A guide to entry scores for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Course name Entry score guide* Prerequisite subjects
Agriculture Applications considered on a case-by-case basis English Language and Mathematics
Arts 20 English Language. Applicants intending to major in Economics must have completed Mathematics (Compulsory Part), plus Mathematics (Extended Part) Modules 1 and 2
Biomedicine 23 English Language, Chemistry and Mathematics (Compulsory Part), plus Mathematics (Extended Part) Modules 1 and 2
Commerce 22 English Language and Mathematics (Compulsory Part), plus Mathematics (Extended Part) Modules 1 and 2
Design 20 English Language
Fine Arts NA^ English Language
Music NA^ English Language
Oral Health 20 English Language and one of Biology or Chemistry
Science 20 English Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part), plus Mathematics (Extended Part) Modules 1 and 2, and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Applicants intending to progress to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are encouraged to complete VCE Units 3 and 4 in Chemistry (or equivalent).

* To be eligible for consideration for an offer, international students must achieve at least the required score as listed above, meet the course prerequisites, achieve the required grades in specified prerequisite subjects and satisfy the English language requirement.

^ A range of criteria is used for selection. Applicants must be qualified for University entry and have satisfied the course-specific additional requirements.

How to complete our mathematics prerequisite

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) students who cannot meet the mathematics prerequisite will need to complete Calculus and Probability Online.

HKDSE Module 1: Students who have completed Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) will need to take the Calculus Module of Calculus and Probability Online.
HKDSE Module 2: Students who have completed Module 2 (Calculus and Algebra) will need to take the Probability Module of Calculus and Probability Online only if they wish to enter the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Biomedicine.

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