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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 A/P/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 Fast Track Application? When is the deadline of application?
  6. 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?

The Bachelor of Nursing programme comprises 45 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-eight core courses, seven practicum courses, three language courses and one elective course.

  1. Is there any double degree programme?

Sorry we do not offer double degree programme for Nursing. However, students can apply to study the Intercalated Programme in Master of Public Health in the 4th year.

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

Both nursing theory and clinical practicum are of equal importance to our School.

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

There are 1400 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 A/P/N shift system?

Our main teaching hospital is QMH and students are required to practice as A/P shift. In Year 4/5, they may need to do the “N” shifts 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 different countries, such as the UK, Sweden, USA, China, Singapore and Taiwan. We will be extending our reach to Australia, South Korea and Japan in the near future.

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 of Nursing will provide Biology Enrichment course 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. All candidates who placed our BNurs as their band A choice would be invited to the interview. Both their interview scores and HKDSE result will be taken into consideration. Candidates are also recommended to provide other source of supporting documents, such as, your personal statement, 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 May 2017)

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.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 Fast Track Application? When is the deadline of application?

If you would like to receive your application results from November 2016 onwards, you may select Fast Track admission on your application and complete the online application before 12:00 noon, November 16, 2016 (Hong Kong Time).

If you are not being admitted during the Fast Track admission period, you will be considered further in the non-JUPAS Main Round. Candidates who are not admitted during the Fast Track application round would not be disadvantaged in the Main Round.

Main round deadline for non-JUPAS: Dec 30, 2016.

Main round deadline for JUPAS: Dec 1, 2016.

  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 2017.

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 minimum University entrance requirement is 30 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?

Yes. 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 and February, with supplementary rounds in April and June.

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

Multiple Mini Interview, which includes both individual and group interviews, will be conducted. 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.