Studying medicine in Hong Kong offers a unique blend of rigorous academic training and exposure to a diverse healthcare environment. This vibrant city is home to some of the world’s leading medical schools, which combine cutting-edge research, a rich cultural setting, and advanced healthcare facilities. Here’s a look at what it means to study medicine in Hong Kong.

Where Can I Study Medicine in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong has eight public universities, and two comprehensive medical faculties in the city offering a range of medical courses (such as Nursing and Dentistry), as well as six year Medicine programmes – the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Others, such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University, offer other healthcare discipline courses including Physiotherapy, Nursing and Radiography.

The two medical faculties have world-class reputations: the Chinese University of Hong Kong ranks 47th in the QS World University. HKU is also currently ranked 4th in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, and 31st in the World University Rankings.

For more information on the range of course and the application process, you can visit our pages on HKU Medicine and CUHK Medicine.

What Are the Entry Requirements for Studying Medicine in Hong Kong?

If you’re thinking of studying Medicine in Hong Kong, entry requirements for each university and course varies, but HKU requires the following HKDSE results to study Medicine:

  • English – Level 4
  • Chinese – Level 3
  • Mathematics – Level 3
  • Liberal Studies – Level 2

HKU also asks that you attain a Level 3 in two electives, one of which must be Chemistry or Combined Science, with Chemistry as one of the components. However, HKDSE entry requirements to study Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong are slightly different:

  • Chinese – Level 3
  • English – Level 3
  • Liberal Studies (Citizenship and Social Development) – Level 2
  • Mathematics Compulsory Part – Level 2

Additionally, you are required to reach Level 3 in two elective subjects, which could include Mathematics Extended Part Module I or II if not counted as one of the core subjects​. Make sure you’re familiar with the entry requirements for your course before applying!

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