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Undergraduate Study

Total number of students at Cambridge from Hong Kong 2017-18
Undergraduate 125
Postgraduate 95

If a student holds more than one nationality, then the nationality given as the primary nationality is reported.

You may find our other undergraduate application statistics interesting as well.

Entry requirements

Candidates taking the HKDSE will normally be expected to obtain grades of 5*, 5* and 5 in three specified elective subjects, which will be related to their chosen course at Cambridge. Conditional offers are made to each applicant individually by Colleges, and while their terms may occasionally vary according to circumstances, candidates should normally expect to be set demanding conditions in the other compulsory subjects in the Diploma core, particularly in Mathematics and English.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language then any offer made is likely to include English language requirements. See which English language qualifications we accept on our English language requirements page.

Fees and finance

As an international student, fees vary between different courses. Limited financial support may be available from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, or College funds.

If you're unsure as to whether your fee status would be Home or international, please see our fee status page.


If you think you may meet the entry requirements that we require from your country, we would suggest that you familiarise yourself with how to apply to Cambridge. There is also specific information for international applicants and an application timetable with dates and deadlines relevant for international students.

Admissions Assessments

Please also refer to the information about admission assessments. If the course you’re applying for requires you to take a pre-interview written assessment, you must be registered in advance for the assessment. The assessment centre where you’ll take the assessment must register you (you can’t register yourself) by the relevant assessment registration deadline.


The University conducts  interviews in Hong Kong to applicants who are domiciled, permanently resident or at school/university in the special administrative region of Hong Kong and Macao. Please refer to the information on our overseas interviews page for full details.

International Events

The University of Cambridge attends some events overseas where our representatives will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have about applying to and studying at the University. To find out when we are visiting your country please visit the International Events webpage.