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Application Guidelines

We welcome applications from local and non-local applicants. Starting from the 2019/20 intake cohort, a new definition of Non-local Students (NLS) will be 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: / 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 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 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 2 January 2019 (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

  1. 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. For qualifications obtained in China, both Undergraduate Certificate(本科畢業證書)and Certificate of Bachelor Degree(學士學位證書)are required. Final year students may provide the latest transcript and official testimonial (certifying your enrollment in the programme) at the application stage;
  2. Certificates of HKALE, HKDSE and HKCEE (for applicants applying TSS2 in Chinese; General Studies; Information Technology; Mathematics; Physical Education; Putonghua or Special Needs);
  3. Official score report(s) of language test results (e.g. IELTS / TOEFL / GCE / CET6 / PSC / TAPP / LPAT);
  4. Appointment letter/employment contract of your current teaching position (for applicants of part-time PGDE(Primary, Secondary or PVE));
  5. Completed recommendation form (for applicants of part-time PGDE(ECE)); and
  6. Certificates of participations / achievements in sports or music / other supporting document(s) 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.

Successful applicants will be required to present the ORIGINAL documents of the qualifications stated in the application at registration. Failure to do so shall lead to disqualification of the application and any offer made will be rescinded. Please do not send any original documents to the University in any circumstances as the University will not be responsible for any documents mislaid.

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.

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. An applicant who has not been invited to an interview shall not assume that he/she is not being considered for admission. Some applicants may receive a direct offer without admission interview/test.

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.

Admission Results

Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by e-mail and post; 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 registrations will normally be scheduled for July/August 2019. Details will be announced in due course. Applicants are required to come in person and present the original documents of the qualifications stated in the application for verification.

Credit Transfer

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).

Double Registration

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.

Disclaimer - Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.