The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong


What is the IELTS test?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. IELTS tests speakers' listening, reading, writing and speaking abilities.

An overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS (Academic) is set as the University-wide English language minimum graduation requirement, whilst students of the following programmes should attain different minimum threshold scores:

Major Programme Minimum overall band score
in IELTS (Academic)
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese; and
Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary English Studies; and
Bachelor of Arts in Translation


To see if you have already fulfilled the IELTS Requirement please check the IELTS Equivalence List .

For more information on English Language Graduation Requirements please visit the Registry website.

To waive the Password graduation requirment please submit an application to the CEAL office.