International Admissions

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Overview

CityU offers professional education that prepares its students for the challenges and exciting opportunities opening up in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region, and throughout the world. In brief, we are:

  • We have risen steadily in international rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds ranked us 4th in the world for universities under 50 years old in 2021 and 54th in the world in 2023;
  • In response to the challenges of the world today, we spearhead discovery and innovation at the forefront of our research and education;
  • With over 400 exchange partners in 40+ countries/regions, CityU aims to provide over 65% of our students with overseas and internship opportunities;
  • Home to pre-eminent scholars, including 9 academics of prestigious national and international academies;
  • An international team of faculty with 70% of our professors recruited from overseas countries and regions;
  • The medium of instruction is English;
  • A culturally rich and harmonious campus with over 20,000 students from Hong Kong, mainland China and more than 80 countries and regions.

Entrance Requirements 
 

Please choose from the list of Your Qualification and Country

Choose Your Country / Region / Test

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Successful completion of year 12 and a satisfactory admission index/entrance rank: ATAR / TER / ENTER (80) or OP (10 maximum)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1) 

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Reifeprufungszeugnis (Matura)/Reifezeugnis

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Higher Secondary Certificate

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Certificat d'Enseignment Secondaire Supérieur/Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs/Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Brunei-Cambridge GCE Advanced Levels (3 passes)
    (See GCE system)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completion of Secondary Education)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Baccalauréat (Upper Secondary School Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    British Columbia: Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with Grade B in five Grade 12 subjects

    Ontario: Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum average of 70% in six Grade 12 U or M courses

    Other provinces: High school graduation diploma with at least 70% in five Grade 12 subjects

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Quebec: Diploma of Collegial Studies (CEGEP)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Licencia de Enseñanza Media (Certificate of Secondary Education)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)
    Click here for details.

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    GCE Advanced Levels/International A-levels (3 passes) 
    (See GCE System)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

     

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Current-year National University Entrance Examination (NUEE) 全國普通高等學校統一招生考試 score above the cut-off line for admission to mainland key universities (國家重點高校入學分數線) and English score above 120-135 (out of 150 maximum), visit https://www.cityu.edu.hk/mainland for details.

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

        Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi/Potvrda o položenim ispitima državne mature

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

        Vysvědčení o Maturitni Zkouška / Maturita (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Studentereksamen/Hojere Forberedelseseksamen/Hojere Handelseksamen/Hojere Teknisk Eksamen

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Thanaweya A'ama (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), and Riigieksamitunnistus (National Examination Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    European Baccalaureate

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamensbetyg

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Baccalauréat Général/Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre/Option Internationale du Baccalauréat

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou (previously Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou) and pan-hellenic examinations

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Érettségi/Matura

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Stúdentspróf (University Matriculation Examination)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Minimum average of 75% at Standard XII in All India Senior School Certificate (SSC)/Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (HSC)/Indian School Certificate (ISC)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    SMA Ijazah

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diploma-Motevaseteh (National High School Diploma) + Pre-University Certificate

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in five subjects at H4 (old grading scale: C level) or better in Higher-level papers

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Bagrut (Matriculation) or Mechina (university preparatory)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diploma di Esame di Stato

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    • Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with excellent grades in school and Unified National Testing (UNT)

    • NIS Grade 12 Certificate with passes in three Higher Level subjects and the award of Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

     

     

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with excellent grades in school and Kyrgyz National Scholarship Testing (Obsherespublikanskoe testirovanie, ORT)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Maturazeugnis (Matura)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Brandos Atestatas (Maturity Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    3 passes (no lower than C) in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    A maximum of 15 points over 6 academic subjects in the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Cambridge Higher School Certificate with passes in three A-level subjects

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Bachillerato

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diplomã de Bacalaureat (Secondary School Diploma)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation Examination with excellent grades

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Higher Secondary Education Board Examination Certificate (HSC)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Diploma

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the Nigerian Examinations Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    High School Diploma (Grade 12)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diploma de Ensino Secundário

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diploma de Bacalaureat

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education) with excellent grades in school and Unified State Examination (EGE)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu/ Diploma o stečenom srednem obrazovanju

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    • Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Levels (3 passes)
    Two H1 subjects are considered to be equivalent to one H2 subject

    • Advanced Diplomas/Diplomas from Ngee Ann, Nanyang, Republic, Singapore and Temasek Polytechnics

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške/Maturita

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Maturitetno Spričevalo / Spričevalo o splošni Maturi (General Matura Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    National Senior Certificate

