General Entrance Requirements

General Entrance Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements for admission:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent; and
  1. Documentary evidence demonstrating the applicant’s English proficiency*, which may include:
  • A minimum of 550 (paper-based); 79 (internet-based) in TOEFL / TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition@ ; or
  • A minimum of 6.0 in IELTS / IELTS Online / IELTS Indicator ; or
  • A minimum of 430 in College English Test-Band 6 (CET-6) or “Pass” if the test was taken before June 2005  ; or
  • Equivalent of the above

@ TOEFL and IELTS results are considered valid two years from the test date. 

Individual programmes may stipulate a higher English proficiency requirement. Please refer to individual programme’s information / website for details.

* Except Master of Arts in Chinese (MA-CHI) programme

Starting from the September 2024 intake, the following test results will not be considered as meeting the English language requirements:

  • Duolingo

Visiting Student

All Taught Postgraduate (TPG) programmes of HSUHK accept Visiting Students who may, according to their interests or needs, take one or more modules of a TPG programme but do not intend to complete a postgraduate degree. Upon completion of the module(s) registered, the student will be issued a transcript to certify his / her study at the University. Visiting Students have to abide by the Academic Regulations applicable to TPG students and they are required to pay for the module(s) they registered unless there is an exchange agreement between HSUHK and their home institutions with a reciprocal home-fee paying arrangement. All other fees and charges, e.g. application fee, caution money, student ID card, additional copies of transcript, etc., will apply.

Applicant for admission as a Visiting Student of a TPG programme should possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, and admission will be subject to approval of respective offering Department / School.

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