Hong Kong SAR

There are around 500 students from Hong Kong currently studying at the University of Exeter. Their programmes include:

  • BA Accounting and Finance
  • BSC Biological Sciences
  • MSc Finance and Management
  • MSc Sport and Health Sciences

Exhibitions and Events

Upcoming events

Details of upcoming visits to your country

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26 - 27 January 2018

Amber UK Education Fair 2018

Meet Lauren Hitchman, International Officer (East Asia) in Hong Kong to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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27 - 28 January 201813:00

British Council Study UK Exhibition 2018

Meet Lauren Hitchman, International Officer (East Asia) in Hong Kong to find out more about studying at the University of Exeter. Full details
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Past events

Past visits to your country

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23 September 201718:00

Our Changing Climate (Biosciences at the University of Exeter)

The talk will begin with a brief overview of climate change, its causes, and future implications. We will then look at examples of research conducted by academics at Exeter. This may include; research assessing the impact climate change will have the conservation of endangered sea turtles, models predicting how endangered species will adapt to a changing climate, the influence of changing sea levels on the carbon cycle, and the impact of global warming on microclimate and the implications of global warming for the English wine industry. The session will end with some top tips on applying to a UK university and choosing the right degree course in this field. For more information please email Lauren Hitchman, International Officer (East Asia) L.Hitchman2@exeter.ac.uk. Full details
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16 - 30 September 2017

British Council Schools Roadshow

Recruitment event with Lauren Hitchman, plus agent and school visits. Full details
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19 August 2017

Hong Kong: British Council Exhibitions

International student recruitment event with Dale Zhang. Full details
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17 - 18 August 2017

Amber Education Fairs

Recruitment events with Dale Zhang. Full details
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15 - 16 July 2017

Hong Kong: British Council Exhibition

International recruitment event with Lauren Hitchman. Full details
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13 July 2017

Hong Kong: HKIES Exhibition, Royal Plaza Hotel, Mongkok

International student recruitment event with Lauren Hitchman. Full details
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12 - 16 July 2017

Hong Kong: Amber Education Exhibitions, Hong Kong

International student recruitment event with Lauren Hitchman and Santashree Mitra. Full details
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12 July 2017

Hong Kong: Education Web Exhibition

International student recruitment event with Lauren Hitchman. Full details
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Country specific information

Find out information specific to your country below;

See your course details for specific entry requirements:

English language requirements

Undergraduate programmes

If you have completed your A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, you will be eligible for direct entry if you meet your chosen programme’s entry requirements. These are shown on the course pages of the University’s website and in the undergraduate prospectus. You can apply through UCAS.

If you have completed the HKDSE programme, with scores between 5*55 and 544, your qualifications will have A level equivalency. Please see the table below.

HKDSE GradeA level equivalency









55 – Core and Extended Maths


44, 54 or 45 – Core and Extended Maths


If you wish to apply using your HKDSE results, you will need to have studied one of the following combinations:

  • Three Group A NSS Elective Subjects;
  • Two Group A NSS Elective Subjects and Chinese language or English language
  • Two Group A NSS Elective Subjects and Core and Extended Maths (M1 or M2)
  • One Group A NSS Elective Subject and Chinese language and Core and Extended Mathematics
  • 1 Group A NSS Elective Subject and English language and Extended Mathematics

Unfortunately, we do not accept the Liberal Studies subject when considering your suitability for a place on our courses.

We also accept candidates who have completed a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree. If you have a B+ average or a GPA of 3.0 or above, you may be able to be considered for second-year entry.


For direct entry onto our Masters programmes you will be required to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1).

If you are interested in our Finance or Management Masters programmes but do not quite meet our entry requirements, you may be able to gain entry by first attaining a Graduate Diploma through INTO, which you can read more about here.

For entry onto postgraduate research programmes, you will need to hold a relevant Masters degree, supported by a strong research proposal.

For more information, please visit our postgraduate applications page.

Fee status

Your fee status will depend on where you are from. When students apply, they are classified as "Home/EU" if they are from the UK or from the European Union, and "International" if they are from elsewhere. If you are not sure whether your fee status is "Home/EU" or "International", read this advice from The Complete University Guide.

Tuition fees

Fees vary by programme and will be detailed in the offer letter you will receive after you have applied. Fees are not fixed at the point of entry for all years of study: there may be a small increase year-on-year for courses which are over one year in duration. For more information, please see our student finance webpage.

Living costs

The University recommends that single students allow at least £1,015 per month for living costs, which includes accommodation, food and books, but not travel to/from the UK. Students with families (a spouse and children) should allow additional resources for each dependant. You can find more details about living costs on our International Student Support pages. If you need a visa to study in the UK, for yourself and/or your dependants, you should familiarise yourself with UK Visas and Immigration's (UKVI's) financial requirements. Details are on our immigration advice webpage.


International students can apply for several of the University of Exeter's scholarships and bursaries. For further information please visit our scholarship search engine. The British Council can also provide more information about funding schemes.

The International Student Support Office is here to help you with your immigration enquiries for the UK - from your initial application for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa to study your first course at Exeter, to visas for working after your studies.

Immigration is changing all the time, it is therefore extremely important that students keep up-to-date with the newest regulations when applying for their visas and access the free specialist immigration advice that we offer.

Immigration advice

The University of Exeter offers a wide selection of university accommodation, on and off campus, to suit all tastes and budgets.

Accommodation is guaranteed for:

  • new, unaccompanied first year undergraduates
  • international fee-paying unaccompanied first year postgraduates
  • full year Erasmus/Study Abroad students

as long as applications are received by the deadline of 31st July.

When you apply for accommodation, please note, you do NOT have to hold an Unconditional offer to submit your application: as long as your response is Firm, you will still be able to apply, even if your offer from the University of Exeter is Conditional. However, a room will not be allocated to you until all the conditions of your offer have been met.

Undergraduate students have a choice of catered or self-catered accommodation. There is a broad range of options: twin rooms, single studio bedrooms with bathroom and kitchen attached, and more. Postgraduate, Study Abroad and Erasmus students can only apply for self-catered accommodation.

For full details of the options available, as well as prices, facilities and 360-degree virtual tours of some of the rooms, visit our accommodation pages.

Students who would like to rent private, rather than University-run, accommodation can use the Accommodation Office's online database of privately rented accommodation. Visit the "Private Housing" section of the accommodation pages for details.


The University of Exeter has agreements with the following independent representatives in your country, who would be pleased to tell you more about the University's facilities and programmes.  They can also assist you in making an application. 


Amber Education  Services
Email   amberhk@amberedu.com.hk
Website   www.amberedu.com.hk/
Aston Education  
Email  info@aston.edu.hk  
Website  aston.edu.hk  
Hong Kong Education Web
Email    ieu@education.com.hk
Website  www.education.com.hk/
Da Di Overseas Consulting
Email admin1@dadi.com.hk
Website www.dadi.com.hk/
IDP Education
Email info.hongkong@idp.com
Website www.idp.com/hongkong/studyabroad


GET Education Consultancy  
Email  hongkong@get.com.hk  
Website  http://www.get.com.hk  


British United Education Services 
Email  info@britishunited.net
Website  https://www.britishunited.net/en/
HKIES Overseas Education Centre 
Email  jessie@hkies.com.hk  
Website  www.hkies.com.hk  
Amber Education  Services
Email   amberhk@amberedu.com.hk
Da Di Overseas Consulting
Email admin1@dadi.com.hk
Website www.dadi.com.hk

Most of our representatives offer their services to applicants for free.  Those that do charge a fee must make this clear from the outset of their consultation with students and issue appropriate receipts.

If you have any concerns about whether an agent is an authorised representative of the University of Exeter, please contact us. We also welcome feedback on the services offered by our local representatives.

The international officer for this region is Lauren Hitchman (East Asia).

International Officer

International Officer (East Asia)
Lauren Hitchman

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