Direct application is the non-JUPAS (direct) route for those applicants who do not have Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results, or have those results but also possess other qualifications.
As direct applicants are selected based on a variety of qualifications, which may include General Certificate of Education (GCE) System (GCE A-Level and GCSE), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, sub-degrees, bachelor's degrees or other acceptable qualifications. Selection is made on an individual basis. Performance in selection tests and interviews, where applicable, is also an important assessment criterion. Possession of the qualifications in no way guarantees acceptance.
Please visit the following links for details of entrance requirements according to the qualification you hold:
For applicants who have HKDSE results but also possess other qualifications.
For applicants with post-secondary education background, including final-year students/ graduates of or current students completing an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma programme and students/ graduates of bachelor's degree study of one year or more/postgraduate study.
For applicants with non-local qualifications, such as GCE System (GCE A-Level and GCSE) and IB Diploma.
For mainland students who are pursuing a non-Gaokao curriculum and will graduate with an international high school qualification (e.g. IB Diploma, GCE A-level, other overseas high school qualifications).
For mainland high school students who are pursuing a Gaokao curriculum.
Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification may apply for admission to first-year studies in a bachelor's degree programme. For the departments offering one major only, students are admitted directly to the major in the first year. For other departments, students are admitted with an undeclared major and will enter a major after one year of study.
|1102||BSocSc Asian and International Studies|
|1103||BA Chinese and History|
|1108||BSocSc Public Policy and Politics|
|1111||BSocSc Criminology and Sociology|
|1113||BSocSc Social Work|
|1105||Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)|
|1106||Department of Media and Communication (options: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting, BA Media and Communication)|
|At the end of the first year, the top 40% of students (based on (i) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units specified by the College /respective department for its required courses; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B) will be free to choose a major offered by the department. The remaining 60% of students will be assigned a major of their choice, subject to availability of places and the selection criteria set by the College /respective department.|
|1110||Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work)|
|At the end of the first year, students will have free choice of major.|
Students with a recognised qualification may be admitted to the University with advanced standing. 'Advanced Standing' is linked to the curriculum and graduation requirements. Two types of 'Advanced Standing' are available at CityU: Advanced Standing I (ASI) and Advanced Standing II (ASII). Click here for details about admission with Advanced Standing.
Note: The College reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.
Some programmes are also accepting non-local applications for Semester B 2020/21 admission. For details, please refer to the following: