Hong Kong

The University of Birmingham has a thriving population of 206 students from Hong Kong following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Student outside on the Birmingham Campus

Being the home of the Common Law system, the UK has traditionally trained the leading lawyers working in Hong Kong. Many of our former students who have returned to practise in Hong Kong now enjoy successful legal careers. The most notable of these is Mr Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-Li, the Chief Justice of the High Court in Hong Kong, who graduated from the LLB programme at Birmingham in 1977.  

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. Far Eastern ConneXions Society (also known as FECX) has members from a variety of different Far Eastern countries such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and many more. A large majority of the FECX committee is made up of international students from Hong Kong.

Student profiles

We asked some of our Hong Kong students to tell us about their experiences at Birmingham, to view their comments please follow the links below.

Entrance requirements

Undergraduate programmes

  • Grades AAA at A-Level or 5,5,5 in the HKDSE (excluding Chinese and Liberal Studies with a minimum of 3 in all areas) and IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Postgraduate programmes

  • 2:1 or equivalent in an LLB degree from a recognised institution alongside IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Graduate-entry programmes

  • 2:1 or equivalent in any degree programme from a recognised institution alongside IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.


We offer a range of school specific scholarships each year. For details please click on the appropriate link below.

Further information

Birmingham representatives in Hong Kong

Aston Education
Unit 7E, China Overseas Building
139 Hennessy Road
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2866 9933
Fax: (852) 2866 9880