Non Local Applicants
Full-time Degree Seeking
Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admissions Scheme is for local and non-local applicants who are applying for admission on the basis of qualifications other than Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) results of the current year. There is NO fixed quota for direct (non-JUPAS) applicants and the University adopts a holistic approach in selecting applicants for interview/test on a case-by-case basis.
Direct (Non-JUAPS) Admissions Scheme
Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma/ Diploma final year students or graduates and Degree holder may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry, depending on the depth and relevancy of the subjects and the programme in which they are enrolled.
Transfer students who have completed at least one year of study of a 3-year degree programme or two years of study of a 4-year degree programme may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry. Transfer students studying the first year of a 4-year degree programme are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only.
The University reserves the right to admit applicants to the appropriate year of entry.
Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma/ Diploma non-final year students are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only.
Individual applicants will be considered by the University regarding their academic qualifications and non-academic achievements on a case-by-case basis. A small number of applicants may be considered for admission to Year 2 depending on vacancies arising from attrition of individual programmes.
Non-local applicants are defined as persons entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a student visa/ entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration.
Citizens of Mainland China
Citizens of Mainland China entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a student visa/ entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration should follow either one of the routes for admission as stated below:
Applicants who DO NOT sit for the 2017 National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) or who want to apply on the strength of other qualifications (apart from JEE/ HKDSE) should apply through the Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admissions Scheme;
Applicants sitting for the 2017 JEE should apply for admission via the University's Admissions Scheme for Mainland Students. Relevant details can be found at Mainland Admissions Scheme website.
For 2017 entry, online application for admission to 2017-2018 Undergraduate Degree programme is on November 1, 2016 (Tue) to January 4, 2017 (Wed). The application period has been extended for Non-local applications from January 11, 2017 (Wed) to February 28, 2017 (Tue). Applicants with applications submitted may view their application status via the Applicant Enquiry System. There is only one intake each year, i.e. Fall Intake. Each applicant is allowed to submit ONE application with a maximum of two programme choices.
Fees and Scholarships
The tuition fee for full-time undergraduate degree programmes for the 2017-2018 academic year is HK$42,100 for local students and HK$120,000 for international (non-local) students* per annum respectively. Fees are to be paid in two equal instalments, normally before the first and second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, a NON-REFUNDABLE admission confirmation fee, including HK$10,000 first instalment plus some fees, must be paid by applicants on acceptance of their admission offer and the balance must be paid in November.
The cost of studying at the University as an international (non-local) student is approximately HK$160,500 per year for government-funded programmes, including tuition fees, hall residence and daily expenses. The details are as follows:
(currency conversion rate: US$1= HK$7.8)
HK Dollars (Estimated Amount)
Tuition Fee# (per annum)
Hall Residence# (2 or 3-person room^)
9,400 to 13,500 (for 9 months)
Personal Expenses (including meals, transportation, entertainment and miscellaneous)
27,000 (3,000 per month for 9 months)
Total Cost (per annum)
Scholarship opportunities are available to outstanding local and international (non-local) students. No separate application is required. The University will identify outstanding students for the award of scholarships upon successful admission. For information on Scholarships, please visit the Office of Student Affairs website.
* International (non-local) students are defined as persons entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a student visa/ entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration.
# Subject to annual review
^ The assignment to different types of rooms is subject to availability in the Undergraduate Halls.
Application and Admissions
1. Application Submission
The University accepts online applications only and applications can be made through the University's website. Before submitting an application, applicants should read the website carefully to check whether they satisfy the university and programme admissions requirements. Remember to complete and submit the application before the application deadline. For more details and application procedures, please check "How to Apply".
2. Application Acknowledgement
Applicants will receive an email acknowledgement upon application submission. The University will inform applicants of their application status including interview arrangements and admission offer by email/ phone/ SMS/ Applicant Enquiry System.
3. Application Screening
Each year the University receives Direct (Non-JUPAS) applications with diversified qualifications and status, which may include GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, sub-degree, bachelor degree, or other acceptable qualifications. To give due consideration to each application, assessment of Direct (Non-JUPAS) application is made on a case-by-case basis.
4. Interview Selection
When deemed appropriate, the University will invite eligible and suitable applicants to attend an interview/ selection test. Selected applicants will receive interview/ test notifications by email/ phone/ SMS. Applicants can also view their application status through the Applicant Enquiry System.
5. Application Result
Admission is based on individual merits. In general, programmes will take into account of applicants' interview/ test performance, academic achievements and non-academic performance during the assessment process. Successful applicants who are offered a place of admission will be informed by post/ email/ phone. Applicants can also view their application status through the Applicant Enquiry System.
To accept the admission offer, applicants must pay a NON-REFUNDABLE admission confirmation fee of HK$10,418 (subject to change).
For non-local applicants with admission offer, please check FAQ for information on student visa/ permit applications and undergraduate hall arrangements.
Applicants who do not receive notification by early September can assume their applications have been unsuccessful. Applicants can view their application status through the Applicant Enquiry System and no written notification will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
6. Enrolment and Orientation
Enrolment for new students is normally scheduled in early August or mid-August. Other new student activities, such as Orientation, U-life workshops, course pre-registration and the English Bridging Course are scheduled in August.
7. Course Exemption/ Transfer of Units Application
For details of course exemption or transfer of units, you are advised to visit our website on the 'Course Exemption/Transfer of units'.
8. Class Commencement
Classes start in early September.