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At LIPA we welcome students from around the world. We typically have a small number of students from Hong Kong studying a variety of courses with us. Below you will find all you need to know about applying to us.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

We audition/interview all candidates before offering places. Auditions/interviews can either be in person or online – and this is an important aspect of our selection process. Your qualifications are taken into consideration, before we invite you to audition/interview.

For entry to an undergraduate course, we typically require you to have completed your Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or equivalent. You do not need to have completed high school at the point of applying to us, but your offer will be conditional on completing and passing the final year.

For entry to a postgraduate course, we typically require you to have completed an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1) or to have significant practical experience such as professional work.

In addition, the UKVI require all students entering the UK to evidence their English language proficiency. You do not need to have achieved this at the point of applying to us, but your offer will be conditional on doing so.

How to apply

You can apply directly to us through our online portal and there is no fee or application deadline. Alternatively, you may choose to apply via UCAS for entry to undergraduate courses only. If you apply via UCAS, we may require you to also submit an additional form before your application can be assessed.

When you apply via our online portal, you will be asked to list your most recent qualifications and test scores. For example, if your most recent qualification is your Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), you should select “Other” from the dropdown menu and free type the qualification name. You will then be asked if you have completed the qualification and to provide the completion date. You can continue to add qualifications by clicking the “Add” button. If you have already completed your qualification, you should upload a photograph of your certificate/transcript to the portal.

Once your application is submitted, we may reach out to request further information prior to inviting you to audition/interview.

Auditions/interviews may take place either in person or virtually and you will receive full guidelines to follow attached to your invitation.

The International Team are on hand to guide you through the application and audition process and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Email:

Fees &  Funding

Fees &  Funding

Most of our Hong Kong students are self-funded.