Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Studies and Insurance (JSSH02)

Admission Policy of
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Actuarial Studies and Insurance (JSSH02)

Programme Introduction

Hong Kong has one of the most prosperous insurance markets in the region. There is a strong demand for professionals in insurance companies and related regulatory bodies. Our programme aims to develop students’ ability to apply blended skills in statistics, business and computing to design, analyze and manage insurance products. Students are prepared for taking up professional roles in the back office of insurance companies such as actuary, underwriter, and claims officer upon graduation.

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Admission Assessment

Written test and interview will be conducted on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Policy

  • Applicants must fulfill the general entrance requirement.
  • BSC-AIN programme adopts a Best Five Subject Policy with English and Mathematics inclusive. The applicant’s HKDSE subject scores are first multiplied by a subject weight. The admission score is the sum of the five highest weighted scores

Non-academic Consideration

For applicants with the same admission scores, consideration will be made on a basis of other available information including band choices, interview performance, OEA, SPN, etc. 

Subject Weighting

The minimum level requirement of HKDSE subjects are shown below. There are three kinds of subject weights (2, 3, and 5) to calculate the weighted score.

DSE SubjectMinimum Level RequirementSubject Weight
23235
CoreChinese Language
English Language
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Liberal Studies
ElectiveBusiness, Accounting and Financial Studies
Economics
Information and Communication Technology
Science: Combined Science
Science: Integrated Science
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Others
ExtendedMathematics Extended Part Module 1 (M1) /
Mathematics Extended Part Module 2 (M2)

DSE Subject
Core
Chinese Language
Minimum Level Requirement: 3
Subject Weight: 3
English Language
Minimum Level Requirement: 3
Subject Weight: 5
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Minimum Level Requirement: 3
Subject Weight: 5
Liberal Studies
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 3
Elective
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting)
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 5
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Management)
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 5
Economics
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 5
Information and Communication Technology
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 3
Science: Combined Science
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 3
Science: Integrated Science
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 3
Physics
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 5
Chemistry
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 3
Biology
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 3
Other elective subjects (1 elective subject)
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 2
Extended
*Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 (M1) /
*Mathematics Extended Part Module 2 (M2)
Minimum Level Requirement: 2
Subject Weight: 5

Admission score is the sum of the best five weighted scores of an applicant’s HKDSE result. The weighted scores, which are the level attained of a subject times the corresponding subject weight. Take the following table as an example, the best five subjects in terms of the five highest weighted scores are Chinese, English, Mathematics (Compulsory), M2 and BAFS (Accounting). These five subjects will be used to calculate the admission score.

DSE SubjectDSE Level
attained
(L)
Subject
weight
(W)
Weighted
Admission score
(L x W)
Select for
estimation
(Best Five)?
Score
included
CoreChinese Language4 (4)312Yes12
English Language5* (6)530Yes30
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)3 (3)515Yes15
Liberal Studies2 (2)36No
ElectiveMathematics Extended Part Module 2 (M2)4 (4)520Yes20
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting) 5** (7)535Yes35
Chemistry2 (2)36No
Admission Score112

DSE Subject
Core
Chinese Language
DSE Level attained(L): 4(4)
Subject weight(W): 3
Weighted Admission score(L x W): 12
Select for estimation(Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 12
English Language
DSE Level attained(L): 5*(6)
Subject weight(W): 5
Weighted Admission score(L x W): 30
Select for estimation(Best Five)?: Yes(Compulsory)
Score included: 30
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
DSE Level attained(L): 3(3)
Subject weight(W): 5
Weighted Admission score(L x W): 15
Select for estimation(Best Five)?: Yes(Compulsory)
Score included: 15
Liberal Studies
DSE Level attained(L): 2(2)
Subject weight(W): 3
Weighted Admission score(L x W): 6
Select for estimation(Best Five)?: No
Score included: —
Elective
Mathematics Extended Part Module 2 (M2)
DSE Level attained(L): 4(4)
Subject weight(W): 5
Weighted Admission score(L x W): 20
Select for estimation(Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 20
Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (Accounting)
DSE Level attained(L): 5**(7)
Subject weight(W): 5
Weighted Admission score(L x W): 35
Select for estimation(Best Five)?: Yes
Score included: 35
Chemistry
DSE Level attained(L): 2(2)
Subject weight(W): 3
Weighted Admission score(L x W): 6
Select for estimation(Best Five)?: No
Score included: —
Admission Score: 112