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Hong Kong

Birmingham City University extends a warm welcome to students from Hong Kong. We have established relationships with partners in Hong Kong including the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), Continuous Professional Education Centre Limited (CPE) and Kaplan Hong Kong.

We have much to enjoy in terms of culture and entertainment in our city, including an annual Dragonboat Festival and the celebrations of Chinese New Year – celebrations take place for thousands of visitors including lion dancing and fireworks.

Academic Access (Est. 2005)
Aston Education
  • Unit 5C, China Overseas Building
  • 139 Hennessy Road
  • Wanchai, HONG KONG
  • Phone: +852 (0)2866 9983
  • Email:
British United Education Services
  • 9/F Wai Hing Building
  • 148 Prince Edward Road West
  • Mongkok, Kowloon
  • Phone: (852) 3426 9976
  • Email:
  • Whatsapp: (852) 62520176
HKIES Overseas Education Centre
  • Unit 1301, Pilkem Commercial Centre
  • 8 Pilkem Street
  • Jordan
  • Kowloon
  • Phone: +852 (0)2264 8990/8794
  • Web:
Music Audition
UEAS Uni Education Advisory Services
  • Catherine Ho
  • Room 1009-10
  • Workingbond Comercial Centre,
  • 162 Prince Edward Road West,
  • Hong Kong
  • Kowloon,
  • Phone: +852 2380 7866
  • Email:


We are happy to consider the HKDSE - four core subjects plus two/three elective subjects must be successfully completed to obtain Diploma.


We are happy to consider the Bachelor degree with minimum of 2:2 classification. Some postgraduate courses require a subject specific undergraduate degree to qualify for entry for example, Law, Computing, Social Sciences, Engineering, etc. Please check the relevant course page for this information.

Special requirements

Art and Design

All undergraduate Art and Design courses require a good portfolio of artwork. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Please check faculty website for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE)

All undergraduate courses in the CEBE faculty require Mathematics at O Level. However for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at AS Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent.

Business School

All Business School undergraduate Year 1 courses require Mathematics minimum of Grade C at O Level or the equivalent.

English language requirements

View our English language requirements

Every year we provide a number of scholarships and bursaries recognising the talents of our international students, which can help cover part of your tuition fees.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries...

There are currently no planned visits by Birmingham City University representatives to your country.

Student views

What our students say...

“I always wanted to train to be an actor. In Hong Kong, I trained to be a dancer and received singing training along the way. I did a lot of work with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, working on musicals and performing in productions, which helped me gain valuable acting and performing experience.

"By taking an MA Acting course at Birmingham School of Acting (BSA), it completed my training and skill set as a musical theatre actor. I happened to know a few BSA tutors, so I was aware of the high-quality teaching that would be provided. The facilities at BSA are fantastic, with clean and spacious studios. The teaching was just what I needed, and the skills they provide for acting are amazing and very extensive.”

Andy Yau, MA Acting

Country contact

Do you have a question?

Shanghai Representative Office
Floor 4
Wise Logic International Centre
No.66 North Shaanxi Road
Jing An District
Shanghai City
China, 200041

Tel: +86-21-62888511/12/13

Student views

What our students say...

“I wanted to study a media course that offered a range of production modules as well as theory modules. I researched universities not only in the United Kingdom but also throughout Europe.

"Birmingham City University offered a good range of production modules whereas a lot of other courses only offered theory courses or just one production module such as television. While on the course I loved my production modules.

"Seeing the results from my own photography project or from a group television project was fun and rewarding and gave me something solid to show to potential employers and clients. The MA Freelance Photography course focuses more on the entrepreneurial aspects of photography and is designed to prepare you for the real world.

"The MA course focuses on branding, marketing, your style of work, target market and selling yourself. I’m currently working in Hong Kong and freelancing here, working with a range of local designers, magazines and models. I’ve been published in Hong Kong Tatler, Hong Kong Prestige magazine and have also did a shoot for Fashion One TV in Japan.”

Rosemarie Conway, BA (Hons) Media and Communication, MA Freelance Photography