Admission Requirements

Mainland China Applicants

Mainland Chinese students who have sat the P.R.C. National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) of the current year, and have met the college entrance benchmark are eligible to apply.

Hong Kong Applicants

 

Applicants from Hong Kong are allowed to select one category below only which can best reflect the Highest Qualifications/ Status:

For applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) results:

General Entrance Requirements[1] are:

Core Course(s) Minimum Level
Chinese Language 3
English Language 3
Mathematics Compulsory Part 2
Liberal Studies 2
Elective Course(s) Minimum Level
Any one Course

2

  1. For applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE, the College accepts repeat results and will count the best results (for meeting our entrance requirements and) for the calculation of admission scores.
  2. Alternative English Language Qualifications:

The following public examination results are recognized by the College as equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE English:

  1. A score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) or above in TOEFL; or
  2. A score of 6.5 or above in International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Level; or
  3. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE English; or
  4. Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; or
  5. Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); or
  6. Grade 4 or above in IB English A1 or A2 (Higher Level); or
  7. Grade 5 or above in IB English A1 or A2 (Standard Level); or
  8. For applications on the basis of qualifications other than HKDSE, other HKDSE equivalent English Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the College.
  1. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Applicants:

For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students fulfilling the specified circumstances:

  1. The student has learned Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education. This caters specifically to students who have a late start in the learning of Chinese Language (e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level) or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically; or
  2. The student has learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in our local schools.

UIC will accept the following alternative Chinese language qualifications as recognized by the College as equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE Chinese Language:

  1. Grade E or above in GCE A/AS Level Chinese; or
  2. Grade E or above in AS Chinese Language and Culture; or
  3. Grade C or above in GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-Level Chinese; or
  4. For applications on the basis of qualifications other than HKDSE, other HKDSE equivalent Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the College.

"Other Languages" normally cannot be used for meeting the entrance requirement on Chinese Language. While waivers may be granted at the discretion of individual programmes, such consideration is only made under special circumstances, on a case-by-case basis. Students are therefore strongly advised to obtain the requisite Chinese qualifications.

For Hong Kong applicants with Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) results

  1. General Entrance Requirements are:

Have obtained Level 2 / Grade E or above in at least 6 subjects[2],[3] in HKCEE including Chinese Language or an alternative language (other than Chinese and English) and English Language[4] with at least 5 subjects in a single sitting; and satisfactory completion of Form 6 or an acceptable equivalent schooling in Hong Kong.

OR

An acceptable equivalent qualification.

  1. Calculation of scores for applicants with more than one sitting in HKCEE
    1. The best two sittings of HKCEE results are combined from all sittings of HKCEE results.
    2. The higher grade of a subject will be considered if the subject is found in the combined two sittings.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

IB Diploma holders or students who will take the IB examinations are eligible to apply. For IB Diploma applicants, a score of 4 or above out of 7 in IB English A1 or A2 (Higher Level) and a score of 5 or above out of 7 in IB English A1 or A2 (Standard Level) are regarded as equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE English Language.

GCE Qualifications

 

  1. Eligible applicants should obtain passes in:
    1. (i) At least six subjects (including English and Chinese / an alternative language other than Chinese or English) in the General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level / General Certificate of Secondary Education / International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCEOL/GCSE/IGCSE) Examination in two consecutive years; AND (ii) At least two GCE Advanced Level (AL) subjects or one GCE AL plus two GCE Advanced Supplementary (AS) subjects, excluding Chinese and English language subjects;

OR

  1. At least three GCE Advanced Level (AL) subjects or two GCE AL plus two GCE Advanced Supplementary (AS) subjects, excluding Chinese and English language subjects.
  2. GCSE Short Courses are not recognized by the College for undergraduate admission. Double Award GCSEs are counted as two subjects.
  3. Requirements for Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) students/ holders would be the same as that of GCE qualifications (subject to approval by the College).

Associate Degree / Higher Diploma Students / Holders

Holders of or final year students studying for an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma at a higher education institution recognized by the College may apply for Year 1,Year 2 or Year 3 entry, depending on the depth and relevancy of the subjects and the programme in which they are enrolled. Non-final year students studying an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma programme who wish to apply for admission must satisfy the General Admission Requirements as listed in the General College Admission Requirements, and are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only. Individual applicants will be considered by the College regarding their academic qualifications and non-academic achievements on a case-by-case basis.

Macau Applicants

General Entrance Requirements for applicants from Macau are as follow:

  1. Students from High Schools: Fulfilment of the College Admission Requirements for GCE applicants (see 1.13.2.5).
  2. Recognized English Language Qualification: An English language qualification equivalent to Level 3 of HKDSE English Language, as deemed acceptable by the College (see 1.13.2.2 b)).

