Apply Online (Notes for Applicants for 2018 Entry)
(Bachelor's Degree and Government-Funded Associate Degree Programmes)
Before You Apply
Apply for Admission
After You Apply
Check the Programme List
Depending on your academic qualifications, you may seek admission to first-year studies, or admission with Advanced Standing.
Ask yourself the following question to identify the programmes that you may apply for:
Steps to Submit an Online Application by Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants
|Step 1:||Create an account at www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/apply/system|
|Input your email address, personal details and a password to create an application account. A confirmation email showing your application number and electronic ID (EID) will be sent to your email address. Use the EID and your selected password to log in to the application account.|
|Step 2:||Complete your application|
Click "Apply for New Programme(s)". Select the "Application Type" (e.g. Bachelor's Degree) and "Semester" (Semester A, 2018/19), then select programme (one programme choice per application).
Follow the instructions to complete the relevant sections of the online application and click 'SAVE' before proceeding to the next section or logging off.
How to apply for more than one programme
|Step 3:||Upload supporting documents|
Please click Supporting Documents by Qualification Type to find out the documents required for application review. Scanned copies of these documents should be uploaded via your application account before submitting your application.
Please also note:
|Step 4:||Submit your application|
|Check your data entry before submitting the application.|
Pay the application fee online using Visa or MasterCard. The fee (HK$200 per programme choice) is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Your application will only be processed after payment of the application fee.
|Step 5:||Application acknowledgement|
|An acknowledgement of your application will be shown online upon submission of your application. A copy will also be sent to your registered email account. The programme choice will appear under "Submitted Application" in your application account.|
|Step 6:||Amendment of information after submission of your application|
Once you have submitted your application, the system will not allow you to enter new data except to update the following via your application account:
If you have applied for admission through JUPAS, you should NOT submit another application to the University for any programmes listed under JUPAS. Otherwise, your direct application to the University will not be considered and any application fee paid will NOT be refunded. You may, however, still submit a direct application to the University for non-government funded programmes that are not offered through JUPAS.
Students Currently Enrolled in a Government-Funded Programme in Hong Kong
For students currently enrolled in a government-funded Bachelor's degree programme
The guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) generally discourage transfer applications from students currently enrolled in a government-funded Bachelor's degree programme at another local institution.
For students currently enrolled in a government-funded Associate Degree/Higher Diploma programme
You can apply either directly to the University or through the JUPAS scheme, but not both. If you want the results of your current Associate Degree/Higher Diploma study to be considered, you may wish to apply directly to the University.
Current CityU Students (Change of Home Major)
Current CityU students who wish to change their home major to a different major at the same level should not submit an admission application. They should contact the Academic Regulations and Records Office to apply for a change of home major.
Application Fee (non-refundable and non-transferable)
The application fee is HK$200 per online application. This fee entitles you to only one choice of programme. You will need to submit additional applications if you wish to apply for more than one programme. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, and is required when submitting your application to the University.
When submitting your application for assessment, you are only required to pay the prescribed application fee, not any other fees, to the University.
Payment can be made through the application system using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
If you wish to apply for more than one programme, click the "Apply for New Programme(s)" button and select an additional programme after logging in to your application account.
If you have applied for more than one programme, your programme choices will receive the same priority in our processing.
Note that if you have received more than one admission offer from the University, you can enrol in one programme only.
See programme pages
- Supplementary Form
Some programmes require the completion of a supplementary form. You will see a supplementary form section in your application account for these programmes.
- Applicants for School of Creative Media (SCM) Programmes
It is highly recommended that applicants for the following SCM Bachelor's degree programmes submit a portfolio to SCM via the Online Portfolio Submission System.
Portfolio materials may include documentation of still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multi-media productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of creative activity.
Please refer to the School webpage at http://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/portfolio for details on the portfolios submission period and specifications.
Use of Application Information
The information that you provide in the application, including your HKID card/passport/travel document number, examination results and qualifications, will be used for the following purposes:
- as a basis for various types of processing in relation to your application;
- as a basis for the selection of applicants for admission to the programmes offered by the University and for other relevant or related purposes;
- to obtain from the relevant examination authority, assessment body or academic institution in Hong Kong or elsewhere information about your examination results, records of studies or professional qualifications if deemed appropriate;
- to carry out checks on your application, and any records of studies at the University and other institutions in Hong Kong or elsewhere if deemed appropriate;
- to transfer relevant data to the University's student record system upon the successful outcome of your application;
- for statistical and research purposes (with personal identifiers removed); and
- personal data may be used for direct marketing of the University's programmes and activities.
