Hello! My name is Coco, an international ambassador for Hong Kong. I'm currently studying in my final year of BSc Psychology.
I started studying in the UK when I was 12, which means I have lived in the UK for more than 8 years now! Learning to be independent was tough as a 12-year-old, especially when there is 7 hours’ time difference and you have to get used to the absence of your family. GCSEs and A-levels were two challenging life chapters I have experienced, but UEA has prepared me with the skills that I need in the workplace: time and stress management, interacting with people from different backgrounds, and most importantly, being self-motivated.
UEA has always been a very harmonious environment which is why I enjoy studying at this University so much; everybody always carries big smiles and welcoming manners. I know it can be quite daunting if you are a new student and trying to adapt to a new environment, but UEA offers all sorts of help such as the BuddySU scheme, which I have taken part in. New students are paired with a buddy according to their needs and interests, regular social events, trips, groups study sessions and more are run to help shape the new students’ community.
From my perspective, Norwich has a good mix of different vibes such as visiting museums (free entrance if you are a UEA student), getting delicious food at the Norwich market, and shopping at Chapelfield (the shopping mall previously occupied by the Caley’s/Rowntree Mackintosh and Nestle chocolate factory!). Furthermore, whenever you want to go to the seaside, you can head to Cromer or Yarmouth which are both very close to Norwich.
You can also join us on Facebook to ask questions and see the cool things we share about Norwich.
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HKDSE Requirements for 2020 entry
Offers are based on asking for minimum grades in one elective, English and Mathematics and one grade in a remaining compulsory or elective subject. The grades required vary by degree and are illustrated below for guidance purposes.
A comparison to GCE A-level requirements is provided for reference. A full course list can be found on our website. Where specific A Levels are required for any course, an elective in that subject will be required for HKDSE.
Category A Electives and English Requirements
A-Level HKDSE AAA A minimum of 5 in one elective, 5 in another compulsory or elective subject and 4 in English AAB A minimum of 5 in one elective, 4 in another compulsory or elective subject and 4 in English BBB - ABB A minimum of 4 in one elective, 4 in another compulsory or elective subject and 4 in English
Please note: We will also require 3 or 4 (depending on the course) in each section of English, e.g. writing
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy requires 5 in English overall and 5 in each section. Pharmacy require 5 in English overall, and 4 in each section.
Degree Subject HKDSE Arts & Humanities 3 in compulsory Mathematics Business, Law, Psychology & Occupational Therapy 3 in compulsory Mathematics Economics,Physiotherapy & Pharmacy 4 in compulsory Mathematics Sciences (except the below courses) 3-5 in compulsory Mathematics, depending on course Actuarial Science & Mathematics 5 in both extended and compulsory Mathematics
Please note: extended Mathematics combined with compulsory Mathematics counts as one Category A Elective. For extended Mathematics, we accept both M1: Calculus and Statistics and M2: Algebra and Calculus.
Therefore, a typical offer for BSc Business Management would be:
A minimum of HKDSE level 4 in one category A elective, level 4 in English, (with 3 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), level 3 in compulsory Mathematics and 4 in another elective or compulsory subject.
Integrated/Combined Science elective: We do not accept these electives for degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physics or Physiotherapy as these courses require one or more full electives in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (subject dependent).
MBBS Medicine Requirement: A minimum of level 5 in three electives to include Biology and Chemistry or Physics, one other elective, level 4 in Core Maths, level 4 in Liberal Studies and level 5** in English with level 5** in each component OR level 4 in English with IELTS 7.5 overall and no less than 7.0 in each component.
IELTS - HKDSE English
We accept HKDSE English in place of IELTS, but equivalencies are given below for reference:
IELTS HKDSE 7.5 5** 7.0 5 to 5* 6.0 - 6.5 4 5.5 3
Please contact email@example.com if you have any specific queries on HKDSE entry requirements.
Final admissions decisions are made based on the information provided in the full UCAS application. Applications to certain subjects including Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Drama may be subject to an interview or audition. Please check the UCAS website for relevant application deadlines.
INTO University of East Anglia Entry Requirements
For those not meeting the academic and / or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO UEA offers a wide range of Academic Preparation (e.g. foundation and international year one courses) and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses.
International Foundation Programme - leading to direct entry to the first year of a UEA degree:
Foundation in: Entry Requirements: Business, Economics, Society & Culture, and Humanities & Law Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences Pathway All Other Science Pathways
English language requirements
- Four Term Foundation: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent
- Three Term Foundation: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent
* Students aiming for Pharmacy should commence the Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (5.5 subskills).
** Students aiming for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Nursing should commence the Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0 in all subskills.
International Year 1 Programme - leading to direct entry to the second year of a UEA degree:
International In Year 1 Entry Requirements Business, Management, Economics & Psychology & International Development From HKDSE: A minimum of levels 3-3-2 in relevant subjects with 3 in Maths. All subject accepted (min 3 in maths)
English language requirements
International Year One in Business, Management and Economics:
- Three terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent
- Four terms Extended: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent
International Year One in Psychology and International Development:
- Three terms: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 each subskill
All applicants to the University of East Anglia must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before they can be admitted onto any course or programme.
The below are guidelines only. Please be sure to check the requirements for your specific course.
IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)*
50 overall with minimum of 42 in each component
IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)*
50 overall with minimum of 42 in only two components and 48 in the others
*We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications
*Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses
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Hong Kong UniFest 2.0
Date: 25th-29th January 2021
Online: Follow this link to join
Join 20 institutions from around the UK for HK UniFest 2.0 – including academic panel discussions, university presentations and UCAS support.
Studying for a degree in Medicine and Health Sciences is an exciting prospect for many students and the first step in a lifelong rewarding career, but you may find the application process can be difficult to navigate and that you have many questions before you begin your journey.
Time: From 11th-13th January 2021 between 16.00-20.00pm HKT.
Link: Click to register
This event would be suitable for student’s years 10-12 (including current applicants and those preparing to apply,) parents, school counsellors and education representatives from Hong Kong and East Asian countries interested in studying Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing in the UK from 2021 and onwards.
Regions covered: Hong Kong & East Asia
Based in: Norwich, UK
Event Name: ESF School Fair
Date: 9th January 2020
Time: 3pm - 7pm
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