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Application for 2022 intake is now open. Submit your application now!

International/Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme

We are delighted to invite you to apply to study at the University of Hong Kong. Our excellent academic standards, diverse campus, and extensive global programmes are just some of the many reasons why HKU is the leading university for outstanding students in Hong Kong and a favourite destination for bright minds from around the world.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to apply via our international or non-JUPAS admissions scheme. This section is for:

  • Non-local students with an international qualification or other national examination qualifications other than Mainland China’s National Joint College Entrance Examination (NJCEE) or GaoKao.
  • Local students with an international qualification or pending international qualification other than the HKDSE.
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  2. If you can’t find your qualification here, your academic results will be considered on an individual basis.
  3. Applicants who turn 25 on or before 1 September in the year that admission is sought are deemed to have satisfied HKU’s entrance requirements. However, meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. Mature applicants are required to present supporting documents proving academic or non-academic qualifications, work experience, and other relevant information.
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Admissions decisions to the University's undergraduate degree programmes are made based on academic performance as well as other factors, including interview performance, personal statement, references, other documents submitted to the University, etc. Satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions.



Important Dates

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20 Sept (4pm HKT)
22 Sept (noon)
16 Nov (noon)

Applications received by noon (HKT) on this date will be evaluated and shortlisted for first-round evaluation.

Shortlisted students may be invited for interviews between November and January.

From 16 Nov

Applications received after noon (HKT) on this date will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will be extended on a case-by-case basis.

By 1 Dec

Please submit any reference and supporting documents for first-round evaluation by this date. The counsellors portal will remain open after this date for submissions. Counsellors are advised to submit any predicted or preliminary results or references within one week of receiving an invitation.

From 6 Dec

If you receive an offer of admission – congratulations! You will be required to indicate your acceptance within three to four weeks. You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit.

Please note

Non-local students should allow at least four to six weeks for an assessment and eight to ten weeks for a visa application upon receiving an offer. Our advice is to apply for a visa as soon as you have received a firm or conditional offer.

If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2023, you may assume your application has been waitlisted for evaluation during the next round. You may continue to submit any additional results in support of your application for evaluation.

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Submitting Applications

We are pleased to invite you to submit an application for the 2023 intake to study at HKU. Applications will be accepted until 12 noon on 24 August 2023 (HKT) and considered on a rolling basis. Before you submit your application, you are encouraged to carefully review our application guide below. 

You may also watch this video which provides you with a step-by-step tutorial on our online application system.

*To ensure the stability of the application system, please note that regular upgrade and maintenance will be performed every Wednesday at 10:00am (Hong Kong Time) with a down time between 10:00am to 1:00pm. Please avoid editing or submitting your application during the maintenance period.


Fees and Scholarships

Tuition and Living Expenses

We aim to give deserving students from all over the world access to a top-quality education that opens doors globally, regardless of means or background. You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level.

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HKU offers a broad range of merit-based scholarships that support outstanding undergraduate students with one-off payments and provide renewable financial assistance for tuition and living expenses.

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Guidance for Counsellors

HKU has a dedicated portal for nominated counsellors to help them navigate the application process with step-by-step guides and frequently asked questions. You can invite a teacher or counsellor to oversee your application, confirm your academic results, upload supporting documents, and review other details about your application.

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You may find the 25th - 75th percentile of admissions scores for GCE A-level and IB Diploma students admitted between 2016-2020 here for reference.