Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (BChinMed)

Hong Kong

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The award
BChinMed

How long you will study
6 years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Chinese Medicine at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (BChinMed) programme is a six-year full-time degree programme that aims to provide systematic and professional training for students to become competent Chinese medicine practitioners who are able to provide Chinese medicine healthcare services to the community, as well as to meet the challenges of the modernisation of Chinese medicine. The main features of the curriculum include:

  • Focus on Chinese-medicine teaching supplemented with biomedical-sciences knowledge
  • Frequent and early clinical training
  • Comprehensive clinical-skills training
  • Broadening students’ horizons beyond professional study
  • Arousing students’ interests in scientific research
  • Trilingual teaching medium

BChinMed students will spend their first five years on campus systematically studying a full curriculum of Chinese-medicine courses, modern biomedical-sciences courses and general-education courses. Students in the sixth year will undertake a 40-week clinical clerkship at the affiliated teaching hospital of a first-tier TCM University in mainland China.

The School is dedicated to providing early clinical contact to its students and emphasising the integration of theories and practice. Clinical attachments involve observation of out-patient practice under the supervision of teachers. Students will undertake a 4-week Junior Clerkship at HKU-Shenzhen Hospital during their fourth year. Field trips and Chinese medicine dispensary practicum will also be arranged for students to study the indigenous TCM herbs in the wild under natural conditions in mainland China and gain practical experience at Chinese medicine dispensary.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the BChinMed programme who have passed the Licensing Examination are qualified for registration as Chinese medicine practitioners with the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBChinMedHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 31, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 550-600 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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