HKU-PKU Dual Degree Programme in Law
Students who wish to apply for the admission to the HKU-PKU Dual Degree Programme in Law (the Programme) are required to submit an application for admission in 2023:
(i) via JUPAS and have listed The University of Hong Kong (HKU) LLB programme (i.e. JUPAS Code JS6406) as one of the Band A choices; or
(ii) via Non-JUPAS application system and have listed The University of Hong Kong (HKU) LLB programme (i.e. Non-JUPAS code 6406) as the first choice.
This dual degree of Bachelor of Laws at HKU and of Bachelor of Laws at PKU shall normally require ten semesters of full-time study, i.e. five years of study. HKU admitted students in this dual degree programme will spend the first two and a half years at HKU and a further two and a half years at PKU. Upon successful completion of the whole programme at both HKU & PKU, candidates will obtain an LLB degree from respective institutions, i.e. HKU LLB (common law jurisdiction) and PKU LLB (civil law jurisdiction).
Students admitted by HKU shall follow the following syllabus:
First Year (66 credits)
48 credits in Professional law courses
12 credits in language
6 credits in Common Core course
Second Year (72 credits)
66 credits in Professional law courses
6 credits in Common Core course
Third Year (first semester) (36 credits)
36 credits in disciplinary electives
Third Year (second semester), Fourth and Fifth year (at PKU)
- Common and Foundational Courses: 38 credits
– University-wide Compulsory Common Education Courses: 18 credits
– Disciplinary Foundational Courses: 20 credits
- Disciplinary Compulsory courses: 38 credits
- Disciplinary Elective courses: 15 credits
- Graduation Internship: 2 credits
- Graduation Dissertation: 3 credits
This dual degree programme looks for high-quality applicants from either Hong Kong or Mainland China for admission. Eligible Hong Kong applicants should submit their application via HKU Law, whereas mainland students sitting for GaoKao should apply this programme via PKU Law.
To admit into this dual degree programme, local applicants must satisfy ALL of the following criteria:
- They must hold a valid Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents (Home Return Permit) and are not a student from Macau;
- They must complete senior high schooling in Hong Kong; and
- They must have a high proficiency in both spoken and written Chinese (Putonghua) and English.
JUPAS applicants applying the programme based on the strength of HKDSE should submit their application through the JUPAS admissions scheme (JUPAS Code JS6406) and apply separately through the Faculty of Law online application system.
Non-JUPAS applicants applying the programme based on recognized examinations other than GaoKao should submit their application through HKU non-JUPAS admissions scheme (Non-JUPAS code 6406).
There is no separate JUPAS or non-JUPAS code for the HKU-PKU Dual Degree Programme in Law.
Those applicants who have applied for this Programme and for the HKULLB programme will be considered for both programmes.
In view of a small annual intake for each university, admission to this rigorous, challenging and demanding programme will be highly selective. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the admission interview in late March / early April based on their academic standards and submitted personal statements, and priorities will be given to applicants who have placed HKU LLB programme as their Band A choices in the JUPAS application system after the application deadline in December, or as the first choice in the non-JUPAS application system.
JUPAS applicants are required to submit a separate Faculty of Law online application form through its online application system after having submitted the JUPAS application.
Non-JUPAS applicants are required to indicate their choice for this Programme in the section provided in the HKU non-JUPAS application form before submitting the completed form.
The online application system for JUPAS applicants will close at 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) on January 31, 2023.
Late applications will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview by the Panel comprising HKU Law and PKU Law members.
To facilitate the consideration of the application, applicants will be required to submit academic reference and predicted grades to by 23:59 (Hong Kong time) on February 15, 2023, at the latest. All correspondence from applicants regarding the Programme should state the applicant’s full name and JUPAS application number for easy reference.
All information regarding this Dual Degree is subject to change without prior notice. Please check the website for this Programme from time to time.