Hong Kong

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RECOMMENDATION

Expect a B average, or 3.0.

GRADING SYSTEM

GRADE US Equivalent
A A
B B
C C
D D
F F
    • Degrees may be awarded with a division/classification standing: First Class; Second Class Upper; Second Class Lower; and Third Class (Pass).
    • Some degrees are given classification as “honours” degrees. “Honours,” as compared to an “ordinary” or “pass” degree, will refer more to the depth of study in a particular discipline, not quality of study.
    • Check transcripts for detailed information on grading systems used.

SUGGESTED DEGREE EQUIVALENCE:

Equivalent to US Bachelor’s:

Bachelor's Degree in: Arts & Sciences, Education, Engineering, Laws, Nursing, or Pharmacy - comparable to a bachelor's degree in the United States.

Equivalent to US Master's:

Master's degree - comparable to a master's degree in the United States.

Professional qualifications:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - comparable to a first professional degree in medicine in the United States.

OTHER INFORMATION

Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates - are offered after one year of full-time postgraduate studies. Combined with a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, would be comparable to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.