We welcome direct applications to University College Birmingham from students from Hong Kong; however, we do recommend utilising our Asia Pacific Regional Office, as they will be vital in supporting you from your initial application submission all the way through to the offer stage and issuing you with a student visa.

Asia Pacific Regional Office

Asia Pacific Regional Office
Tel : +60-(0)3-2780 7288
Fax : +60-(0)3-2780 7299  

Winston Ningkan
Director of Asia Pacific


UCB is in the heart of Birmingham, a city with one of the youngest, most diverse populations in Europe – not to mention more than 65,000 students.

There is nowhere quite like University College Birmingham.  Not only are we Europe’s leading specialist in management courses for the culinary arts, hospitality and tourism management, but we are also situated in the heart of one of Britain’s most vibrant cities.  Our students enjoy the best of both worlds, academic and cultural.

Our vocational degree courses, experienced tutors and strong links with business give students the skills they need to tackle a career in a range of rapidly expanding industries.  As well as excellent tuition, we pride ourselves on being a friendly place to study.  As specialists, we are not a huge university: our facilities are spread over three sites within a few minutes’ walk of each building.

Students are never just a number at UCB: our doors are always open to help and support you throughout your studies.  In short, as a learning and life experience, UCB is hard to match.

Entry requirements

Please find the entry level requirements below for students from Hong Kong. If your qualification is not showing here, or you would like more information, please contact our International team by completing our enquiry form or by telephone +441216041040.



  • Bachelor degree with a minimum classification of at least a 2.2 from a public University will be considered for postgraduate Masters degree courses.

Applicants applying for the MSc Finance & Accounting, please note the following entry requirements

  • applicant should have studied in a closely-related discipline that will enable you to meet the academic rigour of the course and understand the finance and accounting modules.


Year 1

  • A minimum of at least four subjects PASSED AT HKDSE with grades of at least 4,3,3.
  • Applicants holding the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with a minimum of 24 points, will be considered for entry into an Undergraduate Degree programme.
  • Applicants holding an Advanced Diploma or Higher National Diploma will be considered for a top-up degree or Graduate Diploma programme. 

International Foundation Diploma - IFD

  • Successful completion of F.5 qualification

For further information about this course please click here.

English entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification to meet the entry requirements onto a degree programme.

Bachelors (BA/BSc) and Masters (MA/MSc)

A minimum of Grade 3 at all elements in the HKDSE; Grade C in the HKCEE (Syllabus B) or Use of English at Grade E in the HKALE.

For a list of other qualifications accepted, please click here.

International Foundation Diploma - IFD

UKVI IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0 (no individual band below 4.5).

Please note: Language skills can deteriorate over time if not used. University College Birmingham will only consider an English qualification if it has been taken in the last 24 months. If your English qualification was awarded over 2 years ago, you will have to sit the UCB English Proficiency Test.

Specific entry requirements

Please be aware we have a small number of courses that have specific entry requirements. The above entry requirements are guidance for suitability for the majority of our course portfolio. Please do check the specific entry requirements for the course you are interested in before applying. If you would like more information, please contact our International team by completing our enquiry form or by telephone at +441216041040.

Post Study Work Visa 

The UK Government has confirmed that the Graduate Immigration "Post Study Work" Route will open on 1 July 2021. The route will allow the UK to retain the brightest and the best international students to contribute to society and the economy post-study.

The route allows international students who complete a degree at undergraduate level or above in the summer of 2021 the opportunity to apply to stay in the UK to work or look for work at any skill level for two years.

This is excellent news for our students, who will have the opportunity to gain experience and build on their careers in the UK after graduating. Our HIRED careers, employability and placements service can support you to gain work experience during your studies at University College Birmingham.

For further information on this route, please visit the GOV.UK website and UKCISA.  

For specific enquiries please email


Meet us in your country

We often make overseas visits and have attended countless exhibitions, schools and other events all around the globe. Get in touch to find out when we will next be in your country.


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