Non Local Applicants
Full-time Degree Seeking
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. 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).
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.
The application period is from November 19, 2012 (Mon) to January 16, 2013 (Wed). Extended application period for non-local applicants is from January 17, 2013 (Thu) to February 28, 2013 (Thu) by paper application only. There is only one intake each year, i.e. fall Intake, and late applications are NOT accepted. Each applicant is allowed to submit ONE application with a maximum of two programme choices in the same curriculum.
Cost of Study at HKBU
The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate degree programmes for the 2013-2014 academic year are HK$42,100 (US$5,397) for local students and HK$110,000* (US$14,103*) for non-local students#
per annum respectively. Fees are to be paid in two equal instalments, normally before the first and second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, HK$10,000 (US$1,282) first instalment plus some fees must be paid by applicants on acceptance of their admission offer and the balance must be paid in November.
The cost of studying at the University as an international (non-local) student is approximately HK$148,100 (US$18,988) per year for government-funded programmes, including tuition fees, hall residence and daily expenses. The details are as follows.
(currency conversion rate: US$1= HK$7.8)
Tuition Fee (per annum)
Hall Residence* ^ (2 or 3-person bedroom)
Approximately 8,000 to 11,100 (for 9 months)
Approximately 1,026 to 1,423
Personal Expenses (including meals, transportation, entertainment and miscellaneous)
27,000 (3,000 per month for 9 months)
Total Cost (per annum)
* Subject to increment for the 2013-2014 academic year.
# International students (non-local students) are persons entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education with a student visa/ entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration. Applicants on work visas/ under IANG and persons on dependent visas are considered as "non-local" (subject to confirmation).
^ The assignment to different types of rooms such as 2 or 3-person rooms is subject to availability in the Undergraduate Halls.
Application and Admission
1. Application Submission
Online Application for Admission to 2013-2014 Undergraduate Degree Programme is now closed. Extended application period for non-local applicants is from Jan 17, 2013 (Thu) to Feb 28, 2013 (Thu) by paper application only. Please download Application Notes and Application Form here.
Applicants will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$400. Please settle the application fee by issuing a bank draft or cashier order payable to "Hong Kong Baptist University" or by completing Credit Card Payment Form.
The Credit Card Payment Form/bank draft/cashier order should be sent together with the application form to the following address by Feb 28, 2013 (Thu):
Hong Kong Baptist University
Room 701, 7/F,
Academic and Administration Building,
Baptist University Road Campus,
Please write your name, passport number, first programme choice at the bank of the bank draft/cashier order.
2. Application Acknowledgement
An acknowledge email will be sent to applicants on or before March 15, 2013 (Fri). 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 transfer of units for equivalent subjects at the University. The number of credit units that can be transferred from an applicant's previous institution depends on the depth and relevancy of the subjects and the programme in which the student 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.