Overseas Applicants

 

An applicant from overseas other than Hong Kong or Macau may apply for admission with qualification acceptable to the College, and will be considered on an individual basis.

In addition to programme specific admission requirements, applicants belong to the categories listed below can select only one of them which can best reflect their Highest Qualifications/Status:

a)     International Baccalaureate Diploma – IB diploma holders or students who will take the IB examinations in May 2013 are eligible to apply. For IB Diploma applicants, a score of 4 or above out of 7 in IB English A1 or A2 (Higher Level) and a score of 5 or above out of 7 in IB English A1 or A2 (Standard Level) are deemed acceptable by the College.

b)     Associate Degree Student/Holder – Holders of or final year students studying for an Associate Degree at a higher education institution recognized by the College may apply for Year One or Year Two, depending on the depth and relevancy of the subjects and the programme in which they are enrolled. Non-final year students studying an Associate Degree programme who wish to apply for admission must satisfy the General College and Programme Admission Requirements as listed in the General College Admission Requirements and Programme Admission Requirements (if any) respectively, and are eligible to apply for Year 1 only. Individual applicants will be considered by the College regarding their academic qualifications and non-academic achievements on a case-by-case basis.  A small number of outstanding applicants may be considered for admission to Year 2 or Year 3.

c)     Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma/Diploma Student/Holder – Holders of or final year students studying for a Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma/Diploma at a higher education institution recognized by the College may apply to study for Year One or Two, depending on the depth and relevancy of the subjects and the programme in which they are enrolled. Non-final year students studying a Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma/Diploma programme who wish to apply for admission must satisfy the General College and Programme Admission Requirements  as listed in the General College Admission Requirements and Programme Admission Requirements (if any) respectively, and are eligible to apply for Year 1 only. Individual applicants will be considered by the College regarding their academic qualifications and non-academic achievements on a case-by-case basis.  A small number of outstanding applicants may be considered for admission to Year 2 .

d)     GCE Qualifications – Eligible applicants should obtain passes in: (i) At least six subjects (including English and Chinese/ an alternative language other than Chinese or English) in the General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level/ General Certificate of Secondary Education/ International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCEOL/ GCSE/ IGCSE) Examination in two consecutive years; And at least 2 Advanced Level (AL) subjects or one AL plus two Advanced Supplementary (AS) subjects, excluding Chinese and English language subjects; OR, (ii) At least three Advanced Level (AL) subjects or two AL plus two Advanced Supplementary (AS) subjects, excluding Chinese and English language subjects. Remark: GCSE Short Courses are not recognized by the College for undergraduate admission. Double Award GCSEs are counted as two subjects.

e)     SAT Qualifications – Eligible applicants should obtain High School Graduation Diploma with a combined score of 1,650 in SAT Reasoning Test (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing). After 2005, a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8.

f)     Transfer Students – Transfer students are current students who are enrolled in a full-time or sandwich degree programme at a tertiary education institution recognized by the College and have completed at least one year of study of a degree programme.  Upon successful admission, applicants admitted can apply for transfer of units for equivalent subjects at the College. The number of units that can be transferred from an applicant's previous university depends on the depth and relevancy of the subjects and the programme in which he/she is enrolled. Transfer of units is subject to the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degree Programmes of the College.

 

For applicants who apply for admission based on other qualifications, the College normally expects them to have obtained 12-year pre-university years of schooling. School leaving qualifications that are acceptable for admission to universities in other places may not necessarily be acceptable or sufficient for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the College. Admission will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Physically Challenged Applicants

 

The College views applications from students with physical challenges on an equal basis with applications from other students. There are no inherent requirements laid down for this programme that might discriminate against the admission of students with particular physical limitations. Applicants with a physical disability are requested to indicate the nature of their disability on the application forms. Their disability does not in any manner affect the chance of their admission, provided that the programmes applied for are such that the applicants are physically able to cope with the study involved in the programme.


[1] The College reserves the rights to revise the regulations as deemed necessary and appropriate.

[2] 5 subjects are acceptable if the total of these 5 grades is not less than 8 points ("Level 5* to 2" or "Grade A to E" shall be given points 5 to 1 respectively).

[3] Among the 6 subjects, one subject must be grade C (or Level 4 for English and Chinese subjects) or above.

[4] For English Language attempted before 2007, Grade C in English Language (Syllabus A) is considered equivalent to Grade E in English Language (Syllabus B).