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:
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes.
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply.
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 completion of the 香港中學文憑 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) up to form 6. HKDSE grades required are dependent on UCAS tariff points, but 444 would be indicative of our standard offer.
We require applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree (honours) or a master’s degree from a recognised Hong Kong university with a GPA of 2.4 / C / Adequate.
English language requirements
We will accept a minimum grade 4 or above on the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements, subject to also meeting the Non-SELT English Language Validity policy.
Find out more about our English language requirements.
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.
Degree preparation courses at the International College
If you complete your pathway course at the International College at the required level, you are guaranteed entry to a degree at the University of Brighton. Available degree subject areas include accounting and finance, art and design, business management, international hospitality management, law with business, international event management, and many more.
Find out more about the pathway courses on offer at the University of Brighton International College.
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: