Apply Online (Notes for Applicants for 2015 Entry)

(Bachelor's Degree and Government-Funded Associate Degree Programmes)

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Before You Apply

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After You Apply

Before You Apply

Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements of individual progammes can be found at the following links:

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Steps to Submit an Online Application by Non-JUPAS Applicants

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Step 1: Create an account
  Input your email address, personal particulars and a password to create an application account. A confirmation showing your application number and electronic ID (EID) will be sent to your email address. Use the EID and your selected password to log in to the application account.
Step 2: Complete your application

Click "Apply for a New Programme". Select the Application Type (e.g. Bachelor's Degree) and Semester (Semester A, 2015/16), then select Programme (one programme choice per application).

Follow the instructions to complete the relevant sections of the online application and click 'SAVE' before proceeding to the next section or logging off.

How to apply for more than one programme?

Step 3: Upload supporting documents

Supporting documents of your academic qualifications (e.g. transcripts, predicted grades, TOEFL / IELTS scores, public exam results if available) are required.

Scanned copies of these documents should be uploaded via your application account before submitting your application. Transcripts and certificates which are not in English should be accompanied by an official certified translation. Supporting documents which do not show the name of the applicant or with unmatched names will not be accepted.

Type of Applicants / Qualifications
Supporting documents required
(if applicable)
Secondary education Students studying Hong Kong school curriculum
  • Public examinations (e.g. HKDSE, HKALE, HKCEE) results;
  • TOEFL / IELTS test results, if available
Students studying a GCE, IB, international / overseas school curriculum
  • Predicted national/public examination (e.g. IB Diploma, GCEAL) results from schools, if applicable;
  • Latest official high school transcript with explanation of grading system;
  • Public examination (e.g. GCSE, GCEASL, SATI, AP) results, if available;
  • High school graduation certificate / diploma, if applicable;
  • TOEFL / IELTS test results, if available
Post-secondary qualifications Degree / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma study
  • Latest transcript (with results of all completed semesters / terms) with explanation of grading system;
  • TOEFL / IELTS test results, if available
Graduates of Bachelor’s Degree / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma or equivalent qualifications
  • Award certificate;
  • Transcript with final CGPA / overall mark and award classification with explanation of grading system;
  • TOEFL / IELTS test results, if available
Professional Qualifications
  • Certificate
Step 4: Submit your application
  Check your data entry before submitting the application.

Pay the application fee online using VISA or MasterCard. The fee (HK$200 per programme choice) is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Your application will only be processed after the fee payment is made.
Step 5: Application acknowledgement
  An acknowledgement of your application will be shown immediately after your successful payment of the application fee. In addition, an email to acknowledge receipt of your application will be sent to you.
Step 6: Additional information after submission of applications

Once you have submitted your application, the system will not allow you to enter new data except for your postal address, email address, telephone number and updated overall GPA / mark of your current post-secondary study (if applicable).

If you wish to provide additional academic results after submitting your application, you can login your application account and use the ‘file upload’ function. Please note that once the selection process has started for the programme you have applied for, additional information provided to the University may or may not be considered, at the discretion of the relevant programme.

JUPAS Applicants

According to the regulations of Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS), applicants cannot submit a concurrent application via the JUPAS and non-JUPAS routes. Such non-JUPAS applications, if received by institutions, will not be considered and any application fee paid will NOT be refunded.

Students Currently Enrolled in a Government-Funded Programme in Hong Kong

For students currently enrolled in a government-funded bachelor's degree programme

Following the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC), transfer applications from students who are currently enrolled in full-time government-funded bachelor's degree programmes of other local institutions are generally discouraged.

For students currently enrolled in a government-funded associate degree / higher diploma programme

You can apply either directly to the University or through the JUPAS scheme (on the strength of HKDSE results), but not both. If you want the results of your current associate degree / higher diploma study to be considered, you may wish to apply directly to the University.

Current CityU Students (Change of Home Major)

Current CityU students who wish to change their home major to another one of the same level should not submit an admission application. They should contact the Academic Regulations and Records Office to apply for change of home major.

Application Fee (non-refundable and non-transferable)

The application fee is HK$200 per online application. This fee entitles you to only one choice of programme. Submit additional applications if you wish to apply for more than one programme. The application fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and is required when submitting your application to the University.

You can pay the application fee of HK$200 using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard) through the application system.

Multiple Applications

If you wish to apply for more than one programme, click the 'Apply for a New Programme' button and select additional programme after logging in to your application account.

If you have applied for more than one programme, your programme choices will receive the same priority in our processing.

