HKU-PKU Dual Degree Programme in Law


Programme Information

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 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 high schooling from a local secondary school; and
  • They must have a high proficiency in both spoken and written Chinese (Putonghua) and English.

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.  



Applicants applying the programme based on their strength of HKDSE should submit the applications through both the JUPAS admissions scheme (JUPAS Code JS6406) and this link (link here). 

Students who apply for this dual degree programme based on their strength of HKDSE results should (i) list The University of Hong Kong (HKU) LLB programme (i.e. JUPAS code JS6406) as one of the Band A choices in JUPAS, and (ii) submit their application for admission through the Faculty of Law online application system.  The online application system will close at 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) on January 31, 2022.  Late applications will not be considered. 

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, 2022.   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 this website from time to time.