What will I learn?


The School of Biomedical Sciences was formed on 1 June 2009 by the amalgamation of the 4 preclinical departments including Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry (Medicine), Pharmacology, and Physiology. We have over 50 academic and teaching staff with excellent track records in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training. Being part of the Faculty of Medicine, the School is strategically positioned to gain strong backing from the clinical departments and a close connection to the teaching hospital. Together with our strong linkage with international research institutions and the local biotechnology cluster, the School is in a position of strength to train students with a broad-based and strong foundation in biomedical sciences for the local, regional and international research, and specialists on health system policy and management.

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Programme is the first bachelor programme offered by the School of Biomedical Sciences, and has admitted its first batch of students in September 2016. On top of being broad-based, multidisciplinary, comprehensive and integrative, this Programme will best illustrate the relevance of biomedical science in the clinical, pharmaceutical and healthcare settings, with the enhancement of globalization and policy components. The curriculum is enriched with a bioethics component and courses co-taught by experts in the field or from other Departments or Schools of the Faculty. Our Programme will also differentiate itself from other local Biomedical Sciences Programme by having the Major Electives arranged into specific Concentration Areas (viz. Biomedical Research, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Health Services and Consultation), supplemented by the relevant Experiential Learning activities. Such a unique range of courses is the first of its kind to be included in a biomedical science‐based undergraduate programme in Hong Kong which offers a range of options to students who are interested in research, health policy and pharmaceutical manufacturing management, and healthcare services.

Programme Highlights

  • Integrative curriculum: Multidisciplinary and holistic experience

  • Student-centered: three Concentration Areas which allow for students’ choice
  • Practical: Experiential Learning (EL) as a mandatory requirement of each Concentration Area, broadening and enriching students’ learning experiences
  • Entrepreneurship component: to foster collaboration, entrepreneurial mindset, and to raise the awareness on the importance of accessing feasibility of ideas and translating problems into opportunities
  • E-Learning: flipped classroom and other e-learning strategies will be adopted to enrich students’ learning experiences and to foster active, life-long learners.

Programme Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, the graduates will have:

  • had a strong, broad-based foundation and advanced specialized knowledge in selected areas in biomedical sciences and research;
  • developed a broad range of skills and values, including a capacity for lifelong learning and for conducting biomedical research;
  • acquired skills to apply critical and creative thinking to analyze problems and identify ethical dilemmas relating to biomedical sciences and research, and to offer feasible solutions;
  • demonstrated good understanding of the policy issues and strategic management pertaining to public health, pharmaceutical industry, diseases and medicine;
  • equipped with practical and hands-on training and exposed to real-life scenarios through experiences in a biomedical research laboratory or within an industrial setting;
  • developed effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (US$ 18,619) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

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


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