Hong Kong

Abertay welcomes students from Hong Kong.

Entrance Requirements

For entry to all of our courses, you will need to demonstrate that your qualifications meet the University's entrance requirements. In addition to the academic requirements, all students are required to demonstrate English language at an acceptable level, usually IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5).

Please note that some courses may have higher English language requirements, please refer to each undergraduate course page or, alternatively, contact the Student Recruitment Office at sro@abertay.ac.uk for more information.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) Courses

The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) is also considered for entry to year 1 where applicants have achieved Level 443-544 in three subjects, depending upon the course you have chosen to study at Abertay and the specific HKDSE subjects you have studied.

Please refer to the table below for detailed HKDSE entry requirements. Applicants who have achieved Level 5 grades, and have suitable subjects, may be considered for entry to year 2.

Students who pass English at grade 4 or 5 will be considered to have met the English language requirement. We strongly recommend that these students undertake our short pre-sessional programme (with access to their chosen degree following completion) prior to degree study. Alternatively, students may present another acceptable English language qualification such as IELTS.

The Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) is considered comparable to the UK GCE A Level or Scottish Advanced Higher standard, although the level of attainment required for the award of a specific grade in Maths and Science subjects is considered to be marginally higher in the HKALE.

For example, a grade D in HKALE AL is comparable to a grade C in the relevant UK qualifications. Applicants who are taking 3 subjects at HKALE Advanced Level will be considered for entry to year 1 of our undergraduate courses, or year 2 where good grades and relevant subjects are achieved.

 

Course HKDSE Entrance Requirements
Dundee Business School
courses
Level 443 in three subjects, to include
a literate subject such as Business, Accounting
and Financial Studies
School of Social & Health
Sciences courses
Level 444 in three subjects, specific subjects
depend upon course chosen.
BSc (Hons) Computer Games
Technology
Level 544 in three subjects, to include
compulsory and extended maths at grade 4
or better.
BSc (Hons) Computer Game
Applications Development
Level 544 in three subjects, to include
compulsory maths at grade 4
or better.
BA (Hons) Computer Arts Level 544 in three subjects, to include
visual arts at grade 4 or better.
BA (Hons) Game Design and
Production
Level 444 in three subjects.
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science Level 444 in three subjects, to include
Biology and Chemistry (preferred) or Physics.
MEng/BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering Level 443 in three subjects, to include
Maths or Physics.
BSc (Hons) Food & Consumer Science
BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition & Health
Level 443 in three subjects.
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science Level 444 in three subjects, to include
Chemistry and another science
(Biology preferred).