We set out to recruit the very best students. The qualities we look for include academic ability but also a keen interest in the medical discipline, high ethical standards, good communication skills, leadership potential, the ability to work in a team and, importantly, a strong desire to care for people. 

We take in 235 students a year and do not set specific quotas for JUPAS and non-JUPAS places as we prefer to select those students we consider the most capable and best suited to become tomorrow's generation of new doctors.

We accept students who rank in the top 1% or higher in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or equivalent standards for other non-JUPAS categories.
The table below lists the minimum requirements of HKDSE in terms of subjects and the grade required for each respective subject to apply for the MBChB programme.
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Notes: (1) Chemistry is preferred. (2) Biology is preferred.

Taking a third elective is strongly recommended. We use the total score of all subjects (4 cores + 2 or 3 electives) to rank students. As a result, students who take 7 subjects (4 cores + 3 electives) will have an advantage over students who only take 6 subjects (4 cores + 2 electives). The conversion of examination grades to scores is as follows: 5**=7, 5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3.

It may also be beneficial to take the Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 or 2. The module contributes to the total HKDSE score if the grade in that module is better than the worst of the 7 subjects (4 cores + 3 electives). See the Admission Notes for details.  


Non-JUPAS applicants are students not applying on the basis of HKDSE. This would include graduates and those completing degrees by September, other undergraduates, and high school students applying with alternative qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate (IB), General Certificate Education Advanced Level (GCE A-level) examinations, or other results from the Australian, New Zealand, Canadian or US school systems.