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BSc Biological Sciences

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理學士(生物科學)
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Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1701A

Indicative Intake Target

28 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries) 

Normal Duration of Programme
3 Years (For Advanced Standing I Entry)
Programme Leader
Prof. Kingston MAK

PhD (HKU)

Why BSc Biological Sciences?

Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of biology to explore the mysteries of life and discover the building blocks of living organisms? Bachelor of Biological Sciences is the perfect fit for you!

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Advanced Standing I

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in January 2014 to develop strategic growth areas in the life sciences. It has the aim of becoming a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on life and biomedical science. The Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers two undergraduate majors, MSc in Health Sciences and Management, and MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:

  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences
Our Target

The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on scientific research, educational, professional or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, microbiology and neurobiology. The programme presents an in-depth study of biomedical and life sciences, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics, cellular & molecular biology and immunology. With the two tailor-made practical courses as well as opportunities in research rotations and projects, students will gain a thorough understanding of how science is done with advanced technologies including omics & genome editing and state-of-the-art equipment in our research laboratories. It also nurtures students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research training and undertaking a broad range of science-based careers.

Start Your Career Here

Career Prospects

Medical and Health Services

  • Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries
  • Medical devices sector in the health industry
  • Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Education and Research

  • Professors/lecturers in universities
  • Principle investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes
  • Scientists/researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech R&D industries 

Management and Consultant

  • Product marketing and sales
  • Consultancy services
  • Laboratory management
  • Clinical trials management

Government

  • Environmental Protection Department
  • Department of Food and Health
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Others

  • Patent law firm
  • Public health
  • Journalism
     
Student Exchange/Internship

•To provide research opportunities for our undergraduates in research rotation courses in the department. 
•To provide a variety of local or abroad summer research internships & exchange opportunities
•To provide semester or year-long abroad exchange.

Useful Links

Department of Biomedical Sciences  
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences 
Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.) 
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents
CityU Talents Programme 

Did You Know?

Resources and Facilities

You’ll work alongside excellent professors and researchers to acquire a variety of knowledge covering different areas of biology, life sciences and biomedical sciences.  You'll also engage in dynamic classroom discussions and participate in lab practicals that will help you develop a deep understanding of the subject.  Our programmes also offer a unique blend of theoretical and practical training, designed to prepare you for a career in the ever-evolving field of biomedical sciences. Our top-notch faculty and scientists with excellent research achievements will provide supervision to you for conducting cutting-edge research or project study at our state-of-the-art laboratories including electrophysiology and in vivo imaging, and anatomical, genetic, molecular and cellular tools to address challenges in the biomedical sciences.

Programme Video
Programme Leaflet
Programme Poster
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Phone and Email
Contact Value

+852 3442 4707
bms.ug@cityu.edu.hk

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Why Biological Sciences (Advanced Standing I)?
Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of biology to explore the mysteries of life and discover the building blocks of living organisms? Bachelor of Biological Sciences is the perfect fit for you!
The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on scientific research, educational, professional or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, microbiology and neurobiology. The programme presents an in-depth study of biomedical and life sciences, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics, cellular & molecular biology and immunology. With the two tailor-made practical courses as well as opportunities in research rotations and projects, students will gain a thorough understanding of how science is done with advanced technologies including omics & genome editing and state-of-the-art equipment in our research laboratories. It also nurtures students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research training and undertaking a broad range of science-based careers.
 

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Biological Sciences

BSc Biomedical Sciences

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理學士(生物醫學)
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Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1807 (JS1807)

Indicative Intake Target

28(For First-Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
Programme Leader
Prof Gigi LO

PhD (CUHK)

Why BSc Biomedical Sciences?

If you’re more interested in discovering mysteries of human body and exploring new ways to fight diseases, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences would be a good choice for you. 

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Citizenship and Social Development

Elective SubjectsNotes

Elective 1

Elective 2

JS1807 BSc Biomedical Sciences

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Attained

Level 3 in Biology or Chemistry

Level 3 in one elective subject from:

  • Biology
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • M1/M2
  • Physics

OR

​Attained with Distinction II in ApL 'Medical Laboratory Science'

Notes: 
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.

- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission (programme code: 1807), you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in January 2014 to develop strategic growth areas in the life sciences. It has the aim of becoming a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on life and biomedical science. The Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers two undergraduate majors, MSc in Health Sciences and Management, and MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment..

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:

•    BSc Biological Sciences
•    BSc Biomedical Sciences

Our Target

The Biomedical Sciences major emphasizes the integration of basic fundamental knowledge in biomedical sciences with investigative skills and state-of-the-art technologies to enable students to understand the causes and diagnoses and treatments of human disorders and diseases. The programme is designed to prepare graduates for employment in medical & diagnostic laboratories, medical device & biotech/pharmaceutical industries and research. Our unique industry-informed curriculum provides students with extensive exposure to medical laboratory technology, modern biotechnology, and medical lab/industrial training opportunities through our strategic partnership with the healthcare and medical laboratory sectors as well as biotech & pharmaceutical industries.

Start Your Career Here

Career Prospects

Medical and Health Services

Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries

Medical devices sector in the health industry

Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Education and Research

Professors/lecturers in universities

Principle investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes

Scientists/researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech R&D industries

Management and Consultant

Product marketing and sales

Consultancy servicesLaboratory management

Clinical trials management

Government

Environmental Protection Department

Department of Food and Health

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Others

Patent law firm

Public health

Journalism

Student Exchange / Internship

Clinical/Industrial Attachments and Study Trips

Our undergraduate programme is dedicated not only to disseminating knowledge to students, but also to providing opportunities and experience in the real-world environment, including practical sessions, clinical/industrial attachments and study trips. Students will be able to develop and apply their knowledge and receive insights on industry skills from experts in the field.

Did You Know?

Resources and Facilities

You’ll work alongside excellent professors and researchers to acquire a variety of knowledge covering different areas of biology, life sciences and biomedical sciences.  You'll also engage in dynamic classroom discussions and participate in lab practicals that will help you develop a deep understanding of the subject.  Our programmes also offer a unique blend of theoretical and practical training, designed to prepare you for a career in the ever-evolving field of biomedical sciences. Our top-notch faculty and scientists with excellent research achievements will provide supervision to you for conducting cutting-edge research or project study at our state-of-the-art laboratories including electrophysiology and in vivo imaging, and anatomical, genetic, molecular and cellular tools to address challenges in the biomedical sciences.

Useful Links
Programme Video
Programme Leaflet
Programme Poster
Contact Type
Phone & Email
Contact Value

+852 3442 4707 

bms.ug@cityu.edu.hk 

Admission Year
Programe A-Z
Description (For Search Result Only)

If you’re more interested in discovering mysteries of human body and exploring new ways to fight diseases, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences would be a good choice for you. 

Title (For sorting)
Biomedical Sciences
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Elective)
Programme Calculation Method
3 Core + 2 Elective Subjects
Late Application (Deadline applicable to all types)
Off
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Core)
Maths Core / M1 / M2 Calculation as one Subject
No

BSc Biological Sciences

Subtitle
理學士(生物科學)
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Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1806 (JS1806)

Indicative Intake Target

28(For First-Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
Programme Leader
Prof Kingston MAK

PhD (HKU)

Why BSc Biological Sciences?

Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of biology to explore the mysteries of life and discover the building blocks of living organisms? Bachelor of Biological Sciences is the perfect fit for you!
 

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Citizenship and Social Development

Elective SubjectsNotes

Elective 1

Elective 2

JS1806 BSc Biological Sciences

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Attained

Level 3 in Biology or Chemistry

Level 3 in one elective subject from:

  • Biology
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • M1/M2
  • Physics

OR

​Attained with Distinction II in ApL 'Medical Laboratory Science'

Notes: 
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.

- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission (programme code: 1806, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue.(Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in January 2014 to develop strategic growth areas in the life sciences. It has the aim of becoming a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on life and biomedical science. The Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers two undergraduate majors, MSc in Health Sciences and Management, and MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:

BSc Biological Sciences

BSc Biomedical Sciences

Our Target

The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on scientific research, educational, professional or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, microbiology and neurobiology. The programme presents an in-depth study of biomedical and life sciences, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics, cellular & molecular biology and immunology. With the two tailor-made practical courses as well as opportunities in research rotations and projects, students will gain a thorough understanding of how science is done with advanced technologies including omics & genome editing and state-of-the-art equipment in our research laboratories. It also nurtures students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research training and undertaking a broad range of science-based careers.

Start Your Career Here

Career Prospects

Medical and Health Services

Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries

Medical devices sector in the health industry

Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Education and Research

Professors/lecturers in universities

Principle investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes

Scientists/researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech R&D industries

Management and Consultant

Product marketing and sales

Consultancy servicesLaboratory management

Clinical trials management

Government

Environmental Protection Department

Department of Food and Health

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Others

Patent law firmPublic healthJournalism

Student Exchange / Internship
  • To provide research opportunities for our undergraduates in research rotation courses in the department.
  • To provide a variety of local or abroad summer research internships & exchange opportunities
  • To provide semester or year-long abroad exchange.
Did You Know?

Resources and Facilities

You’ll work alongside excellent professors and researchers to acquire a variety of knowledge covering different areas of biology, life sciences and biomedical sciences.  You'll also engage in dynamic classroom discussions and participate in lab practicals that will help you develop a deep understanding of the subject.  Our programmes also offer a unique blend of theoretical and practical training, designed to prepare you for a career in the ever-evolving field of biomedical sciences. Our top-notch faculty and scientists with excellent research achievements will provide supervision to you for conducting cutting-edge research or project study at our state-of-the-art laboratories including electrophysiology and in vivo imaging, and anatomical, genetic, molecular and cellular tools to address challenges in the biomedical sciences.

Programme Video
Programme Leaflet
Programme Poster
Contact Type
Phone & Email
Contact Value
+852 3442 4707 
Admission Year
Programe A-Z
Description (For Search Result Only)

Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of biology to explore the mysteries of life and discover the building blocks of living organisms? Bachelor of Biological Sciences is the perfect fit for you!

Title (For sorting)
Biological Sciences
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Elective)
Programme Calculation Method
3 Core + 2 Elective Subjects
Late Application (Deadline applicable to all types)
Off
Interview Arrangement - Direct Yr1

-

Minimum Entrance Requirement (Core)
Maths Core / M1 / M2 Calculation as one Subject
No
Late Application (Non-JUPAS Year 1 Admission)
Off
Late Application (Non-JUPAS Senior Year Admission)
Off
Late Application (International Admission)
Off
Late Application (Mainland Non-Gaokao Admission)
Off

Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)

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生物醫學系 [選項: 理學士(生物科學)、理學士(生物醫學)]
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Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1805 (JS1805)

Indicative Intake Target

24(For First-Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
Programme Leader, BSc Biological Sciences
Prof Kingston MAK

PhD (HKU)

Programme Leader,BSc Biomedical Sciences
Prof Gigi LO

PhD (CUHK)

Why Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)?

Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of biology to explore the mysteries of life and discover the building blocks of living organisms? Bachelor of Biological Sciences is the perfect fit for you!

If you’re more interested in discovering mysteries of human body and exploring new ways to fight diseases, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences would be a good choice for you. 

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Citizenship and Social Development

Elective SubjectsNotes

Elective 1

Elective 2

JS1805

Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Attained

Level 3 in Biology or Chemistry

Level 3 in one elective subject from:

  • Biology
  • Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • M1/M2
  • Physics

OR

​Attained with Distinction II in ApL 'Medical Laboratory Science'

Notes: 
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.

- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission (programme code: 1805), you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Admission Arrangements

Applicants of this programme (admission code: 1805 and JS1805) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Students will enter a major (current major options: Biological Sciences; Biomedical Sciences) after one year of study (Semester A & Semester B of the first year study). The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

# based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses

Applicants eligible for advanced standing entry may submit an application to the following programme:

  • BSc Biological Sciences (admission code: 1701A)


Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Curriculum Structure

For details about the curriculum structure of the programme, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in January 2014 to develop strategic growth areas in the life sciences. It has the aim of becoming a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on life and biomedical science. The Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers two undergraduate majors, MSc in Health Sciences and Management, and MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:

•    BSc Biological Sciences
•    BSc Biomedical Sciences

Our Target

The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on scientific research, educational, professional or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, microbiology and neurobiology. The programme presents an in-depth study of biomedical and life sciences, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics, cellular & molecular biology and immunology. With the two tailor-made practical courses as well as opportunities in research rotations and projects, students will gain a thorough understanding of how science is done with advanced technologies including omics & genome editing and state-of-the-art equipment in our research laboratories. It also nurtures students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research training and undertaking a broad range of science-based careers.

The Biomedical Sciences major emphasizes the integration of basic fundamental knowledge in biomedical sciences with investigative skills and state-of-the-art technologies to enable students to understand the causes and diagnoses and treatments of human disorders and diseases. The programme is designed to prepare graduates for employment in medical & diagnostic laboratories, medical device & biotech/pharmaceutical industries and research. Our unique industry-informed curriculum provides students with extensive exposure to medical laboratory technology, modern biotechnology, and medical lab/industrial training opportunities through our strategic partnership with the healthcare and medical laboratory sectors as well as biotech & pharmaceutical industries.

Student Exchange / Internship

Clinical/Industrial Attachments and Study Trips

Our undergraduate programme is dedicated not only to disseminating knowledge to students, but also to providing opportunities and experience in the real-world environment, including practical sessions, clinical/industrial attachments, internship scheme, student exchange programmes and study trips. Students will be able to develop and apply their knowledge and receive insights on industry skills from experts in the field.

Start Your Career Here

Career Prospects

Medical and Health Services

Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries

Medical devices sector in the health industry

Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Education and Research

Professors/lecturers in universities

Principle investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes

Scientists/researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech R&D industries

Management and Consultant

Product marketing and sales

Consultancy servicesLaboratory management

Clinical trials management

Government

Environmental Protection Department

Department of Food and Health

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Others

Patent law firm

Public health

Journalism

Did You Know?

Resources and Facilities

You’ll work alongside excellent professors and researchers to acquire a variety of knowledge covering different areas of biology, life sciences and biomedical sciences.  You'll also engage in dynamic classroom discussions and participate in lab practicals that will help you develop a deep understanding of the subject.  Our programmes also offer a unique blend of theoretical and practical training, designed to prepare you for a career in the ever-evolving field of biomedical sciences. Our top-notch faculty and scientists with excellent research achievements will provide supervision to you for conducting cutting-edge research or project study at our state-of-the-art laboratories including electrophysiology and in vivo imaging, and anatomical, genetic, molecular and cellular tools to address challenges in the biomedical sciences.

Programme Video
Programme Leaflet
Programme Poster
Contact Type
Phone & Email
Contact Value

+852 3442 4707
bms.ug@cityu.edu.hk

Admission Year
Programe A-Z
Title (For sorting)
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Elective)
Programme Calculation Method
3 Core + 2 Elective Subjects
Late Application (Deadline applicable to all types)
Off
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Core)
Maths Core / M1 / M2 Calculation as one Subject
No

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

Subtitle
獸醫學學士
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Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1801 (JS1801)

Indicative Intake Target

30 (For First Year Entry)

Normal Duration of Programme
6 years
Admissions Tutor
Prof. Stefan HOBI
Why Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine?

The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences offers a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) programme modelled on the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programme of Cornell University.  

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is engaged in a process with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC, https://avbc.asn.au/veterinary-education) to gain international accreditation for the BVM programme. The programme was granted “Provisional Accreditation” by AVBC after admission of the first cohort of BVM students in September 2017. This accreditation status is ongoing subject to further yearly assessments by the AVBC. The BVM programme will be eligible to be assessed for full accreditation in 2023, when the leading cohort graduates.

