International applicants

Entry requirements for students from Hong Kong

Find out here what qualifications you need to study at Loughborough as a student from Hong Kong.


Hong Kong

Typical offers for students taking the HKDSE  vary by course and range from ‘5, 4, 4’ – ‘5*, 5, 5’ from best 3 subjects, of which 2 must be electives and excluding Liberal Studies and Chinese. Where courses require specific subjects, we would be looking for grades between ‘4’ and ‘5*’ in these subjects.

For courses that require Maths as part of their A Level offer, this should be taken at extended level in the HKDSE. Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of ‘3’ or higher in core Maths.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.


Students who have studied at undergraduate level in Hong Kong would be expected to achieve a GPA between 2.8 and 3.5 depending on programme requirements. For more details, view our international qualification equivalences table.

Applicants for a postgraduate Research degree will not only be expected to meet the entry requirements for postgraduate study but are also expected to provide a research proposal as part of their application.

Applicants must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.

Pre-sessional English Language tuition is available for those who fall slightly below the score normally expected for entry. More information can be found through our English Language Support Service