BA (Chinese Language Studies) and BEd (Chinese Language Education)

JS4331 文學士 (中國語文研究) 及教育學士 (中國語文教育)


Projected Enrolment

This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.


Duration of Study

The normative study period is 5 years.

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:


Programme Highlights


2021 Requirements


Score Calculation


2020 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...


Preparation for professional Chinese Language Teachers

This programme prepares students to become professional Chinese language teachers. The courses offered by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature enrich students’ knowledge of Chinese language and literature, while the educational studies courses offered by the Faculty of Education develop their pedagogical knowledge, teaching skills and ability to conduct educational research. The programme also includes school experience and teaching practice in local schools to ensure that students are able to put theories into practice.


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Enhancing Chinese Language Proficiency

Financially supported by the Government, the eight- to ten- week immersion programme will bring students to Beijing or other major mainland cities. Students who have taken the mandatory CLED courses on Putonghua and the use of it as a medium of instruction will have a chance to immerse themselves in a fully Putonghua setting, with exposure to local Chinese culture. Before returning to Hong Kong, students will sit for the Putonghua Proficiency Test (PSC) administered by the National Language Commission of China to obtain the qualification required for certified Putonghua teachers in Hong Kong.


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Professional Qualifications

Upon fulfilment of all graduation requirements, students are simultaneously awarded two degrees—a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd)—which together is recognised as equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), ensuring that students meet all of the professional requirements needed to obtain qualified teacher status. Graduates of the programme are fully qualified to teach Chinese in local primary and secondary schools. 


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Want to know more about BA (Chinese Language Studies) and BEd (Chinese Language Education) programme?

Watch the following videos to explore:
1) Admission Talk [14:12] in Cantonese and Putonghua
2) Beijing Immersion Programme [2:13] in Cantonese and Putonghua

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Programme-specific Requirements (2021 Entry)

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

Liberal Studies2
Elective 13
Elective 2 or M1/M23

Note 1: Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling the minimum eligibility for application of 4 core and 2 elective subjects.

Note 2: The programme does NOT accept application for waiver of Chinese Language requirement.

Interview Arrangement

release of
HKDSE results:


release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(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

Chinese with heavier weighting

Weighting ranges from 1.2 - 2.0

Selection Principle

Best 5

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

Chinese must be included in the admission score calculation.

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

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting

Penalty of 5% or less 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 (2020 Entry)

Programme Selection Principle in 2020 entry: Best 5 (Chinese must be included)

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
M5**354 5*4 26
LQ5**545 44 25

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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