Applicants who are not using the results of HKDSE for admission purpose
International Baccalaureate (IB)GCE A-level and International A-level (IAL)Cambridge Pre-UAustralian High School CurriculumCanadian and US High School CurriculumDegree Holders and Graduating StudentsUndergraduatesExisting Medical Students
Medicine (MBChB) Programme
International Baccalaureate (IB)
IB students should take 6 subjects, including 3 Higher Level subjects. Either Chemistry or Biology should be taken at Higher Level, but taking both is recommended.
The minimum requirement is a final score ≥42/45, with grades of at least 6,7,7 in the Higher Level subjects. An early interview will be given to those IB candidates who have a predicted score of 42 or above.
After the release of IB results, the top-ranked students (usually a final score of 42 or above), who have not been interviewed before, will be invited for interview in late July.
GCE A-level and International A-level (IAL)
GCE/IAL students should take 4 AL subjects (excluding Chinese), of which at least 3 subjects should be completed in one sitting (within a 12-month period). Either Chemistry or Biology should be taken. Having both is preferable. Further Maths is not counted as a separate subject. The raw mark of Maths or Further Maths, whichever is higher, will count towards the total GCE score.
With the changes to the A-level examination system, students who do not have the old scaled marks (UMS) are required to provide raw marks and grade boundaries of each subject right after the release of results. We will use the raw marks and grade boundaries to estimate a percentage mark similar to the one in the previous UMS system.
It is increasingly important that students should provide the results of other entry examinations such as the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT).
As the results are not released until mid-August, we will invite a few applicants with outstanding results in the GCE AS level, UKCAT and/or BMAT for an early interview.
After the release of GCE AL or IAL results, the top-ranked students (usually an average of 4A*>95%), who have not been interviewed before, will be invited for interview in late August.
Similar to GCE AL/ IAL, students should take 4 subjects (excluding Chinese). Either Chemistry or Biology should be taken. Having both is preferable. We expect 2 at D1, and 2 at D2 or A* in combination with GCE AL/ IAL.
Australian High School Curriculum
Australian students should have an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of at least 99.5. Students should also provide their Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) results, or International Students Admissions Test (ISAT) for some international students.
Canadian and US High School Curriculum
Canadian curriculum students should have scored over 96% in their final examinations in at least 6 subjects, including English, Chemistry and Biology. US curriculum students should have new SAT total score of >1500, or American College Testing (ACT) score of >34. Students should have taken Chemistry and Biology, with Advanced Placement examination grades of 5, or SAT subject test scores of nearly 800.
Degree Holders and Graduating Students
Applicants are normally expected to have a high A average from a highly ranked University. Different Universities use different grading systems, but in general, we are expecting grades that would be consistent with the top 10% of the class, or well above the boundary for first-class honours degrees.
Applicants should also provide the results of other medical entry examinations such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) as applicable in their country of the current study.
Applicants are normally expected to have a high A average from a highly ranked University. We are expecting grades that would be consistent with the top 10% of the class, or well above the boundary for first-class honours classification. Full academic transcripts must be provided. Academic results from high school must be supplied because these will also be taken into consideration.
For undergraduates from other tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, please note that the University Grants Committee discourages transfer between local institutions when a year of study needs to be repeated. There are only limited places for students who are able to be exempted from sufficient Year 1 courses, and enter to Year 2 of our MBChB programme.
Existing Medical Students
Existing medical students can apply for transfer to Year 2, 3 or 4. Students are expected to have already covered the material taught in our earlier years. There may be major differences between medical schools in what is taught in different years. These difficulties and other logistic problems mean that some overseas medical students have to transfer to our medicine programme one year below their current year of study.
Students have to provide latest academic transcripts, a reference letter from the Dean or equivalent authority of their medical school, as well as a detailed course and lecture descriptions of their programmes.
Global Physician-Leadership Stream (GPS)
Global Physician-Leadership Stream (GPS) for Non-JUPAS Students
The GPS aims to develop physician leaders by providing extra opportunities for international exposure, research, humanitarian work, social service, medical administration, leadership training, as well as optional graduate studies (Masters and Doctorate degrees) in a streamlined, supervised and tailor-made manner.
|The minimum admission criteria to GPS:|
|International Baccalaureate||A total score of 44 or 45 with good interview performance and past record of achievements|
|GCE A-Level/ IAL||A* in all subjects with an average mark of 97% or above with good interview performance and past record of achievements|
|Others||Selection will be based on academic merits, interview performance and past record of achievements|
Direct Entry into Year 2 (DY2)
Direct Entry into Year 2 (DY2)
Eligible candidates with the following qualifications are able to apply for Couse Exemptions and an option of direct admission to Year 2 with the Faculty after enrolment.
|GCE A-Level||A* in 4 Subjects (≥95%) and A* in Biology and Chemistry|
|IB||A total score of 43-45 with 6 or above in Biology (HL) and Chemistry (HL) and 7 in either one of the subjects.|