Hong Kong

We have a long history of welcoming students from Hong Kong, and a proven track record of supporting them to achieve their academic and professional career goals.

Empowered by the University of Stirling experience, our Hong Kong students have become global citizens, successfully forging careers in a variety of fields around the world.



International students are at the heart of what we do at the University of Stirling. We're proud to educate students from over 120 nationalities on our beautiful campus.

We deliver high quality courses that produce intellectually-able graduates, who are highly sought after by employers throughout the world.


If you're a prospective partner, find out more about our partnerships in your country.

How to get here

From Hong Kong you can fly to Edinburgh Airport (EIA) via Emirates to Dubai International (DXB), or with KLM Airlines via Amsterdam Airport (AMS).

You can also fly to Edinburgh Airport via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) with Lufthansa airlines, or via Amsterdam Airport (AMS) with KLM. British Airways flies from Hong Kong to Edinburgh, with a stopover at London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Glasgow International Airport is about 1 hour away, and Edinburgh Airport approximately 45 minutes from our University campus, travelling by car or taxi. By bus it's 60 minutes from Edinburgh Airport to Stirling, and 1 hour and 20-50 minutes to Glasgow Airport.

Entry requirements


Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A - Levels obtained locally, will be considered for direct admission to Undergraduate Degree courses for both Year 1 and Year 2 entry. Details of the required subjects and grades for each degree can be found on course webpages.

Completed Hong Kong Higher Diplomas and Hong Kong Associate Degrees with a GPA of 2.9-3.3 will also be acceptable for Year 2 entry. Contact our Admissions team for course specific entry requirements from these programmes.

Direct Entry to Undergraduate courses from HKDSE

Year 1 Entry
A-Level BBB-BBC equivalent courses
3-3-3 in three subjects

Year 2 Entry
Year 1 ABB equivalent courses (Law for example)
4-3-3 in three subjects

  • Where specific A-Levels are required for any course, an elective in that subject will be required from HKDSE category A electives.
  • We do not accept Integrated / Combined Science electives for degrees that require a full A-level subject in that area (Biology for example).

Where A-level Maths is required for any course, you will need to take Extended Mathematics. We accept both M1: Calculus and Statistics and M2: Algebra and Calculus.


We welcome applications from applicants holding a minimum grade of a 2.2 equivalent (2.3 GPA, C+) in a four year Bachelor’s degree (Honours).

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency. We accept a variety of tests, details of the minimum grades we require can be found on our English Language Requirements page.

Please also check the specific grades required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

We also accept HKDSE English in place of IELTS, below are the required grades.

IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill
HKDSE: Overall 3 with a minimum 3 in each skill

IELTS: 7.0 with 6.5 in each skill
HKDSE: Overall 4 with a minimum 4 in each skill

Please also check the specific grades required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

Submission of IELTS and other recognised English language tests may be waived on a case by case basis, if the medium of instruction at previous study was in English and within the last five years. We require an official letter from your university or college. Please note that this waiver does not apply for courses that require higher than an IELTS 6.0.

For further advice please email international@stir.ac.uk.

Need help improving your English?
There's a number of options available to you, ranging from a course for those who need only a little help, up to a longer-term programme.

Funding opportunities


We have several excellent scholarship opportunities that are available to students from Hong Kong (SAR):


See more undergraduate scholarships


See more postgraduate scholarships

Tuition Fees

For details of tuition fees, please visit our International Tuition Fees page.

Meet us in Hong Kong

Upcoming visits

The University of Stirling regularly travels to Hong Kong (SAR) attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact us for more information. Email Charlotte Richardson.


We work with the following approved representatives in Hong Kong who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen course:

Your contacts

Charlotte Richardson
International Recruitment Manager (Hong Kong)
WeChat: Charlotte_STIRLING

International and Student Recruitment

+44 (0)1786 467046


Undergraduate Enquiries:

+44 (0)1786 467044

Postgraduate Enquiries:

+44 (0)1786 466655


Join one of our webinars or live chats for International students to find out more about studying at the University of Stirling.

Our full range of webinars and live chats cover a range of topics, including:

  • The application process
  • Living in Stirling
  • Funding and scholarships
  • Course and module overviews
  • Course-relevant career opportunities
  • Student life on campus

View all our webinars