You may opt out from receiving such information via your application account if you wish.
Please note that by submitting your application, you authorise the University to obtain, and the relevant examination authority or academic institution to release, information about your examination results and records of studies. In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right to access and to correct the personal data contained in the application, and the right to request a copy of such data during the admission exercise. If you wish to obtain more information, please write to the University. You may be charged a fee for each request. Data on unsuccessful applications are destroyed at the end of each admission exercise.
Applicants with Disabilities
The admission of an applicant to the University is based on academic criteria and other specified entrance requirements. If you have a physical or other disability, you are not required to declare this at the application stage. However, if you need assistance regarding your application (e.g. to attend an interview), you may discuss your needs with the University for special arrangements to be made if practicable.
Applicants are reminded not to offer any advantage to any members of the University in connection with their applications. These offers may constitute a bribery offence in Hong Kong. The University also forbids its staff from soliciting or accepting such advantage.
After You Apply
Admission offers are usually made for local applicants from January to July. The selection process for local applicants is normally completed by the end of July.
For final-year high school students or students studying a post-secondary programme, conditional offers may be made based on the latest results.
You can check the status of your application via your application account. If you are successful in your application, we will send you an email and an admission offer letter by post. No written notification will be sent otherwise.
Acceptance of Offer
Successful applicants must indicate their acceptance and pay the acceptance fee before the reply deadline. The acceptance fee is NOT refundable or transferable except under the following circumstances:
- when the applicant subsequently accepts another offer of an award programme of the University in the same semester of admission and has paid the acceptance fee;
- when the applicant fails to meet the condition(s) of the admission offer, resulting in a withdrawal of the offer by the University
(a refund request should be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office before the commencement of your entry term, along with the documentary proof that the condition(s) cannot be met.); or
- when the programme for which an offer is made is subsequently cancelled by the University.
Upon enrolment, the non-refundable acceptance fee paid at the time of admission will be credited towards the tuition fee. The balance of the fee charges required for the first semester of study will be collected in September following the University's fee payment schedule.
Documents for Verification
If requested by the University, you should present the ORIGINAL certificates or official certification of your qualifications as stated in your application (e.g. official transcripts, award certificates, English test results, and official certified English translation where applicable) for verification before starting your study.
Applicants who receive a conditional offer should also supply the documentation certifying the fulfilment of conditions before the deadline indicated in the admission offer letter.
The University reserves the right to decide whether the submitted documents are acceptable. If you fail to provide the documentation acceptable to the University for verification, your admission offer will be withdrawn and your enrolment at the University will also be rescinded. All fees paid will not be refunded.
After you have accepted the admission offer and paid the acceptance fee, the Academic Regulations and Records Office will contact you from July regarding the arrangements for enrolment, student ID card, class schedule and course registration. If you fail to complete the enrolment procedure by the specified date, you will be considered as having given up the place for admission, and any fees paid will not be refunded.
Cancellation of Programmes
The University reserves the right to cancel any programmes, in which case all fees paid by applicants will be refunded.
Applicants should note that changes may be made to the information on this website. The information presented here does not form part of a contract between any person and the University.
Main Round application has now closed. Offers for Main Round application will be made from December 2017/January 2018 onwards. Please check out the Important Dates and Deadline for more details.
We welcome late applications until 12:00 noon, July 15, 2018 (Hong Kong Time), which will be considered on a rolling basis subject to the availability of places.
To have your application considered for admission, you must satisfy the University Entrance Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements.
We value all roundedness
- You should have excellent examination scores for admission, but we also value non-academic excellence in particular leadership.
- You should provide your school's prediction of your grades in the school leaving examination, but we may also take into account your earlier school and/or public examination record.
- We take into account your Personal Statement and Referee's Report on you.
- You will need to provide us with evidence of good English language ability.
- We wish to see evidence of a second language ability, but not necessarily Chinese.
If you have any questions, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions here.