Hong Kong

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 intl.student@qub.ac.uk 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 into@qub.ac.uk or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.


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




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

partners@eiceducation.com; marketing.uk@eiceducation.com; luciankoh@eiceducation.com; zhangwei@eiceducation.com.cn

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

neo@hkim.com.hk; fiona@hkim.com.hk

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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