Medicine (MBChB) Programme

JS4501 內外全科醫學士課程


Projected Enrolment

(Combined figure for programmes JS4501 and JS4502)
This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.




Duration of Study

Duration of study is 5 to 6 years with a personalised curriculum designed by you

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...


SMART Curriculum

The 6-year full-time programme adopts a unique SMART medical curriculum to nurture competent and compassionate doctors who are amply qualified both to meet the challenges of modern-day health care and to serve the community with clinical excellence and passion.

The SMART curriculum:
  • Student-centred
  • Mentorship-based
  • Assured knowledge acquisition
  • Robust clinical teaching
  • Teaching ethics and professionalism

Students admitted on the basis of the HKDSE or a recognised HKDSE-equivalent qualification are required to complete six years of study to qualify for the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). 

Students with an outstanding academic performance are also given the option to enter Year 2 directly: this 5-year medicine programme is a comprehensive and standalone programme and exemptions from the University Core Requirements and faculty packages are granted to outstanding students. 


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Professional Recognition

After the successful completion of a one-year internship in an approved hospital in Hong Kong, graduates become registered medical practitioners.


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Programme-specific Requirements (2021 Entry)

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

Core SubjectLevel
Liberal Studies3
Elective SubjectLevel
Any 1 subject
Any 1 subject3

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: Taking both Chemistry and Biology is preferred.

Note 3: Taking a third elective and/or M1/M2 will be strongly recommended.

Interview Arrangement

release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(21, 28 May & 4, 22 June)

release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(Early August)

For Admission Score Calculation

Score Conversion

Level 5** = 7
Level 5* = 6
Level 5 = 5

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

HKDSE Subject Weighting

No specific subject weighting

Weighting for all HKDSE subjects = 1

Selection Principle


The programme calculates admission scores based on the total score of 4 core subjects and 2 best electives (or 3 best electives, if any). Note 3

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting

Penalty of between 6% to 10% 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 3: M1/M2 will not be counted as one of the elective subjects, but it would contribute to the total HKDSE score if its attained level is higher than that of the worst of the seven subjects (4 core subjects + the best 3 elective subjects). In that case, the score for the worst subject is replaced by a new score comprising half the original score of that subject and half the score of the M1/M2. For details, please visit:

Note 4For 2021 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: 4C+2X

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
UQ5**5**5*5* 5*5*538
M55*5*5 5**5**5*36

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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