Science

JS4601 理學

374

Projected Enrolment

This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.

4

Duration of Study

The normative study period is 4 years.

11

Major Programmes to choose from

>  Biochemistry
>  Biology
>  Cell and Molecular Biology
>  Chemistry
>  Earth System Science
>  Environmental Science
>  Food and Nutritional Sciences
>  Mathematics
>  Molecular Biotechnology
>  Physics
>  Statistics

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:

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Programme Highlights

2

2020 Requirements

3

Score Calculation

4

2019 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...

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11 Major Programmes to Suit Students’ Interests

The broad-based admission scheme places high priority on each individual student and his/her interests. Students can choose from among 11 major programmes in the Faculty:
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth System Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Statistics 

OUR DESIGN

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Science, Technology And Research Stream (STARS)

Students in STARS are offered research and training opportunities starting from their junior year, under the supervision of our professors. Students can obtain broader exposure to relevant topics by joining international conferences, seminars and exchange programmes. The STARS designation will be officially recorded on the academic transcripts of those who successfully complete all of the requirements.

OUR DESIGN

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Why CUHK Science (broad-based) programme? Want to know more about the 11 major programmes?

Watch the following video to find out:
1) Science (broad-based) Admission Talk (JUPAS) [6:34] in Cantonese

Major in Chemistry:
1) Chemistry - Programme Overview (Chinese) [6:37] in Cantonese
2) Chemistry - Programme Overview (English) [6:55] in English
3) Chemistry - ZOOM Into Science Lecture Video Recap [Science behind Alcohol Antiseptics 酒精消毒液背後的科學] [33:01] in Cantonese

Major in Earth System Science:
1) Earth System Science - ZOOM Into Science Lecture Video Recap [Plants Breathe: How does it affect Weather and Air Pollution? 植物也呼吸] [1:02:33] in Cantonese
2) Earth System Science - ZOOM Into Science Lecture Video Recap [ Zoom in to the Rocks 石頭睇真啲] [52:03] in Cantonese
3) Earth System Science - Admission Talk (JUPAS) [5:18] in Cantonese
4) Earth System Science - Teaching Activities [4:21]

Majors in Biochemistry / Biology / Cell and Molecular Biology / Environmental Science / Food and Nutritional Sciences / Molecular Biotechnology offered by the School of Life Sciences:
1) Life Sciences - School Overview [6:18] in English
2) Life Sciences - Programme Overview: Biochemistry [3:14] in English
3) Life Sciences - Programme Overview: Biology [3:04] in English
4) LIfe Sciences - Programme Overview: Cell and Molecular Biology [3:18] in English
5) LIfe Sciences - Programme Overview: Environmental Science [4:10] in English
6) Life Sciences - Programme Overview: Food and Nutritional Sciences [3:20] in English
7) Life Sciences - Programme Overview: Molecular Biotechnology [3:07] in Cantonese / English
8) Life Sciences - ZOOM Into Science Lecture Video Recap [Evolution from Simple Molecules to Organisms 從簡單分子到生物體的演變] [1:13:48] in Cantonese

Major in Mathematics:
1) Mathematics - Admission Talk [4:42]
2) Mathematics - ZOOM Into Science Lecture Video Recap [追求幸福 - 幸福的秘訣可以用數學模型來表達嗎?] [32:24] in Cantonese

Major in Physics:
1) Physics - Admission Talk (JUPAS) [5:31] in Cantonese 
2) Physics - ZOOM Into Science Lecture Video Recap [The Origin of the Universe 宇宙的起源] [48:53] in Cantonese
3) Physics - ZOOM Into Science Lecture Video Recap [The Unseen Universe 看不見的宇宙] [1:06:36] in Cantonese

Major in Statistics:
1) View the Programme Brochure

  For more information of the Science programme, please visit the following...

Programme  |  Website
 
Faculty of Science  |  Website  |  Brochure  |  Admission Leaflet  |  Video  |  Facebook |  YouTube

Programme-specific Requirements (2020 Entry)

JUPAS applicants must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be considered by the programme concerned

SubjectLevel
English3
Chinese3
Mathematics2
Liberal Studies2
Elective 1 - one of the following subjects:
  • M1/M2
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Integrated Science
  • Physics
3
Elective 2 or M1/M2 Note 1 & Note 23

Note 1: Category A subjects only.

Note 2: Preferred subjects:

  • M1/M2
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Integrated Science
  • Physics
  • Technology and Living (Food Science and Technology)

Interview Arrangement

Before
release of
HKDSE results:

No

After
release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(Late July - Early August)

For Admission Score Calculation

Score Conversion


Level 5** = 8.5
Level 5* = 7
Level 5 = 5.5

Level 4 = 4
Level 3 = 3
Level 2 = 2
Level 1 = 1

HKDSE Subject Weighting


Subjects with heavier weighting

English or Chinese (x 1.5)

Mathematics (x 2)

M1 or M2 (x 2)

Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science or Integrated Science, Physics (x 2)

Economics, Geography, ICT, Tech and Living (FST) (x 1.5)

[Remark: A maximum of 3 subjects will be weighted heavier in the total score of Best 5 subjects.]

Selection Principle


Best 5

The programme calculates admission scores based on the total score of Best 5 HKDSE subjects.

Bonus points will be awarded to the 6th and 7th subjects.

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting


No penalty will be imposed

Note 1: Please note that admission to the University is on a competitive basis. Apart from public examination results, applicants' other learning experiences, prior education, and interview performance (if any) will also be considered.

Note 2: For score conversion of Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1

Note 3For 2020 entry, the best result in the same subject taken by a candidate in his/her three most recent attempts of the HKDSE examination will be used for calculation of the admission score.

Admission Grades (2019 Entry)

Programme Selection Principle in 2019 entry: Best 5

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
UQ5*454 55425
M45*44 55424
LQ3344355422

Note 1: The Total Reference Score is the total score of the applicant calculated based on the programme selection principle (where level 5** = 7 / level 5* = 6 / level 5 = 5 / level 4 = 4 /  level 3 = 3 / level 2 = 2 / level 1 = 1 for Category A subjects. For Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1).

Note 2: In the admission process, some programmes may have additional requirements (such as specifying subject requirements, assigning heavier weighting to specific subjects, etc.) which are NOT reflected in the Total Reference Score above.

Note 3: Please note that as admission is NOT based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

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