Non-local Important Dates

Before proceeding to submit your application, you are strongly advised to review the following information:

  1. Definition of Non-local Students (NLS)
  2. Entrance Requirements
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Non-local applicants with different qualifications will be considered under different admission schedules.

  1. Non-JEE Applicants
  2. JEE Applicants
  3. HKDSE Applicants


Potential applicants are advised to note that the dates listed below are provisional and subject to changes. Applications will be considered on a rolling-basis. Applicants are therefore advised to apply as soon as possible. Shortlisted applicants will be informed the detailed admission interview arrangement individually by email nearer the time.


Non-local non-JEE applicants*

Please submit application via the English platform at www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/online.

* Shortlisted mainland non-JEE applicants will be invited to join the admission interviews by email nearer the time.
^ Only applicants who have submitted all relevant qualifications with supporting materials (e.g. academic transcripts, public examination results, etc) being uploaded (electronic or scanned copy) onto the system will be considered for interviews. Shortlisted non-local applicants will be informed the interview arrangements via email.
Date Event
9 October - 7 December 2020 Application Opens
December 2020 - Early January 2021First Round Programme Interview for Shortlisted Applicants^
8 December 2020 - 9 February 2021Second Round Application
Late February - Early March 2021Second Round Programme Interview for Shortlisted Applicants^
10 February - 15 April 2021Third Round Application
Late April - Early May 2021Third Round Programme Interview for Shortlisted Applicants^
16 April - 31 May 2021 Late Round Application
  • Subject to the discretion of relevant programmes and availability of places.
Mid-June 2021 Late Round Programme Interview for Shortlisted Applicants^
February - June 2021Announcement of Admission Offers
  • Successful non-local applicants will be notified the interview results via email after each round interview.
Late July 2021 (tentative)Application for on-campus accommodation
Mid-August 2021 (tentative)Programme Registration
Early September 2021 (tentative)Programme Commencement

Mainland JEE applicants

Please submit application via the Chinese platform at www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/online.

@ Shortlisted mainland applicants will be informed the detailed admission interview arrangement individually by email nearer the time.
Date Event
9 October 2020 Application Opens
10 June 2021Deadline for providing the JEE candidate numbers (高考考生號 / 准考證號) in the Online Application System.
  • Please click here for the format.
10 June 2021Closing Date for Application
Late June 2021Announcement of JEE results by individual province (dates vary from one province to another)
Late June 2021Admission Interviews@
Late June - Early July 2021Announcement of Admission Offer
Late July 2021 (tentative)Application for on-campus accommodation
Mid-August 2021 (tentative)Programme Registration
Early September 2021 (tentative)Programme Commencement

Non-local HKDSE applicants#

Please submit application via the English platform at www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/online.

#Shortlisted applicants will be informed the detailed admission interview arrangement individually by email nearer the time.
Date Event
9 October 2020Application Opens
15 April 2021 Application Deadline (Main Round)
16 April - 31 May 2021 Late Round Application
  • Subject to the discretion of relevant programmes and availability of places.
June - July 2021 Programme Interview for Shortlisted Applicants#
July - August 2021Announcement of Admission Offers
Late July 2021 (tentative)Application for on-campus accommodation
Mid-August 2021 (tentative)Programme Registration
Early September 2021 (tentative)Programme Commencement

Important Notes:

  1. If you have pending academic grades at the time of your application, you can still submit application via our Online Application System. Anytime you have updated information on your examinations, you can log in to your application account and update the relevant parts accordingly by uploading your updated results.
  2. Your application will remain incomplete until we receive all the necessary supporting materials.
  3. Applicants who are not offered admission by mid-August 2021 may assume their applications unsuccessful. No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful applicants and waitlisted applicants.