CityU is also engaged with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS, https://www.rcvs.org.uk/setting-standards/accrediting-primary-qualifications/accrediting-veterinary-degrees) in a process to achieve RCVS accreditation for the BVM programme, and a full assessment by RCVS will be undertaken, also in 2023 when the leading cohort graduates.

Our vision is to become a centre of excellence in veterinary medicine and life sciences education and research, and to be one of the 20 leading veterinary schools in the world within the next 20 years. Our BVM programme caters for the needs of the region, with particular emphasis on animal welfare, aquatic animal health, emerging infectious diseases, and food safety.

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

Academic Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following BVM-specific entrance requirements to be considered for admission.

QualificationsMinimum Entrance Requirements

JUPAS – HKDSE

JS1801 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

•  Level 5 or above in English Language;
•  Level 3 or above in Chinese Language;
•  Level 3 or above in Mathematics;
•  Attained in Citizenship and Social Development;
•  Level 3 or above in Biology; and
•  Level 3 or above in Chemistry

 

Non-Academic Criteria

i) Applicants are requested to provide a Letter of Accomplishment demonstrating completion of a total of two weeks of relevant work experience and animal handling experience at a veterinary clinic or other animal care organisation (such as animal shelter, zoo or farm).
ii) Applicants are requested to submit an Applicant Statement of 800 words describing their interests in animals and the veterinary profession, reflection on their relevant (volunteer) work experience, personal achievements, and aspirations for studying veterinary medicine.
iii) The Letter of Accomplishment and Applicant Statement have to be submitted to the College 3 days before the selection interview.

Assessment of Applications and Competitive Scores

The JUPAS admission score is calculated based on the best six subjects (which must include English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry).

In previous years, successful applicants had typically achieved HKDSE scores of 32 or higher. As competition varies from year to year, this information serves only as a reference.

Click here for more information about the entrance requirements.

Selection Process

Academic Score:
Applicants will be shortlisted based on their Academic Score.
This is calculated from their final HKDSE results for the pre-requisite subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry).

Interview:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview. The interview is intended to explore the applicant’s motivation for studying veterinary medicine at CityU.

Admission Score:
Applicants are ranked based on their combined academic and interview performance and offers will be made to the highest-ranked applicants until the intake quota is filled.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Academic Requirements

In addition to the University's General Entrance Requirements, applicants must satisfy the following BVM-specific entrance requirements to be considered for admission.

Excellent grades in English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry in GCE, IB or equivalent are required.

GCE  

  • Grade C in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at GCE A-level (or A2) or International A-level; and
  • Grade 6 (Grade B in old GCSE) in GCSE/GCEOL English Language or English Literature; or
  • Grade 6 (Grade B in old IGCSE) in IGCSE English First Language, English Language or English Literature; or
  • Grade 7 (Grade A in old IGCSE) in IGCSE English as a Second Language.
IB
  • Grade 5 in English HL or Grade 6 in English SL; and
  • Grade 4 in Mathematics HL or Grade 5 in Mathematics SL; and
  • Grade 4 in Biology HL and Chemistry HL.

For English, Group 1 ‘Language A: Literature’ or ‘Language A: Language and Literature’, or Group 2 ‘Language B’ are acceptable but not Group 2 ‘Language ab initio’.

For Mathematics, both Analysis and Approaches (AA) and Applications and Interpretation (AI) are acceptable.

An alternative to GCE/GCSE English or IB English is a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test) or an overall IELTS score of 7.

Mainland Chinese National University Entrance Examination (NUEE) applicants are required to select the natural-science-oriented area (理科倾向) of the Gaokao exam, and must reach the Band 11 cut-off line with English score of 135 (out of 150) or above in Gaokao.

Other international qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications from graduates and current students of a degree programme at a local or overseas university will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate competencies in English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry to levels equivalent to those specified above.

