CityU introduces flexible admission arrangement for 2020/21


CityU admission

A more flexible admission arrangement will be introduced by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in the academic year 2020/21. The new arrangement is aimed at applicants who attain excellent overall results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) but who don’t meet the admission requirements in one core subject.

Under this new arrangement, the University may still consider applications if the students have attained the “4+2” score needed for a Dean’s Scholarship (as stated in the table below) but whose result in one core subject is one level below that which is required for programme admission. With the approval of the relevant programme admission committee, such applicants may still have the opportunity to gain a place at CityU and receive a Dean’s Scholarship. 

  Minimum score requirement for Dean’s Scholarship^
(4 core subjects + 2 elective subjects#)
College of Engineering 26
College of Science 26
School of Data Science 26
School of Energy and Environment 26
College of Business  27
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 27
School of Creative Media  27
School of Law 31
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences Department of Biomedical Sciences 27
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Programme 32
^ for local students only
# Level 5**=7 points; Level 5*=6 points; Level 5=5 points; Level 4=4 points; Level 3=3 points; Level 2=2 points; Level 1=1 point

To be eligible, students must list the relevant programmes in Band A choices and perform well in their interviews. Students applying for programmes offered by the College of Engineering should have good HKDSE results in two STEM-related subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, extended modules of Mathematics (M1 or M2), Combined Science, Integrated Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Design and Applied Technology.

CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents

The University will continue to offer qualified entrants for the new academic year two categories of awards, namely the Institutional Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship, both under the scheme of the CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents. Local students with the required results on the HKDSE or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) who are admitted to government-funded undergraduate programmes at CityU through JUPAS or Non-JUPAS will be awarded one of the above categories of scholarships.

Recipients of an Institutional Scholarship will receive up to HK$60,000 each year and a one-off award of HK$25,000 for an overseas exchange in one semester. Recipients of a Dean’s Scholarship will receive up to HK$50,000 each year. Both scholarships can be renewed each year on condition that the students’ academic performance meets specific requirements during their studies.

In addition to the above awards, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to take part in the following activities: Global Work Attachment Programme, Academic Mentorship Programme, and training workshops and talks related to leadership and career planning.

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