Qualification / Country Second Language Requirement
International Baccalaureate Diploma Grade 4 in a language other than English
GCSE / GCEO / IGCSE Grade E in a language other than English
GCE/International AS-level / 
GCE/International A-level
Grade E in a language other than English
SAT / Advanced Placement

A score of 600 in a language other than English in the SAT Subject Test; or

Grade 3 in a language other than English in the Advanced Placement Test

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) A score of 180 at HSK Level 3 or above
HKDSE

Level 3 in Chinese Language; or

Grade E in a language subject under Category C

HKALE

Grade E in AS Chinese Language and Culture or AL Chinese Literature

HKCEE

Level 2 in Chinese Language;

Grade E in Chinese Language before 2007; or

Grade E in a language other than Chinese Language or English Language

Singapore

Grade C in a language other than English at Singapore GCE O-level; or

Grade E in a language other than English at Singapore GCE A-level

Other National Examinations A pass in the home language in one of the national examinations
Waiver Application

Students who are unable to produce certification proving proficiency in a language other than English should upload the following documentation in support of your application for consideration of a waiver.

- an explanation of no more than 200-words explaining your situation and grounds for not being able to produce the requisite proof of language proficiency

- one reference letter by your school supporting your application and providing background on your proficiency in a language other than English

These documents may be uploaded onto the application system under "Other Documents". Please label these documents in the following format:

"AppNo_FirstName_LastName_2ndLanguageWaiver_Write-up" and
"AppNo_FirstName_LastName_2ndLanguageWaiver_Reference"

*Consideration for waivers will take place at the times of evaluation and students whose waivers are not granted may still be required to provide proof of proficiency of the qualifications listed above.