International Students

Hong Kong and Macau

TB Clearance Certificate

Since 31 December 2013, students from Hong Kong and Macau planning to study in the UK must obtain a TB Clearance Certificate before applying for the Tier 4 Student Visa. We recommend that students obtain these as soon as possible to avoid delays with the visa application process.

Full information can be found on the UKVI website.

Alumni Society

Please contact the University of Portsmouth Alumni to become a member and contact with fellow Portsmouth graduates and academics for networking and to share your stories after graduating.

Entry Requirements

The University of Portsmouth will be accepting students who hold the HKDSE Diploma. This will be based on UCAS tariff point equivalency, including subject-specific requirements where appropriate. The qualification is recognized as comparable to the UK GCE A Level.
The UCAS tariff value for HKDSE is as follows:

UCAS Tariff HKDSE Level Remarks
56 5** Comparable to Grade A* at A level


5* Comparable to Grade A* at A level
48 5 Comparable to Grade A at A level
40   Comparable to Grade B at A level
32 4 Comparable to Grade C at A level
24   Comparable to Grade D at A level
16 3 Comparable to Grade E at A level

We accept HKDSE English in lieu of IELTS. Applicants will need to achieve a minimum overall score of 4 with no component lower than 3 (as an equivalent to IELTS 6.0). Please note that this will vary depending on your chosen course.

Level Compulsory Part Extended Part Remarks
5** n/a n/a To be allocated with further evidence after the first administration of the HKDSE examination in 2012
5* 60 70

130 points (60+70) for 5* in both compulsory and extended parts - between Grades A and A* in the 2010 GCE A Level examination

120 points (60+60) for 5* in the compulsory part and 5 in the extended part - comparable to Grade A in the 2010 GCE A Level examination

5 45 60
4 35 50
3 25 40

More information regarding the entry points required for any specific course can be found on our website by searching the course information (click on the 'Courses' button above).

If you do not have the required entry points, you will need to enrol on a foundation pathway programme. Our Engineering foundation BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology is delivered in our Faculty of Technology. Foundation programmes in all other subjects are delivered by our pathway provider, International College Portsmouth (ICP).

Advanced Entry

We offer various opportunities for students currently studying or graduated from Higher Diplomas and Associate Degrees from Community Colleges to gain advanced entry onto our undergraduate courses. For more details please contact one of our local representatives in Hong Kong (listed below) or email


Our International Officers travel to Hong Kong regularly for Education Fairs, visits to agents and other events. These are great opportunities to speak to us about applying to study at the University of Portsmouth and it would be great to meet you there!

See our upcoming events below, or check our events page for full listings. 

International Alumni Referral Awards

We know that the best promotion is 'word of mouth'. We also know that if students have a good experience at Portsmouth, they will tell their friends, family and colleagues - and sometimes, as a result, one of those people decides to come and study at the University of Portsmouth. We want to formally recognise this assistance in recommending that person to the University of Portsmouth.

The International Alumni Referral Award (IARA) scheme is for current and former University of Portsmouth students who refer an applicant to study here. We reward the current/former student with £400 if their application results in a registration.

How does the scheme work?

Please use the following form:

Please download and complete the International Alumni Referral Award Form above. You must ensure that the International Alumni Referral Award Form is attached to the online application when it is submitted. When you are submitting the online application, please select IARA from the agent drop-down menu and attach a copy of the completed IARA Form with the 'Supported Documents Area'.

Please note: we cannot link the application to you after we have received the application and it has been input into the University's Admissions System.

If you have any questions about this scheme, please email us.


Our dedicated staff in our South East Asia Office are specialists in helping students from your region to apply and can answer any questions you might have. 

Contact the South East Asia Office directly if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

If you would like to apply to the University of Portsmouth, please contact our representative in your country:

AAS Education Consultancy

Room 302, 3/F, On Hong Commercial Building,
145 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2323 3287

AAS Education Consultancy (Macau)

Room E-65, 5/F Hin Lei Commercial Centre
16f Rua de Domingo, Macau
Tel: +852 2328 9074

Aston Education

5th Floor, Office Plus @ Wanchai
303 Hennessy Road
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2866 9933
Fax: +852 2866 9880

Dadi Overseas Studies Service Centre

Rm.1911, 19/F, One Grand Tower
639 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2314 8312
Fax: +852 2314 0767

Rm 1307 Tai Yau Building
181 Johnston Road
Wan Chai
Tel: +852 31535123



Room 2807, 28th Floor, Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2827 6362
Fax: +852 2827 9286

Wai Shun International Education Centre

Room C, 14/F Nathan Tower, 518 Nathan Road
Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Rebecca Wong
Tel: +852 2782 0900
Fax: +852 2771 2711

Academic Link Overseas Studies Centre

Rm 702, 7/F Grandmark, 10 Granville Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact person: Sing Wong
Tel: +852 3525 1318

HKIES Overseas Education Centre

Unit 1302-03, Pilkem Commercial Centre
8 Pilkem St, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2264 8990

Amber Education Hong Kong

Kay Yuen

Office Manager
Address: Room 1208, Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, 
Wanchai Hong Kong 
Tel: 852 2377 7888

Joy Lui

Unit 1417, 14/F, Star House
No.3 Salisbury Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 23779115

Miss Cory Lee

Unit 1601, Tower 1
Grand Plaza
625 &639 Nathan Road
Mongkok, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel:+852 2377 7880

British United Education Services

9/F Wai Hing Building
148 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3426 9976

Chamberlain Educational Services Centre

7/F, 10 Pottinger Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3426 8000
Fax: +852 3426 8108

Hong Kong Education Web

Room 901, Shanghai Industrial Investment Building
48-62 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2272 2800
Fax: +852 2272 2828

Super Red Education and Training Centre

Unit 1104, 11/F Fourseas Building
208-212 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact person: Connie Ku
Tel: +852 3105 2962
Fax: +852 3105 9819

GET Education Consultancy

Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong