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Entry Requirements

Academic Performance

The Pre-University Summer School is open to independent, high-achieving students who are about to start or who are enrolled within their final two years of high school and who are interested in exploring the areas covered by the programme at University level. We do not set a minimum requirement by grade but look more at the personal statement as an indication of desire to succeed in the programme.

It is an intensive social and academic experience and therefore independence, maturity and motivation are essential qualities for all applicants though the programme looks to build these personal development areas as well as increase confidence.

In order to join the programme, you must be in or about to start your last two years of High School. The age criteria for this course is anyone between the age of 16-18 or students who will turn 16 by 31 August 2022.

English Language Requirements

The academic programme is taught and assessed entirely in English. Therefore all students whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. We currently accept the following*:



Cambridge First Certificate of English (or higher level certificate)

Grade B or above


Minimum score of B2

European Baccalaureate

60% or above

GCSE/IGCSE English Language

Grade C or above

IGCSE English as a Second Language

Grade B or above

HKDSE English (Hong Kong)

Level 5 overall (no less than Level 4 in any sub-section)


5 (with no less than 5.0 in each component)

International Baccalaureate English

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 or above

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills


Internet-based TOEFL - 70

We may accept alternative English language qualifications which are equivalent to a minimum score of B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), or confirmation from your school that you are taught in English, for admission. If you do not have any of the above English language qualifications then please contact us:

*Please note these entry requirements apply to the summer school programme only. Please see our undergraduate prospectus for the entry requirements to our degree programmes.