Hong Kong (HKDSE)

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General Requirements for all Programs

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) is required for admission to all programs. If you have completed more than 18 credit units of transferable credit units from an accredited post-secondary institution, your admission will be based on your post-secondary studies

Early Admission

You may apply for admission in the year you will graduate if you submit your transcript from the previous year and a list of courses you are currently completing. Conditional admission may be granted in these circumstances.

Transfer Credit

The University of Saskatchewan considers courses from accredited institutions around the world for transfer credit. Generally, credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis for courses equivalent to those taught at the University of Saskatchewan. When you apply for admission we will review all education history for admission and transfer credit. Your year of study and program requirements are determined by each college.

College-Specific Requirements

In addition to the general requirement, you must present required subjects and have achieved a competitive average for your college of choice.

A 5-subject admission average is calculated for each applicant based on the following criteria:

  • Chinese Language or Chinese Literature
  • Mathematics (Compulsory)

Plus a combination of:

  • Maximum 2 from Personal, Social & Humanities Education or English Language Education or Other Language subjects
  • Maximum 2 from Science Education or Mathematics (Extended) subjects
  • Maximum 1 from Arts Education subjects

Please Note:  All transcripts are reviewed on a case by case basis.  Grades listed below are a guideline for admission.

CollegeRequired SubjectsCompetitive Average Requirements
Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management
  • Diploma in Agronomy
  • Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
3.5
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
  • Diploma in Agribusiness
  • Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • Biology, Chemistry or Physics
3.5
Arts and Science
    Certain university courses have prerequisites required prior to registration.
    • 3.5
    • B.Mus. program requires an interview
    Edwards School of Business
      • Mathematics (Compulsory)
      Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average. The number of students to be admitted will be determined in February 2016. 
      Engineering

        A grade of at least 3.5 in each:

        • Mathematics (Compulsory)
        • Mathematics (Extended)
        • Chemistry
        • Physics
        Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average. The number of students to be admitted will be determined in February 2016. 
        Kinesiology
          • Mathematics (Compulsory)
          • Biology
          • Chemistry or Physics
          Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average and the top 100 students will be offered admission. 
          1. You may be admitted to some programs with a deficiency. Acceptable subjects to the University of Saskatchewan in Category A include: Chinese Literature, Literature in English, Chinese History, Economics, Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information and Communication Technology, Music, Visual Arts. Physical Education can only be used if applying to the College of Kinesiology. Category B subjects are not used for admission purposes.
          2. Admission averages shown here correspond to an approximate conversion to HKDSE grading scale. The competitive averages should be used as a guideline, and do not guarantee admission.
            The University of Saskatchewan reserves the right to make changes to admissions policies without notice.

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