Hong Kong

We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Hong Kong. If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.


We require applicants to have completed the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) or the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). Please note that the HKALE is considered equivalent to the GCE A level, except in mathematics and some science subjects, where the grading for the HKALE is considered to be slightly higher. A minimum of three full A level subjects is usually required for progression.

Our on campus partner college, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses.

A level  UCAS tariff   HKALE 
AAA  144  AAA 
AAB  136  AAB 
ABB  128  ABB 
BBB  120  BBB 
BBC  112  BBC 
BCC  104  BCC 
CCC  96  CCC 
A level  UCAS points tariff   HKDSE 
A*  56  5* 
32  4
 E  16  3


We require applicants to have completed a 學士學位 (榮譽) bachelor degree honours or a 學士學位 bachelor degree ordinary with the following classification:

Hong Kong degree classification CGPA   Hong Kong degree classification - grade   Hong Kong degree classification - alternative name   UK degree equivalent 
3.70 - 4.30 A Excellent 1st 
2.70 - 3.69 B Good 2:1
2.40 - 2.69 C Adequate     2:2

English language

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. HKDSE, HKCEE, IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English Language courses. 


Need more advice and guidance? Our agents in Hong Kong can help. Contact them using the details below.

We also make visits to Hong Kong, have a look at our events listing to see when we are coming to near you.

aec Education Consultancy
1802 Causeway Bay Plaza 2
463 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: (852) 2598 6166
Email: enquiry@aecl.com.hk
Website: www.aecl.com.hk

Amber Education (Wanchai Office)
Room 1208, Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2377 7888
Email: wanchai@amberedu.com.hk
Website: www.amberedu.com   www.amberedu.com.hk

Aston Education
5th Floor, Office Plus @ Wanchai
303 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
Tel: (852) 2866 9933 
Email: info@astonhongkong.com 
Website: www.astonhongkong.com 

Chamberlain Educational Services Centre 21/F
10 Pottinger Street, Central Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3426 8000 
Email: enquiry@chamberlain-edu.com
Website: www.chamberlain-edu.com

Hong Kong Education Web
Room 901, Shanghai Industrial Investment Building
48 - 62 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
Tel: (852) 2272 2800
Email:  ieu@education.com.hk 

International Education Advisory Centre
Room 702, 706-707, 7/F Sino Centre
582-592 Nathan Road, Mongkok
Tel: +(852) 2397 5300 
Email: info@ieachk.com 
Website: www.ieachk.com 

Super Red Education and Training Center
Unit 1104, 11/F, Fourseas Building
208-212 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 31052962
Email: info@superred.com.hk
Web: www.superred.com.hk

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