About AA

Academic Asia was founded in 1980. With over 30 years’ consultancy experience resulting in many thousands of student placements in UK schools and colleges, Academic Asia has developed into one of the largest and most comprehensive UK boarding schools and colleges consultancy in Hong Kong. In 2016, we sent around 700 students to the UK to continue their education.

The success of Academic Asia lies in the professionalism and enthusiasm of our staff. All our consultants were educated in the UK and are committed to providing “the best advice for the best education”, which is our company motto. Annual school visits keep us up-to-date with school developments, and this, together with the first-hand experience of our consultants, will help students to make the right school choices.

Our service is free of charge. Please feel free to contact us and discuss your educational needs, we do care about you and your children!


We offer Professional Services

Consultation & Initial Screening

Academic Asia offers free consultation and initial screening service to parents and students. We provide quality services to give parents the best chance of choosing the right school for their child.

What is the Procedure?

  1. For a screening test appointment, please call the Academic Asia office on 2833-0919, or you may complete our Student Enquiry Form via the Contact Us page and we shall contact you again shortly. Advance booking for the screening test is recommended as our examination centre is often full during busy times.
  2. Parent and child come to Academic Asia’s office in Causeway Bay for their appointment, bringing 2 years’ school reports, music/sport etc certificates and a brief CV. Child takes a short written screening test in Maths and English, and has a short conversation with the consultant, in English, to give some idea of his/her level of spoken English.
Entrance Exams and Interviews

Once students have registered with their selected schools, students are normally required to sit for the entrance examinations. We are very pleased to invigilate the entrance examinations for schools and most of the entrance examinations will be held in the Academic Asia Examination Centre.

Some schools require face to face interview and we are happy to make interview arrangements for UK schools at Academic Asia’s Office on request. In addition, skype interviews, video conferencing and telephone interviews can also be arranged if necessary.

Accredited exam centre

We are an accredited exam centre of :

UK Independent Schools' Entry Test (UKiset)

Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB).

British Universities & Secondary Schools Achievement Tests

The Royal Society of Medicine


Every student studying in a UK boarding school is required to have a guardian. The role of the guardian is to act in place of the parent in all matters. These might include sudden illness or accident, a discipline problem in school, transfers to and from the airport if the school does not provide them, arrangements for homestay for exeats and half term breaks.

Some parents have relatives or friends living quite near the chosen school, who are willing to undertake this role. If you have difficulty in locating a UK guardian, a guardianship agency can offer assistance in making arrangements for your child. The guardianship agency you choose should be officially checked and accredited by one of the two professional organisations who offer accreditation.

If you use an agency, it is the Directors of that agency who are the official guardians of the child, not the home-stay family. In practice, however, it is nearly always the homestay family who form a close relationship with the student and help out with problems.

Pre-departure Briefing
An important feature of our service is our Pre-Departure Briefing which is arranged especially for Academic Asia students who are going to study in the UK in the coming September. The briefing covers all the information needed by students studying in the UK. Guest speakers are also invited to share their experience of UK school life with parents and students.
Student Visa Application
Students who are going to study in the UK for a course more than 6 months will be required to apply for Student Visa. (Students who are British Citizen or holding EU passports are exempted from applying for Student Visa.) Academic Asia will assist our students to make Student Visa application.
Flights & Travel
Special fares for Academic Asia students and parents are provided by British Airways, please contact us for more information.


Address :
14/F, China Taiping Tower Phase II, 8 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel :
(852) 2833 0919
Fax :
(852) 2834 5398
Email :
Hours :
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 6:30pm (Except Sundays & Public Holidays )


Address :
Archer House, Britland Estate, Northbourne Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8PW, United Kingdom
Tel :
(44) 1323 638489
Fax :
(44) 1323 641970
Email :

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