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Título de Bachiller, and reválida de Bachillerato (previously Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Sri Lanka Advanced Levels (3 passes)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Slutbetyg/Examensbevis från Gymnasieskolan

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Maturitätszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité/Baccalauréat/Attestato di Maturità/Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Senior high school graduation. Four subjects in General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT 學測) with English result within the top percentile (頂標). Click here for subject requirements. (If students take both Mathematics A and Mathematics B, they are counted as one subject only.)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Anadolu Lisesi Diplomasi (Anatolian High School Diploma) or Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    • GCE A-level (or A2)/International A-level subjects: Grade E or above in three GCE A-level (or A2)/International A-level subjects.  
    Two AS subjects are considered to be equivalent to one AL subject. The same subject may not be counted at both the A Level and AS Level.

    • Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC): Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC)  
    Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma

    • Scottish Certificate of Education: Scottish Certificate of Education at the Higher Level (4 subjects)

    • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma: Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, or passes in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a combination of Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects and GCE A-level subjects

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    US High School Diploma AND a minimum score of 1190 (out of 1600) in SAT or 24 composite in ACT (obtained in one sitting), or grade 3 in two subjects in the Advanced Placement (AP) Test for admission to first-year studies.

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    US High School Diploma AND a minimum score of 1190 (out of 1600) in SAT or 24 composite in ACT (obtained in one sitting), AND a minimum of grade 4 in three subjects in the Advanced Placement (AP) Test for admission with Advanced Standing I.

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Bàng Tót Nghiêp Phó Thông Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate)

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

     

    Acceptable Qualifications

    Grade E or above in three GCE A Level (or A2)/International A Level subjects. 
    Two AS subjects are considered to be equivalent to one AL subject. The same subject cannot be counted at both the A Level and AS Level

    AND 

    Grade C/Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language or English Literature, or a TOEFL score of 79 (Internet-based test), or an IELTS overall band score of 6.5.

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    Acceptable Qualifications

    An IB Diploma for admission to first-year studies. For Advanced Standing I admission, a minimum diploma point score of 30 (out of 45) is required. 

    Remarks: Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL/SL) and Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation (HL/SL) are accepted for meeting the General Entrance Requirements. A small number of programmes have specific mathematics requirements. Click here for details.

    Apply for Admission to First-Year Studies

    Apply for Admission with Advanced Standing I (See Note 1)

    1. Students with a recognised qualification may be admitted to the University with Advanced Standing I (non-senior year). Eligibility for advanced standing is linked to curriculum and graduation requirements. For details, please click here. 
    2. Not all programmes accept advanced standing entry. Advanced standing programmes have a suffix "A" in the programme code (e.g. 1016A).
    3. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual majors may require specific subject backgrounds.
    4. Entrance requirements are subject to ongoing review. The University reserves the right to amend the requirements from time to time.

    English Language Requirements

      Minimum score of 24 in both ACT English and ACT Reading (in one sitting)

      One of the following 

      • Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 
      • Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

      Studentereksamen: minimum Grade 7 (old grading scale: 9) in Level A/B English

      One of the following 

      • Upper secondary school certificate (lukion paastotodistus/gymnasiets avgansbetyg): minimum Grade 8 in English 
      • Matriculation exam (ylioppilastutkinto/studentexamen): minimum Grade 4 (Cum Laude Approbatur) in English

      One of the following 

      • Grade E or above in GCE AL/IAL or AS/IAS English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature 
      • Grade C/Grade 4 or above in GCSE/GCEOL English/English Language or English Literature 
      • Grade C/Grade 4 or above in IGCSE First Language English, English Language or English Literature 
      • Grade B/Grade 5 or above in IGCSE English as a Second Language

      Abitur: minimum Grade 10 in English

      SSC/HSC/ISC Standard XII: minimum 70% in English

      One of the following 

      • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM): minimum Grade C in English 
      • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM): minimum Grade C in English 
      • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC): B4 or higher in English

      Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO): minimum Grade 8 in English

      Vitnemal: minimum Grade 4 in English

      Overall score of 62 or above

      Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT

      One of the following 

      • Grade C or above in H1 General Paper in Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level 
      • Grade C6 or above in English Language in Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level

      Slutbetyg/Examensbevis från Gymnasieskolan: minimum Grade C (old grading scale: VG) in English

      General Scholastic Ability Test 大學學科能力測驗 (學測) or Advanced Subjects Test 指定科目考試(指考): English result within the top percentile (頂標)

      Overall band score of 6.5 or above (Academic Module)

      Minimum total score of 79 in the Internet-based test (iBT at a test centre or at home) 

      (Only accepts internet-based scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.)

