Path to fulfilling the HSUHK English Language Competency Requirement

The ideal path to fulfilling the HSUHK English Language Competency Requirement is: 

  1. Take ENG2000 Five-Day IELTS Preparation Workshop, or any other IELTS workshops offered by the ELC to understand the format and requirement of the Test;
  2. Practice and prepare BEFORE taking IELTS; and
  3. Take the IELTS (Academic Test).
  • Apply via the British Council or the idp Education
  • HSUHK’s English language competency exit requirement
    Attain a score of 6.0 or above in IELTS (Academic Test); 6.5 or above for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English, and Bachelor of Translation with Business (Honours)
  • Apply via the English Department
  • 3 hours a day on 5 consecutive days (15 hours in total)
  • Non-credit-bearing
  • The workshop is offered during the third week of each month
  • HK$500 deposit; refundable upon 100% attendance 
  • first come, first served
  • Apply via the English Department
  • Must have attempted IELTS twice and fully completed ENG2000
  • 3-hour lecture once a week, 14 weeks (42 hours in total) in semester 1 or semester 2
  • 3-hour lecture twice a week, 7 weeks (42 hours in total) in the summer semester
  • Non-credit-bearing
  • Pass = Complete and pass all assessments + at least 80% attendance
  • HK$2,000 non-refundable fee
  • first come, first served

About ENG2000 Five-Day IELTS Preparation Workshop

The registration will be open in the first week of each month, on our English Language Centre (ELC) website. You will receive the confirmation one week before your ENG2000 starts. If the classes are already full, you will be in the waiting list of ENG2000 in the following month(s).

Sure. It should be noted that ENG2000 is offered on a first come, first served basis. You have to make a deposit of HK$500, refundable entirely upon your 100% attendance.

About ENG4000 English Proficiency Course

You need to enrol for ENG4000 again, on a first come, first served basis.

Applicable to ALL years of undergraduates, starting from AY2022/23, regardless of which year you start your study at HSUHK. 

Useful Infographics (British Council)