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Recognition of HKDSE
Recognition of Qualifications for HKDSE

The HKDSE is not only well-recognised locally, but is also widely recognised by non-local higher education institutions. Please click here for information about the recognition of the HKDSE among non-local higher education institutions. Currently, over 300 tertiary institutions worldwide have published their general admission requirements for candidates holding HKDSE qualification on the HKEAA’s website and/or their official websites. The HKEAA will continue to invite overseas universities/institutions to provide information about their general admission requirements for HKDSE candidates*.

Details about the general admission requirements for the HKDSE from different universities/ institutions are shown as below:

Country/Area :
Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

*To create space for students and cater for learner diversity, the optimising measures that apply to the 2024 HKDSE onwards have been implemented. In response to the optimising measures, the HKEAA has been working closely with universities and higher education institutions around the world to update information on the general admission requirements shown on the website. Most non-local institutions have published the admission requirements applicable to HKDSE candidates for 2024 and beyond on their websites. This page also provides links to the relevant webpages for candidates’ reference. Some institutions still include Liberal Studies as one of the core subjects, which will be updated as suitable.


Currently, a few institutions are still updating their admission requirements. We will continue to follow up with them. Candidates can contact the respective institutions for the latest admission requirements.

University Name Country/Area General Admission Requirements
For Candidates Taking the HKDSE Before 2024 For Candidates Taking the HKDSE In or After 2024
Australian Catholic University
Australia PDF Link
Bond University
Australia PDF PDF
Central Queensland University
Australia PDF Link
Charles Darwin University
Australia PDF Link
Charles Sturt University
Australia PDF Link
Curtin University
Australia PDF PDF
Deakin University
Australia PDF PDF
Edith Cowan University
Australia PDF Link
Flinders University
Australia PDF Link
Griffith University
Australia PDF Link
International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)
Australia PDF PDF
James Cook University
Australia PDF
La Trobe University
Australia PDF PDF
Le Cordon Bleu, Australia
Australia PDF PDF
Macquarie University
Australia PDF Link
Monash University
Australia PDF PDF
Murdoch University
Australia PDF PDF
Queensland University of Technology
Australia PDF PDF
RMIT University
Australia PDF PDF
Swinburne University of Technology
Australia PDF Link
The Australian National University
Australia PDF PDF
The University of Adelaide
Australia PDF PDF
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Australia PDF PDF
The University of Queensland
Australia PDF PDF
University of Canberra
Australia PDF PDF
University of Melbourne
Australia PDF PDF
University of New South Wales
Australia PDF PDF
University of Newcastle
Australia PDF PDF
University of South Australia
Australia PDF Link
University of Southern Queensland
Australia PDF PDF
University of Sydney
Australia PDF PDF
University of Tasmania
Australia PDF Link
University of Technology, Sydney
Australia PDF PDF
University of the Sunshine Coast
Australia PDF PDF
University of Western Australia
Australia PDF Link
University of Western Sydney
Australia PDF PDF
University of Wollongong
Australia PDF PDF
Victoria University
Australia PDF
MODUL University Vienna
Austria PDF PDF
Vesalius College
Belgium PDF PDF
Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
Canada PDF
Athabasca University
Canada PDF PDF
Brandon University
Canada PDF
Brescia University College
Canada PDF
Brock University
Canada PDF PDF
College of the Rockies
Canada PDF
Concordia University
Canada PDF PDF
Confederation College
Canada PDF PDF
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Canada PDF
George Brown College
Canada PDF PDF
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Canada PDF PDF
McMaster University
Canada PDF Link
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Canada PDF PDF
Providence College & Seminary
Canada PDF PDF
Quest University Canada
Canada PDF PDF
Seneca College
Canada PDF PDF
Sheridan College
Canada PDF PDF
Simon Fraser University
Canada PDF PDF
The King's University College
Canada PDF PDF
The University of Winnipeg
Canada PDF PDF
Trent University
Canada PDF Link
Trinity Western University
Canada PDF PDF
University Canada West
Canada PDF PDF
University of Alberta
Canada PDF PDF
University of British Columbia
Canada PDF PDF
University of Calgary
Canada PDF PDF
University of Guelph
Canada PDF PDF
University of Manitoba
Canada PDF PDF
University of Northern British Columbia
Canada PDF Link
University of Ottawa
Canada PDF PDF
University of Saskatchewan
Canada PDF PDF
University of Toronto
Canada PDF PDF
University of Waterloo
Canada PDF Link
Western University (formerly known as the University of Western Ontario)
Canada PDF Link
Wilfrid Laurier University
Canada PDF PDF
York University
Canada PDF PDF
Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
France PDF PDF
Bard College Berlin
Germany PDF
Constructor University
Germany PDF PDF
Dorset College
Ireland PDF PDF
Dublin City University
Ireland PDF PDF
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Ireland PDF PDF
Maynooth University
Ireland PDF PDF
Technological University Dublin (formerly known as Dublin Institute of Technology)
Ireland PDF PDF
Technological University of the Shannon
Ireland PDF PDF
Trinity College Dublin
Ireland PDF PDF
University College Cork
Ireland PDF PDF
University College Dublin
Ireland PDF PDF
University of Galway (formerly known as National University of Ireland, Galway)
Ireland PDF PDF
University of Limerick
Ireland PDF PDF