      The admissions score of applicants holding IB/GCE qualifications in the past three years

      28 Sep
      2023
      Application Opens
      15 Nov
      2023
      Early Round Application Deadline
      Dec
      2023
      Early Round Results Announcement
      15 Jan
      2024
      Main Round Application Deadline
      Feb - May
      2024
      Main Round Results Announcement

      Admission Arrangements

      Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification, or a partially completed sub-degree qualification

      Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, IB Diploma, GCEAL/IAL, Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, Bachelor's degree study or equivalent qualifications

      Depending on the programme, applicants seeking first-year admission are either admitted directly to a major or to a school/department with an undeclared major (select a major at the end of Semester B). For details, please refer to the relevant programme webpages.

      Students with a recognised qualification may be admitted to the University with advanced standing.

      Students admitted with Advanced Standing I (non-senior year) must achieve a minimum of 90 credit units for graduation, subject to the requirements of individual degrees/majors.

      Students admitted with Advanced Standing will not be entitled to credit transfer on the basis of qualifications attained prior to their admission to the University. Instead, students may be granted exemption from specific courses based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for exempted courses. Advanced standing entry is not available for some programmes.

      Students who wish to be considered for Joint Bachelor's Degree programmes must be enrolled in a 4-year degree programme of the majors concerned. 

      More details

      Application Procedures

      Prepare for Your Application
      Prepare for Your Application

      The University welcomes applications from non-local applicants. Local and non-local applicants are considered under different admissions routes. Please read the definitions of local and non-local students

      CityU offers a range of disciplines from Business, Creative Media, Data Science, Energy and Environment, Law, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine to Science and Engineering. Visit our programme list to choose the right programmes for you.

      To be eligible for consideration for admission, students must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for Bachelor's degree studies. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual degrees/majors may require specific subject backgrounds. Please refer to the respective programme webpages for details.

      Please click Supporting Documents by Qualification Type for a list of documents required for application review.

      It is highly recommended that applicants for School of Creative Media (SCM) Bachelor's degree programmes submit a portfolio via the SCM Online Portfolio Submission System.

      Please refer to the SCM's webpage at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/portfolio for details of the portfolio submission period and specifications.

      Submit Your Application
      Submit Your Application

      Input your email address and personal details, and choose a password to create an application account at www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/apply/system. A confirmation email showing your application number and electronic ID (EID) will be sent to your email address. You may use the EID and your selected password to log in to your application account.

      Click "Apply for New Programme(s)". Select "Application Type" (Bachelor's degree) and "Semester" (Semester A, 2024/25), then select 1-3 (maximum) programmes from the programme list. Complete your online application and click "SAVE" before proceeding to the next section or logging off.

      Scanned copies of these documents should be uploaded via your application account before you submit your application.

      • Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by an officially certified English translation provided by the awarding body or your school or university.
      • Documents that do not show the name of applicant or with non-matching names will NOT be accepted. However, if the difference in names is due to special reasons, please upload a written explanation with documentary proof (e.g. deed poll, certificate of name change).
      • If you have dual nationality, please upload copies of the relevant valid passports. 
      • If you wish to provide additional information after submitting your application, please use the "file upload" function in your application account. Please note that once the selection process has begun, additional / updated information provided to the University may not be considered, at the discretion of the relevant programme department.
      • If requested by the University, you should present the ORIGINAL certificate / official certification of your qualifications as stated in your application for verification before starting your studies.

      Check the data you have entered before submitting your application. Pay the application fee online. 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.

      An acknowledgement of your application will be shown online upon the submission of your application. A copy will also be sent to your registered email account. Your chosen programmes will appear under "Submitted Application" in your application account.

      After Submission of Your Application
      After Submission of Your Application

      Depending on the programme for which you apply, you may be required to attend an interview. If required, telephone/Skype/Zoom may be used to conduct the interview.

      Admission offers for Semester A entry 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. Through your application account, you can check the outcome of your application. If your application is successful, we 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. 

      Successful applicants must indicate their acceptance and pay the acceptance fee (HKD10,000) online before the reply deadline.

      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. The balance of the fee required for the first semester of study will be collected following the University's fee payment schedule.

      If you are awarded an entrance schoarship / diversity grant, please note the terms and conditions set out in your admission offer letter before indicating your acceptance. The acceptance fee is non-refundable regardless of whether you meet the scholarship condition(s).

