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Hong Kong

Entry requirements

  • For entry onto Undergraduate courses a Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Diploma (from a technical institute) is required.
  • The University's International Foundation Year provides a direct path to a wide range of undergraduate degrees.
  • For entry onto Postgraduate courses a Bachelor's degree is required.

If you don't meet our entry requirements, you may be considered for a Pre-Master's Programme.

Please note all applicants are considered individually and there may be alternative qualifications that are acceptable.

English language requirements

The University’s normal entry criteria apply to all international students.  For details of country-specific entry requirements please visit your home country page on our website. 

English language requirements for any degree

The University has formal requirements for all applicants.  These are normally English Language qualifications which we recognise as meeting our entry criteria.  Requirements may vary between programmes, and you are advised to check these carefully when going through course listings. 

The following table sets out the main qualifications we recognise and the levels that are normally required for admission.  It is intended as general guidance only -  the offer of a place, if it includes an English Language condition, will specify the level of English that you are required to meet. 

The University of Huddersfield is pleased to accept a Pass in all four elements at the Proficiency Level of the Ascentis Anglia ESOL Language qualification as meeting the University’s English Language requirements for students from the EU.

If you don’t yet meet these requirements, don’t worry as we also have extensive Pre-Sessional Englishand English language programmes on campus.


Standard required score


Cambridge English Advanced

Grade C

No expiry

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element.

2 years

Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE)

Listening – 51

Reading – 51

Writing – 51

Speaking - 51

2 years

GCSE or GCE ‘O’ level

Grade C

No expiry

International Baccalaureate

Must have completed the Diploma with English at Higher Level

No expiry


Applicants from any of the following Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) will normally be considered to have met our English requirements:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia                      
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados                          
  • Belize                         
  • Canada
  • Dominica                           
  • Grenada                      
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica  
  • New Zealand               
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia                            
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago          
  • United States of America

Please note that we will not normally waive the English Language requirement for speakers of other languages who have completed a programme of study taught in English in their home countries. 

Meet an official representative

Name: Freeman Wong

Title: Official Representative of the University of Huddersfield in Hong Kong


The University also works closely with the following companies that form a network of official representatives around the world. We strongly recommend that you use a representative to apply to the University.

Amber Education

Aston Education

British United Education Services

Education UK


Visits to your country

12 Aug 2015 (Wednesday)
15:00 – 17:00        
Education UK Interview Session
(Freeman and Julie)
Location: Education UK Office

13 Aug 2015 (Thursday)
14:00 – 19:00        
Education UK 2015 Aug Clearing In-House Exhibition
(Julie and Student Helper)
Location: Education UK Office

13:00 – 19:00
Amber UCAS Clearing Fair
(Tony, Freeman, Kai and Student Helper)
Location: Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel

14 Aug 2015 (Friday)
10:30 – 12:30
Meeting with HKUSPACE
(Tony, Freeman and Julie)
Location: HKUSPACE Community College (North Point Campus)

13:00 – 19:00
Amber UCAS Clearing Fair
(Tony, Freeman, Kai and Student Helper)
Location: Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel

17 Aug 2015 (Monday)
10:30 – 12:30
Meeting with Lingnan University
(Tony and Julie)
Location: Lingnan University, Tuen Mun

13:00 – 19:00
Amber UCAS Confirmation Day
(Freeman, Tony, Julie and Student Helper)
Location: Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel

18 Aug 2015 (Tuesday)
11:00 – 13:00
Meeting with AAS – Jacky Cheng (Senior Education Consultant)
(Tony and Freeman)
Location: 1501-1502, 15/F, Office Tower Two, Grand Plaza, 625 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong/

Hong Kong Student Society

Join the University's Hong Kong Student Society on Facebook.

Vivienne Lau
President, Hong Kong Student Society

Hong Kong Student Society President 2015-16 "It is a great honour and privilege to serve as the President of the Society.

"I would like to thank the University's International Office for sponsoring the Society and offering us the chance to meet new and existing members.

"As a Society we will be able to contribute to a number of events both on and off campus. We will introduce the unique culture of Hong Kong and continue to unite relations between all students.

"By holding different kinds of campaigns across to the University, we hope everyone will not only meet new friends from our society but hope you will learn different cultures from the other societies through organising the cross-society events.

"Wherever you are from, we welcome you to get involved with the Society."

Last updated Friday 7 August 2015
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