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Admission Requirements Of Universities In Hong Kong

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The universities in Hong Kong have maintained a high quality of education through the rigorous process of admissions, international standard curriculum design, highly qualified staff, and regular improvement in the academic structure of study programs.

Hong Kong’s education system is well organized and administrated ensuring the standards are never compromised and match up high profile international universities. Besides, top-class education attainment, you will be exposed to career opportunities as Hong Kong is the center of multinational companies and start-ups.

If you get to do internships and traineeships through your university’s organized study programs, it will open a multitude of career opportunities for you all around the globe.

The admission procedure in the universities of Hong Kong is explained in the following guide:


Choosing The Most Suitable Study Program

The prime focus while choosing a study program must be your passion and career goal. Choose that set of subjects and majors which interest you the most and about which you are passionate and the success part will eventually follow. In process of comparing which study program can be best for you in the future consider the following factors before finalizing:

  • The study program you choose must enhance your existing qualification and skills.

  • Does the curriculum of your study program include subjects of your interest?

  • Career scope and employment opportunities related to your study program.

  • Every study program has many specialization options such as you can do civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, etc, so search thoroughly and pay attention to details before committing to one.

  • Do you meet entry requirements? so shortlist at least three study programs and send an application for all three so that you can get admission to one of them.


Choose The Best University In Hong Kong For Pursuing Your Degree

Hong Kong is home to many worlds high-ranking institutions which own global recognition and prestige. The Universities of Hong Kong have set their main priority to be the high quality of education and enhancement of skills.

Moreover, the tuition fee is considerably packaged for nonlocal students to ensure more enrollments. So about the quality of education in Hong Kong, you don’t need to be concerned, although you must consider the following factors to pick one university to pursue your study program in Hong Kong:

  • Affordability of fee

  • Admission requirements

  • Location of University’s Campus

  • On-Campus Residence Facility

  • University’s global ranking


Admission Requirements  


Academic Requirements:

The academic requirements for admissions to universities in Hong Kong will mainly be dependent on the study program you choose and the university you choose.

For every study program, there will be subject-wise grade requirements which will be demonstrated to you in detail while you submit your application for admission.

The general academic requirements including minimum grades for undergraduate and postgraduate courses are as follows:


For Under Graduate Study Progra

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate

  • Entrance examinations such as SAT Reasoning Test/ACT/Advanced Placement Test, GMAT, and GRE will be taken (it depends on the university’s requirements)

  • Interview

  • Language proficiency requirements.


For Admission To Post Graduate Study Program

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate 

  • Bachelor’s Honors Degree with no failed subject and good CGPA and at least 30 credit units

  • Interview

  • The entrance examination depends on the university’s requirements

  • Work experience

  • Research proposal if applying for Master (research course)

  • Language proficiency requirements.


Language Requirements:

The candidates applying from non-English speaking countries are required to prove their proficiency in the English language for admission to an English-taught degree program. Hong Kong’s Universities accept IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge English Language Assessment tests for language requirements. The minimum grades required for each English language proficiency test are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 to 7 score in overall bands

  • TOEFL: Minimum  79 scores in the internet-based TOEFL exam

  • Cambridge English Language Assessment Test: In the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) the minimum grade must be C or above it and in the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) also C grades at least.


Documents Requirements:

The documents required by the universities of Hong Kong for admissions are enlisted below:

  • Identity documents (Passport, Birth Certificate)

  • Transcripts of academic records, certificates, and diplomas (along with a document explaining the grading system of your country)

  • Language proficiency test certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge)

  • Public examination score reports (GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT, etc) it is program specific and depends on the university’s admission requirements.

  • For Post Graduate Research Courses (Research proposal, experience in research past references, and letter explaining plan for future research)

  • Reference Letters (at least from two of your professors)

  • Signed and completed admission form

  • Supporting documents (your academic achievements, work experience, participation in extracurricular activities).

  • Application fee receipt (it can be around  HKD 450)

  • The required documents are verified and attested by related authorities. (To ensure authenticity).

  • Make sure to provide valid information only.


Admission Deadlines

The admission deadlines of universities in Hong Kong vary from one another. If you are planning to get enrolled in a fall semester start your preparation in spring and arrange the perquisites. The admissions intakes in universities of Hong Kong start usually in January or May.

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