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General Enquiries

  1. What is the Structure of Nursing Programme?
  2. Is there any double degree programme?
  3. Do you focus on theory teaching or clinical practice?
  4. How many hours of clinical practicum are there for the programme?
  5. In which hospitals are the clinical practicum being conducted? Are students required to follow the AM(A)/PM(P)/Night(N) shift system?
  6. Are there any student exchange opportunities?

Admission enquiries

  1. What is the admission requirement for Non-JUPAS applicants? / Is it necessary to have science background for admission?
  2. Do candidates who attended the interview have better chance of admission, and what is the weighting of the admission interview?
  3. Whether overseas student who does not have exam result on Chinese Language, but can speak in Cantonese, be accepted for the programme?
  4. How to apply via the Sport Scholarship Scheme?
  5. What is Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places?

Admission scores and selection criteria

  1. Will you consider students who do not put Nursing as 1st priority?
  2. What is the minimum University entrance requirement for candidates taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)?

Interview arrangements

  1. Is there an interview for Non-JUPAS students applying for the 5-year curriculum? / Is an admission interview mandatory for all Non-JUPAS applicants?
  2. When will the interview be held?
  3. Are interviews conducted in the form of individual or group interview? What kind of questions will be discussed?
  4. What languages will be used during the interview?

 

General Enquiries

  1. What is the Structure of Nursing Programme?

For admission to Year 1 in 2019/20

The Bachelor of Nursing programme comprises 44 courses undertaken over five years and prepares students for registration as general registered nurses with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong. The Programme includes six common core courses, twenty-six core courses, one Life Enrichment Learning corse, seven practicum courses, three language courses and one elective course (subject to the University's approval).

For admission to Year 3 in 2019/20 via Direct Admission Scheme (DAS)

Students will follow the BNurs curriculum for 2017/18 intake.

  1. Is there any double degree programme?

Currently we do not offer double degree programme for Nursing. However, students may wish to apply to pursue the Intercalated Programme in Master of Public Health in the 4th year of their studies.

  1. Do you focus on theory teaching or clinical practice?

Both theoretical knowledge and clinical practicum are of equal importance to our School.

  1. How many hours of clinical practicum are there for the programme?

There are 1,400 hours of clinical practicum for the 5-year BNurs Programme.

  1. In which hospitals are the clinical practicum being conducted? Are students required to follow the AM(A)/PM(P)/Night(N) shift system?

Our main teaching hospital is Queen Marry Hospital and students are required to practise as A/P shift. In Year 5, they may need to do the N shift as well.

Clinical placements will be arranged in

-Community Centres;

-Aged care Centres;

-Outpatient clinics;

-and Specialties in hospitals, including Medical and Surgical Units, Paediatrics Unit, Obstetrics Unit, Accident and Emergency Unit, Operation Theatre, and many more.

  1. Are there any student exchange opportunities?

Over the last few academic years, our students have been given opportunities to attend short term student exchange programmes in a number of renowned universities in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Sweden, Greece, Australia and USA.

Admission enquiries

  1. What is the admission requirement for Non-JUPAS applicants? / Is it necessary to have science background for admission?

Non-JUPAS Candidates (such as applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-Level, or Associate Degree and Higher Diploma in Hong Kong) shall satisfy the minimum requirement as specified in the University Entrance Requirement.

Candidates without a science background will also be considered for admission. The School will provide Life Sicence Enrichment Programme to support students without science background. Also, an Academic Advisor will be assigned to every student in order to support their study and academic planning.

  1. Do candidates who attended the interview have better chance of admission, and what is the weighting of the admission interview?

The admission interview is only one of the admission criteria. Candidates who placed our BNurs as their 1st priority would be invited to the interview on a selective basis. Both their interview scores and academic results will be taken into consideration. Candidates are also recommended to provide other source of supporting documents, such as, personal statement and referee's report for the School's reference.

  1. Whether overseas student who does not have exam result on Chinese Language, but can speak in Cantonese, be accepted for the programme?

All candidates need to satisfy the University language requirement in a language other than English in one of the following exams

Grade E or better in a language other than English at GCSE / IGCSE / GCEO / GCE AS- or A-Level

Grade C or better in a language other than English at Singapore GCE O-level

Grade E or better in a language other than English at Singapore GCE A-Level

Grade 4 or better in a language other than English at International Baccalaureate

A score of 600 or better in a language other than English in SAT Subject Test

Grade 3 or better in a language other than English in Advanced Placement Test

A score of 180 at HSK Level 3 or above

A pass in the home language in one of the national examinations

(Information from HKU Website, as of Nov 2018)

In addition to satisfying the University entrance requirements, all applicants, both local and non-local, are required to have a good working knowledge of Cantonese at the time of admission.

  1. How to apply via the Sport Scholarship Scheme?

The Sports Scholarship Scheme offers an alternative admission path to the University for outstanding young men and women whose pre-university experience includes a significant commitment to the pursuit of sporting excellence as well as to their formal academic studies. To be eligible for the Sports Scholarship Programme, applicants must have (i) satisfied the minimum University entrance requirements for the year of admission; (ii) demonstrated exceptional sporting prowess; and (iii) met the entrance requirements for the particular academic programme of study as specified by and/or modified by the relevant Faculty.

  1. What is Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places?

There are 25 places for admission to the year-3 of the Bachelor of Nursing (full-time) Programme under the Direct Admissions Scheme . If you are a graduate of a recognised full-time Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) programme of at least two years in duration from a community college in Hong Kong, we welcome your application through the Direct Admissions Scheme to Senior Year Places. Final-year students on such programmes can also apply, and admission, if applicable, will be subject to the completion of the AD or HD programme by August 2019.

Admission scores and selection criteria

  1. Will you consider students who do not put Nursing as 1st priority?

We do consider students who do not put our Nursing programme as 1st priority, but those who put us as 1st priority will be on a higher priority to the School for admission.

  1. What is the minimum University entrance requirement for candidates taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)?

The expected lower boundary for IB Diploma is 31 points out of 45 .

Interview arrangements

  1. Is there an interview for Non-JUPAS students applying for the 5-year curriculum? / Is an admission interview mandatory for all Non-JUPAS applicants?

The admission interview is only one of the admission criteria. Priority for interview will be given to Non-JUPAS applicants who placed HKU Nursing as their 1st priority.

  1. When will the interview be held?

Interviews for the Non-JUPAS applicants will be held in January to April.

  1. Are the interviews conducted in the form of individual or group interview? What kind of questions will be discussed?

Interviews will be conducted in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format, which consists of four stations. Various kinds of questions and scenarios which may or may not be relevant to the nursing profession will be discussed.

  1. What languages will be used during the interview?

The interview will be conducted in both English and Cantonese.