Entrance Requirement

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

For more detailed information for JUPAS and non-local students, please visit the CUHK’s undergraduate admission page here.

  1. International Standardized Exam Qualifications

    1. GCE-AL / International-AL: 3AL / 2AL+2AS 

    2. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

    3. Other high school qualifications: A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country / region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT / ACT and AP Tests / SAT Subject Tests (taken in June 2021 or before) in the USA, UES / STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD / BC diploma in Canada, AISSCE (CBSE) / ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

  2. Post-secondary qualifications

    • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university

    • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma or its equivalent

  3. Mature Applicants

    • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

  4. Exceptional Achievements

    • Have other exceptional achievements which merit admission.

English Language Proficiency 

Applicants should have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language. Below are the minimum required scores or grades for some of the more common acceptable examinations. Applicants should have attained one of the following qualifications and the corresponding minimum attainments to be considered for admission to the University.

  • IELTS: 6.0

  • TOEFL (iBT): 80

  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590

  • ACT combined English / Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23

  • GCSE / IGCSE / GCE-OL: C (For GCSE / IGCSE which uses the new 9-1 grading system, Grade 4 will be taken as equivalent to Grade C)

  • GCE-AL / AS: E

  • IB: 4

  • HKDSE: Level 3

  • Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%

  • Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%

  • Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%

  • Malaysian SPM / UEC-Senior English Language: C / B4

  • Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C

  • Taiwan GSAT (學測) / AST (指考) English: Top 13% of the cohort