      Non-local students will require a student visa / entry permit issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to study in Hong Kong. Students are responsible for obtaining a valid student visa / entry permit before arrival, and for complying with the terms and conditions of the visa / entry permit. If you are unable to produce a valid student visa / entry permit corresponding to the programme in which you intend to enrol, you will not be admitted to the programme. (More info)

      Non-local students admitted to full-time Bachelor's degree programmes are eligible to apply for Student Residence, with higher priority granted during their first two years of study under the current Hall Admission Policy. For subsequent years of study, non-local students are expected to secure their own housing in the market, and are advised to prepare funds to cover such accommodation. (More info)

      Upon accepting your admission offer, please make arrangements for CityU to receive your OFFICIAL academic records (from your school / exam body) as soon as they become available and well before your arrival in Hong Kong.

      Applicants who receive a conditional offer should also supply in addition the documentation certifying the fulfilment of the offer condition(s) before the deadline indicated in the admission offer letter. Note that irrespective of whether a student visa / entry permit has been issued, the conditions of the offer must be fulfilled prior to enrolment.

      The University reserves the right to decide whether the submitted documents are acceptable. If you fail to provide the documentation acceptable to the University for verification before your arrival in Hong Kong, your admission offer will be withdrawn and your enrolment at the University will be rescinded. Any fees paid will not be refunded.

      After you have accepted your admission offer and fulfilled the conditions of the offer (if applicable), the Academic Regulations and Records Office will send you an enrolment notification. For new students, enrolment will take place one week before the start of semester. If you fail to complete the enrolment procedure by the specified date, you will be considered to have given up your place for admission, and any fees paid will not be refunded.

      Please note that if your admission offer is conditional, you are required to meet the conditions specified in the admission offer letter before enrolment

      Curriculum Structure and Award Classification

      Curriculum Structure of Bachelor's Degree Programmes

      Depending on their entry qualifications, applicants may be admitted to first-year studies or with advanced standing. Students have the flexibility to enrich their studies by taking double degrees/majors or minors to prepare for challenges in the globalised community.

      The curriculum structure of a four-year degree programme is as follows.

       Credit Requirements
      Gateway Education 30 credit units
      College/School and Major RequirementsThe major requirement, plus any college/school requirement, should fall within the range of 54 – 72 credit units; and the major should not be less than 27 credit units. However, the college/school may propose a higher limit to meet the requirements of professional accreditation, or for a degree with a normal study duration longer than 4 years, subject to Senate’s approval. Please refer to the respective majors webpages for details.
      Minor (optional) 15-18 credit units
      Free ElectivesTaken to fulfil the remaining credit requirements for graduation, if necessary
      Minimum Credit Units for Graduation120 credit units, depending on major
       Credit Requirements
      Gateway Education 21 credit units
      College/School and Major RequirementsThe major requirement, plus any college/school requirement, should fall within the range of 54 – 72 credit units; and the major should not be less than 27 credit units. However, the college/school may propose a higher limit to meet the requirements of professional accreditation, or for a degree with a normal study duration longer than 4 years, subject to Senate’s approval. Please refer to the respective majors webpages for details.
      Minor (optional) 15-18 credit units
      Free ElectivesTaken to fulfil the remaining credit requirements for graduation, if necessary
      Minimum Credit Units for Graduation90 credit units, depending on major

      Notes:

      • Students are also required to fulfil English language and Chinese language requirements, and may be required to take additional language courses depending on their entry qualifications in English/Chinese.
      • Students admitted with Advanced Standing I or II will not be entitled to additional credit transfer on the basis of qualifications attained prior to admission to the University. Instead, students may apply for course exemption based on their prior study. Credit units are not earned for exempted courses.

      Award Classification System

      The University has introduced a new degree award system starting from 2020/21. Under the new system, the top 15% of departmental/school graduates (based on CGPA ranking) will be recognised under three award categories: summa cum laude (Highest Distinction), magna cum laude (High Distinction) and cum laude (Distinction). Click here for details.

      Special Consideration / Admission Schemes

      The aim of this Scheme is to provide opportunities for outstanding student athletes to study at CityU.

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      Use of Application Information

      Application information, including your HKID card/passport number, will be used in the admission evaluation process. Upon your enrolment in the University, such information will become part of your student record and may be used for any purposes relating to your study in accordance with University procedures.

      In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to and correction of the information contained in your application, as well as the right to request a copy of such data. If you wish to obtain more information, please write to the Admissions Office. You may be charged a fee for each request.

      The application data of unsuccessful applications and unenrolled applicants will be destroyed at the end of the admission exercise.

      Please note that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Notice which may apply to you, where applicable.

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