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Admissions Information

Undergraduate Programme Brochure (2022-2023)

Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarship
for Bachelor of Arts Programmes

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 2023 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).

Music Scholarship Scheme

The Music Scholarship Scheme provides an exclusive opportunity for outstanding Bachelor of Arts students whose pre-university experience includes a significant commitment to the pursuit of music excellence as well as to their formal academic studies.  JUPAS, non-JUPAS applicants and applicants with nomination of the School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) are also eligible to apply for the scheme.


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Application deadline: May 31, 2023

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 Sciences JS6212

BASc is an intrinsically integrated programme co-offered by the Faculties of Social Sciences, Arts and Science. The programme equips students with interdisciplinary focus. Simultaneously, it prepares students to make an impact by formulating multidimensional solutions to address the world’s problems.  Please visit the programme website for further details:

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. Please visit the programme websites for further 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 2023,  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

School of Humanities: Art HistoryComparative Literature, 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

*Courses are taught in Chinese

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

Click here to download PDF file

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) 2023 will open for self-nomination in around May 2023. Please stay in touch with us by filling in this form!

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.

Degree Offerings
Arts Majors & Minors
JS6054 BA
Arts Entrance Scholarship
Music Scholarship
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