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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology (2024/25 intake onwards)

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code JS3011

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration 4 years (including 1 year with a common curriculum)

Programme Intake 63

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation Minimum of 122 credits. The number of credits required is dependent on individual HKDSE attainment.

Programme Leaders

Scheme Leader
Prof. Zhao Yanxiang

Aims and Characteristics

Scheme-based Admission

The following programmes are offered under the above Scheme

  1. BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology
  2. BSc (Hons) in Chemical Technology


  • This Scheme-based admission serves as an undeclared track offering flexible major selection. The 1st-year common curriculum allows students to identify their area(s) of interest and career aspirations. The subjects in this common curriculum provide a science foundation for the two major programmes that prepare students for the proceeding years of study.
  • The decision to admit a student to a Major will be made by the department in consideration of the student’s preference, GPA, and/or interview result. Students will be asked to rank their Major choices (in order of preference) during Semester 2 of Year One for the department’s consideration and approval.


ABCT Entry Scholarships for Outstanding HKDSE Students

The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) accords recognition to outstanding HKDSE students admitted to our undergraduate programmes via JUPAS from 2017/18 onwards. Awardees will be granted “ABCT Entry Scholarships for Outstanding HKDSE Students” (Entry Scholarships) of various amounts.

How to apply for the Entry Scholarships?

There is no need for students to apply separately for entry scholarships. The Department will identify outstanding admittees, and notify them of the award, after the commencement of the academic year.

Who is eligible?

All Year 1 students admitted to our undergraduate programmes via JUPAS will be considered for the Entry Scholarships.

Categories of Entry Scholarships

In addition to the University Academic Scholarships given to outstanding HKDSE students (please refer to Study@PolyU for eligibility), Entry Scholarships from the Department will be granted if the admittee fulfills the following categories.

Category I - Students attaining Level 5** in HKDSE subject(s)^


HKDSE Requirements

Scholarship Amount


Level 5** in 3 or more subjects

One-off scholarship of HK$25,000


Level 5** in 2 subjects

One-off scholarship of HK$20,000


Level 5** in 1 subject

One-off scholarship of HK$15,000


Category II – Students with an aggregate HKDSE score of 27 or above for the Best 5 subjects 


HKDSE Scores

Scholarship Amount


29 or above

One-off scholarship of HK$35,000



One-off scholarship of HK$30,000



One-off scholarship of HK$25,000


Students meeting the requirement for both categories will get the Entry Scholarships ONCE for whichever category of higher value, being capped at the maximum amount received by a student per academic year as stipulated by the University guideline.



^ The Extended Mathematics modules will also be taken into account for scholarship consideration.

 A student can concurrently hold more than one scholarship administered by the University in an academic year if the total value of scholarships received by him/her does not exceed his/her annual tuition fee payable plus HK$50,000 unless otherwise stipulated.


Disclaimer: ABCT reserves the right to change the terms or withdraw the above scholarship. In case of any dispute/disagreement, ABCT’s decision is final.

PolyU recognises the achievements of outstanding prospective and current students. Scholarships are offered to outstanding local and non-local students alike.


Entry Scholarship (Academic)

These scholarships are for students who have performed outstandingly at high school, before studying at PolyU. Interviews would be arranged for scholarship applicants. Applicants who wish to be considered for PolyU Entry Scholarship should fill in the scholarship application section via eAdmission. Those who are awarded the merit-based scholarships will be notified when they are offered a place at PolyU.


Amount in HKD

Amount in USD

Full Scholarship



FullTuition Waiver



Half Tuition Waiver




Entry Scholarship (Non-academic)

PolyU embraces students with special talents in Sports, Arts and Culture, Leadership and Community Services, and STEM through Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS).  The scheme serves as an alternative admission route for students whose exceptional achievements cannot be fully reflected in their academic results. Please click HERE for details.


Cultural Ambassador Scholarship

To further strengthen and enhance our diverse undergraduate student body, the Cultural Ambassador Scholarship is set up for non-local students from underrepresented nationalities. The one-off scholarship of HKD50,000 is awarded to selected students during their first year of study. Recipients are required to work together with the Global Engagement Office, reaching out further to international prospective students and parents to promote our undergraduate programmes and schemes.

Joint/ Departmental Scholarships

Joint scholarships (jointly offered by the University and the respective departments) and departmental scholarships are offered for outstanding students to apply for admission to the undergraduate programmes under the respective departments. Please click HERE for details.


Post Entry Scholarship

These scholarships are for students who are already studying at PolyU and are awarded on the basis of academic and/or non-academic achievements. These scholarships are normally awarded on academic merit and/or according to other specific conditions as stipulated by the donors. Some are specifically intended for travel so that students can broaden their professional knowledge and widen their personal horizons.
Other Scholarships and Bursaries
Most scholarship candidates are nominated by the Heads of academic departments, but some scholarships are open to competition. For details, please visit here. PolyU students can also go to 
HERE for additional information on scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance.


The Belt and Road Scholarship

The Belt and Road Scholarship is established by the HKSAR Government with a view to welcome more outstanding students from regions along the Belt and Road to pursue university studies in Hong Kong. PolyU will nominate outstanding applicants from Belt and Road regions to the HKSAR Government. Awardees would receive a scholarship to cover their tuition fees. The Scholarship is open to students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and other Belt and Road countries.

Details can be viewed HERE.


For further programme information, please contact us via email:

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