General Entrance Requirements



English Language Requirements

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:


(i) Research Postgraduate (RPg) and Doctor of Education (EdD)# Programmes

  • Overall score of IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0 (academic version); or
  • TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.*

#For the English Language Requirements of EdD(Chinese), please refer to the Programme Website.
* The College English Test (CET) is not accepted as an equivalent qualification.

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(ii) Taught Master’s Programmes

  • Overall score of IELTS 6.0 (academic version); or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Individual programmes / subjects may have different English language requirements. Please refer to individual Programme Website for details.



Other Requirements

Some postgraduate programmes may require students to submit other documents such as PSC / HSK / LPAT / HKALE / HKDSE / HKCEE / Study Statement / Research Proposal / Referee's Report, etc. Please refer to the following for details: