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Entry requirements


China

Entry requirements for students from China can be found  on our China Country page.
Hong Kong
Undergraduate

Post 2012:

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination with 444 (240 UCAS points)

Basic Requirements: students should be taking at least 6 Category A subjects i.e. 4 Core Subjects plus 2 Elective Senior Secondary subjects. Students should have passed all 6 subjects at level 3 or above

Pre 2012

  • Hong Kong A Levels are equivalent to UK A Levels

Please note that Hong Kong A Levels in Maths and Sciences are considered more difficult than equivalent UK A Levels thus grade D in HKAL is equivalent to Grade C at UK A Level

Taiwan
Undergraduate

Students must have passed the Senior High School Leaving Certificate and have successfully completed one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course
  • The first year of their Bachelors degree with an overall average of 70%
  • The Junior College Diploma (please see advanced entry)
  • Students who have passed the Senior Higher School Leaving Certificate with excellent results (As or Bs in all subjects) may be considered for direct entry

Macau
Undergraduate
Students must have passed one of the following:

  • 1st year of a degree or Associate’s degree
  • Diploma or Higher Diploma

Japan
Undergraduate
Students must have passed the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade C or above and have successfully completed one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course
  • SAT (Scholastic Achievement Test) 1 with a composite score of 1600 over the 3 components
  • Exceptional students who have completed the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with excellent results 4.5/5 may be considered for direct entry to year 1

Mongolia
Undergraduate
Students must have passed the Gerchilgee (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or General Certificate of Vocational Education AND one of the following:

  • A recognised Foundation/Access Course
  • A 2 or 3 year Higher Education Diploma (NB: Students with Gerchilgee or General Certificate of Vocational Education pre-2008 would require a 3 year diploma)

South Korea
Undergraduate
Students must have completed a recognised Foundation/Access Course OR one of the following with grades Su, Wu or Mi (75%+):

  • Junior Vocational College Diploma also known as Associate degree from Junior Vocational College.
  • Senior High School Diploma from a Special School (i.e. Foreign Language Schools, Science Schools, and International Schools) (Godung Hakkyo Jolupjang 고등학교 졸업장)
  • Vocational High School Certificate (실업계 고등학교 졸업)
English language requirements

We accept a range of English language qualifications. English language requirements vary slightly from course to course – Please see English language requirements for further information.

What if I have a different qualification or do not understand the requirements?


Please email contact the International Office at international@uel.ac.uk

For more information go Fees and funding page.

China
Entry requirements for students from China can be found  on our China Country page.
Hong Kong

Postgraduate
Students must hold a minimum of a Secondary Class Bachelors (Honours) Degree from a Hong Kong university.                

Taiwan

Postgraduate

Students must have completed one of the following:

  • A good 4 year Bachelors Degree from a national or recognised private university with an overall average of 70% or above. Students from a private university will be required to obtain 80% or above.
  • A Junior College Diploma followed by a 2 year ‘top up degree’ from a national or recognised private university with an overall average of 70% or above. Students from a new private university will be required to obtain 80% or above.

Macau

Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a Bachelor degree / Licenciatura with Second Class Honours or above or GGPA 2.5 / 4.0

Japan

Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a good Bachelors/Gakushi Degree with an average of 65%/CGPA 2.7 or above (although please see note on AA (A+) Grading systems below) and have completed at least 64 credits (out of 120-140)

Mongolia

Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with an overall average students should hold a bachelor’s degree with good grades (average of 80%/CGPA 3.0/B) or
    A Master’s degree

South Korea

Postgraduate

  • Students must hold a 4 or 6 year Bachelors (Haksa) Degree (140 credits & 180 credits respectively) with a CGPA of 3.0 or above (out of 4.5)

What if I have a different qualification?

Please email UEL International at seasia@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification to those listed above.

English language requirements

We accept a range of English language qualifications. English language requirements vary slightly from course to course – Please see English language requirements for further information.

What if I have a different qualification or do not understand the requirements?


Please email contact the International Office at international@uel.ac.uk

For more information go Fees and funding page.

What our students say

Eugene Yu Jin Soh (Malaysia), BA (Hons) Architercture (ARB/RIBA Part 1)

"My studies at UEL have been amazing, as I have made a lot of friends from different backgrounds and cultures. Qualified, skilled and professional staff are playing an important role in my studies. They've assisted me in accesing professional knowledge and development within the architecture industry, to be employable in the future. This is beyond what I even expected and has really set the bar for me."

Meet your Recruiter

Patrick Douse, Senior Regional Manager

I'm Patrick and I've spent most of my life gaining valuable life experience through my travels. I cannot advocate how much this has enriched my life and how many students I've seen enrich theirs and reach heights of success, through their choice to pursue a degree in abroad. The amazing thing about UEL is that everyone get's assigned a guide, so you never have to consider these big decisions alone.

Completing an application is one thing, but what happens next? How do you apply for housing, scholarships, possibly a visa? What do you need to consider when studying abroad? Don't worry, I'm here to help you take it step-by-step and anytime you need me, I'll only be a call or an email away!

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