Jump to

English | 中文


Hybrid Admission

Starting from the 2020/21 intake, the Faculty of Arts will implement a Hybrid Admission Scheme during which programme-based admission will be adopted in parallel with the current broad-based admission. Six Bachelor of Arts (Hons) programmes of the Faculty, including Chinese Language and Literature, Creative and Professional Writing, English Language and Literature, Humanities, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, and Translation will be offered for selection.

Detailed information can be found in Academic Registry and Arts Faculty website.

Admission Requirements

HKDSE Core Subject(s)Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s)Minimum Level

1) The first elective must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The second elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects;
b) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Broad-based Admission

First year admission to Faculty of Arts

1) Local secondary school graduates who fulfill the University admission requirements and programme specific admission requirements in the HKDSE have the opportunity to be admitted to the Faculty of Arts in the first year of university via the JUPAS route. 

2) Mainland Chinese secondary school graduates who achieve a given level of their JEE results have the opportunity to be admitted to the Faculty of Arts in their first year of University studies.

3)  Local and non-local applicants fulfilling the University admission requirements and programme specific admission requirements, together with satisfactory interview performance, have the opportunity to be admitted to the Faculty of Arts in the first year of university via the non-JUPAS route.

Second year admission to the Department

At the end of the first year of study at the BA Programmes (Broad-based admission), students will indicate their priority for Major programmes.  

Programme-based Admission

Students who fulfill the admission requirement could apply for admission to Creative and Professional Writing programme.

Non-JUPAS Admission

Local and non-local applicants with post-secondary education background may apply for admission to our full-time government-funded undergraduate programmes through the Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admissions Scheme. They include:

• Current students or graduates of a full-time Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma programme at an institution in or outside Hong Kong

• Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university

• Holders of a Bachelor’s/ Postgraduate Degree

These applicants may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 (Senior Year) entry, depending on the depth and relevancy of the courses and the programmes in which they have previously enrolled. You may find more info here.

A Note to International Students interested in our programme

Chinese language is a requirement for admission, since our programmes are bilingual in aims, objectives, programme learning outcomes, and delivery.  If you have Chinese proficiency, you will enjoy the programme and its special intellectual training that opens you up to both local arts and culture as well as an emphasis on international outlook.  But you do not have it, or have a lower level of proficiency, you are still welcome to apply to us. 

For qualified international students, a special tailor-made arrangement will be considered to admit them, using one of the following two options, subject to mutual agreement:

a. Use Directed Independent Study to replace the core courses approved for Chinese language of instruction;

b. Use comparable courses in subject matter from HMW’s elective courses, or courses drawn from other Departments (e.g. English, Translation, Religion and Philosophy, etc., subject to agreement from those Departments), to replace the core courses approved for Chinese language of instruction.

Gender Studies Concentration


As one of the offering departments, HMW helped launch the Gender Studies Concentration (GSC) in Semester 2, 2016/17. It is the first Gender Studies Concentration in Hong Kong, co-offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Gender Studies Concentration aims at delivering a unique opportunity for students to add breadth to their major studies, through being exposed to the way gender intersects with a variety of spheres of knowledge, power relations, and professional settings.

The GSC is open to all undergraduate students at HKBU. As a potential HMW student, you are cordially encouraged to use the courses you take to claim the concentration. Please see concentration requirements as follows: 

Structure of the Concentration

Concentration                    Units                    
One required course  3
Six elective courses  18
Total Units  21

Required Course (to be offered in every Semester 2, starting from AY 2017/18)

GEND 3005 Gender, Society, Culture 

Elective Course 

​A list of currently offered electives will be released on GSC's website at the beginning of each semester.

Please click HERE to download the programme information of the Gender Studies concentration.