Thinking of studying Dentistry? The University of Hong Kong is the only university in the city that provides undergraduate and postgraduate Dentistry courses. These include the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) for undergraduates and a variety of postgraduate programmes. For aspiring dentists, HKU has a great reputation: the University was rated second in the world in the QS World University Rankings for Dentistry.
This page will guide you through the application process for studying Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong.
There is currently one undergraduate programme offered at HKU, with a range of postgraduate courses:
You can read more about each course on the HKU Dental School Courses page.
Entry requirements vary between courses at HKU, but to take the undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery course, the following subjects and grades are required:
The university also requires Level 3 or above in one of the following electives:
As with applications to Medicine, Dentistry applications should be completed using the Joint University Programme Admissions Scheme (JUPAS) by following the guide below:
If you’re planning to study undergraduate HKU Dentistry, your programme will cost HK$42,100 per academic year. More broadly, student accommodation in Hong Kong is around HK$14,000 – 28,000. Other living expenses total HK$40,000.
As with studying Medicine, there are many grants and loans available to fund your studies in Hong Kong. For students from deprived economic backgrounds, the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme is available for those studying full-time at UGC-funded institutions, like HKU. For other students, the Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme for full-time Tertiary Students also provides loans for full-time local students up to the amount of the university’s tuition fees.
The University offer little information for HKU Dentistry interviews, but they do state on their website that interviews will be carried out after the release of your HKDSE results.
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