Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan students

Year one entry

1. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

A minimum grade of first division line on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. For more information please see Chinese webpage or JEE website.

JEE admissions website: www.gatzs.com.cn

2. Taiwan GSAT

General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 percent for 3-4 subjects, including English. For science and engineering programmes, Math is required as well.

2024 XJTLU Admissions Regulations for GSAT students

GSAT admissions website: www.gatzs.com.cn/z/tw/

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
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • AP Exams/ACT Tests/SAT II Subject Tests – High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above, plus:
    1. 3 AP exams: 4, 4, 4 or
    2. SAT I: 1280 or ACT: 27, and 2 AP exams: 4, 4 or
    3. 3 SAT II Subject Tests (taken prior to cancellation in 2021): 600, 600, 600


1. BEng ArchitectureBA FilmmakingBA TV Production & BA Digital Media Arts: require a digital copy portfolio review and an interview with members of Departments of Architecture or School of Film and Television Art, which can be conducted in person or via the Internet.

2. BA International Business with a Language: normally international students study Chinese and Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan students study Spanish or Japanese as the language option.

  • For year 2 entry international students, students who are Chinese zero beginners will take an extra 5 credits Chinese language course.
  • For year 2 entry Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan students, students should be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of Spanish (DELE/SIELE A1) or Japanese (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test N5).

3. BA Translation and Interpreting: for international and HK/Macau/Taiwan students whose native language is not Chinese, an HSK level 6 or the pass of the aptitude test arranged by the Department of Translation and Interpreting is required.

4. Programme in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Design, Mechatronics and Technology Science and so on require Mathematics and Physics.

5. Programme in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Digital Media Arts, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences and Pharmacy and so on require Mathematics.

6. Programme in Architecture: for Year One entry, Math is required. However, for Year Two direct entry, having a background in Math is desirable but not essential.

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)

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