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Hong Kong

Cardiff University has a long history of welcoming students from Hong Kong with around 200 students studying with us this year. We have strong links with local institutions including CityU and PolyU and our Students' Union has a highly active Hong Kong society, which organises social events throughout the year.

Undergraduate courses

Entrance requirements for undergraduate courses (ie BSc/BA) vary according to the programme applied for and the background of the applicant. As a general rule admissions tutors will use the following guide:

  • Hong Kong A-Level (HKALE) are considered equivalent to GCE A-levels, except in Mathematics and some science subjects, where the grading for HKALE is considered to be higher. (i.e. grade C in HKALE Mathematics is considered to equivalent to grade B GCE A-level). A minimum of 3 full A-level subjects is usually required.
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) - Cardiff University welcomes applications from students holding or studying for the HKDSE. Entry requirements for individual programmes will vary, however students will be expected to achieve 5*55 - 444 in three subjects (including at least two electives), depending on the chosen programme of study.
Postgraduate taught courses

Entrance requirements for taught postgraduate programmes (ie Masters courses) vary according to the course applied for and the background of the applicant. As a general rule admissions tutors would ask that the following conditions be met:

  • Academic Entry Requirements - Successful completion of a relevant bachelors degree from a recognised institution, with a good GPA (typically 3.00 or above) or a 2:1 classification.
Postgraduate research programmes

As a general rule students applying for research programmes from Hong Kong should be able to provide evidence that they have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant Masters degree. Please also read the additional advice on how to apply for a research programme.

  • Academic Entry Requirements - Successful completion of a relevant bachelors degree from a recognised institution, with a good GPA and possibly also successful completion of a relevant Masters programme from a recognised institution.
English language

A relevant English Language Qualification may also be required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Representatives from the International Office visit Hong Kong regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at

Wan Chai

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Education UK
Wan Chai Office
Unit B & C
18/F, Lockhart Centre
301-307 Lockhart Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2525 9849
Fax: +852 2525 3057
IDP Education
Wanchai Office
Calvin Chan Room 2807, 28th Floor, Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road
Tel: +852-28276362
Fax: +852-28279286


Company Contact name Address Contact details
Amber Education
Kowloon Office
Cindy Lau Unit 818-819, Star House
No.3 Salisbury Road
Tel: +852 23779115
Fax: +852 23770344
Hong Kong – Mong Kok Kowloon Office
Unit 1601, 16/F, Office Tower One, Grand Plaza
625&639 Nathan Road
Mongkok, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 23773399

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Cardiff Contact - Ruth Foster

Hi! I'm Ruth and I have recently been appointed as the Country Manager for Hong Kong.

My role involves guiding and assisting prospective students about applying and preparing to study at Cardiff, working closely with our in-country advisors and partner organisations, as well as catching up with our alumni.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff, or if I can help in anyway with any advice and guidance. I will also be delighted to arrange to meet with you on one of my forthcoming visits. I hope to hear from you soon.

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