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Yes, the Main Round applications for 2019 intake is open now. Please note that the Main Round application deadline is 12:00 noon, November 20, 2018 (Hong Kong Time). Applications submitted afterwards till Mid-July 2019 are considered as late applications (Detailed Late Application Deadline is To Be Announced). You may also wish to go through the Important Dates and Deadlines when applying to the University.

The University will consider your academic and non-academic achievement during the evaluation process of your application.

You can apply to the University based on your performance in an international examination (IB Diploma, GCE A Level, SAT / ACT / AP, etc) or a national examination (Indian Board Examinations, ATAR, Canadian provincial examinations, etc). Please note that some programmes may have specific requirements. You are encouraged to review them for your programme choice(s).

You will also need to provide proof of proficiency in English and a second language. 

Please find the Admissions Standards listed here.

Applicants to the University are required to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.  Chinese is not compulsory as the medium of instruction at the University is English. You may refer to Section D of the Admissions Standards on ways to meet this requirement.

If you find yourself unable to provide the required examination result to meet this requirement, you may upload evidence of your proficiency in a second language (e.g. school transcript) and state so clearly on your application in seeking a waiver of this requirement.

After submitting the application, you may further access the application account and upload the examination scores / certificates and other supporting documents to the application account.

You should upload a personal statement no more than 1000 words detailing your interest in applying to the University, the programme(s), etc. You will only be able to submit one personal statement regardless of the number of your programme choice(s).

You may nominate your counsellor(s) in the application system to provide a reference as well as any anticipated/predicted results to support your application.  You may select your counsellor(s) from the drop-down menu or type in their email(s) and name(s) if your counsellor(s) is/are not listed.  The University will reach out to your counsellor(s) for further action.

You may nominate referee(s) in the application system to support your application to the University. Please be sure to communicate first with referee(s) you will be nominating prior to submission of your application. An email will be sent to each referee seeking their confidential reference.

The tuition fee for non-local students admitted in 2019-2020 is HK$164,000* per year.

You are not required to submit a separate application for an entrance scholarship. You will be considered for the eligibility for an entrance scholarship automatically with your admissions application and the result will be announced at the same time as your offer of admission.

After you are admitted to the University, you may apply for other HKU scholarships. Please refer to

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No, you may continue to use the same application account throughout the admission cycle.

Please write to indicating your issue and providing

1) the transaction date,

2) the transaction time,

3) your HKU application account,

4) the last 4 digits of your credit card, and

5) a screenshot of the error.

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G14, Ground Floor, Main Building,
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Pokfulam, Hong Kong

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09:00 to 12:30

(Closed on Sunday, General Holidays and University Holidays (i.e. Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve (p.m.), Lunar New Year's Eve(p.m.) and The University of Hong Kong Foundation Day (March 16)).

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