If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. See our English Proficiency page for details.
Hong Kong (HKDSE)
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
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.
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.
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.
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A grade of at least 3.5 in each:
- 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.
- 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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