How to apply
International students apply to the university in the same way as UK students, but there are different application procedures for different types of courses:
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes.
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Hong Kong to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require a Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate (HKALC) when awarded after seven years of secondary education or the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE).
||Comparable offer (HKALC)
||Corresponding subject grades
The HKDSE is a three-year senior secondary academic structure which commenced in September 2009.
UCAS tariff points
||All subject except maths
||Maths compulsory component
||Maths extended component
We require applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree (honours with a high GPA) or a master’s degree from a recognised Hong Kong university.
Hong Kong degree classification (CGPA)
|Hong Kong degree classification (letter grade)
||English translation or equivalent
English language equivalency
We will accept an A–C on the Hong Kong Advanced Level (HKAL) or an A–C on the Hong Kong Certificate in Education (HKCE) or a grade 4 or above on the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements.
Please see below for HKDSE English language subject level equivalent range of overall IELTS band score:
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Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College Successful completion of one of our Internationafl College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Hong Kong.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.
Immigration and visas
Hong Kong is a region of many nationalities, including many people with citizenship of the UK but residency in Hong Kong. Your residential status will determine your tuition fees and the type of visa you will require to come to the UK to study.
Generally, prior entry clearance (ie a visa) is required for students coming from Hong Kong. To obtain a visa you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Brighton and your CAS number from the university. You will need to prove that you have the funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses.
To make your visa application in Hong Kong, contact the UK Home Office.
For advice and help from our immigration advisers, and for further information visit our immigration and visas page.
Students from Hong Kong are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships:
If you have any questions about studying at the University of Brighton or need more information contact us online