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What will I learn?

The BDS programme is the only programme of its kind in Hong Kong and was ranked the third-best in dental education globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. Earn your degree over six years of theoretical and hands-on learning in dentistry and general medicine at medical institutions across the city.

PURSUE A CAREER IN DENTISTRY

The integrated Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) curriculum adopts a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to educate oral healthcare providers within a Hong Kong context. Earn your hands-on education at the only dental teaching hospital in the city as well as in dental clinics and other medical and surgical settings throughout Hong Kong.

Leader in dentistry

Study at the world’s 3rd best dental school, and the only one in Hong Kong.

(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)

Choose your path

Open the door to diverse career opportunities or pursue further studies or research.

What You’ll Study

You will spend the majority of your time at the Prince Phillip Dental Hospital, the only dental teaching hospital in Hong Kong. Further enrich your practical learning experiences with added classes in the LKS Faculty of Medicine’s general medicine and surgical wards and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at the Queen Mary Hospital. You will also receive hands-on training in dental clinics and at other oral health educational settings across Hong Kong.

Professional Recognition

The programme is recognised by the Dental Council of Hong Kong (DCHK) and has been accredited by section 8(1)b of the Dentists Registration Ordinance in Hong Kong.

Career Prospects

Your BDS degree will open the door to diverse employment opportunities, from private practice and hospital dentistry to pursuing further studies, postgraduate specialities, or teaching and research positions.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (6 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.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 41 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 2A 1A 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: 1400; SAT Subject Tests: 700 in each of the 3 subjects; AP Exams: Level 4 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.

*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