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    Lingnan University - [LN], Tuen Mun, Hong Kong - Admission

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    Lingnan University Admission 2021-22: Deadline, Application Process & Program Requirements

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    Arpita Das

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - Jul 12, 2021

    Lingnan University (est. 1888) is the only public liberal arts university in Hong Kong. This university offers UG, PG and research PG levels courses in Business, Social Sciences, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Economics and Supply Chain Management to its 3,705 students. 80% of Lingnan students coming for higher studies in Malaysia can go on exchange studies for a term during their UG degree.

    International applicants seeking admission to any of the degree programs have to apply online by visiting the official website of the Lingnan University after paying an application fee of HKD 150. An IELTS score of 6.0 for UG and 6.5 for PG or TOEFL iBT/PBT score of 79 and 550 is required, respectively as a proof of English language proficiency. Candidates can apply till August 2021 for any of the courses. For applying to Lingnan University students must have the proof of sufficient funds, good academic record, visa, LOR, SOP along with an ACT score of 23.


    Application Portal Online
    Number of Campuses 1
    Application Fee HKD 150 (HKD 200 Late Fee)
    Mode of Payment Master-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
    Academic Calendar Semester based
    Intake Seasons All round the year
    Financial Aid Work-Study, Loans, Grants, and Scholarships

    Lingnan University Admission Deadlines

    Admission at Lingnan University goes round the year till the start of the academic session. The key dates and deadlines of 2021 are tabulated below. International candidates are advised to apply few months in advance to had a hassle free process:

    Events Dates
    First round of application deadline May 17
    Late application deadline July 30
    Registration, hostel check-in and orientation Late August
    Commencement of 2021-22 academic session September 1

    Lingnan University Undergraduate Admissions

    International students must fulfill the additional requirements before submitting an application to get enrollment for any of the 20 UG programs available at Lingnan University. Students who wish to apply to any of the courses available in the Lingnan University can apply for the same by visiting the official website of the Lingnan University. Below mentioned are the requirements international students must shared at the time of applying:

    Application Portal: Official website of Lingnan University.

    Application Fee: HKD 150 (HKD 200 as the late fee)

    Supporting Documents: International students must make sure that they submit the below-mentioned documents while applying to Lingnan University:

    • Test to study in Hong Kong- IELTS/ TOEFL
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts/ mark sheets of all secondary and post-secondary education
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Financial Statement
    • Standardized Test scores
    • Post-secondary grades, mark sheets, and certificates
    • Copy of Passport and Visa Certification

    Academic Requirements for International Students

    Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application form. The average scores accepted for admissions to the Lingnan University are:

    Exams Scores
    Average ACT Score 23 (both in English and Reading)
    Average SAT Score 590 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing
    AP Grade 4 in English Language and Composition or; Grade 4 in English Literature and Composition

    International Students Visa Application Process

    It is very important for International Students to complete their visa application process in Hong Kong in time before applying to Lingnan University. The detailed visa application process for admission to the university is provided below:

    • Passport – It is very important for candidates to keep their passports ready before applying to this university.
    • Receive CAS from Imperial – Candidates must require CAS from the Lingnan University to start the visa application process.
    • Candidates are required to apply online through the official website of the Govt. of Hong Kong to apply for the Visa to study in Hong Kong.

    English Language Requirements

    International students coming from a non-native English-speaking country and wish to get a seat in the Lingnan University must provide proof of English language proficiency by providing scores of the following tests mentioned below:

    Tests Scores
    TOEFL (IBT) 79
    TOEFL (PBT) 550
    IELTS 6.0
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Grade 4 in the English Language
    HKDSE Level 3 in the English Language
    HKALE Grade E in AS level Use of English
    GCE System Grade E in GCE AL / IAL or AS / IAS Level English, Grade C in GCE O-Level / GCSE / IGCSE English / English Language / English Literature, Grade 4 in reformed GCSE English Language / English Literature, or Grade 4 in reformed IGCSE English / English Language / English Literature

    Lingnan University Graduate Admissions

    The Lingnan University, Hong Kong offers 16 programs which include top courses like Msc Finance, Msc International Business and Marketing, Msc Business and Supply Chain Management, Msc Accounting and others at the PG level. Candidates can apply via. official website of Lingnan University. Verified financial bank statement, proof of financial support or sponsor, international information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students is essential for PG admissions.

    The academic requirement differs from course to course. The detailed academic requirements for different courses are given below:

    Name of the course Application Period Application Fee Academic Requirements English Language Proficiency Score
    MA in International Affairs June 30 HKD 150 (HKD 200 Late Fee) UG with I or II class honors IELTS – 6.5 TOEFL (PBT) – 550 TOEFL (CBT) – 213 TOEFL (iBT) – 79 Chinese Mainland College English Test (CET) band 6 - 475
    Master of Science in Finance 1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019 HKD 400 UG with I class or II honors or; professional experience and GMAT/ GRE score IELTS – 6.5 TOEFL (PBT) – 550 TOEFL (CBT) – 213 TOEFL (iBT) – 79
    Master of Science in eBusiness and Supply Chain Management 1 October 2018 - 10 May 2019 HKD 400 UG with I or II class honors or; professional experience or; completing minimum one IT or IS course or related work experience of a year IELTS – 6.5 TOEFL (PBT) – 550 TOEFL (CBT) – 213 TOEFL (iBT) – 79
    Master of Science in Marketing and International Business 1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019 HKD 400 UG with I or II class honors or; relevant work experience IELTS – 6.5 TOEFL (PBT) – 550 TOEFL (CBT) – 213 TOEFL (iBT) – 79
    Master of Science in International Banking and Finance November 2018 - 12 May 2019 HKD 450 first degree in a relevant field or; relevant work experience IELTS 6.5 or above

    The Lingnan University, Hong Kong is known for offering students with particular guidelines pertaining to admission to the university. As the seats are in a limited number, candidates are advised to complete their application process pretty well in time. Candidates can expect the admission process to commence within a month of applying to the university. Also, applicants will be able to track their application status by visiting the official website of the


    Ques. What are the admission criteria of the university?

    Ans. Academic qualifications, preference order of study program choices, interview performance, professional qualifications, interests, working experience, suitability, potential, personal qualities, and other factors deemed relevant by individual academic units are all taken into account by the University.

    Ques. Does the university accept late applications?

    Ans. Late applications may be considered based on availability. After the Late Round application deadline, no applications will be accepted. As a result, candidates are recommended to submit their applications during the Early Round and Main Round application periods.

    Ques. Are there any other intakes except September?

    Ans. No, there is only one admission intake i.e. September.

    Ques. What is the language of instruction at Lingnan University?

    Ans. Aside from language classes and courses in the Chinese and Translation Departments, English is the primary language of teaching at the University.

    Ques. How many study programs can I apply to in Lingnan University?

    Ans. Applicants may specify up to three different study programs as their first choices. If candidates are chosen for admission, they will get only one offer.

    Ques. How will I know that the university has received my application?

    Ans. After submitting the application, candidates will get an email with an acknowledgement and an allocated application number. Submitted application will also be shown in the Online Admission System's "Submitted Application" section of the Application Menu.

    Ques. Can I change my choice of course after the application is made?

    Ans. No, the university will not accept any request to change or re-prioritize the program choice after the application for admission has been submitted.

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