College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS (HKDSE) Applicants (2019 Entry)

Minimum Entrance Requirements

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), applicants must meet the General Entrance Requirements AND the department requirements (if applicable). The levels/grades indicated below are the minimum acceptable but possession of the qualifications in no way guarantees acceptance.

  • Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language; and
  • Level 2 in Mathematics# and Liberal Studies; and
  • Level 3 in TWO elective subjects* (excluding Applied Learning subjects)

# Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) cannot be used to meet the Mathematics requirement.

* Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.

Assessment of JUPAS (HKDSE) Applications

For applicants who have fulfilled the minimum entrance requirements, admission scores will be calculated for the selection of applicants. Presented below are the main admission score, with weighting applied, used by the departments. HKDSE applicants who meet the entrance requirements will initially be prioritized based on their admission score for consideration. For applicants with the same score, the department will consider other information to determine their order in the priority list, such as: other admission scores, relevant subjects, band choices, interview performance. For details, please refer to 'Other Considerations' of individual programmes.

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title Main Admission Score (with weightings applied) Other Considerations
Subjects Included Subject Weightings
Eng. Lang. Chi. Lang. Mathes Liberal Studies Elective Subjects^
JS1101 Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
(options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)
4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1 1 1 1 For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. results in discipline-related subjects, band, OEA).
JS1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1 1 1.5 1 For applicants with the same score or score range, reference may be made to other admission scores, interview performance (where applicable) and other application information.
JS1103 BA Chinese and History 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 2 1 1.5

1.5:
- Chinese History
- Chinese Literature
- History
- Visual Arts

1: Other elective subjects

For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. interview performance, band, OEA).
JS1104 BA English 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2.5 1 1 1.5

1.5: Literature in English

1: Other elective subjects

For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. band, OEA).
JS1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation) 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1.5 1 1 1 For students with the same score, reference will be made to other information (e.g. band, OEA, interview).
JS1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication) Best 5 subjects 1.25 1.25 1 1 1 Click HERE
JS1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics 4 core + 2 elective subjects 2 1 1 1.5 1 For students with the same admission score, reference will be made to other information such as results in related subjects, band choices, etc.

^ The elective subject(s) with the highest weighted score(s) is/are counted (except for JS1106 Department of Media and Communication which counts the 5 subjects with the highest weighted scores).

△ Revised programme title, subject to Senate approval

Note: The assessment criteria are subject to ongoing review. The College and the departments reserve the right to amend the information from time to time.

Scoring Scale

Category A: Core and Elective Subjects (including M1/M2)
Level 5** 5* 5 4 3 2 1
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Category C: Other Language Subjects
Grade A B C D E
Score 5 4 3 2 1

Admission Score Calculator for JUPAS Admission

Students who wish to calculate their admission scores can refer to Admission Score Calculator.

JUPAS (HKDSE) Admission Scores

Please visit here for the admission scores (with weightings applied where appropriate) of offered applicants in the JUPAS main round admission exercise. Students admitted through special admission routes (other experiences and achievements in competitions/activities, school principal's nominations, sports talents, disabled applicants and Home Affairs Bureau Multi‐Faceted Excellence Scholarship) are not included.