I am a Chinese from Hong Kong and I grew up in Singapore, where I stayed there for 14 years. I then moved to the UK for my further studies in 2008 and graduated from a Russell Group university in Wales back in 2011. As of now, I have had 3 years of work experience in database maintenance, export and vendor management in the retail sector (Fortune 500 company) as well as one year of general management experience in my family-owned business, all in Hong Kong.
I had applied the MBA courses of the top 2 universities in the West Midlands for 16 entry and had received a conditional offer from one of the universities. One of its conditions listed out to me is that I need to do an English Proficiency Test. I called them and they said that because I am holding the Hong Kong nationality and that my degree was not awarded within these 2 years, I am not exempted from an English Proficiency Test. I was bewildered and skeptical by the above explanation as English is my first language. I told them that my 2:1 UK degree from a Russell Group university is a lifelong credential to prove that I am capable of handling the rigour of the MBA course, not just of 2 years. They also cannot judge a person's language skill based on nationality. Now I am waiting for their reply.
May I also know what is the probability of my chance of getting into the top university in the West Midlands as well? I will be doing my GMAT end of this month.
Thanks for reading.
[Edited by yipkc on Nov 18, 2015]