Admission Entry Requirements with non-HKDSE qualifications

  1. For admission to year 1 entry of full-time face-to-face undergraduate Degree programmes, the minimum entry requirements for applicants with local qualification other than HKDSE are listed below:
    • Completion of Year 1 of a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma
      programme; or
    • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination: Pass in Chinese# and English plus 2 AL / 1 AL + 2 AS / 4 AS subjects;

      #Applicants must score a grade E or above in AS Chinese Language & Culture. Equivalent qualifications are

      • Grade E or above in GCE (AL / AS);
      • Grade C or above in GCE (O-Level);
      • Grade C or above in GCSE;
      • Grade C or above in IGCSE;
      • Grade E or above in HKALE Chinese Literature;
      • Grade E or above in HKALE Chinese Language and Literature;
      • Grade E or above in a language other than Chinese or English in HKCEE. In this case, applicants must have a pass in an additional AL/AS subject to substitute for AS Chinese Language & Culture.

      Other qualifications will not be considered.

  2. For applicants with non-local qualifications, the following are considered as satisfying the general entrance requirements for OUHK’s full-time face-to-face undergraduate degree programmes. Applicants also need to fulfill the programme specific requirements and English language requirements. Eligible applicants will be invited to attend interviews for further assessment. Holding minimum requirement does not guarantee admission to the University.
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level / International Advanced Level
    1. Grade E or above in 2 AL subjects *; or
    2. Grade E or above in 1 AL plus 2 AS subjects *

    * English Language and Chinese Language subjects shall not be counted as the subjects for meeting this requirement, except in the cases of (i) the Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours or the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in English Language Teaching & Bachelor of English Language Studies (Honours) where the English Language subject will be counted.


    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

    An overall minimum score of 24.


    Other non-local qualifications

    OUHK welcomes applications from qualify candidates from around the world. Applicants with overseas qualification other than those specified above will be considered on individual merits.


    English language requirements

    Applicants are required to fulfill the English language requirements as follows:

    • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 for the paper-based test, 80 for the internet-based test, or 213 for computer-based test; OR
    • An overall Band Score of 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR
    • Grade E or above in GCE (AL / AS); OR
    • Grade C or above in GCSE / IGCSE / GCEOL English; OR
    • Grade 4 or above in English at International Baccalaureate (IB); OR
    • Essay score of 8 or above in SAT Reasoning Test; OR
    • Relevant equivalent qualifications determined by the University.