General Entrance Requirements

 

To apply for admission to our full-time government-funded bachelor's degree and Higher Diploma programmes through JUPAS, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

 

 

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

 

HKDSE Subjects

Core Subjects

Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)

Chinese Language

English Language

Mathematics

Liberal Studies

1st Elective

2nd Elective

Level

Requirement

3

3

2

2

3

3

 

 

Higher Diploma Programmes

 

HKDSE Subjects

Core Subjects

Other Subjects

Chinese Language

English Language

1

2

3

Level

Requirement

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

Notes:

1.  Individual Broad Disciplines (BDs) / degree programmes will accept one relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject for meeting the entrance requirements. An attainment at Attained with Distinction (I) level or above is required. For Higher Diploma (HD) programmes, a maximum of two relevant ApL subjects will be allowed in meeting the requirements. An attainment at Attained level or above is required.

 

2.  Other Language subjects (i.e. Category C) offered in the HKDSE Examination will be accepted as elective subjects. Grade E or above is required.

 

3.  If students have taken both M1 and M2, they will only be considered as one subject and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection. For Higher Diploma programmes, students not having the level requirement for the other subject for meeting the general entrance requirement may be specially considered if they have attained Level 2 or above in one of the Extended modules of Mathematics. Please refer to Admission Selection for details.

 

4.  Students endorsed by schools for meeting EDB’s specified conditions and having achieved the required grade in Chinese in one of the following examinations will be regarded as obtaining a Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese for meeting our entrance requirements: 

 

Exam

Level

Min. Grade

GCE

O-Level

C

GCSE

N/A

C

IGCSE

N/A

C

HKDSE ApL(C)

N/A

Attained

GCE

A-Level

E

GCE

AS-Level

E

 

5.  No penalty is applied to applicants with multiple attempts in HKDSE Examination. Similar subjects are considered once and the best grade will be taken into consideration during admission selection.

 

6.  There is no compulsory subject requirement for our programmes. Preferred subjects, if applicable, are listed in the 'Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings' section of individual programme entries. Satisfactory performance in preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU.​

7.  For admission to the BSc(Hons) in Nursing and BSc(Hons) in Mental Health Nursing, students must have Level 3 or above in at least two HKDSE elective subjects from Category A. Please refer to www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/hkdse/assessment/subject_information/ for details of the HKDSE subject categories.