Guidelines on Non-local Qualifications

 

PolyU welcomes applications from quality candidates from around the world. The following guidelines are for reference of students who wish to seek admission to PolyU based on non-local qualifications. If you marginally fail to attain the grades or scores specified for certain qualifications, you may still be considered for admission if you have excellent performance at the selection interview.

 

 

International Qualifications

GCE A-level / International A-level

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects

 

Applicants with good results in the above qualifications can be granted up to 25% credit transfer upon admission to the 4-year degree curriculum.

 

 

National / Regional Qualifications

Country

Qualifications

Australia

Senior secondary certificate of education; and

-     an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), or Universities Admission Index (UAI) of 80; or

-     an Overall Position (OP) Band between 1 and 10

 

Austria

Reifeprüfung / Matura

 

 

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate

 

Canada

For Ontario:

High School Diploma with an average of 70% in six Grade 12 U or M courses

 

For Quebec:

Diplôme d’Etudes Collègiales (DEC) with an average of 70 marks

 

For other provinces:

Provincial High School Diploma with an average of 70% or Grade B in five Grade 12 subjects

 

Chinese mainland

Current year Chinese Mainland Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (應屆內地高校招生全國統一考試)*. Please click here for details about JEE admission.

 

Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

An average of 7 (in the scaling system since 2007) in any one of the following:-

-         Studentereksamen

-         Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

-         Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX)

-         Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)

(English language requirement is waived for those attaining a score of 7 in Level A English in these examinations.)

 

 

Egypt

Thanaweya A'ama or Al Azhar

 

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen

 

 

France

Baccalauréat

 

Germany

Abitur

 

India

An average of 75% in five subjects in any of the following awarded by CBSE, CISCE or the National Institute of Open Schooling upon completion of standard XII:-

-    Indian School Certificate

-    Intermediate Certificate

-    Higher School Certificate

-    Higher Secondary Certificate

-    All India Senior School Certificate

-    Pre-University Course

 

Indonesia

Completion of SMA Ujian Sekolah; and completion of SMA Ujian Nasional

 

Ireland

 

Honours passes (B3 and above) in five higher level subjects in the Leaving Certificate

 

Italy

Diploma di Esame di Stato

 

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

 

Korea (South)

Senior Secondary School Certificate of Graduation

Malaysia

-     Passes in 3 subjects in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), other than the language subjects; or

-     Passes in 5 subjects in the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) (not including English)

(English language requirement is waived for those attaining C in SPM English, B3 in UEC English or Band 4 in Malaysian University English Test.)

 

Mexico

Bachillerato

Myanmar

Satisfactory completion of at least two years of study of a degree programme at a recognised university

Netherlands

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Diploma

 

New Zealand

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

 

Norway

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole

(English language requirement is waived for those attaining 4 in English in the Vitnemål.)

 

Pakistan

 

Higher Secondary School Certificate

 

Philippines

 

Satisfactory completion of at least two years of study of a degree programme at a recognised university

 

Singapore

 

-    Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level, or equivalent, with passes in 3 H2, OR 2 H2 and 2 H1, subjects; or

-    Diploma from Ngee Ann, Nanyang, Republic, Singapore, or Temasek Polytechnic

 

South Africa

National Senior Certificate

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Advanced Level, or equivalent, with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects

 

Sweden

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg

(English language requirement is waived for those attaining VG/MVG in English in the Slutbetyg.)

 

Switzerland

Maturité / Miturität / Maturità

 

Taiwan

General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) [應屆台灣學科能力測驗成績(學測)]

[English language requirement is waived for those attaining the top percentile (頂標) in English in GSAT or getting a pass at High Intermediate level in General English Proficiency Test.]

 

Thailand

Mathayom Suksa 6

Turkey

Genel Lise Diplomasi or Devlet Teknik Lise Diplomasi

 

United Kingdom

-    GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects

-    Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE)

-    Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (Advanced GNVQ)

-    5 passes in Scottish Highers

-    BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, BTEC National Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Higher National Certificate / BTEC Higher National Diploma

-    Cambridge Pre-U Diploma or passes in 3 Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects

 

United States of America

 

 

A High School (Graduation) Diploma and any one of the following:-

-     a combined score of 1650 in the SAT Reasoning Test, with a sub-score of 8 on essay writing

-     an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 23

-     grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects

 

Vietnam

Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học        

*

Majority of our mainland students are admitted on the basis of their results in the current year Joint Entrance Examinations. If you hold international qualifications, you will only be further considered if you attain, or have the potential to attain, outstanding results, such as 90% in your high school study, a total of 38 points or above in IB, or all A’s in GCEAL with A*.

 

October 2014