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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese (4-year Full-time / 2-year Top-up)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese (4-year Full-time / 2-year Top-up)

Tuition fees (2023/24 intake)

  • Tuition fee: HK $ 71,200 per year (2 installments)
  • Those who meet the #NMTSS qualification can receive tuition fee remission (the subsidy amount for the 2022/23 school year is HK $ 33,200 per year). For details, please visit the website of Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education for NMTSS:

  • The above tuition fee applies to the entire course (Year 1 to Year 4), only for 2023/24 intake students to apply.

    #Students who meet the NMTSS qualification can also apply for loans and assistance from the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. For details, please visit:

Basic Admission Requirements

Year-1 Entry

HKDSE Qualifications
  • Obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language; Level 2 in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and in one Elective subject or one Applied Learning subject in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) (33222); OR
Associate Degree / Higher Diploma Qualifications
  • Obtained an Associate Degree qualification in a discipline which is not relevant to the programme with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and with a GPA of 2.0 or better in Chinese and English subjects; OR
  • Successfully completed the first year of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma with Cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 ; OR
Other Qualifications
  • Obtained passes in Chinese Language and Culture and Use of English, and one additional Advanced Level (AL) subject or two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and obtained 5 passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), including English Language and Chinese Language; OR
  • Obtained International Baccalaureate (IB) with minimum of 28 points with a Grade 4 or above in English Standard Level of Syllabus (A1, A2 or B) ; OR
  • Obtained a qualification that meets the admission requirements of a degree programme outside Hong Kong, including applicants from Mainland China who should have evidence of the qualification and pass in English ; OR
  • Obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year-3 Entry (Top-Up Degree)

  • Successfully completed an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programme in relevant discipline with Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above out of 4.0 ; OR
  • Obtained an equivalent qualification.

Applicants with the above qualifications are required to have an interview.

Programme Introduction

Prof. SIN Chow Yiu - Distinguished Professor, Discipline of Language, Literature and Arts

BA, MPhil, PhD. (HKU)
Distinguished Professor, Discipline of Language, Literature and Arts

Prof. Sin has taught at HKU for over 37 years and was formerly Hon-Yin and Suet-Fong Chan Endowed Professor and Head of the School of Chinese therein. He is also Honorary Professor at the School of Chinese, HKU; Fellow, The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences; Member, Academic Consultative Committee, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica; Honorary Research Fellow, Tsinghua University; Honorary Professor, Nankai University; Visiting Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University; Honorary Professor, Northeast Normal University; and Honorary Professor, Xiangtan University.

Research interests: Chinese palaeography, Chinese phonology, excavated Chinese texts and the Zhozhuan.

Prof. TSE, Heung Wing Ricky - Dean, Faculty of Arts, Discipline Leader of Language, Literature and Arts,
    BAC Programme Leader, Professor

MPhil, PhD (HKU)
Dean, Faculty of Arts; Leader, Discipline of Language, Literature and Arts

Programme External Advisers

  • Prof. ZHAN Bohui - Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Jinan University, China
  • Prof. Yeh Kuo-Liang - Former Dean, College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan University

語言、文學及藝術系特聘教授 - 單周堯教授的話










Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:
  • Read and appreciate the wealth of Chinese literature, grooming them for an aesthetic mind, a benevolent disposition, and the proficiency to use the Chinese language with accuracy and elegance.
  • Fosters the students’ comprehensive ability to apprehend and analyse the Chinese language, characters, literature and culture.
  • Aspiring to holistic education, the programme embraces a diversified learning experience that rears students to become dignified and contributing members of the society.
  • The programme is led by Professor Sin Chow-yiu, former Head of the School of Chinese, HKU. Many of our teachers are highly-experienced and prominent scholars from HKU and CUHK.
  • It offers comprehensive coverage in both academic and application subjects, ranging from Chinese classics, classical literature, modern literature, to linguistics and professional writing. Apart from equipping students with the necessary skills for professional jobs upon graduation, the programme also builds a solid academic foundation on which students can pursue further studies.
  • Students are eligible to apply for full membership of the Chinese Language Society of Hong Kong.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese - Programme Details PDF 文件

Online Enrollment

The College reserves the right to adjust the curriculum without prior notice. Last Updated: October 2022

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