Eligible candidates with the following qualifications are able to apply for course exemptions and an option for direct entry into Year 2 with the Faculty after enrolment.
|A total score of 44 or above, with 5* or above in English, Biology and Chemistry|
A* in 4 subjects (≥95%) and A* in Biology and Chemistry
|A total score of 43-45 with 6 or above in Biology (HL) and Chemistry (HL) and 7 in either one of the subjects.|
10% penalty will be imposed on the total admission score for candidates with more than one sitting of the HKDSE.
M1/M2 per se will not be considered as an Elective subject, but it will contribute to the total admission score if its attained level is higher than that of the worst one of the seven subjects. The calculation will be: (Score of M1/M2 + lowest level obtained in the 7 subjects) ÷ 2.
For candidates who take six subjects (4C+2X), half of the score of M1/M2 will be counted towards the total admission score. The calculation will be: (Score of M1/M2) ÷ 2.
If you are a HKDSE applicant, please submit your application via the JUPAS website.
For other applicants*, please submit your application online at CUHK Non-JUPAS (Year 1 Admissions).
*Other applicants include (but not limited to) those who possess the following qualifications:
1 International qualifications:
- GCE AL/International AL or International Baccalaureate Diploma or SAT/ ACT/ AP or other recognised non-local qualifications
2 Post-secondary qualifications^:
- Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university or degree holders
^Students with post-secondary qualifications will be considered individually for admissions into Year 2 or above on a case-by-case basis.
All students have to be interviewed before they can receive an admission offer.
Students have to meet the minimum requirements for each subject and for the overall examination before being offered an interview.
Because of intense competition, not all students interviewed will eventually be admitted. Students with better performance in HKDSE results and interview will have a higher chance of receiving an admission offer.
We do not set specific quotas for JUPAS and non-JUPAS places as we prefer to select students we consider the most capable and best suited to become tomorrow's generation of new doctors.
No, candidates are required to sit for the admission interview only once.
No, there are not any second/different interviews arranged for the GPS applicants. We arrange only one interview for the shortlisted candidates of the medicine programmes.
We set out to recruit the very best students.
We expect our applicants to have not only an excellent academic record but also a keen interest in the medical discipline, high ethical standards, leadership qualities and the ability to work in a team, and good interpersonal and communication skills. Above all, a strong desire to care for people.
Academic competence is assessed mainly by exam performance while the remaining qualities are assessed at the admission interview.
In general, students will only be selected for an admission interview if they can achieve the expected minimum scores in exam performance. The minimum expected scores for an admission interview in a particular year are based on the admission statistics of the prior year, so it may vary from year to year. The table below summarises the minimum scores in recent years:
|HKDSE||39-40 (total score of 7 subjects)|
|IB||40-42 (including bonus points; 3 Higher Level subjects (including Chemistry and/ or Biology of grades 6,7,7)|
|GCE A-level||4A* and all subjects > 95% (including Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics)|
|Degree Holder||GPA of ≥ 3.8; or First Class Honours; or Top 10% of the class|
ATAR=Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
There are several rounds of interviews held for each admission year.
The first round of interviews, probably in Jan/April, are for students with outstanding academic performance (e.g. outstanding GCE-AS and GCSE results and/or high predicted IB scores). In May-June, interviews are held for JUPAS students with an interest in either MBChB or GPS programme from Band A list. In late June, interviews are held for students under special JUPAS schemes such as the School Principals' Nomination Scheme and Sports Scholarship Scheme. The last interviews will be held in late July or August after the release of all exam results for all remaining eligible students. Degree holders and undergraduate applicants may also be interviewed before July or August.
For the latest interview schedule, please click here.
Students are interviewed individually by two panel members.
Questions will be asked to explore the student's interest in medicine, general knowledge about health care, opinions about ethics and humanism, and teamwork, leadership and communication.
A typical interview is conducted in English for around 15 minutes by a panel of senior professors, outstanding alumni or distinguished leaders in the community.