Other international qualifications

Hong Kong

Applicants taking non-UK qualifications must obtain a suitable equivalent for entry to undergraduate study. The table below shows grade equivalencies for the selected country.

UK requirement (A-level)

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) equivalent

A*AA

5*55 in three electives

AAA

555 in three electives

AAB

554 in three electives

ABB

544 in three electives

BBB

444 in three electives 

We do not include Liberal Studies or Chinese in our offers.

Subject requirements

For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:

UK subject requirement (A-level)

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) equivalent

Grade A

5 (elective)

Grade B

4 (elective)

All applicants for undergraduate courses must also meet a minimum standard in English and Mathematics.

English: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), English 4.

Mathematics:  Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Mathematics 3.

Some courses may require higher grades in English and Mathematics and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.