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East Asia : Hong Kong SAR


The University of Warwick is pleased to welcome over 3,900 students from East Asia each year, studying from foundation programme to our research degrees. We currently have 478 students from Hong Kong SAR studying on our campus. All the information you need on making your application to Warwick can be found below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Entry Requirements
A summary of the Entry Requirements can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Warwick IFP: Form 5 - Achieve an average of at least 70% overall across your core units. Maths and one Science based subject at 75% required for some courses

UndergraduateLink opens in a new window: Students taking three elective in the HKDSEs

Level 5 in three electives with no less than 3 in any other subject except Chinese.

Students taking two electives in the HKDSE

Level 5 in both electives plus Level 5 in two cores (excluding Chinese), and no less than 3 in any other subject except Chinese.

For courses requiring Maths A level (all applicants with HKDSE qualification)

Level 5 in 3 subjects (or 5* 5 5 depending on normal A level requirements) which must include Maths Extended Component (M1 or M2), and two further elective subjects; and no less than 3 in any other subject except Chinese.

*Please note that some courses may have a higher entry requirement than stated above. For detailed entry requirements for a specific course, please contact our Hong Kong Office.

PostgraduateLink opens in a new window: A score of 3.00-3.30 is usually considered comparable to a UK 2.1 and a score of 2.50-2.90 is usually considered comparable to a UK 2.2. However exact requirements do vary according to the institution and specific department studied at. The honours awarded will be clearly stated in the final transcript. If in doubt please contact our Hong Kong office.Link opens in a new window

English Requirements

You need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency to meet the entry requirements for Warwick. Please see more hereLink opens in a new window.

Visa Information for Hong Kong SAR
For information on applying for a visa under the student route for courses over 6 months in duration, click to expand. The Immigration Service is here to help and support you during your application and studies at Warwick.

Immigration summary for nationals of Hong Kong SAR
The immigration summary below is for nationals of Hong Kong SAR applying from their home country. If you are a national of another country but living in Hong Kong SAR, please contact your local visa application centre for further advice or refer to the UK Visa and Immigration website. The information provided should be used as guidance only. It has been taken from the UK Visas and Immigration website, which should be referred to in all immigration matters.

When completing the Student Visa online application, you will be asked to provide an approximate date of travel and the postal code for the address where you will stay once in the UK. Your CAS will contain information as to how to use the ACL code to have your BRP card delivered to the University of Warwick (if you do not use the code, your BRP card will be delivered to a designated Post Office nearest to the post code provided). Your 30-day travel visa will be valid 7 days before the 'expected date of travel' you put on your visa application form, and you can arrive in the UK up to 1 month prior to your course start date. The Home Office decision letter will provide information on the full length of your visa, and details of where to collect the residence permit. You should carry this letter in hand luggage when you travel to the UK.

You can find more information about how to prepare for a Student Visa application, including how to complete the online application form, what documents to prepare, and what documents to submit here:

Is a visa required?

If you want to study in the UK, you must obtain a Student Visa under the points-based system before you travel here.

Is a Tuberculosis (TB) certificate required?

A valid medical certificate showing the holder is clear of TB is required. For a list of approved medical practitioners, please see

If you have been in the UK for more than six months holding a student visa and are returning to your home country and applying for a Student Visa while there, as long as you are not in that country for more than six months, you do not need to take a TB test. For example, if you have just completed a 3-year undergraduate degree in the UK in June 2018 and are going home over the summer holidays and applying for a Student Visa before returning to the UK for the new term starting September 2018, you will not require a TB test. You should explain on the Student Visa application form why you don't require a TB test, and ensure that your passport contains immigration stamps as evidence of this.

Am I considered a ‘low risk’ national by the UK Home Office?

Yes. Low risk nationals applying for a Student Visa from their country of nationality (or in the UK) are not required to submit evidence of English language certificate, academic qualification, financial evidence and evidence of previous UK study (if any). You should, however, still prepare these documents in the event that they are requested by the Home Office UKVI. Please find more information here.

Are you applying with dependants?

If you are considering bringing your family to Warwick, you should read this guidance

Further Guidance

If you require further guidance or information, including advice on what to do if your visa is refused, please see

Visits to your country

The University of Warwick visits Hong Kong SAR each year. Future visits will be advertised hereLink opens in a new window when available.

We offer a range of scholarships for EU and International applicants. You can find a further information on those on our Scholarships website. All fees for Home/EU and International students are listed here You can also find information on living costs here.

Student Community

We have over 300 clubs and societies for you to get involved with and meet other students from your country and across the world. Societies include Academic, Activities & Games, Campaigning, Cultural, Film & Media, Food & Drink, Halls, Music, Performance, Religious & Belief and Welfare, Charity & Action. You can find the full list of clubs and societies here.Link opens in a new window 

Warwick Hong Kong Society

Facebook: warwickhksociety
Instagram: whksofficial

WHKPASS (Warwick Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society)

Facebook: WHKPASS
Instagram: warwickhkpass

Warwick Cantonese Society

Facebook: Warwick Cantonese Society
Instagram: cansoc.warwick
Wechat: warwickcansoc

If you want to read more about Warwick, the application process and student life, direct from our students, please visit the links below.

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Hei Hang Yiu (Edmund)Link opens in a new window Nathan LeeLink opens in a new window So Pak Him (Albert)Link opens in a new window  

Applying to Warwick

The University of Warwick have a dedicated office Link opens in a new window in Hong Kong SAR, who can provide information and guidance on study opportunities at Warwick. You may also find the Education UK global website Link opens in a new windowuseful for information on studying in the UK.

Apply for Undergraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window via UCAS or apply Direct for our International FoundationLink opens in a new window or Postgraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window.

Arriving at Warwick

For guidance on arriving at the University of Warwick, including information on Airport transfers, please view our Welcome to Warwick pages.

Contact the Hong Kong (SAR) Team

Questions about studying with us? We have a dedicated team who are your contacts for Hong Kong SAR. They are happy to answer any queries or questions you may have. You can contact them on the information below, or feel free to join us on an upcoming Live Chat.

Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 8300 or Email:

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