Hong Kong

We extend a warm welcome to students from Hong Kong.

Here you'll find out about the entry requirements for Anglia Ruskin and the qualification equivalents from your home country. You'll also find information about how to apply, fees and scholarships, events we're holding and contact details for us and our approved agents in your country.

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You can study an undergraduate, Masters or research degree at ARU.

You'll find an application link on all our course pages.

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If you have any questions about studying at ARU, call us on +44 (0)1245 686868 or email answers@anglia.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

for students coming from Hong Kong to ARU

For entry to a bachelor’s degree (year 1), we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised foundation programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): four core subjects and two electives with combination of Grade 3 and above to meet the UCAS Tariff points required;
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level (HKALE): comparable to UK A level and UCAS Tariff except maths and science subjects are compared a grade above in comparison to the UK A level;

For our BOptom (Hons) Optometry Year 1 entry, we accept:

  • HKDSE results equivalent of 136 UCAS tariff points, to include minimum of grade 5 in two subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and a minimum of grade 4 in at least one other subject;International Baccalaureate with 24 points and above;
  • Hong Kong Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing or Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing and Practice Management (awarded by Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong) with CGPA of over 3.0/4.0.

  • We accept Associate Degree from a Hong Kong higher education institution into our relevant 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate or top up programmes.

For entry to a master’s degree, we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised pre-masters course
  • University Bachelor degree with minimum of 2:2 or equivalent.

For entry to a research degree, we will consider overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Master’s degree. Please visit our postgraduate research pages for more information on the application requirements. 

The above is a guide only and not all qualifications are listed. There may be additional course requirements, such specific subjects or grades, a portfolio or an interview, for example. These requirements will be detailed on each individual course page.

If you don't hold one of the qualifications above, ARU College can help. ARU College provides foundation, first year and pre-Masters courses designed to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree.

English requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you'll need to be able to show you have the required level of English language. This is so we can ensure you'll be able to follow your course.

  • Our standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses is IELTS 6.5, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

If you don't meet our English language requirements, our Language Centre offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

Our Language Centre also offers the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. Check our events page for dates or contact our country managers for more information.

How to apply

Here are some links to important information that’ll help you with your application to Anglia Ruskin University:

Approved agents

AAS Education Consultancy



Amber Education



Aston Education

  • Location: Wan Chai
  • Address: 5th Floor, Office Plus@Wanchai, 303 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Telephone: +00852 28669933
  • Email: linda@aston.edu.hk
  • Website: www.aston.edu.hk 


British United Education Services



GEA Global Education Alliance Limited

  • Location: Shatin, N.T
  • Address:  Room B, 15/F Kings Wing Plaza 1, 3 On Kwan  Street, Sha tin, N.T., Hong Kong
  • Telephone: +00852 21103571
  • Website: www.geaworld.org

GET Education Consultancy


  • Location: SHEUNG WAN
  • Address: Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
  • Telephone: 852-27307311
  • Email: hongkong@get.com.hk
  • Website: www.get.com.hk


IDP Education Limited Hong Kong