IELTS for Overseas Exchange Programmes
Apply for Exchange Programmes with IELTS
An overseas exchange programme can help you to experience a new culture and learning environment, to develop new approaches to learning, and to improve your English. Universities in Hong Kong provide exchange places with overseas partner institutions, where students can study at their partner institutions for between one semester to one year.
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.
IELTS score you need for Overseas Exchange Programmes
Overseas institutions require you to provide proof of your English language proficiency — often a minimum of an IELTS 6.0-6.5 band score. IDP IELTS provide IELTS tests that are recognized by local universities in Hong Kong, below is a list of universities that require overseas exchange programmes applicant to submit IELTS results.
- City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
- Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
- Lingnan University (LU)
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
- The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
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.
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