Hong Kong

We welcome applications from students from Hong Kong. More than 300 students from Hong Kong currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

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Get a quick introduction to the University of Bristol with our guide for students from Hong Kong 2021/22 (PDF, 2,298kB)‌.

The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of the qualifications listed does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to respond to your application as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

If your qualification is not listed or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Programme applicants

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is delivered by the University of Bristol to prepare international students for a degree programme at the University through tailored English language units and academic subject units.

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate applicants

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS institution code for the University of Bristol is BRISL B78.

Entry requirements vary for each course. Please check our undergraduate course listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

  • Applicants with Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations in a minimum of three subjects will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-levels will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.
  • Applicants with the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree programmes. Two or three elective subjects are required, with grades ranging from 444 to 555*, depending on specific course requirements.
  • Applicants who hold 4 or above in HKCEE English, or grade C or above in HKALE AS-level English, are likely to be exempt from English language testing.

Postgraduate applicants

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

Entry requirements vary for each programme. Please check our postgraduate programme listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1).

  • Applicants who hold a bachelor’s (honours) degree from a Hong Kong university, with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 3.3 out of 4.3, will be considered for admission to a master’s degree.
  • Applicants who hold a good master’s degree will be considered for admission to PhD study.
  • Applicants who hold 4 or above in HKCEE English, or grade C or above in HKALE AS-level English, are likely to be exempt from English language testing.

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your tuition fees.

Search our full list of funding to find more scholarships offered by the University of Bristol and external organisations.

Find more information about funding your studies on our student finances pages.

  • The University of Bristol Hong Kong Alumni offer a scholarship each year for a student from Hong Kong to take a taught master’s programme.
  • We also offer Aviva Scholarships.

Our alumni

Our international alumni community includes nearly 2,000 students from or living in Hong Kong, who are employed at organisations including HSBC, Alaya Consulting Limited, Hang Seng Bank and PwC.

Our alumni network for Bristol graduates in Hong Kong gives you the opportunity to make social and professional connections, share advice and expertise, and access exclusive activities. Law graduates can also join our Hong Kong Bristol Young Lawyers alumni group.

Education representatives

The University has agreements with many education representatives (also known as agents) around the world who can assist you with your application. Using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage, and independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We strongly advise you to only work with a representative listed below.

British Council

The British Council can give guidance and information about higher education in the UK. Find out from their website if there is an office near you and what services are available.

Student societies

Our student clubs include the Hong Kong Society, the Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (HKPASS), and over 400 more for different interests and hobbies.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to Bristol, please contact our International Recruitment team:

Emailinternational-office@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 39 40229

I love Bristol because of its combination of city and country vibes. There is never a dull moment in the city – I am constantly discovering new and interesting things to do, and I am nowhere near finished! I love the energy and passion of the lecturers – they are really friendly and approachable and are always determined to help us. The support from the International Office was great; they gave me a smooth and easy transition into university.’

Karen (BSc Geography), Hong Kong

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