Chuo University
Japan PDF PDF
International Christian University
Japan PDF PDF
International College of Liberal Arts, Yamanashi Gakuin University
Japan PDF PDF
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Japan PDF PDF
Kyoto University
Japan PDF
Kyoto University of Advanced Science
Japan PDF PDF
Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
Japan PDF PDF
Rikkyo University (PEACE Program)
Japan PDF PDF
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Japan PDF PDF
Ritsumeikan University
Japan PDF PDF
The Institute for the Liberal Arts Doshisha University
Japan PDF PDF
The University of Aizu
Japan PDF
Tokyo International University, English Track Program
Japan PDF PDF
Waseda University
Japan PDF PDF
Handong Global University
Korea PDF PDF
Hanseo University
Korea PDF PDF
Kyung Hee University
Korea PDF PDF
Kyungpook National University
Korea PDF PDF
Sogang University
Korea PDF PDF
Institute For Tourism Studies, Macau SAR
澳門旅遊學院
Macau PDF PDF
Macao Polytechnic Institute
澳門理工學院
Macau PDF PDF
Macau University of Science and Technology
澳門科技大學
Macau PDF PDF
University of Macau
澳門大學
Macau PDF PDF
University of Saint Joseph
聖若瑟大學
Macau PDF PDF
Monash University Malaysia
Malaysia PDF PDF
AUT University
New Zealand PDF PDF
Le Cordon Bleu, New Zealand
New Zealand PDF PDF
Lincoln University, New Zealand
New Zealand PDF PDF
The University of Waikato
New Zealand PDF PDF
University of Auckland
New Zealand PDF PDF
University of Otago
New Zealand PDF PDF
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Singapore PDF PDF
Nanyang Polytechnic
Singapore PDF PDF
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore PDF PDF
National University of Singapore
Singapore PDF Link
Singapore Management University
Singapore PDF PDF
Temasek Polytechnic
Singapore PDF PDF
CEU San Pablo University
Spain PDF PDF
IE University
Spain PDF PDF
UIC Barcelona (International University of Catalonia)
Spain PDF PDF
Universidad de Almería
Spain PDF PDF
University of Santiago de Compostela
Spain PDF PDF
Universite de Neuchatel
Switzerland PDF PDF
Abertay University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Anglia Ruskin University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Arts University Bournemouth
United Kingdom PDF Link
ARU College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Bangor University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Bath Academy
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Bath Spa University
United Kingdom PDF Link
Birkbeck, University of London
United Kingdom PDF Link
Birmingham City University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Birmingham City University International College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Brunel University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Cardiff University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
City University London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Coventry University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
De Montfort University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Durham University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Edge Hill University
United Kingdom PDF Link
Falmouth University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Glasgow Caledonian University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Glasgow International College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Goldsmiths, University of London
United Kingdom PDF Link
Gower College Swansea
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Institute of Education, University College London
United Kingdom PDF Link
International College Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Kaplan International Colleges
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Keele University
United Kingdom PDF Link
King's College London
United Kingdom PDF Link
Kingston University London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Lancaster University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Leeds Arts University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Leeds Beckett University
United Kingdom PDF Link
Leeds Conservatoire
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Liverpool Hope University
United Kingdom PDF Link
Liverpool International College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
London Metropolitan University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
London School of Business and Management
United Kingdom PDF PDF
London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom PDF Link
London South Bank University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Loughborough University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Middlesex University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Newcastle University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Northeastern University London (formerly known as New College of the Humanities)
United Kingdom PDF Link
Northumbria University
United Kingdom PDF Link
Norwich University of the Arts
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Nottingham Trent International College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Oxford Brookes University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Queen Mary, University of London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Queen's University Belfast
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Royal Holloway, University of London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Royal Veterinary College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Sheffield Hallam University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Southampton Solent University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
St George's, University of London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Staffordshire University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Swansea University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The College, Swansea University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The School of Pharmacy, University of London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Derby
