Prospective Students

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International and Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants can apply for admission to CUHK Social Science (Broad-based) on the strength of a variety of qualifications (e.g. IB, GCE and SAT) without committing to a particular major programme. After exploring their interests further in year 1, students can declare one of the many Social Science major programmes that best suit their interests and capabilities and complete the relevant Bachelor of Social Science degree. Admission Scholarships are offered to outstanding applicants. To facilitate a smooth transition at the University, the Office of Student Affairs has prepared Tips for Incoming Students for non-local students. For admission requirements, please visit the relevant sections on the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid website: International / Non-JUPAS (Year 1).  Please also visit the FAQ page and the sharing of our students and graduates for other information.


JUPAS Applicants (2024 Entry)

JUPAS code JS4801

1. Admission Requirement

A) Minimum University and Programme Requirements – JUPAS applicants shall have obtained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination:

Subject Level Weighting
Chinese Language 3 ---
English Language 3   x1.3
Mathematics 2 ---
Citizenship and Social Development A ---
2 Elective Subjects OR
1 Elective Subject plus Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 or 2
3 ---


B) Selection Principle – Best 5 (using the HKDSE Score Conversion Scale)

2. Admission Score (2023 Entry)

Total Best 5 score 23
-The conversion of levels to scores:  5**=7, 5* = 6, 5 = 5 , 4 = 4 , 3 = 3, 2 = 2 , 1 = 1 
-Admission statistics is for reference only. Admission to the programme is on a competitive basis, since the number of places available is normally far less than the number of eligible applicants. In this regard, satisfying the minimum entrance requirements of the programme does not therefore guarantee admission.