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Important information for applicants

  • Undergraduate entry requirements

    The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes. The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

    • Three Hong Kong A-Levels (HKALE) or 2 A-Levels plus 2 AS-Levels are required and the same grade profiles are required.  However, the grade(s) required for some of our courses (excluding Medicine and Dentistry) may be one grade lower where the HKALE is taken in Maths or a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
    • Higher level diplomas and Associate degrees can be considered for entry into year one. A typical requirement would be an average grade of B (70-79%) or a GPA of 3.0 in a relevant subject.
    • We will also consider Higher Level Diplomas and Associate degrees for year 2 entry on a case-by-case basis.
    • 3 UK A Levels.
    • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
    • The Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education is accepted for admission to undergraduate degree programmes:  


    A Level Requirement

    HKDSE Requirement

    (3 electives)

    HKDSE Requirement

    (2 electives)



    Not acceptable




    55 in two electives and  5,4 or above in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)



    55 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)



    54in two electives and  5,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)


    444 (see note 3)

    54 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics).




    44 in two electives and 4,4 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)


    444 (for consideration for entry to Nursing and Midwifery)

    4,4 in two electives and 4,3 in two core subjects (normally English and Mathematics)


    1.  Where a degree programme has subject specific requirements, such subjects must be offered among the HKDSE electives taken.

    2.  Performance in additional core subjects will be taken into consideration in borderline cases.

    3.  Where Mathematics is a course requirement both the Compulsory and Extended parts will be required, and may be offered in lieu of one of three elective subjects. If Grade A at A-level Mathematics is a course requirement, then Grade 5* in the HKDSE Compulsory part and Grade 5 in the Extended part would be required. If Grade B at A-level is specified, then a minimum of Grade 5 in the Compulsory part and Grade 4 in the Extended part would be required. Where the Mathematics results are higher, some flexibility may be exercised in terms of the grades required in the elective subjects.

  • Postgraduate entry requirements

    Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

    The comparable qualifications from Hong Kong are as follows:

    UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

    Bachelor Honours degree with GPA 3.0/4 from a recognised university.

    UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

    Bachelor Honours degree with GPA 2.5/4 from a recognised university.

    Supporting Documentation

    When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.

    Borderline Cases

    Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.

    On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.

    INTO Queen's Preparation Courses

    If you are interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

    PhD Study

    Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.

  • English language requirements

    Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some degree programmes have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

    INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

    INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.

  • Scholarships

    Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

    A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Graduate School website.

  • Representatives and overseas visits

    Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.

    The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.






    Alpha Overseas Education

    Johnny Yau

    Room 901. 33 Argyle.

    Mongkok, Kowloon

    Hong Kong


    Amber Education (Tsimshatsui Office)

    Harry Lee

    1417, 14/F, Star House,

    No.3 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

    Hong Kong

    852 – 2377 7889

    Amber Education (Wanchai Office)


    Room 1208, Tai Yau Building,

    181 Johnston Road, Wanchai,

    Hong Kong

    852 – 2377 7888

    Amber Education (Mongkok Office)


    Unit 1601, Office Tower One,

    Grand Plaza, 625 & 639 Nathan Road,
    Mongkok, Kowloon

    852 – 2377 7880

    Aoji International Education Limited


    Room 903, 9/F., Golden Gate Commercial Building

    136-138 Austin Road, TST

    Hong Kong


    Aston Education

    Dahlia Leng

    Unit 707, AXA Centre

    151 Gloucester Road



    BEO Ltd

    Eric Chang

    4/F, Opulent Building

    402-406 Hennessy Road



    British United Education Services Ltd

     Flora Yung



    9/F, Wai Hing Building,

    148 Prince Edward Road West

    Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong


    Education International Cooperation (EIC) Group LTD

    Jade Yan; Wei Zhang;;;

    16/F Chow Tai Fook Centre

    580A-F Nathan Road

    Mongkok, Kowloon


    Education UK Ltd

    Samantha Chan

    Unit B & C, 18/F, Lockhart Centre,

    301 - 307 Lockhart Road,

    Wan Chai

    +852 2525 9849

    Global Education Alliance

    Carrie Wei

    Sutie 504, Nathan Centre

    580G-580K Nathan Road



    00-852 34269933

    Global Education Alliance (formerly Global Education Network)

    Hody Leung

    Room 602, On Hong Commercial Bldg

    145 Hennessy Road, Wanchai

    Hong Kong



    Global Education Alliance (formerly Global Education Network)

    Hody Leung

    Room 1407-1409, Two Grand Tower

    625 Nathan Road, Mongkok

    Hong Kong



    HKIES Overseas Education Centre

    Miss Jessie Tang

    Unit 1302-03 Pilkem Commercial Centre

    8 Pilkem Street


    852 2264 8990

    HKIM (Imperial Education)

    Neo Chung, Ms. Fiona Lo;

    Unit 2105, C.C. Wu Building

    302-308 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

    Hong Kong

    (852) 2893 0286

    Hong Kong Education Web Ltd.

    Eric Liang

    Rm 901, Shanghai Industrial Investment Bld

    48-62 Hennessy Road


    (852) 22722800

    Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre

    Mr. Jimmy Wong

    1229-1230 Star House

    3 Salisbury Road,

    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

    852-2730 2068

    International Studies Service Centre

    Mr. George Choy, Managing Director

    Room 2008-11, 655 Nathan Road



    Hong Kong Sar


    Linktop Group - Hong Kong Office

    Alanna Leung

    Rm 1430, 14/F, East Block, Star House

    3 Salisbury Road, TST



    Structural Training Limited trading as GET Education Consultancy

    Mr. Edward Fan

    Unit A, 9/F, Harbour Commercial Bldg.

    122 Connaught Road Central

    Hong Kong


    Study International UK Ltd. (AKA SI UK Education Council)

    Nini Win

    Units 1709-1710, 17/F

    118, Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun

    Hong Kong

  • How to apply

    For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

  • Further information

    INTO Queen's

    INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The courses help prepare students for entry to university in the UK and acclimatise students to living and studying in a university environment.

    INTO Queen's academic programmes include:

    • International Foundation programme
    • Graduate Diploma programme
    • International Diploma programme

    INTO Queen's English Language courses include:

    • English for Undergraduate Study
    • English for Postgraduate Study
    • Study Abroad with English
    • Pre-Sessional English
    • Summer School English
    • Insessional English

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