Important Dates and Deadline

Admissions Process Date
Main Round Application Opens September 23, 2019
Document Submission

For Applicants
All applicants are asked NOT to submit any hard copy of documents to the University until you have been instructed to do so.

Supporting documents may be uploaded via the Application System upon your successful submission of the application.  You may continue to upload documents throughout your application.

For Referees
Referees will receive an email invitation to upload references in support of applicants via email.  A notification will be sent to the applicants once the upload is made.

For School Counsellors
School counsellors may be given access to the counsellors' portal to upload documents.  Access to the system will be sent to counsellors within September 2019.

Counsellors and referees are recommended to upload the supporting documents onto the application system by November 30, 2019.

After November 30, 2019, the counsellors' portal will remain open for uploads; counsellors are recommended to provide any predicted results / references within 1 week of receiving the invitation.

HKU Virtual Information Sessions for Undergraduate Admissions November 2019
Main Round Application Deadline* 12:00 noon, November 22, 2019 
Programme Interview for Shortlisted Candidates^

December 2019 - August 2020

Evaluation and Result Announcements#

December onward: Evaluation and Interviews (if required)
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for admissions interview (if required); candidates shortlisted for admissions interview organized outside of Hong Kong may expect invitation to be sent roughly one month prior to the event.

You may refer to the information below on scheduled interview arrangements.

January onward: Result Announcement
Successful applicants may expect to hear from HKU via the HKU Application System for Undergraduate Programmes.  We expect a majority of our offers will be made between January to March.

For applicants who do not receive a decision by March 2020 please note that the University will return to review applications from time-to-time, and additional review will be carried out when final results are available and have been submitted to the University via the application system.

Application for Student Visa / Accommodation March 2020 onward; it should be done as soon as an offer of admission (firm or conditional) is received
Registration / Course Selection of 2020 First Semester August 2020 onward
Residential Hall Check-in Mid-to-late August 2020 (exact date to be announced)
Orientation Mid/Late August 2020 onwards
Commencement of Study of 2020-21 September 1, 2020
Course Add-Drop Period First 2 weeks of semester
Payment of Tuition Fee (1st installment)  Late September 2020

*Applications may be submitted after the Main Round application deadline up until 12:00 noon, July, 15, 2020 (Hong Kong Time) and will be considered on a rolling basis subject to programme availability.

^Only students who have submitted an application by the Main Round application deadline will be considered for interviews between December 2019 to March 2020. Interviews for late applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Separate email invitation to interview will be sent to shortlisted students.

#Students who receive an offer of admission are normally required to accept the offer within 2-4 weeks.

+Candidates may submit updated academic results to further support their application to the University, which will be evaluated to assess their fit for the programme when the updates are made available.

Note: Non-local students requiring a student visa/entry permit to study in Hong Kong should allow sufficient time for assessment and visa application when submitting a late application (at least 4-6 weeks for assessment, and up to 8-10 weeks for visa application upon receipt of an admission offer).

Programme Interview Schedule 

Faculties may invite candidates to attend interviews/entrance tests on a selective basis, meaning that not all candidates need to attend these assessments; and being invited to an interview/test is not an indicator of the chance of admission.

Please click on the Faculty below to check out the respective programmes' interview schedule. The schedule is for reference only and is subject to change. For students studying overseas and cannot attend a face-to-face interview in Hong Kong, phone or Skype interview may be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Faculty/Programme office will confirm the interview date and time and other arrangements with shortlisted students in the interview invitation.

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule 
6004 Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

The required Aptitude Exercise is scheduled for December, 2019

Interviews for students with satisfactory performance in Aptitude Exercise: January to February, 2020 (tentative)

6016 Bachelor of Science in Surveying

December 17 to 21, 2019 (tentative); and 

April 15 to 19, 2020 (tentative)

6028 Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies

Early to Mid-December, 2019 (tentative); and 

Late May to Mid-June, 2020 (tentative)

6030 Bachelor of Arts in Conservation December, 2019 onwards
6042 Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies January to March, 2020
6236 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+ January to March, 2020 (tentative)

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6054 Bachelor of Arts

For candidates applying through the Music Specialist Scheme: Mid-May, 2020

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6767 Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance December, 2019 onwards
6781 Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance December, 2019 onwards
6793 Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems) December, 2019 onwards
6808 Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) and Bachelor of Laws December, 2019 onwards
6860 Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking December, 2019 onwards
6884 Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance December, 2019 onwards
6896 Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Global Management December, 2019 onwards

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6107 Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Late-December, 2019 to Early-January, 2020

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6066 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (English) December, 2019 to March, 2020
6080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (Chinese) January to April, 2020
6092 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education December, 2019 to March, 2020
6119 Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science December, 2019 to January, 2020
6157 Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences December, 2019 onwards
6195 Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences December, 2019 to January, 2020

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6248 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology

Mid-December, 2019 to February, 2020 (tentative)

6925 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

Mid-December, 2019 to February, 2020 (tentative)

6951 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science

Mid-December, 2019 to February, 2020 (tentative)

6963 Bachelor of Engineering

For candidates applying with international qualifications:
Mid-December, 2019 to February, 2020 (tentative)

For candidates pursuing sub-degree in local community college: January to March, 2020 (tentative)

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6078 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Late-December, 2019 to Early-January, 2020; and
Early to Mid-April, 2020
6406 Bachelor of Laws Late-December, 2019 to Early-January, 2020; and
Early to Mid-April, 2020

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6250 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development December 16-20, 2019; January 6-10, 2020 (Tentative)
6456 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery December, 2019;
April, 2020; and
June to August, 2020
6468 Bachelor of Nursing January, February and April, 2020
6482 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine December 2019; February 2020; May 2020
6494 Bachelor of Pharmacy December 16, 2019;
April 15, 2020; and
June to August, 2020 (Tentative)
6949 Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences December 17, 2019 and April 21, 2020

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6729 Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science Late-December, 2019 to February, 2020
6901 Bachelor of Science

For candidates with sub-degree qualifications:
March, 2020

6224 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Mid-December 2019 onwards

Programme Code and Title Interview Schedule
6212 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences December, 2019 onwards
6717 Bachelor of Social Sciences No interviews
6731 Bachelor of Social Work December 16 to 20, 2019 (tentative);
February 17 to 21, 2020 (tentative);
March 17 to 20, 2020 (tentative); and
April 14 to 17, 2020 (tentative)
6810 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and Bachelor of Laws January to March, 2020
6822 Bachelor of Journalism December, 2019 onwards

Admissions Interviews will also be held this year in the following countries to allow our professors and admission tutors to learn more about your interests, strengths and abilities.  These are valuable factors for our evaluation of your application.  Invitations to attend the interviews will be made on a selective basis to shortlisted candidates.

Country Tentative Schedule
Bangalore Mid-December, 2019 / Early January, 2020
Delhi Mid-December, 2019 / Early January, 2020
Jakarta February 7-9, 2020
Kuala Lumpur January 17-19, 2020
Taipei Mid-to-late November, 2019