Admissions Information

Undergraduate Programme Brochure (2020-2021)

The HKU Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarship for HKDSE Students, awarded by the Faculty of Arts of HKU, is offered to students who are admitted to JS6054 Bachelor of Arts programme based on the merits of outstanding 2021 HKDSE results. Depending on the converted score based on HKU Scoring system*, different scholarship amounts will be awarded, detailed as follows:





The award is considered automatically and no application is needed. The Faculty will send out information to eligible students in due course.


Please click the below icon to view the information leaflet about the scholarships and different approaches to choose your BA Majors:


HKU Faculty of Arts Entrance Scholarship
for HKDSE Students


Degree Programmes

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 2021,  the following Arts majors will be available:


School of Chinese: Chinese History and Culture, Chinese Language and Literature

School of English: English Studies, Language and Communication

School of Humanities: Comparative Literature, Fine Arts, 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, Hong Kong Studies, 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 (2021/22): The Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government will open applications in August 2021. 

Arts Majors & Minors

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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.

The HKU Arts Elite Scheme for Outstanding HKDSE Students (JS6054 BA – School of Chinese) is open for self-nomination! Students who meet the following criteria can nominate themselves in joining the scheme:

  • 2021 HKDSE Best 5 score at 27.5 or above (based on HKU Scoring System*);

  • Interested to pursue a major in:

    • Chinese History and Culture;

    • Chinese Language and Literature; or

    • Translation


The online nomination form is available here.


After your nomination is accepted, you can enjoy the following privileges:

  • Guaranteed Major in Chinese History and Culture, Chinese Language and Literature or Translation

    • You will have access to and enroll into the pre-requisite courses of these prescribed majors enabling you to declare a major;

  • Priority Access to HKU Arts Internship opportunities and career workshops

    • The Faculty will organize a series of activities to equip you with skills for your future jobs.

    • You will receive updates regarding internships opportunities available.

  • Priority Access to Activities Organized by Chinese Language and Culture Studio

    • Various field trips are available so that you could explore more!

  • Faculty Global Exploration Fund up to $30,000

    • The Fund subsidizes students of Faculty of Arts to go on different overseas experiential learning opportunities!

  • Priority Access to study abroad opportunities

    • You will receive more opportunities in securing a place to go on exchange!

  • Meeting with Renowned Visiting Professors



For more information regarding the Elite Scheme and the Graduation Employment, please click the below icon.

HKU Arts Elite Scheme for Outstanding HKDSE Students (JS6054 BA – School of Chinese)

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