions Committee. The appeal letter shall specify and explain the basis of the appeal and provide supporting evidence. The BVM Admissions Committee will evaluate the appeal statement and the evidence provided in light of the original application package, and take a vote for candidate reconsideration for admissions. The decision will be made within 2 weeks of receiving the appeal letter, and, the BVM Programme Leader and the JCC Dean will be informed. The candidate will be notified of the final decision of the appeal within 30 days.

 

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BVM Application 2023 for NUEE Students

 

Academic Requirements:

Mainland Chinese National University Entrance Examination (NUEE) applicants are required to select the natural-science-oriented area (理科倾向) of the Gaokao examination, and their Gaokao results must reach the Band 11 cut-off line with an English score of 135 (out of 150) or above.

Non-Academic Criteria

  1. Applicants are requested to provide a *Letter of Accomplishment demonstrating completion of a total of two weeks of relevant work and hand on animal handling experience at a veterinary clinic or other animal care organisation (such as animal shelter, zoo or farm).
  2. Applicants are requested to submit an Applicant Statement of maximal 800 words describing their interests in animals and the veterinary profession, and reflecting their relevant (volunteer) work experience, personal achievements, and aspirations for studying veterinary medicine.

* We accept more than one letter. We request for letters to be written in English.

 

Shortlisted

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their Academic Score with a comparable formula focusing on English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.

 

Interview

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview by email. The interview is intended to explore the applicant's motivation for studying veterinary medicine at CityU. The interview panel meets prior to interviews to standardise the assessment of applicant responses and to ensure that applicants are evaluated fairly and consistently.

 

Offers:

Candidates are ranked based on their Interview Scores, and the cut-off for NUEE applications is determined based on various factors, including the number of shortlisted applicants, interviewees’ performance, offer acceptance status in the current year. etc. Offers are given to applicants above the cut-off.

 

Quota:

Please refer to CityU Admissions Office website.

https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/popup/PCMS_intake/

 

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General Enquiries: +852 3442 8948

jcc.bvm@cityu.edu.hk

 


 

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Undergraduate Catalogue
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CityU Talents Programme

Calendar For 2023 Entry

JUPAS applicants
Direct / Non-JUPAS applicants

Key dates (tentative) for JUPAS applicants

2022
6 October Start date for JUPAS applications
7 December Deadline for JUPAS applications
2023
Late June Interviews for applicants nominated through the School Principal’s Nominations Scheme
19 July Release of HKDSE Results
20-22 July Reprioritisation of JUPAS programme choices
Late July / Early August  Interview for selected DSE applicants
9 August Announcement of JUPAS Main Round offer

Key dates (tentative) for Direct / Non-JUPAS applicants

2022
29 September Start date for direct/ non-JUPAS applications
15 November Applicants who submit applications before 15 November 2022 may receive early offers. Applicants who do not receive early offers will be considered together with other applicants during the regular admission round.
2023
16 January Regular application deadline for direct/ non-JUPAS applications
Early to Mid January Early round of interviews for selected applicants
February Issuance of admission offers (early round)
Mid April Interviews for selected applicants
Mid May Issuance of admission offers (regular round)

 

 

 

Programme Fees (2023/24)

Local Students Tuition Fee: HK$42,100 per annum

Non-local Students (Mainland and International Students) Tuition Fee: HK$145,000 per annum

Scholarships are available for both local students and international students.

No application for the scholarships is required. Eligible students will be notified of the scholarship awards. The appropriate level of scholarship is awarded based on merit.

 

Scholarship Support

Students may have the opportunity to cover their academic educational fees and expenses by various scholarships offered by the University and other institutions. It is the aim of the BVM Admissions Committee together with the BVM Programme and the University, to work on a scholarship scheme specifically addressing underrepresented ethnicities and students with low income.

 

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