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom PDF Link
The University of Law
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Nottingham
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Nottingham International College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Surrey
United Kingdom PDF Link
The University of Warwick
United Kingdom PDF PDF
The University of Winchester
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Tresham College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Ulster University
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University College Birmingham
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University College London
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University College of Estate Management
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Bath
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Bradford
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Brighton
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Brighton International College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Bristol
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom PDF Link
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom PDF Link
University of Chichester
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Dundee
United Kingdom PDF Link
University of East Anglia
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Essex
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Exeter
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Gloucestershire
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Greenwich
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Hertfordshire
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Hull
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Kent
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Leeds
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Leicester
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Lincoln
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Reading
United Kingdom PDF Link
University of South Wales
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Southampton
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Stirling
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Suffolk
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Sussex
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of the West of England
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of West London
United Kingdom PDF Link
University of Westminster
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of Worcester
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of York
United Kingdom PDF PDF
University of York International Pathway College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
UWE Bristol’s International College
United Kingdom PDF PDF
Abilene Christian University
United States PDF
American University
United States PDF PDF
Augustana College
United States PDF
Beloit College
United States PDF PDF
Binghamton University
United States PDF PDF
Boise State University
United States PDF
Colorado State University
United States PDF PDF
Creighton University
United States PDF PDF
Gordon College
United States PDF
Hillsborough Community College
United States PDF PDF
Indiana University - Kokomo
United States PDF PDF
Iowa State University
United States PDF
James Madison University
United States PDF Link
Kent State University
United States PDF PDF
Loyola University Chicago
United States PDF PDF
Luther College
United States PDF PDF
Miami University (Ohio)
United States PDF PDF
New York Film Academy
United States PDF PDF
New York University
United States PDF PDF
Northwestern University
United States PDF PDF
Ohio Wesleyan University
United States PDF
Oregon State University
United States PDF
Pacific Lutheran University
United States PDF
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
United States PDF PDF
Savannah College of Art and Design
United States PDF
St. Ambrose University
United States PDF PDF
Tennessee Technological University
United States PDF PDF
The Ohio State University
United States PDF PDF
The State University of New York at Oneonta
United States PDF PDF
The University of Arizona
United States PDF
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States PDF PDF
Troy University
United States PDF PDF
Tufts University
United States PDF PDF
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
United States PDF Link
University of Colorado Denver
United States PDF
University of Kansas
United States PDF
University of La Verne
United States PDF PDF
University of Massachusetts Boston
United States PDF
University of Missouri - Kansas City
United States PDF PDF
University of South Florida
United States PDF PDF
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
United States PDF
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
United States PDF
Wartburg College
United States PDF
Wentworth Institute of Technology
United States PDF PDF
Widener University
United States PDF PDF
Wittenberg University
United States PDF
Yale University
United States PDF PDF
Important Notes: The information provided on this section about admission requirements of overseas universities is for users' reference only. Although the results of HKDSE Examination have been widely accepted, some universities have set particular criteria for admission of overseas students. The final decision concerning admission to the universities will depend on the relative academic performance of candidates and requirements of respective faculties/programmes. Since admission policies to higher education vary in different countries, interested candidates should contact the institutions directly for further information regarding application requirements.
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