Admissions Information

Undergraduate Programme Brochure (2021-2022)


Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarship for Bachelor of Arts Programmes, awarded by the Faculty of Arts of HKU, is offered to students who are admitted to JS6054 Bachelor of Arts or JS6286 Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Humanities based on the merits of distinguished 2022 HKDSE results. The amount of the scholarship award ranges from full tuition fee (HK$42,100) for the first year of study to full tuition fees for all 4 years (HK$168,400).

Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarship
for Bachelor of Arts Programmes

Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies JS6286
The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies is first of its kind offered in Hong Kong and Asia. This programme combines a humanities focus with a focus in interdisciplinary digital technologies and it aims to gear up talented students to become future leaders with innovative thinking, problem-solving skills and an interdisciplinary mindset. Students are prepared to make an impact in the workforce with a broader creative vision and skills needed across a wide range of public and private sector enterprises. Internship and capstone experience are one of the highlights to bring the knowledge from classrooms to practice in the real world. Please visit the programme website for further details:














Bachelor of Arts JS6054

We offer a liberal and flexible Bachelor of Arts (BA) curriculum that enables you to develop your individual study plan within a guided and academically coherent framework.  Year 1 is a "Year of Exploration", in which you can pursue your own interests and learn new subjects.  At the end of Year 1, you are free to declare one Arts major from our 22 majors.  Click here for the available choices. From Year 2 to Year 4, you can elect to pursue an additional Arts/non-Arts major, or up to two minors.

In addition, we offer two BA dual degree programmes (4-year curriculum) in collaboration with two highly respected international universities, namely, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France and the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. respectively.  You will earn two Bachelor’s degrees upon successful completion of a BA dual degree programme.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (5-year curriculum) JS6078

BA&LLB is an exciting double degree programme combining the critical and communication skills offered by a world-leading literary studies programme with comprehensive training in the law.  You can gain two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, from HKU when you graduate.


This double degree programme fosters valuable skills in both legal argumentation and literary analysis. As a Literary Studies major, you can choose your course of study in our Faculty from an array of subjects in literature and many others.  At the same time, you take courses in legal studies and electives from the Faculty of Law that allow you to explore your interests in greater depth. Please click here for more information.

Other Degree Programmes

We also offer three other degree programmess in collaboration with our Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences, and our Faculty of Education respectively.  The degree programmes are BASc JS6212, BA&BEd(LangEd)-Chi JS6080 and BA&BEd(LangEd)-Eng JS6066. Please click on the degree programme names to find out more details.

Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places – Bachelor of Arts A101

If you are a graduate of an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programme and wish to be considered for admission to the third year of the Bachelor of Arts degree programme in September 2022,  the following Arts majors will be available:


School of Chinese: Chinese History and Culture, Chinese Language and Literature, Hong Kong Studies

School of English: English Studies, Language and Communication

School of Humanities: Comparative Literature, Art History, Gender Studies, General Linguistics, History, Music, Philosophy

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: American Studies, China Studies (Arts Stream), European Studies, French, German, Global Creative Industries, Italian, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Spanish

Entrance Requirements: JUPAS; Non-JUPAS (International/ Mainland NJCEE); Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places


Important Dates: JUPAS ; Non-JUPAS (International/ Mainland NJCEE); DAS to Senior Year Places

Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers (2022/23): The Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government will open applications from 10 to 19 August 2022. 

Majors & Minors Offered by the Faculty of Arts

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Prior academic qualifications will be considered for the following pre-requisite courses of majors/minors:


New requirement effective from academic year 2021-22: Chinese Language and Literature: Students must attain a Level 5 or above either in Chinese Language or Chinese Literature in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination, or an equivalent standard in another public examination, for admission to CHIN1116, CHIN1117, CHIN1123, CHIN1127, CHIN1103, CHIN1118, CHIN1119, CHIN1121, and CHIN1126.


English Studies: Admission to all ENGL and LCOM introductory courses is on the basis of academic record including a minimum Level 5 in English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.


Translation: A Level 5 or above in both English Language and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination is required for admission to CHIN1311. For non-JUPAS applicants, a hard copy of their equivalent qualifications (such as IB Diploma, AD/HD transcripts) shall be submitted to the Head of School of Chinese for consideration.

HKU Arts Elite Scheme for Outstanding HKDSE Students (JS6054 BA)

The HKU Arts Elite Scheme for Outstanding HKDSE Students (JS6054 BA) is available for students who have achieved excellent results in HKDSE. Selected students will enjoy the following privileges including but not limited to:

  • Guaranteed majors

    • Art History

    • Chinese Language and Literature

    • Chinese History and Culture

    • History

    • Translation

  • Additional Faculty Global Exploration Fund

  • Priority access to HKU Arts Internship opportunities and career workshops

  • Priority access to out of classroom activities including study abroad opportunities


The HKU Arts Elite Scheme for Outstanding HKDSE Students (JS6054 BA) 2022 will open for self-nomination from August 10 – 25, 2022.  Eligible students may submit an online application by the deadline.  Please click here to apply and check for further details.

Final Round Schedule

August 10, 2022

Open for Self-nomination [Final Round]

August 25, 2022

Deadline for self-nomination [Final Round]

On a rolling basis

Result release for self-nomination (firm offer)

Students who are nominated via HKU Special Principal's Nomination Scheme for HKU Arts Elite Scheme for Outstanding HKDSE Students (JS6054 BA) are considered as well.  Please refer to the below leaflet for more information.