About HKU

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction of the University is English except in the School of Chinese, where it is either Cantonese or Putonghua (Mandarin). All applicants for admission are expected to be fluent in English. Applicants for admission to higher degree studies in Chinese must also be fluent in both written and spoken Chinese. Applicants for admission may be required to sit for English language tests or examinations conducted either by the University or by a public examination authority (please refer to the section General Qualifications for Admission).