As an aspiring medical student in Hong Kong, you have access to high-performing medical universities with world-class research, as well as the opportunity to study in one of the world’s most dynamic cities – all right on your doorstep!

Sound exciting? This section will detail all aspects of studying Medicine in Hong Kong – from studying at HKU and CUHK, to international study in the UK. Don’t forget to use the subpages to make the most of the section.

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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 46th in the QS World University Rankings (2015-16). The University of Hong Kong ranks 30th, and also holds 44th place on the Times Higher Education’s 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 require the following HKDSE results to study Medicine:

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

HKU also ask 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 4
  • Liberal Studies – Level 3
  • Mathematics Compulsory Part – Level 3

In elective subjects, CUHK requires Biology or Chemistry at Level 3, accompanied by another subject at the same level. They recommend that students take both subjects. Make sure you’re familiar with the entry requirements for your course before applying!

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