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Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited.  Possession of the minimum requirements as listed here should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission.

    1. Applicants who wish to be considered for admission to Western University on the basis of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) must submit the following:

      Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education results sent directly to Western from the Hong Kong Examinations Authority.  Certificates must be official. Photocopies are acceptable if certified by school principal, head, or counsellor. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

      Applicants may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of predicted results while in progress in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE).  Predicted HKDSE results and an academic record to date must be submitted directly to Western from the institution(s) attended.

      Applicants who wish to be considered for admission to Western University on the basis of the Senior Matriculation from Hong Kong completed prior to 2012 must submit the following to be eligible for admission consideration:

      • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and/or Advanced Supplemental (AS) Level certificates sent directly to Western from the Hong Kong Examinations Authority.  Certificates must be official. Photocopies are acceptable if certified by school principal, head, or counsellor. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

        Note:  Students who receive a “B” on final HKALE Advanced Level exams will receive transfer credit for those courses approved by the appropriate faculty.  Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for details.

        Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) results are required for additional academic record.  Photocopies are acceptable if certified by school principal, head, or counsellor.
    2. Proof of English language proficiency.  Test results must be issued directly to Western from the Examining Board.  Western's institution code is 0984.  Please review Western’s English language proficiency requirements.

    3. Refer to the chart below for program specific required and recommended courses.  Course prerequisites should be presented at the senior level:

Engineering*Foods & NutritionKinesiology*Nursing*

Required Prerequisites

• HKDSE Extended Math for Calculus and Algebra (Module 2)
• HKDSE Senior Level Chemistry
• HKSDE Senior Level Physics

Required Prerequisites

• HKSDE Senior Level Biology
• HKSDE Senior Level Chemistry
• HKSDE Senior Level Math

Required Prerequisites

• HKSDE Senior Level Biology

Required Prerequisites

• HKSDE Senior Level Biology
• HKSDE Senior Level Chemistry
• HKSDE Senior Level English
• HKSDE Senior Level Math

*Secondary School course descriptions/syllabi may be requested from applicants to certain programs/faculties at Western for assessment of prerequisite course requirements. Applicants will be notified of this requirement at the point of application review and acknowledgement by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Health SciencesManagement and Organizational StudiesMedical SciencesScience

Recommended Prerequisites

• HKDSE Senior Level Biology
• HKDSE Senior Level Math

Note: HKDSE Senior Level Biology will be a required prerequisite for admission to September 2018.

Recommended Prerequisites

• HKSDE Senior Level Math

Recommended Prerequisites

• HKSDE Senior Level Biology
• HKSDE Senior Level Calculus
• HKSDE Senior Level Chemistry 

Recommended Prerequisites

• HKSDE Senior Level Calculus

Note: First-year Biology and Chemistry requires a Senior Level Biology and Senior Level Chemistry respectively.