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Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) is a scheme for students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results (past and / or current) to apply for admission to programmes offered by the JUPAS participating-institutions.

If you are seeking admission on the strength of HKDSE results (current or past years), you should follow the application procedures under JUPAS. Otherwise you should submit application direct to the University via the Direct Application (Non-JUPAS) route.

No, you can only apply either through JUPAS or Direct Application (Non-JUPAS) route, but not both.

We look for students with the key personal and professional attributes that we summarise as the 4Cs: Character and moral responsibility; Competence and professional excellence; Cultivation of wisdom and intellectual engagement; and Civic-mindedness and social responsibility.

Both local and non-local applicants who are applying on the strength of non-HKDSE qualifications are welcome to apply for our government-funded programmes through the Direct Application (Non-JUPAS).

To meet the general entrance requirements, applicants should possess one of the following qualifications:

  1. A recognised post-secondary qualifications such as Associate Degree/Higher Diploma; or
  2. One year of attendance in a recognised Associate Degree/Higher Diploma; or
  3. Non-local qualifications such as a GCE AL, IB Diploma; High School Graduation Diploma or SAT; or
  4. Current enrolment in a full-time or sandwich Bachelor's degree programme in recognised institutions; or
  5. HKALE qualification; or
  6. A mature applicant; or
  7. Possession of other exceptional abilities that merit special consideration.

Please see for details.

Non-JUPAS applicants holding non-local qualifications have to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in both the Chinese and English languages, unless exempted by the University.

We accept the following language tests and scores as fulfillment of the University's language requirements:

English Language Requirement

  1. Grade E or above in AS Use of English in the HKALE; or
  2. Level 3 or above in English Language in the HKDSE; or
  3. A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or
  4. A minimum overall band of 6 in the academic version of IELTS; or
  5. A score of 110 or above in JEE English Language; or
  6. Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; or
  7. Grade C or above in GCSE/GCE O-Level English; or
  8. Grade C or above in GCSE English or English Literature.

Chinese Language Requirement
Applicants are normally required to obtain:

  1. Grade E or above in ASL Chinese Language & Culture in the HKALE; or
  2. Level 3 or above in Chinese Language in the HKDSE; or
  3. Grade 4 or above in IB Chinese Language subject; or
  4. Grade E or above in GCE A/AS Level Chinese; or
  5. Grade C or above in GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-level Chinese.

Applicants with non-local qualification seeking admission to programmes with English as the medium of instruction will be exempted from this Chinese Language requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an admission interview(s)/test(s) and they will receive the details arrangement by email. Applicants who do not turn up for the interviews/tests will not be considered for admission. Due to the tight admission schedule, request for changing the interview schedule will not be considered.

However, applicants who have not been invited to attend interview shall not assume that they are not being considered for admission.

We work in tandem with the Government in promoting a flexible approach to the development of multiple forms of intelligence, lifelong and life-wide learning. We therefore welcome applications from out-of-school candidates aged 25 or above (on or before 31 August in the year in which admission is sought) with specific talents or achievements and a wealth of experience. Aspiring applicants with a serious commitment to teaching are especially welcome. They may be exempted from the entrance requirements if they can demonstrate their suitability and capability to pursue the programmes successfully.

The University has set aside some Year 3 (senior year) places for UGC-funded programmes. To be eligible for admission to senior year, you should be an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holder in Hong Kong. If you are a final-year student of such a programme, then you are also welcome to apply, and your application will be considered subject to successful completion of the programme with a good GPA. Among the factors where the University will consider admission of an applicant to Senior Year Place, equivalence of the subject discipline of the AD/HD to that of our bachelor’s degree and the academic performance of the applicant are two key factors. To achieve the best learning outcomes, you may be required to study additional courses to meet the curriculum requirements.

Applicants with good GPA in their AD/HD studies will be automatically considered for admission to Senior Year Places of their selected programmes on a competitive basis. No separate application for Senior Year Places is required. Applicants who are not admitted to Senior Year Places will be considered under the regular entry route to Year 1 of the programmes and they may be granted block credit transfer.

Applicants, except for those admitted to senior year, with eligible HKALE/IB/GCE AL and 13 years of schooling or holding a HD/AD qualification with a GPA 3.0 or above will be granted one of the following block credit transfers:

Block Credit Transfer of 9 credit points (cps) for eligible HKALE / IB / GCE AL students with 13 Yrs of schooling:

  1. Electives – 2 courses (6cps)
  2. General Education Breadth Courses – 1 course (3cps)

Block Credit Transfer up to 30 credit points (cps) for eligible AD/HD graduates with final GPA 3.0 or above but failed to gain entry to senior year:

  1. Major-related / Core courses – up to 12 cps, subject to the relevance of AD/HD programme to the admitted undergraduate programme, as decided by the relevant Programme Team.
  2. Electives – 4 courses (12cps)
  3. General Education Breadth Courses – 2 courses (6cps)

Applicants who have been granted block credit transfer/senior year entry are no longer entitled to apply for credit transfer of individual courses based on their entrance qualifications (i.e. no double benefit). On the contrary, if applicants completed Year 1 AD/HD or hold a AD/HD qualification but fail to obtain a GPA of 3.0 or possessed other post-secondary qualification can submit an application for credit transfer of individual courses on a case-by-case basis after they have completed programme registration.