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Admission

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

In addition to the University minimum 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 or above in English Language;
  • Level 3 or above in Chinese Language;
  • Level 3 or above in Mathematics;
  • Level 3 or above in Liberal Studies;
  • Level 3 or above in Biology; AND
  • Level 3 or above in Chemistry

Non-Academic Criteria
i) Applicants are requested to provide a Letter of Accomplishment demonstrating completion of a total of two weeks of relevant work experience and 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 800 words describing their interests in animals and the veterinary profession, reflection on their relevant (volunteer) work experience, personal achievements, and aspirations for studying veterinary medicine.


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 in accordance with the entry requirement subjects).
In previous years, successful applicants had typically achieved HKDSE scores of 32 or higher. As competition varies from year to year, this information serves only as a reference.


Scoring Scale

Category A Core and Elective Subjects (including M1/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.

This is calculated from their final HKDSE results for the pre-requisite subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry).

 

Interview:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview. The interview is intended to explore the applicant's motivation for studying veterinary medicine at City University.

 

Ranking:

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.


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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. 

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.
 

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

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’.

  • Grade 5 in English HL OR Grade 6 in English SL; AND
  • Grade 4 Mathematics HL OR Grade 5 in Mathematics SL; AND
  • Grade 4 in Biology HL and Chemistry HL.

 

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 experience and 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 consisting of approximately 800 words describing their interests in animals and the veterinary profession, including a reflection on their relevant (volunteer) work experience, personal achievements, and aspirations for studying veterinary medicine.


Competitive Scores

Because competition for places varies from year to year, the competitive score for any previous year is only given as a guide. Concurrent consideration may be given to other factors, such as the Applicant Statement and English proficiency.

  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.

This is calculated from the latest academic results for the pre-requisite subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry) available at the time of the application. These are predicted scores for final-year secondary school applicants. For tertiary student applicants, this is the latest overall grade point average (GPA) available at the time of application, also taking into consideration whether or not their degree course is related to veterinary medicine. Priority will be given to applicants transferring from veterinary or closely veterinary-related courses (such as medicine or animal science).

 

Interview:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview. The interview is intended to explore the applicant's motivation for studying veterinary medicine at City University.

 

Ranking:

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.

 

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Need more information?

Undergraduate Catalogue
Admissions Office
Student Development Services
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents
CityU Talents Programme