Admission Information

Admission to this rigorous and demanding programme will be highly selective. The annual intake to the programme is around 10 students, consisting of a maximum of around 5 students recruited by HKU and UCL respectively.

Applicants for the programme are required to apply via either HKU or UCL using the relevant admissions processes for each university. Candidates who submit application to this programme through both processes will be disqualified.

Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme via UCL should refer to the website of UCL Law for details. Please note that such applicants must take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) before their application being considered by UCL. Information about the LNAT is available at the website for undergraduate admissions at UCL Laws. Questions regarding application via UCL should be directed to UCL Law.

Entry requirements:

(i) Via JUPAS scheme (on the strength of HKDSE)

  • an average of 36 across the three compulsory subjects (English, Chinese, Mathematics) and three highest scoring elective subjects, with Level 5** in one core subject;
  • Citizenship and Social Development / Liberal Studies1 : Attained (A) / 3
  • at least level 5 in English and Mathematics; and
  • no score lower than 4.
  • Note: Conversion of HKDSE grades into scores:
    Level 5** = 7, 5* = 6, 5 = 5, 4= 4, 3 =3, 2 = 2, 1 = 1, unclassified/others = 0.

    (ii) Via non-JUPAS scheme (on the strength other than HKDSE)

  • GCE A levels: Minimum grades A*AA; or
  • IB Diploma: 39 points (excluding bonus points) with no score lower than 6, including a score of 19 points in three higher level subjects (7,6,6); or
  • an equivalent standard in an alternative qualification which satisfies the University of Hong Kong entry requirements.

  • Last update: 1 November, 2023

    1 Liberal Studies taken in the 2023 HKDSE will be included when calculating the best 2023 and 2024 HKDSE results for the calculation of the average score.