IELTS for Study in Hong Kong or Abroad
Planning to continue your study in Hong Kong after finishing your HKDSE? Or are you planning to study overseas, or join in overseas exchange programs? IELTS is accepted by universities and institutions around the world, as you apply for different courses and programs, you would need to submit your IELTS results as a proof of your English abilities.
IDP Education – Co-owner and Official Test Centre of IELTS
As the world’s most popular high stakes English language test, IELTS is accepted by more than 11,000 organisations in over 140 countries. With more than 3.5 million tests taken last year, IELTS opens doors to a world of opportunity for students in HK and around the world.
IDP Education is the co-owner and official test centre of IELTS, offering IELTS test in more than 450 test locations in 60 countries. IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. The IELTS examination is marked according to a 9-band scoring system, specific for Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, as well as an overall score. Hong Kong students can take the IELTS exam either on paper or on the computer.
Studying in Hong Kong with IELTS
IELTS results – equivalent to DSE English results?
Hong Kong students who wish to continue their study in Hong Kong would have to attend HKDSE and apply for universities in Hong Kong through the JUPAS system. Hong Kong Baptist University accepts IELTS (6.0 or above) as a fulfilment of its English entry requirement8. Students can take the IELTS test in advance and use IELTS scores instead of DSE English scores to apply for courses in Hong Kong Baptist University.
DSE students can also use IELTS to predict their DSE English scores. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority has compared the scores and levels of IELTS and HKDSE English exam, students can refer to the relevant comparisons and get their predicted English results.
>>>Understanding IELTS Scoring System
Non-JUPAS entry requirement
While applying to universities in Hong Kong through Non-JUPAS, students are to fulfil respective IELTS requirement set by universities respectively.
Study abroad with IELTS
Applying to overseas universities with IELTS
Hong Kong students who wish to study in an English-speaking country would need to meet the universities’ English requirement by submitting English test results that’s recognized internationally. IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English-language test for study, work and migration, and is recognized by thousands of universities and colleges worldwide.
>>>What IELTS results do I need to study abroad?
IDP is the world’s largest overseas education institution that offers services to support people wishing to study abroad. We represent more than 700 institutions colleges from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and Ireland, and assist student with application and provide professional study abroad advices.
Apply for Overseas Exchange Programs with IELTS
Every year, universities in Hong Kong provide different overseas exchange programs to encourage students go and study in other countries to broaden their horizons and learn more about different cultures around the world. Students who wish to apply to the exchange programs are often required to take the IELTS English test to prove their English abilities.
Which IELTS test should I take?
IELTS offers IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both the requirements of your visa, the organisation and where you plan to study. If you are planning to study in the UK, you may need to take IELTS for UKVI to meet relevant visa requirements.
>>>Prepare for your IELTS test
* According to the Hong Kong Baptist University website