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Entry requirements

  • For entry onto Undergraduate courses a Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate 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 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

The University 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.

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Last updated Tuesday 11 November 2014
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