Non-Academic Criteria

i) Applicants are requested to provide a Letter of Accomplishment demonstrating completion of a total of two weeks of relevant work experience and animal handling experience at a veterinary clinic or other animal care organisation (such as animal shelter, zoo or farm).
ii) Applicants are requested to submit an Applicant Statement of 800 words describing their interests in animals and the veterinary profession, reflection on their relevant (volunteer) work experience, personal achievements, and aspirations for studying veterinary medicine.

Competitive Scores

As competition varies from year to year, the competitive scores of previous years as tabulated below serve only as a reference. Consideration will also be given to other factors, such as the applicant statement and English proficiency.

 Indicative scores / grades
IB≥ 40
GCE - AL/IALThree Grade A or above in the pre-requisite subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry)

For the admission timeline of the BVM programme, click here.

Selection Process

Academic Score:
Applicants will be shortlisted based on their Academic Score.
This is calculated from the latest academic results for the pre-requisite subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry) available at the time of the application. These are predicted scores for final-year secondary school applicants. For tertiary student applicants, it would be the latest overall grade point average (GPA) available at the time of application, also taking into consideration whether or not their degree course is related to veterinary medicine. Priority will be given to applicants transferring from veterinary or closely veterinary-related courses (such as medicine or animal science).

Interview:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview. The interview is intended to explore the applicant’s motivation for studying veterinary medicine at CityU.

Admission Score:
Applicants are ranked based on their combined academic and interview performance and offers will be made to the highest-ranked applicants until the intake quota is filled.

Curriculum Strucutre

The BVM is a six-year programme jointly developed with our partner, the College of Veterinary Medicine of Cornell University. It is designed to train professionally competent veterinarians in accordance with the international accreditation standards of the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Upon graduation, students will have fulfilled the Day One Competences of the AVBC, RCVS and OIE and will be confident and competent to practice.

The first two years of the programme focus on biomedical and pre-clinical disciplines that will equip students with the knowledge and understanding required to embark on the para-clinical and clinical curriculum taught in Years Three to Six of the BVM.

During Years One and Two, students will become confident in understanding and assessing the normal behaviour of a range of different species and in handling them for health assessments and clinical examinations. Years Three and Four incorporate problem-based learning to deliver key para-clinical courses, including the Animal Body, Function and Dysfunction and Host, Agent and Defence. In Years Five and Six, students learn about diseases and preventive health care of a wide range of animal species, apply evidence-based medicine skills to conduct research and apply and practise their clinical skills in a variety of different settings, e.g., clinical practices as well as abattoirs, laboratories, or government veterinary services.

The six-year curriculum emphasises both clinical practice and the science that underlies it, ensuring that BVM students develop into well-rounded veterinarians omnicompetent to provide veterinary care to multiple animal species, including companion animals (cats, dogs, horses), exotics and wildlife, marine and freshwater species and livestock.

The four BVM themes, comprising animal welfare, aquatic animal health, emerging infectious diseases, and food safety, are introduced from Day 1 of the BVM programme.

The completion of some curriculum components may require students to spend time at facilities outside of Hong Kong, including mainland China.

For more information about the BVM (including more details about courses and workload), click here or visit the BVM website.

Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences offers a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) programme modelled on the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programme of Cornell University.  

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is engaged in a process with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC, https://avbc.asn.au/veterinary-education) to gain international accreditation for the BVM programme. The programme was granted “Provisional Accreditation” by AVBC after admission of the first cohort of BVM students in September 2017. This accreditation status is ongoing subject to further yearly assessments by the AVBC. The BVM programme will be eligible to be assessed for full accreditation in 2023 when the leading cohort graduates.

CityU is also engaged with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS, https://www.rcvs.org.uk/setting-standards/accrediting-primary-qualifications/accrediting-veterinary-degrees) in a process to achieve RCVS accreditation for the BVM programme, and a full assessment by RCVS will be undertaken, also in 2023 when the leading cohort graduates.

Our vision is to become a centre of excellence in veterinary medicine and life sciences education and research and to be one of the 20 leading veterinary schools in the world within the next 20 years. Our BVM programme caters for the needs of the region, with particular emphasis on animal welfare, aquatic animal health, emerging infectious diseases, and food safety.

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