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What will I learn?

This double degree programme enables elite students to complete 2 degrees (Bachelor of Science and Master of Research) at accelerated pace. Students can acquire professional recognition for certain Majors, be equipped for further graduate studies and learn transferrable skills with extensive subject knowledge and specialised training, to formulate solutions for challenges.

This double degree programme enables elite students to complete 2 degrees (Bachelor of Science and Master of Research) at accelerated pace.

Students can learn from Science Masters in this research-oriented programme, with ample research opportunities in our flagship Young Scientist Scheme (YSS), to enhance their scientific method and research skills.

What You’ll Study

The programme focuses on disciplinary-based intensive study. Students will take courses for both Bachelor of Science and Master of Research.

In Bachelor of Science, you can choose from 7 Intensive Majors, and take courses of university education and other elective courses.

Your choice of Intensive Majors includes Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Ecology and Biodiversity, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and Physics.

Students of 6688 Science Master Class will join Young Scientists Scheme automatically, enjoy early entry into research experiences – mentorship, research fellowships, exclusive experiential learning placements, and global exchange opportunities at respected universities like Cambridge, Stanford, and Yale.

In Master of Research, you will also take courses of research ethics and research postgraduate, and to conduct a research project.

Exciting Opportunities

Benefit from special tutorials by Grand Masters exclusive for this programme, and having Science Masters as academic advisors. Early entry to take research postgraduate courses and research project.


Career Prospects

  • The Faculty has essentially 100% employment rate (inclusive of further studies) in the past decade
  • The Programme builds a consortium of young researchers for cross fertilisation of innovative ideas and facilitates possible multidisciplinary projects
  • Our science graduates are often preferred by employers because of their numerical analytical skills and logical thinking, and knowledge of the latest developments in science and technology

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4.5 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

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

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
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education or equivalent
  • Hong Kong Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) or equivalent
  • SAT / AP: Redesigned SAT 1350; A minimum of three subjects in American College Board Advanced Placement (AP) or SAT Subject Tests, each with a score of 3 or better; or 550 or better.

Fulfill one of the following English Language Requirements:

An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module (within 2 years after the test date)

A score of 93 or better in the TOEFL internet-based test/ TOEFL iBT Home Edition, or 583 in the TOEFL paper-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test (October 2017 onwards) (within 2 years after the test date).

PTE A: A score of 64 in the Pearson Test of English Assessment (Academic).

International Baccalaureate Diploma;

GCSE / GCEO / IGCSE

(a) Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
(b) Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
(c) 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

*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