Note that if you receive more than one admission offer from the University, you can choose to enroll in one programme only.

Tuition Fees

See programme pages

Programme-Specific Documentation

  1. Supplementary Form
    The BBA - Information Management and BA - Social Work programmes require the completion of a supplementary form. You will see a supplementary form section, where applicable, in your application account.
  2. Applicants of School of Creative Media (SCM) Programmes
    For applicants of the following SCM Bachelor’s Degree programmes, they are highly recommended to submit a portfolio to the School of Creative Media.

Portfolio materials may include documentation of still photography, paintings/drawings, sculpture, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, web/app design, science project, multi-media productions, academic or creative writing, or other formats of imaginative activity.

Please refer to the School webpage at for details on portfolios submission period and specifications.



Programme Title


School of Creative Media


BA - Creative Media


BSc - Creative Media


BAS - New Media

Supporting Documents of Academic Qualifications

It is your responsibility (including CityU graduates / current students) to provide full information to facilitate the evaluation of your application.

Supporting documents of your academic qualifications (e.g. transcripts, predicted grades, TOEFL / IELTS scores, public exam results if available) are required.

Scanned copies of these documents should be uploaded via your application account before submitting your application. Transcripts and certificates which are not in English should be accompanied by an official certified translation. Supporting documents which do not show the name of the applicant or with unmatched names will not be accepted.

Selection decisions will be based mainly on the qualifications and supporting documents provided at the time of application. Additional information / documents (e.g. updated overall GPA/mark) provided to the University after the commencement of the selection process may or may not be considered, at the discretion of the relevant programme.

Upon request by the University, you should present the original documents (including CityU qualifications and public examination results) for verification. Provision of any false or misleading information or failure to supply documentation acceptable to the University for verification will lead to disqualification of the admission application and any offer / enrolment made will be rescinded. Any fees paid will not be refunded.

After You Apply

Application Results

Most admission offers are made in the months between February and July. The selection process is normally completed by the end of July for local applicants.

For final year graduating students whose results may not be available at the time of application, conditional offers may be issued.

You can check the status of your application via your application account. If you are successful in your application, we will send you an email and an admission offer letter by post. No written notification will be sent otherwise.

Acceptance of Offer

Successful applicants have to indicate their acceptance and pay the acceptance fee before the reply deadline. The acceptance fee is NOT refundable or transferable except under the following circumstances:

  • when the applicant subsequently accepts another offer of an award programme of the university in the same semester/term of admission and has paid the acceptance fee
  • when the applicant fails to meet the condition(s) of admission offer resulting in a withdrawal of offer by the University
    (Request for refund should be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office before the commencement of your entry term, along with the documentary proof that the condition(s) cannot be met.)
  • when the programme for which an offer is made is subsequently cancelled by the University

Upon your enrolment in the University, the non-refundable acceptance fee paid at the time of admission is credited towards the tuition fee. The balance of the fee charges required for the first semester of study will be collected in September following the University's fee payment schedule.

Use of Application Information

The information that you provide in the application, including the HKID card/passport/travel document number, examination results and qualifications, will be used for the following purposes:

  • as a basis for various types of processing in relation to your application;
  • as a basis for the selection of applicants for admission to the programmes offered by the University and for other relevant or related purposes;
  • to obtain from the relevant examination authority, assessment body or academic institution in Hong Kong and elsewhere information about your public examination results, records of studies or professional qualifications if deemed appropriate;
  • to carry out checks of your applications, and any records of studies in the University and other institutions if deemed appropriate;
  • to transfer relevant data to the University's student record system upon successful outcome of your application;
  • for statistical and research purposes (with personal identifiers removed); and
  • personal data may be used for direct marketing of the University’s programmes and activities. Applicants may exercise their opt-out right by changing the option via their application account.

Please note that by submitting your application, you have authorized the University to obtain, and the relevant examination authority or academic institution to release, information about your examination results and records of studies.

In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to and to correct the personal data contained in the application, and the right to request a copy of such data during the admission exercise. If you wish to obtain more information, please write to the University. You may be charged a fee for each request. Data for unsuccessful applications will be destroyed at the end of the admission exercise.

Applicants with Disabilities

The admission of an applicant to the University is based on academic criteria and other specified entrance requirements. If you have a physical or other disability, you are not required to declare this at the application stage. However, if you need assistance regarding your application (e.g. to attend an interview), you may discuss your needs with the University for special arrangement to be made if practicable.

Cancellation of Programmes

The University reserves the right to cancel any programmes in which case all fees paid by applicants will be refunded.



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