Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Admission review process

Applicants will be considered for admission on their high school transcript (including mid-year Grade 12) and your predicted HKDSE results or, if already completed, on your final HKDSE results and the graduation statement.

The minimum requirements are the four core subjects (Chinese Language, English, Mathematics and Liberal Studies), as well as two or three elective subjects from category A (academic subject) or category C (foreign languages). Subjects from category B (applied learning subjects) cannot be used for admission.


Minimum grades and prerequisites

The minimum requirements are the four core subjects (Chinese Language, English, Mathematics and Liberal Studies), as well as two or three elective subjects from category A (academic subject) or category C (foreign languages). Subjects from category B (applied learning subjects) cannot be used for admission. Predicted and final grades of 3 or better in each subject is the minimum, although most programs are more competitive and will require higher grades.

If admitted, you are expected to maintain your level of academic performance through to the completion of your pre-McGill studies.

No advanced standing (credit and/or exemption) is given for HKDSE courses.

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences


These programs are offered on the Macdonald campus

  PREREQUISITES 

All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology.

Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))

 

Architecture

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include math and physics.
  • Portfolio (Admission review takes into account the portfolio evaluation)

 

Arts

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific subject prerequisites.

 

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.)

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must normally include at least one science subject of physics, chemistry or biology.
  • Huikao exams in mathematics and two of biology, chemistry or physics.


Note: The B.A. & Sc. is a unique degree that is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.  It is rooted in both Arts and Science and carries roughly equal course weight in each faculty. It is an interdisciplinary degree intended for students who want to pursue simultaneously a Major in the Faculty of Arts and one in the Faculty of Science or one of the interfaculty programs in Cognitive Science, Environment or Sustainability, Science and Society.

 

Education

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific prerequisites except for the following programs:
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include Core Mathematics with a grade of 4 or better.
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include Core Mathematics and two of biology, chemistry or physics.
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
  • TESL applicants must also pass a language test.

Engineering

  PREREQUISITES

Bioengineering

  • Subjects must include physics and chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

 

Human Nutrition


This program is offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology

 

Kinesiology

PREREQUISITES
  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology

 

Management

PREREQUISITES
  • Core Mathematics with grade of 4 or higher

 

Music


​For information on admission requirements, see the Schulich School of Music website.

 

Nursing

PREREQUISITES

 

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

See: Arts

 

Science

  PREREQUISITES

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group

  • Subjects must include two of physics, chemistry or biology

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group

Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group

 

Social Work

PREREQUISITES
  • Not eligible for direct admission

 

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