Hong Kong

Entry Requirements for Hong Kong


Qualifications accepted:

  • 毅進文憑 (Yi Jin Diploma)                       
  • 香港中學文憑 (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE))
  • 香港中學會考 (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE))
  • 香港高級程度會考-高級程度 (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) - Advanced Level)
  • 香港高級程度會考-高級補充程度 (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) - Advanced Supplementary Level)

Grades required:

Minimum of 3/C/70%  overall, minimum 3/C/60% in all subjects. Expect 3/C/70% in Mathematics, English and any other relevant subject to intended degree course (e.g. Physics for Engineering student).

Please also see ‘China’.

Academic IELTS for UKVI 

Minimum of 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.0 in any discipline (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening)

What is IELTS for UKVI? 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for United Kingdom Visa & Immigration (UKVI) is the ONLY language test accepted by the UK Government. 

This is to ensure that you can meet the English Language level set by Her Majesty's Government for Further Education Institutions.

Unless you are from a member country of the European Union, you will be required to take an IELTS for UKVI test to obtain your Student Visa (Tier 4 Visa). 

Read the IELTS for UKVI booklet here

Where can I take the test?

There are a restricted number of places you can take the Academic IELTS for UKVI. It is not the same as General or Academic IELTS and needs to be taken at specific locations (usually major cities). Due to the limited number of test locations and the high volume of test takers, there is often a waiting list. That's why we recommend that students who want to apply should book their test SEVERAL MONTHS in advance, wherever possible.

Find out how you can book your IELTS for UKVI test here

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