Coco

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. 

If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia, why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or email: Hongkongstudents@uea.ac.uk

You can also join  us on Facebook to ask questions and see the cool things we share about Norwich.

Accepted qualifications

  • Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates (including at least three at the higher level) with a minimum total of 32 - 35 points, or A - Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Bachelor Degree courses. Details of the required subjects and grades for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus. 

    Higher Certificate, Post-Secondary Diplomas, Higher Diploma Professional and Diplomas holders are considered for entry to bachelor degree courses and in many cases will be considered for direct entry to the second year. 

  • Students with Upper Second Class or Lower Second Class degrees awarded by universities will be considered for entry to postgraduate study. This will normally be a graduate diploma, Masters degree or exceptionally direct entry to PhD studies. Holders of Masters degrees will be considered for PhD studies. 

    All applicants must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency before they can be admitted onto any course or programme. The level of English proficiency required will depend on the course. Please contact admissions@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check what level of English we will require for any particular course. 

  • 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.

    Mathematics Requirements

    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.

    Exceptions

    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 admissions@uea.ac.uk 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

    Form 5:

    • Average in 2 relevant subjects with 5% above pass mark and pass in Maths OR 3-2-2 including Maths. All subjects accepted (min. 2 in Maths).

    HKDSE:

    • A minimum of levels 3-2-2 in relevant subjects (min 2 in Maths or pass at Form 5). All academic subjects accepted.
    Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences Pathway

    Form 5:

    • Average in 3 relevant subjects including Maths with 5% above pass mark OR 3-3-2 (min. 2 in Maths).
    • NB: relevant subjects for science pathways include Physics, Chemistry or Biology, or Combined Science +1 other elective.

    HKDSE:

    • 3-3-2 in relevant subjects including Maths (min. 2 in Maths or 5% above pass mark in Form 5 Maths).
    • NB: relevant subjects for science pathways include Physics, Chemistry or Biology, or Combined science +1 other elective.

     

    • Progression to Pharmacy*, Physiotherapy**, Occupational Therapy** and Nursing is subject to interview and therefore progression is not guaranteed.

     

    All Other Science Pathways

    Form 5:

    • Average in 3 relevant subjects including Maths with 5% above pass mark OR 3-3-2 (min. 2 in Maths).
    • NB: relevant subjects for science pathways include Physics, Chemistry or Biology, or Combined Science +1 other elective.

    HKDSE:

    • A minimum of levels 2-2-2 in relevant subjects (min. 2 in Maths or 5% above pass mark in Form 5 Maths). All academic subjects accepted.

     

     

    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

    Test

    Score

    IELTS* 6.5 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component

    PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)* 

    62 overall with minimum of 42 in each component

     

    *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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