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Academic entry requirements

These entry requirements are for guidance only, please contact the International Office if you have any questions about the eligibility of your own qualifications.

If you are studying in an international school teaching A levels or IB please refer to our UK/EU entry qualifications. If you are studying in an international school under the US system, please consult our US entry requirements. If you are studying under the German Abitur system, please consult our German entry requirements. Or if you are studying in an international school under the French Baccalauréat system, please consult our French entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma

毅進文憑 (Yi Jin Diploma) is appropriate for entry onto Level 3 courses.

FdSc foundation degree

香港中學文憑 (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) with a minimum 3,3 profile, including a science subject is normally appropriate for entry onto a Foundation Degree. The FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science typically requires a 4,4,3 profile, including a science subject.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

香港中學文憑 (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) with a minimum 3,3,3 profile, including a science subject is normally appropriate for entry onto a BSc(Hons) degree course. The 香港高級程度會考-高級程度 (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination – Advanced Level) may also be acceptable with the appropriate grades and subjects.

MSc postgraduate degree

Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above. This should have been taught in English, or you should have the MSc English requirements outlined below.

English language requirements

Please note that only Secure English Language Tests are valid for Tier 4 (General) student visas. The location of your nearest SELT provider is listed here.

Level 3 Diploma

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

FdSc foundation degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

BSc(Hons) undergraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

MSc postgraduate degree

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; please see here for the list of approved English language tests.

Visa requirements

Students ordinarily resident in Hong Kong SAR normally require a visa to study in the UK – further information can be found here.

International representatives in Hong Kong

Sparsholt College is in the process of appointing international representation in Hong Kong.

The British Council in Hong Kong

The British Council in Hong Kong is an excellent source of information about life and studying in the UK. Their website and contact details can be found here.