We welcome applications from local and non-local applicants. Starting from the 2019/20 intake cohort, a new definition of Non-local Students (NLS) has been adopted in accordance with the HKSAR Government policy.
If you hold one of the following documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR, you are regarded as a non-local student for the purpose of admission to our programmes.
- student visa / entry permit; or
- visa / entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or
- dependant visa / entry permit (You were 18 years old or above when you were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.)
Definition of local and non-local applicants is as listed here. To make direct enquiries on the definition of non-local students, please contact the Education Bureau (EDB) [Email: email@example.com / Fax: (852) 2804 6499].
When you submit an application, you are required to indicate clearly which document you are holding for study. You may be asked to provide a copy of your HKID card / passport / visa to support your application during the admission process. If the documents produced do not correspond to your local / non-local status entered in the application form, any offers made to you may be revoked and all fees paid will not be refunded. It is always your responsibility to inform the University about the change of your condition of study by providing relevant documentary proof to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
You will be informed of your application status, such as application acknowledgement, interview arrangements, etc., via your personal e-mail. No letters will be posted to you except in very exceptional circumstances. You are therefore advised to check your personal e-mail regularly for up-to-date admission notifications.
Application Deadline & Admission Schedules
The application deadline for local and non-local applicants is 4 January 2023 (Hong Kong time 12:00 noon). You are advised to check News & Schedules regularly to obtain up-to-date admission information.
Submission of Application
You should submit your application via our Online Application System. The University does not accept paper applications. Application fee for local applicants and non-local applicants is HK$150 and HK$300 respectively which is non-refundable and non-transferable unless the programme or subject in question is cancelled by the University. Application fee should be paid online by using either VISA/Master credit card or UnionPay. You may refer to the Methods other than Online Payment for alternative payment methods if you are not able to pay online. Upon successful submission of application, you will receive an application acknowledgement by e-mail.
Choice of Programme and Subject
Please refer to the Programme Information Section for the admission requirements of individual programme/subject prior to making your choices. You are advised to make sure that your choice of programme and subject(s) are correct before you submit an application. No changes to your choice of programme, subject(s), class and study mode are allowed once an online application has been submitted.
Documents to be Submitted with your Application
You MUST upload a copy of the following required documents to your online application account (Login through www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/online/):
- Academic qualification(s) (post-secondary education): official certificate(s) and transcript(s) with complete record on the courses attended, examination results and date of completion/award. Final year students may provide the latest transcript and official testimonial (certifying your enrollment in the programme) at the application stage;
Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide Online Verification Report of Higher Education Degree Certificate (中國高等教育學位在線驗證報告) and Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表) issued by the CHSI (學信網) [www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgcx.jsp] with a validity period of six months. Both Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree Certificate (學士/碩士學位證書) and Bachelor’s / Master’s Graduation Certificate (本科/碩士畢業證書) are also required;
- Certificates of HKALE, HKDSE and HKCEE (for applicants applying TSS2 in Chinese; General Studies; Information Technology; Mathematics; Physical Education; Putonghua or Special Needs);
- Official score report(s) of language test results (e.g. IELTS / TOEFL / GCE / CET6 / PSC / TAPP / LPAT) (Note: CET6 holders are required to provide verification certificate (成績證明) issued by the National Education Examinations Authority (中國教育考試網) [bbcjzm.neea.edu.cn/].);
- Appointment letter / employment contract of your current teaching position (for applicants of part-time PGDE(Primary, Secondary or PVE));
- Completed recommendation form (for applicants of part-time PGDE(ECE)); and
- Reference letters / certificates of participations / achievements in sports or music / other supporting documents relevant to your application (for applicants of TSS / MSS in Physical Education or Music).
Application with outstanding documents will NOT be processed.
If you are our graduate in 1995 or after, you do not need to submit any copies of academic transcript(s) and certificate(s), but you will need to authorise us to extract and use your records of studies to process your application. For qualifications obtained in other universities or institutions, submission of transcript(s) and certificate(s) are required. You may also be required to provide certified true copies of your academic documents before programme registration.
Please do not send any original certificates to the University in any circumstances as the University will not be responsible for any documents mislaid. However, original documents of the qualifications stated in the application must be presented for verification at or before registration. Failure to do so shall lead to disqualification of the application and any offer made will be rescinded. To confirm the offer, the University may require you to apply for official transcripts and/or score reports of public examinations to be sent directly to us from the issuing universities / authorities before programme registration. You may also be required to provide certified true copies of your academic documents before programme registration.
Applicants who have attended international institutions whose transcripts are in a language other than Chinese or English must submit those transcripts with certified English translations.
Submitted documents will not be returned. All supporting documents of unsuccessful applications will be destroyed at the end of the admission exercise.
The schedule of interview and subject test will be announced at News & Schedules. Shortlisted applicants will be notified of the interview and/or subject test arrangements individually via e-mail and the Online Application System.
Please note that shortlisted full-time applicants are required to attend an admission interview(s)/test(s) and they will not be considered for admission if they do not turn up for the interviews/tests. However, a part-time applicant who has not been invited to an interview/test shall not assume that he/she is not being considered for admission. Some part-time applicants may receive a direct offer without admission interview/test. They will receive individual notifications by e-mail.
Due to the tight admission schedule, request for changing the interview schedule will not be considered. Overseas applicants have to consider if they are available to attend the interview/test in Hong Kong on the scheduled date.
Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by e-mail; and will be informed to pay the admission acceptance fee and complete the online offer acceptance procedures by a stipulated deadline. Applicants will not be allowed to change the choice of programme, subject(s), class and study mode after offer acceptance.
The selection process is normally completed by the end of August. Applicants who have not been offered admission by that date may assume their applications unsuccessful. No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful applicants or waitlisted applicants.
Programme registration will normally be scheduled for July/August. Details will be announced in due course. New students will be required to present the ORIGINAL documents of all the qualifications stated in the application for verification at the time of and/or before registration.
Credit transfer may be granted for courses completed successfully at the University previously or another accredited tertiary institution. The total number of credit points transferred will not exceed 50% of the total credit points of the programme. Students may submit an application within the first two weeks of each semester in each academic year. For courses on offer in the summer semester, applications should be submitted one week before the commencement of the semester.
Cancellation of Programme / Subject / Class
The University reserves the right to cancel any programme(s) / subject(s) / class(es) in which case all fees paid will be refunded.
Applicants with Disabilities
The University is committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable students with disabilities to participate fully in student life. To allow us to provide sufficient study support, applicants with disabilities are requested to provide information about the nature or degree of their disability via our online system. Their applications will be assessed in the same manner as those of others, namely, on the basis of academic and professional qualifications, work experience, non-academic achievements, and performance in the interview and/or subject test (if applicable).
Students enrolled in any full-time award bearing programmes (lasting for one year or longer) of the University should not simultaneously register for study for another qualification at this University or for a post-secondary qualification at another institution, except with prior approval of the University. Students in breach of this regulation may be subject to discontinuation of studies at this University. In case of doubt, please seek advice from the Registry.
Right of Access to and Correction of Information
In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to and correction of the information contained in your application, and the right to request a copy of such data. If you wish to do so, you may submit your request in writing to the Admissions, Registrations and Academic Planning Section of the Registry.