Guidelines on Non-local Qualifications

 

PolyU welcomes applications from quality candidates from around the world. The following guidelines are for reference of students who wish to seek admission to PolyU based on non-local qualifications. Qualifications that cannot be found below will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

International Qualifications (non-country specific)

 

GCE A-level / International A-level

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects

(This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects

(This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

SAT Reasoning Test/ACT/Advanced Placement Test

A High School (Graduation) Diploma (non-Chinese curriculum) and any one of the following:

- a total score of 1190 in the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test

- a combined score of 1650 in the SAT Reasoning Test, with a sub-score of 8 on essay writing

- an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 24

- grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects

 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining a score of 590 in the Evidence-based Reading and Writing (in the Redesigned SAT since March 2016) or a sub-score of 8 in the Essay (in the SAT)]

Applicants with good results in the GCE A-level / International A-level or International Baccalaureate (IB) can be granted up to 25% credit transfer upon admission to the 4-year degree curriculum. For details, please refer to this link.

 

National / Regional Qualifications (Country-specific)

 

Country Qualifications
Australia

Senior secondary certificate of education; and
-     an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80; or

-     a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) of 80; or

-     Universities Admission Index (UAI) of 80; or
-     an Overall Position (OP) Band between 1 and 10

 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining 80% or above in Grade 12 English in Australian State or Territory High School Certificate.]

Austria Reifeprüfung / Matura
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate
Canada
 

For Ontario:
High School Diploma with an average of 70% in six Grade 12 U or M courses
 
For Quebec:
Diplôme d’Etudes Collègiales (DEC) with an average of 70 marks
 
For other provinces:
Provincial High School Diploma with an average of 70% or Grade B in five Grade 12 subjects

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining a final score of 70% or Grade B in English in High School Diploma.]

Chinese mainland Current year Chinese Mainland Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (應屆內地普通高等學校招生全國統一考試). Please click here for details about JEE admission. *Chinese mainland applicants who are taking international qualification should refer to the remark at the bottom of the page for the academic requirements.
Denmark

An average of 7 (in the scaling system since 2007) in any one of the following:-

-         Studentereksamen

-         Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

-         Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX)

-         Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)

 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining a score of 7 in Level A English in these examinations.]

Egypt Thanaweya A'ama or Al Azhar
European Baccalaureate European Baccalaureate
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg
France Baccalauréat
Germany Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
India

Completion of one of the following senior secondary school leaving certificates at Grade 12 level with an average of 75% in five subjects (State and National boards):
-    Indian School Certificate
-    Higher Secondary Certificate
-    All India Senior School Certificate

 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining 75% in English in these examinations.]

Indonesia Completion of SMA Ujian Sekolah; and completion of SMA Ujian Nasional
Ireland Honours passes (B3 and above) in five higher level subjects in the Leaving Certificate
Italy Diploma di Esame di Stato
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho
Kazakhstan

Certificate of Secondary Education

Korea (South)

Senior Secondary School Certificate of Graduation

Malaysia

-     Passes in 3 subjects in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), other than the language subjects; or
-     B6 or above in 6 subjects in the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining C in SPM English, B4 in UEC English or Band 4 in Malaysian University English Test.]

Mexico Bachillerato
Myanmar Satisfactory completion of at least one year of study of a degree programme at a recognised university
Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Diploma
New Zealand

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

 

[English language requirement is waived for those getting 10 credits at Level 2 or above in subjects on English, with 5 credits in Reading and 5 credits in Writing. Literacy credits of subjects on English are available on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website.]

Norway

Vitnemål for Videregående opplæring
 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining 4 in English in the Vitnemål.]

Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate
Philippines

High School Diploma (in the new education system - "K-12" system) or

Satisfactory completion of at least two years of study of a degree programme at a recognised university (in the old education system)

Singapore

-    Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level, or equivalent, with passes in 3 H2, OR 2 H2 and 2 H1, subjects; or
-    Diploma from Ngee Ann, Nanyang, Republic, Singapore, or Temasek Polytechnic

 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining Grade C in H1 General Paper in Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level.]

South Africa National Senior Certificate
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Advanced Level, or equivalent, with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects
Sweden

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola
 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining C (in the new scaling system since 2011) or VG/MVG (in the old scaling system) in English in the Slutbetyg.]

Switzerland

-    Certificat de Maturité / Certificat de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération

-    Baccalauréat

-    Attestato di Maturità /  Attestato di Maturità  Cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione

-    Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis

-    Cantonal Maturity Certificate

Taiwan

General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) [應屆台灣學科能力測驗成績(學測)]
 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining the top percentile (頂標) in English in GSAT or getting a pass at High Intermediate level in General English Proficiency Test.]

Thailand Mathayom Suksa 6
Turkey Genel Lise Diplomasi or Devlet Teknik Lise Diplomasi
United Kingdom -    GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects
-    Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE)
-    Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (Advanced GNVQ)
-    5 passes in Scottish Highers
-    BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, BTEC National Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Higher National Certificate / BTEC Higher National Diploma
-    Cambridge Pre-U Diploma or passes in 3 Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects
United States of America 

A High School (Graduation) Diploma and any one of the following:-
-     a total score of 1190 in the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test

-     a combined score of 1650 in the SAT Reasoning Test, with a sub-score of 8 on essay writing
-     an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 24
-     grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects

 

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining a score of 590 in the Evidence-based Reading and Writing (in the Redesigned SAT since March 2016) or a sub-score of 8 in the Essay (in the SAT).]

Vietnam Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông 

* Majority of our mainland students are admitted on the basis of their results in the current year Chinese Mainland Joint Entrance Examinations. If you hold other international qualifications or HKDSE results, you will only be further considered if you attain, or have the potential to attain, outstanding results, such as 90% in your high school study, a total of 40 points or above in IB, Grade A* in 3 AL subjects, a HKDSE score of at least 26 for your best 5 subjects or equivalent.

 

October 2018