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Admission Requirements

The College welcomes any student who wishes to integrate the world of knowledge with the realities of Christian living. Subject to available space, an individual with the necessary academic background, financial resources, and character references and who is willing to accept the policies of the College as well as to adjust to its philosophical, religious, social, and cultural atmosphere may be admitted to the academic programs. Hong Kong Adventist College accepts each qualified individual without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, language, color, national origin, or religion. Disabled applicants may be accommodated provided the courses applied for are those, which the applicants are physically able to cope with.

Admission Requirements (Undergraduate Programs)

Hong Kong System of Education
  • Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    Level 3 in English and Chinese Language
    Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies
    Level 2 in an Elective subject

  • 12-year high school program graduate
    Overall GPA 2.50
    Overall SAT scores of 800 (400 minimum in English and 400 minimum in Mathematics)

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (pre-2012)
    Five C grades including English and Mathematics

  • Hong Kong Education Bureau approved pre-university course – Graduating GPA of 2.50

  • Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)
    Accredited pre-associate program
    Successful completion

China System of Education
  • Senior High School (Grade 12)

  • Pass with at least 50% of the term-end and year-end tests.

North American System of Education
  • Senior High School (Grade 12)

  • GPA of 2.75* or higher 


*Students with a high school GPA below 2.75 may be eligible for admission through the Bridge to Success program.

Southeast Asian System of Education


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Malaysian Higher School Certificate (equivalent to HKALE in Hong Kong Examination System)

  • Three passes including English language

  • Passed SPM / MCE with at least 5 passes at a grade C in English and Mathematics


  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE-A) (equivalent to HKALE in Hong Kong Examination System)

  • Three passes including English language


  • Evaluasi Belajar Tingkat Akhir National: Sekolah Menengah Atas (National Evaluation of Studies at the Final level: Academic Senior Secondary School)

  • Award: Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menegah Umum Tingkat Atas (Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion)


  • O-NET (Ordinary National Education Test)

  • A-NET (Advanced National Education Test)

  • Students can choose any of the above tests but to be admitted to the local universities, students must also take Central University Admission System test (CUAS) which comprises of 50% of each of the above tests plus half of the Fourth Level Grade Point Average.

Admission Requirements (Diploma in Pre-University Studies)

Successfully complete secondary school education with one of the followings:


  • Completed Secondary 6 under the New Senior Secondary Education Structure

  • Completed Senior Secondary 3 (NSS) with Level 2 in any subject, or

  • Hold certificate(s) from overseas institution, or

  • Successfully completed General Senior Secondary education with a pass in English from the China System of Education, or

  • * Applicants who come from a country where English is not the medium of instruction use in schools are required to sit for HKAC DPUS English Language Proficiency Examination.​​


  • Obtain a D in English (or Level 3 in the new grading system – 2017) plus passes in four other subjects, or

Mature Applicant

  • Be at least 21 years of age by September of the year application in sought year

Hong Kong System
China System
Malaysia System
Singapore System
Indonesia System
Thailand System
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