Entrance Requirements

SSSDP
Year 1 Entry
HKDSE (SSSDP)

Entrance Requirements

General Entrance Requirements

The minimum requirements for Year-1 entry of the SSSDP programmes are as follows:

HKDSE subject2023 or before2024 and onwards
CoreChinese LanguageLevel 3Level 3
English LanguageLevel 3Level 3
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)Level 21Level 21
Citizenship and Social Development2N/AA (Attained)
Liberal Studies2Level 2N/A
ElectiveOthersLevel 23Level 24

1 Minimum entry requirement for Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Studies and Insurance is Level 3 in Mathematics (Compulsory Part).
2 “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development will not be included in the admission score calculation. Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies attained in 2023 or before can be regarded as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development for fulfilling the general entrance requirements.
3 For HKDSE taken in 2023 or before, only Category A Elective subjects are taken into consideration of meeting the General Entrance Requirements. Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 / Module 2 is not counted as an elective subject in 2023 or before
4 For HKDSE takers starting from 2024 and onwards, Category B (Applied Learning Subjects) and Category C (Other Language Subjects) can be counted as elective subjects. The minimum requirements are:

Category B subjects5: Attained

Category C subjects: Grade E

5 Category B: Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is excluded in score calculation.

Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students

Students fulfilling the following specified circumstances are regarded as Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students:

  1. The student has learned Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; OR
  2. The student has learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools.

HSUHK accepts the alternative qualifications below as equivalent to HKDSE Chinese Language:

  • HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese (a minimum of “Attained”)
  • GCSE Chinese (a minimum of Grade C / Grade 4)
  • IGCSE Chinese (a minimum of Grade C / Grade 4)
  • GCE A-Level Chinese (a minimum of Grade E)

Admission Score (2023 Intake)

Please click here to obtain the admission score of programmes under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP) for 2023 entry.