College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants (2018 Entry)

Minimum Entrance Requirements

For admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, 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)

# Extended modules of Mathematics (M1 or M2) cannot be used to meet the Mathematics requirement.

* Unspecified elective subjects may include "other languages" at grade E or above. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only. Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.

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.

Code & Title Admission Score (with weighting applied) for Main Consideration
Subjects Included Subject Weighting
English Language Chinese Language Mathematics Liberal Studies TWO Elective Subjects

JS1101 Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)

4 core + 2 electives

2 1 1 1 1

JS1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies

4 core + 2 electives

2 1 1 1.5

1: Other elective subjects

JS1103 BA Chinese and History

4 core + 1 electives

2 2 1 1

- Chinese History
- Chinese Literature
- History
- Visual Arts

1: Other elective subjects

JS1104 English Studies

4 core + 2 electives

2.5 1 1 1.5

1.5: Literature in English

1: Other elective subjects

JS1105 Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)

4 core + 2 electives

2 1.5 1 1 1

JS1106 Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)

Best 5 subjects

1 1 1 1 1

JS1108 BSocSc Public Policy and Politics

4 core + 2 electives

2 1 1 1.5 1

In applying the main admission score, preference may be given to applicants with higher band choices or good interview performance where applicable. For applicants with the same score or score range, reference may be made to other admission scores, application information and interview performance where applicable.

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.