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Information and entry requirements for students from Hong Kong

Dave Berry

Welcome to NTU

Hello, my name’s Dave Berry and I'm the NTU Representative for Hong Kong. I’m delighted you’re considering studying with us and if you have any questions I’ll be happy to help. I visit Hong Kong a lot and love meeting new students and families personally to give advice and guidance.

If you’d like us to keep in touch please register with us and we’ll send you updates on what’s happening at the University. We’ll also let you know if I’m visiting Hong Kong so we can arrange to meet if you wish – or you can contact me directly.

I feel at home in Nottingham – you can make friends really easily here and the Chinese Society really helps with that. I feel more confident here than I did in Hong Kong because you have to be more independent when you study.

Rebecca Chiu, Hong Kong, BA (Hons) Business Management and Operations.

Meet our students

Entry requirements

Your qualificationYou could study
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Considered for Year One entry to Bachelor’s degrees at NTU, based on the UCAS Tariff point requirement shown on individual course pages.

HKDSE scores are considered as follows:

  • 5** = 56 points
  • 5* = 52 points
  • 5 = 48 points
  • 4 = 32 points
  • 3 = 16 points
  • 2 = 0 points
  • 1 = 0 points

A maximum of five HKDSE subjects will be considered.

Please note that Compulsory and Extended Mathematics are each worth 50% of the above points total, but can be combined to count as 1 of your top 5 HKDSE scores.

Where a course requires an A Level in a specific subject, applicants should have achieved HKDSE Level 4 in that subject (where a ‘C’ is required) or HKDSE Level 5 (where an ‘A’ or ‘B’ is required).

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Considered for Year One entry to Bachelors degrees.

See our International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements

Higher Diploma or Associate DegreeYear Two or final year entry to bachelors degrees

Bachelors degree

Second-class honours

Masters degrees
Masters degreePostgraduate research

English language entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications from Hong Kong in place of IELTS:

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) English: Grade 4 = IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 ; Grade 5 = IELTS 7.0
  • AS-level [HKEAA] Use of English: Grade E
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) English: Grade C or Level 4.

If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, contact us for advice.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be required to take a pre-sessional English language (PEAP) course.

NTU Education Counsellors

We work closely with a network of representatives all over the world including counsellors in education agencies, schools and colleges.

They can advise you on entry requirements, the application process and how to apply for a visa among other things.

You'll find their details on this page.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8175