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What will I learn?

Our MBBS curriculum aims to produce doctors who are forward-thinking, well-informed and capable of delivering effective, humane and ethical medical care. We also prepare you to engage in lifelong learning and to have the skills necessary for postgraduate training.

Our programme also provides you with ample opportunities for personal growth that will carry you well into your later years when you will serve and excel as responsible citizens, colleagues, teachers and friends within our profession and community.

What You’ll Study

The MBBS curriculum runs for six years, or 12 semesters. During your studies, you will build on acquired knowledge, starting with pre-clinical education and advancing to clinical clerkships, where you will put your skills and understanding to work.

These goals are delivered across each of our four themes covering areas pertinent to doctoring:

  • Human Biology in Health and Disease
  • Professional Skills: Diagnostic, Problem Solving, Effective Communication and Clinical Management
  • Population Health, Health Services, Economics and Policy
  • Medical Ethics, Professional Attitudes and Behaviour

Exciting Opportunities

Early Clinical Exposure and Structured Acquisition of Clinical Interpersonal Skills

From the first semester of Year 1, you will start learning the interpersonal and clinical skills necessary for effective and compassionate care for patients.

Enrichment opportunities

Your third year of study, which we call the Enrichment Year, will give you an unprecedented opportunity to explore areas of interest to you in either medical or non-medical fields, in Hong Kong or abroad, and design your own learning program. Similarly, in Year 6, after the final examination, the four-week MBBS Elective lets you delve into a medical area of your choice.

Practicing Scientific Research

HKU actively encourages its undergraduate to undertake research. As a medical student, you will participate in Health Research Projects that lead to output in the format of a scientific journal. Your research can be clinic-based or laboratory-based research and it can either be part of a project with Faculty staff members or one that you initiate on your own.

Career Prospects

HKUMed graduates are a heterogeneous group of doctors, many of whom are now in leading positions in a variety of fields, not just medicine. Some serve the community as public hospital doctors, others run their own clinics as private practitioners. Some love clinical teaching and research and have pursued academic careers in Hong Kong or overseas, with many becoming world-renowned clinical experts and scientists.

Some have become health administrators involved in policymaking and health care planning for our community, others have made their mark in non-medical careers, such as law, business, or pharmaceutical development. Whatever path you with to take, HKUMed is here to help your dreams come true.

Which department am I in?

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

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. IB score will vary according to the program selected.

For international students

Competitive Admission Standards:

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma with 43 points out of 45 or equivalent
  • GCE A-Level / International A-Level: Candidates should present at minimum of 3A 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: 1420; SAT Subject Tests: 750 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