English Language Requirements


Applicants are required to meet any one of the following English language requirements for admission consideration:


  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test or 550 or above for the paper-based test;
  • An overall Band Score of 6 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS);
  • Grade C or above in GCEOL English;
  • Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English;
  • Grade 4 or above in English at International Baccalaureate (IB);
  • Grade E or above in HKASLE Use of English.


HKDSE English is an acceptable alternative for meeting the English language requirements. For applicants applying for admission to Bachelor's Degree Programmes, an attainment at Level 3 or above is required. For those applying to Higher Diploma Programmes, an attainment at Level 2 or above is needed.

Individual cases will be considered on their own merits by the departments concerned. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.