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Requirements

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

All applicants must submit high school/ secondary school/ college/ university graduation certificate.
Applicants who enroll On Campus English courses must also demonstrate English proficiency in at least one of the ways stated below:

  • Grade E or above in English Language (Syllabus B) or Level 2 or above in English Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE).
  • Obtain a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 61 on the internet-based TOEFL. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date of the examination.
  • Obtain a score within Band 5 or higher on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test. IELTS scores are valid for two years from the date of the examination.
  • Obtain a minimum grade of "B" on the Cambridge CAE exam
  • Submit proof of graduation from a secondary school (high school) or college/university where English is the language of instruction.

How to Enroll

Dates and Deadlines
We must receive all required transcripts and documents before you can be accepted into the program.

All applications must be accompanied by all required fees and documents. Applications and/or registrations without all required fees and documents cannot be processed. You won't be able to reserve space in any on-campus class or lab class until GIA received all documents and fees required for enrollment.

On-Campus students:
There are no application deadlines for on-campus classes, but we encourage you to apply at least 2-3 months before the start date, especially student who is not Hong Kong resident and need to apply for student visa. If you apply for a class that has reached capacity, you will be placed on a wait-list and notified if a change occurs and an open seat becomes available.

Accelerated program students:
There are no application deadlines for diploma program students, but classes typically reach capacity months in advance. We encourage you to apply at 3-4 months before your preferred start date. If you apply for a class that has reached capacity, you will be placed on a wait-list and notified if a change occurs and an open seat becomes available

Distance education students:
There are no application deadlines for distance education courses.

For courses delivered in Chinese, please return the completed application form, and a HKID/passport copy in person. You can pick-up your textbooks (Chinese edition) once all required fees and documents are submitted.

All Distance Education – eLearning (English) will now be handled directly by our headquarters in California. Please visit GIA's main website for more information.

Lab class students:
There are no application deadlines for lab classes. If you apply for a class that has reached capacity, you will be placed on a wait-list and notified if a change occurs and an open seat becomes available.

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