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Yes, the Main Round applications for 2019 intake is open now. Please note that the Main Round application deadline is 6:00pm noon, November 23, 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.

No, you may continue to upload your test results and other supporting documents to your application account after Main Round Deadline. Meanwhile, the University encourages students to upload the supporting documents as early as possible to facilitate the overall application.

If you are encountering problems with payment, please check the following:

  1. If the “Status” of your application is “Submitted” with an application number on the left, the payment has been submitted and processed successfully.
  2. If the “Status” of your application is “In progress”, the payment has NOT been processed successfully and you should arrange to re-submit the payment again. The University will only charge the application fee once per application account.
  3. Duplicate payment held by your bank will be refunded soon. In case you have been charged twice by your bank, please email us the official bank statement.

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. Please note that invitations to counsellor to support your application are being sent out in phases and we will contact your counsellors as soon as possible if you have submitted you application before Main Round Deadline. Counsellors will be given extra time to upload supporting documents for you.

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 with detailed instruction throughout the month.

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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