Degree type

Entry requirements

China's Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Year One entry

1. Joint Entrance Examination

A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

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2. Taiwan GSAT

General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least top 50 percent for 4 subjects, including English and Math.

2021 XJTLU Admissions Policy for Taiwan Students


HKDSE with 333 in relevant subjects, including 3 in English Language and Mathematics.

4. High School Diploma

High school performance with a minimum B or 70-80% average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Year Two entry


HKDSE with 444 in relevant subjects, including 4 in English Language (with no component score less than 4) and Mathematics.

2. International Qualifications

We accept A-levels, IB, SAT, AP, ACT etc. For more details see webpage of Entry Requirement for International Student.

International Students

Year One entry

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum B average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Year Two entry

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB

Cambridge A-level students should provide Cambridge centre number and Cambridge candidate number for verification.

  • IB Diploma: 30 points

IB students should request official e-transcripts to be sent to XJTLU before 5 January 2022 for November exam, or before 5 July 2022 for May exam.

  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above, plus:
    1. 3 SAT II Subject Test 600+ or
    2. 3 AP exams 4+ or
    3. Either SAT I Test at 1280+ or ACT Composite Score at 27, and 2 AP exams 4+ or 2 SAT II Subject Test 600+


  1. BEng Architecture, BA Filmmaking, BA TV Production & BA Digital Media Arts: require a digital copy portfolio review and an interview with members of Departments of Architecture and Design & School of Film and TV Arts, which can be conducted in person or via the Internet.
  2. BA International Business with a Language year 2 entry: applicants who do not select Chinese should be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of Spanish (DELE A1) or Japanese (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test N5).
  3. Programme in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Design and Technology Science and so on require Mathematics and Physics.
  4. Programme in Architecture, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Chemistry, Mathematics, Science and Digital Media Arts and so on require Mathematics.

You can also find more information on entry requirements on our Country/Region list.

English Language Requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0 (min 4.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5 (min 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT) (min 21 in any skill)

Students should request an official result of TOFEL (hard copy or E-score) to be sent to XJTLU (XJTLU TOEFL code: B801).

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.0 or above will take 5 credits EAP.


If normal IELTS / TOEFL testing is not possible due to covid-19 localised Testing centre closures, we will accept the following test.

IELTS Indicator Test is accepted for Year 1 entry for 2021 Sep intake.

TOEFL iBT Special Home Test is accepted for both Year 1 and Year 2 entry for 2021 Sep intake.