Direct (Non-JUPAS) Applicants
Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admission Scheme is for local and non-local applicants who are applying for admission on the basis of qualifications other than Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
or National Joint College Entrance Examination
(JEE) results of the current year. There is NO
fixed quota for direct (Non-JUPAS) applicants, and admission to the University is based on individual merits.
Applicants who are currently enrolled as full time or sandwich degree students in any of the nine JUPAS participating institutions should also apply through Direct (Non-JUPAS) route even if they are applying on the strength of their current and/ or past HKALE/ HKDSE results.
Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admission Scheme
Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admission Scheme is for applicants seeking admission on the strength of qualifications other than
HKDSE/ JEE results of the current year. Applicants with HKDSE and/ Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
results should refer to the Summary Chart
announced by JUPAS Office
to make sure they are eligible to apply via Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admission Scheme.
Applicants applying via the Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admission Scheme for 2013 entry will be considered for admission to the 4-year curriculum programmes only (while sub-degree final year students or holders are eligible to apply for Year 2 of 3-year curriculum programmes).
Please note that following UGC's guidelines, inter-institutional transfer, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged, unless there are exceptional circumstances and the following conditions are met:
you have successfully completed one year of study on a bachelor's degree programme with excellent academic results; and
your application for inter-institutional transfer has been specially approved by the University on the basis of over-enrolment.
Hong Kong permanent citizens are regarded as local applicants, even if they are currently residing or studying overseas. For example, Hong Kong citizens studying Grade 12 and taking GCE examinations in Britain are regarded as local applicants. Alternatively, Hong Kong citizens studying in international schools in Hong Kong are also regarded as local applicants.
Non-local applicants are persons entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a student visa/ entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration. *Students on work visas/ under IANG and persons on dependent visas are considered as "non-local" (*subject to confirmation).
Citizens of the Chinese Mainland
Citizens of the Chinese Mainland entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a visa/ entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration should follow either one of the routes for admission as stated below:
Applicants who DO NOT sit for the 2013 National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) or who want to apply on the strength of other qualifications (apart from JEE/ HKDSE) should apply through the Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admission Scheme;
Applicants sitting for the 2013 JEE should apply for admission via the University's Admission Scheme for Mainland Students. Relevant details can be found at Mainland Admission Scheme website.
Online Application for Admission to 2013-2014 Undergraduate Degree Programme is now closed (November 19, 2012 to January 16, 2013). Applicants with applications submitted may view their application status via Applicant Enquiry System
. There is only Fall Intake each year and late applications are NOT acceptable.
Application and Admission
1. Application Submission
The University accepts online applications only and applications can be made through the University’s website. Before submitting an application, applicants should read the prospectus carefully to check whether they satisfy the university and programme admission requirements. Remember to complete and submit the application before the application deadline. For more details and application procedures, please check "How to Apply
2. Application Acknowledgement
Applicants will receive an email acknowledgement upon application submission. The University will inform applicants of their application status including interview arrangements and admission offer by email/ phone/ SMS and through the Applicant Enquiry System.
3. Application Screening
Each year the University receives Direct (Non-JUPAS) applications with diversified qualifications and status, which may include GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, sub-degree, bachelor degree, or other acceptable qualifications. To give due consideration to each application, assessment of Direct (Non-JUPAS) application is made on a case-by-case basis.
4. Interview Selection
When deemed appropriate, the University will invite eligible and suitable applicants to attend an interview/ selection test. Selected applicants will receive interview/ test notifications by email/ phone/ SMS. Applicants can also view their application status through the Applicant Enquiry System
5. Application Result
Admission is based on individual merits. In general, programmes will take into account applicants' interview/ test performance, academic achievements and non-academic performance during the assessment process. Successful applicants who are offered a place of admission will be informed by post/ email/ phone. Applicants can also view their application status through the Applicant Enquiry System
To accept the admission offer, applicants must pay a NON-REFUNDABLE
admission confirmation fee of HK$10,565 (subject to change).
For non-local applicants with admission offer, please check FAQ
for information on visa/ permit applications and Student Hall of Residence arrangements.
Applicants who do not receive notification by early September can assume their applications have been unsuccessful. Applicants can view their application status through the Applicant Enquiry System
and no written notification will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
6. Enrollment and Orientation
Enrollment for new students is normally scheduled in late July or early August. Other new student activities, such as Orientation, U-life workshops, online course registration and the English Bridging Course are scheduled in August.
7. Credit Exemption/ Transfer Application
Upon successful admission, students admitted can apply for the transfer of units for equivalent subjects at the University. The number of credit units that can be transferred from an applicant's previous university depends on the depth and relevancy of the subjects and the programme in which he/she is enrolled. Under normal circumstances, a student's transferred units (including units granted at the point of admission and units that students obtained through the exchange programme) should not be more than one-half of the total units required for graduation.
8. Class Commencement
Classes start in early September.