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Hong Kong

Welcome to the country information for students from Hong Kong.

Kingston University is home to around 5,000 international students, from over 140 countries. We have welcomed students from Hong Kong into many departments, including Art & Design, Business, Music, Computing, Engineering, and Social Sciences. Students from Hong Kong are attracted to Kingston University by its international reputation in teaching quality and supportive learning environment in one of the safest boroughs of London. Whichever academic programme you choose, studying with us is an opportunity to develop both academically and professionally among a vibrant learning community.

Most of our postgraduate courses offer the opportunity of a 12-month work placement.

Kingston University Business School is among just 5% of the world's leading business schools to be fully accredited by AACSB and AMBA.

For nearly a decade, Kingston University has been rated as one of the most successful UK universities for graduate start-up companies, thanks to the support from Kingston enterprise and the careers and employability team.

Language requirements

All students from outside the UK need to meet our English language requirements. These depend on whether you are applying for pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

For students from Hong Kong, we accept the following English qualifications as well:

  • HKCEE Use of English minimum grade C (Syllabus B)
  • HKDSE English minimum 4 overall, minimum 4 in each component
  • HKALE English Minimum grade C

If you don't achieve the required score, you may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Academic requirements

Level of entryGeneral qualification requirement
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE): 2 grades lower required that A-level UK (except English and Chinese). Example: HK grade C = UK grade A:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) (required subjects exclude Liberal Studies - use UCAS tariff when reviewing results):
  • UCAS 64 and lower (160 old): 3,3,3
  • UCAS 65 - 96 (240 old): 3,4,4
  • UCAS 97 - 120 (280 old): 4,4,4
  • UCAS 128+ (320 old): 4,4,5

Bachelor degree (3/4 years) from any institution on ECCTIS

  • UK 2:1 equivalent: 2.7
  • UK 2:2 equivalent: 2.0

Overseas representatives

We have several representatives in Hong Kong ready to assist on your journey to Kingston University. You can also meet us at one of our webinars to find out more. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message at

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Overseas educational representatives in Hong Kong

Below is a list of university representatives in Hong Kong. Please contact your nearest representative if you would like further information:

Visa requirements for Hong Kong

Students from Hong Kong coming to study in the UK must obtain prior entry clearance and therefore need to apply for a visa

You will need to show details of your acceptance onto a course, your offer letter and evidence of sufficient funding to support your education and living expenses while you are in the UK.

Contacts for Hong Kong

If you would like further information about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council

Contact us

International enquiries
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 3411