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IELTS for Overseas Exchange Programmes – 2018/19

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience.

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. Hong Kong students study at their host institutions for between one semester to one year.

Overseas institutions require you to provide proof of your English language proficiency — often a minimum of an IELTS 6.0-6.5 band score (IELTS Academic). IELTS is accepted by more than 10,000 organisations in over 145 countries, with more than 3 million tests taken last year. IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real life use of English.


IDP Education, co-owner and official test centre of IELTS

The IELTS test is co-owned and was co-created by IDP:IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English. Since its launch in 1989, IELTS has become the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test.


IELTS Requirement for International Exchange Programme from 8 UGC-funded Universities

1. City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

2. Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

3. Lingnan University (LU)

4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

5. The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

6. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) 

7. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

8. The University of Hong Kong (HKU)


IELTS for Further Studies and Work  

IELTS is accepted as a proof of English language proficiency for study, work and migration in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US where English is the main language used in the workplace or the classroom.

English is the main language used in the workplace or the classroom. Each country has its own IELTS scores requirements. For the most updated information, please visit relevant government websites.

Exclusive Benefits for students in Hong Kong universities and tertiary institutions*:

Starting from now until 28 December 2018, students in Hong Kong universities and tertiary institutions who register with IDP for any IELTS test session in November and Decemeber 2018 can enjoy:

  1. Travel Neck Pillow
  2. 32GB USB disk - contains practice samples of IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  3. IELTS Online Practice - IELTS Practice Test (Learn more)
  4. IIELTS Online Practice - Essential English Exercise (Learn more)


* Terms and Conditions:

  1. This promotion is eligible for Full Time Students in local tertiary institutions who register the IELTS or IELTS for UKVI test with IDP Education (Hong Kong) from 17th November to 28th Decemeber 2018. It is only applicable for candidates who register with IDP Education for IELTS / IELTS for UKVI tests held in November or Decemeber 2018.
  2. The candidate will receive a “Payment confirmation” email once the online registration is completed.
    • Please visit IDP Education (Hong Kong) in-person with the “Payment confirmation” email, original ID document and original student ID card for redemption on/before registered test date or 31 Decemeber 2018, whichever is earlier. Late redemption will not be accepted. - The redemption may be arranged by an authorized person with the “Payment confirmation” email, original authorization letter signed by the candidate, copy of candidate’s ID document and Student’s ID card.
  3. Candidates who register for the test in-person will receive the “USB flash drive” and the “Travel Neck Pillow” once the registration and payment of test fee is completed.
  4. This promotion is on a first-come, first-served basis. The “USB flash drive” and the “Travel Neck Pillow” are available while stocks last.
  5. The login details for the “IELTS Practice Test” will be sent to each candidate by email once the application is verified. If candidates need the “Essential English Exercise”, they may send their full name and test date to ieltsassist.hk@idp.com.
    • The login details for “Essential English Exercise” will be sent to each candidate by email within one to three working days once a candidate’s identity is verified.
  6. Candidate can choose ONLY ONE of the components (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking) from the “IELTS Practice Test” for use.
  7. The login for the “IELTS Practice Test” and the “Essential English Exercise” is valid for 30 days once the account is activated. The login for both of these is no longer valid after candidate attends the IELTS test.
  8. Each eligible candidate is entitled to obtain one login to access the “IELTS Practice Test”, the “Essential English Exercise” , one “IDP IELTS USB flash drive” and one “Travel Neck Pillow” for free.
  9. This promotion does not apply to candidates who have requested a refund on the test fee.
  10. This promotion is non-transferable and has no cash value.
  11. In case of dispute, IDP Education Limited (Hong Kong) reserves the right to the final decision.


For more information, please contact IDP IELTS at 2179 3600


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