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What will I learn?

The BASc programme guides you to curate your multidisciplinary learning journey with high-quality training across the social sciences, sciences, and arts and humanities. You will develop the intellectual toolkit to integrate disciplines through case studies, capstone experiences, and interactions with thought leaders and business pioneers from multiple industries.

Programme Introduction

LEARN FUTURISTIC SKILLS TO THRIVE IN A MODERN WORLD

Take charge of your learning journey and develop the skills to emerge as an agile leader in diverse fields. This programme will empower you with social intelligence, creative problem-solving and analytical abilities, communication skills, and ethical responsibility. Over four years, you will be taught to look at the world through an interdisciplinary lens and find solutions to complex global problems.

Creating agile leaders

Learn creative leadership skills that are compatible with a vast range of fields.

Learn from the best

Study under renowned global thinkers and pioneering industry leaders.

Design your curriculum

Receive guidance to mix and match courses that keep your inspired.

What You’ll Study

Launch your studies with comprehensive training across social sciences, sciences, and arts and humanities. You will be supported to develop an intellectual toolkit to think across disciplines and extract knowledge for application in case studies, capstone experiences, and hands-on learning opportunities under global thinkers and prominent industry leaders.

Across four years, you will major in three interdisciplinary core courses jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Social Sciences; an internship; and courses within one of two pathways, including cultures/societies or physical world/biological/human sciences.

Choose a second major or combination of minors and electives across faculties, including physics, history, psychology, political science, marketing, or management.

You will also complete BASc core courses plus language and common core requirements for undergraduates.

Exciting Opportunities

In our core courses, social innovation internships, our in-house BAScLab, and other extra-curricular opportunities, you will have the chance to test your knowledge and learn what it takes to make an impact on the world.

Career Prospects

As recent years have shown us, the world is filled with uncertainty. The programme sets you up for a career with impact in your local community and beyond. Your interdisciplinary education and integrated skills will give you a competitive edge in whatever field you choose to pursue. Put your hard-earned creative and critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, communication expertise, empathy, and vocational training to work in any industry of your choosing, from government, management, and public relations to banking, public policy, and journalism. The opportunities for BASc graduates are endless and as such, our degree programme is insurance against an ever-changing world.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,29,894) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. IB score will vary according to the program selected.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 31 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 2A 1B level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language or equivalent
  • SAT Reasoning Test / ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test / Advanced Placement Test: Candidates should have completed - Redesigned SAT: 1350; SAT Subject Tests: 550 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects or equivalent

You must achieve at least one of the following English Language Requirements to be considered for admission to HKU.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

GCSE / GCEO

  • Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
  • Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
  • Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

  • Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
  • Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

SAT Reasoning Test: Sub-scores of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing in the same attempt of the SAT Reasoning Test (prior to March 2016); or Test scores of 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading in the same attempt of the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test;

IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module;

A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards).

Additional Requirements / Assessment: Creative work (fine art, writing, or other forms of creative output) in digital format submitted to the Faculty Office

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally