Admission Requirements

Lingnan University welcomes applicants from around the world. Non-local applicants must have fulfilled the General Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for admission to the University:


A. General Admission Requirements

Please click here for the acceptable qualifications. Qualifications not listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


B. English Language Requirements

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, applicants are also required to fulfil one of the following English language requirements :

Qualification

Minimum English Language Requirements

HKDSE

Level 3 in English Language

HKALE

Grade E in AS Level Use of English

GCE System

One of the following:

  • Grade E in GCE AL / IAL or AS / IAS Level English
  • Grade C in GCE O-Level / GCSE / IGCSE English / English Language / English Literature
  • Grade 4 in reformed GCSE English Language / English Literature
  • Grade 4 in reformed IGCSE English / English Language / English Literature

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Grade 4 in English Language

TOEFL

550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based)

IELTS

Overall band score of 6.0 in Academic Module

SAT Reasoning Test

One of the following:

  • Pre-March-2016 SAT: Score 8 in essay writing
  • Redesigned SAT: Score 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

ACT

Score 23 in both English and Reading

AP

One of the following:

  • Grade 4 in English Language and Composition
  • Grade 4 in English Literature and Composition

 

The following qualifications are accepted as meeting the English language requirements:

Curricula

Minimum English Language Requirements

Australia Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80% or equivalent

Canada

70% in Grade 12 English Course

Chinese Mainland A score of 110 (out of 150) in the English subject of National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) or equivalent

India

SSC / HSC / ISC Standard XII: 70% in English

Malaysia

One of the following:

  • Grade C in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English Language 1119
  • Grade C in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM) English Language
  • Band 4 (Aggregate Score: 180-219) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • Grade B4 in UEC Senior English Language
New Zealand NCEA Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 in subjects on English, with 5 credits in Reading and 5 credits in Writing
(Literacy credits of subjects on English are available on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website)
Singapore Grade C in H1 General Paper in Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level (subject to approval)

Taiwan

One of the following:

  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT 學科能力測驗) English result within the top percentile (頂標)
  • Advanced Subjects Test (指定科目考試) English result within the top percentile (頂標)


Applicants will be considered for admission to the 4-year curriculum on individual basis, subject to the availability of places. Applicants with suitable credit transfers may be admitted to be Year 3* students with Major/Stream/Discipline Major allocated. For more details regarding credit transfer and course exemption for undergraduate programmes, please click here.


Note:

*
Applicants who are granted a transfer of 54 credits or more will be admitted to be Year 3 students.