Application Procedure

Local and non-local applicants are considered under different admissions routes. Please check if you are classified as a non-local applicant. Applicants must satisfy CityUHK’s General Entrance Requirements for Bachelor’s degree studies and specific subject backgrounds for individual degrees/ majors.

Key points to note:

1 application per applicant

3 programme choices (receiving equal priority)
No addition or changes can be made after submission

You can follow the steps below to create and complete an application.

Step 1:
Create an account

Create an account at

Input your personal details and set up a password. An electronic ID (EID) will be created and sent to your email address. You can log in to your application account with the EID and password.


Step 2:
Complete your application

Complete your application

Select “Application Type” and “Semester”, then select your programme choices.

Step 3:
Upload supporting documents

Upload supporting documents

Typically, you need to provide the following documents. If the documents are not in English, then you must provide an officially certified English translation provided by the awarding body or your school or university.

  • High school certificate/ Diploma
  • High school transcript of last 2 years
  • Public examination (predicted grades/ actual results if available)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (e.g. TOEFL/ IETLS)

You are required to provide a Statement of Purpose of around 400 – 500 words. You should also submit a Portfolio if you are applying to the School of Creative Media.

Please note that no separate application is required for consideration of our entrance scholarship/ diversity grant.

Step 4:
Submit your application

Submit your application

Check the information you have entered before submitting your application.

Pay the application fee online using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or UnionPay). The fee (HK$450 for a maximum of 3 programme choices) is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Your application will only be processed after the application fee has been paid.

Step 5:
Review of your application and application results

Review of your application and application results

Admission offers are normally made from December to next July. 

Final-year high-school students and students enrolled in a post-secondary programme may receive conditional offers based on their latest examination results (if applicable).

You can access your application account using the electronic ID and password created at the time of application, and check the status of your application. If your application is successful, our Admissions Office will send you an email notification, and you will be able to retrieve your admission offer letter via your application account. No hardcopy letter will be issued. 

If you are awarded an entrance scholarship / diversity grant, details will be provided in your admission offer letter.

Step 6:
Acceptance of offer

Acceptance of offer

Successful applicants must indicate their acceptance and pay the acceptance fee (HK$10,000) online (using a credit card - Visa, MasterCard or UnionPay) before the reply deadline according to the instructions by our Admissions Office. The acceptance fee is NOT refundable or transferable.

Upon enrolment, the non-refundable acceptance fee paid at the time of admission will be credited towards your tuition fee, or other fee payment if you receive a top scholarship or a full-tuition scholarship.

If you would like to read the full guideline on preparing for an online application, please visit our Admissions Office’s webpages:

Notes for Non-local Applicants: