Apply Online (Notes for Applicants for 2019 Entry) 

Demo on online applications

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

Before You Apply

Apply for Admission

After You Apply

Check the Programme List

Depending on your academic qualifications, you may seek admission to first-year studies, or admission with Advanced Standing. 

Ask yourself the following question to identify the programmes that you may apply for:


Steps to Submit an Online Application by Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Step 1: Create an account at
  Input your email address, personal details and a password to create an application account. A confirmation email 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 New Programme(s)". Select the "Application Type" (e.g. Bachelor's Degree) and "Semester" (Semester A, 2019/20), 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

Please click Supporting Documents by Qualification Type to find out the documents required for application review. Scanned copies of these documents should be uploaded via your application account before submitting your application.

Please also note:

  1. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation by the awarding body or your high school or university.
  2. Supporting documents that do not show the name of applicant or with unmatched names will not be accepted. However, if the difference in names is due to special reasons, please upload a written explanation with documentary proof (e.g. deed poll, certificate of name change). 
  3. If you wish to provide additional information after submitting your application, please use the "file upload" function. Please note that once the selection process has started, additional / updated information provided to the University may or may not be considered, at the discretion of the relevant college / school. 
  4. If requested by the University, you should present the ORIGINAL certificate / the official certification of your qualifications as stated in your application (e.g. official transcripts, award certificates, English test results, and official certified English translation where applicable) for verification before starting your study. 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.
Step 4: Submit your application
  Check your data entry before submitting the application.

Pay the application fee online using Visa, MasterCard or UnionPay. The fee (HK$200 per programme choice for local applicants) is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Your application will only be processed after payment of the application fee. Contact us if you encounter payment problems.
Step 5: Application acknowledgement
  An acknowledgement of your application will be shown online upon submission of your application. A copy will also be sent to your registered email account. The programme choice will appear under "Submitted Application" in your application account.
Step 6: Amendment of information after submission of your application

Once you have submitted your application, the system will not allow you to enter new data except to update the following via your application account:

  • postal address, email address and telephone number
  • 'pending' grades in the 'Public Examinations' section
  • your latest overall GPA or current mark in your post-secondary studies in the 'Post-Secondary Education'

JUPAS Applicants

If you have applied for admission through JUPAS, you should NOT submit another application to the University for any programmes listed under JUPAS. Otherwise, your direct application to the University will not be considered and any application fee paid will NOT be refunded. You may, however, still submit a direct application to the University for non-government funded programmes that are not offered through JUPAS.

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

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

The guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) generally discourage transfer applications from students currently enrolled in a government-funded Bachelor's degree programme at another local institution.

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, 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 a different major at the same level should not submit an admission application. They should contact the Academic Regulations and Records Office to apply for a change of home major.

Application Fee (non-refundable and non-transferable)

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

When submitting your application for assessment, you are only required to pay the prescribed application fee, not any other fees, to the University.

The application system accepts payment using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or UnionPay). Contact us if you encounter payment problems.

Multiple Applications

If you wish to apply for more than one programme, click the "Apply for New Programme(s)" button and select an 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. Admission offers, if any, may be made at different times.

If you receive more than one admission offer from the University, the acceptance of a later offer will supersede and cancel the previous acceptance of any other offer(s). Note that, at any one time, you can accept one admission offer only.

Tuition Fees

See programme pages

Programme-Specific Documentation

  • Supplementary Form
    Some programmes require the completion of a supplementary form. You will see a supplementary form section in your application account for these programmes.
  • Applicants for School of Creative Media (SCM) Programmes
    It is highly recommended that applicants for the following SCM Bachelor's degree programmes submit a portfolio to SCM via the Online Portfolio Submission System.

Portfolio materials may include documentation of still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multi-media productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of creative activity.

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



Programme Title


School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media)


BA Creative Media


BSc Creative Media


BAS New Media


BA Creative Media


BSc Creative Media


BAS New Media

Use of Application Information

The information that you provide in the application, including your 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 or elsewhere information about your examination results, records of studies or professional qualifications if deemed appropriate;
  • to carry out checks on your application, and any records of studies at the University and other institutions in Hong Kong or elsewhere if deemed appropriate;
  • to carry out checks on other information mentioned in your application (e.g. employment records, non-academic awards) with the relevant party if deemed appropriate;
  • to transfer relevant data to the University's student record system upon the 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. 
    You may opt out from receiving such information via your application account if you wish.

Please note that by submitting your application, you authorize the University to obtain, and the relevant examination authority, academic institution or organization to release, information about your examination results and records of studies, and participation in activities and the awards obtained. In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right to access 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 arrangements to be made if practicable.

Bribery Offence

Applicants are reminded not to offer any advantage to any members of the University in connection with their applications. These offers may constitute a bribery offence in Hong Kong. The University also forbids its staff from soliciting or accepting such advantage.

After You Apply

Application Results

Admission offers are usually made for local applicants from January to July. The selection process for local applicants is normally completed by the end of July.

For final-year high school students or students studying a post-secondary programme, conditional offers may be made based on the latest results.

You can check the result of your application via your application account. If you are successful in your application, we will send you an email notification and you can retrieve your admission offer letter via your application account. No hardcopy letter will be issued.

Acceptance of Offer

Successful applicants must 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 of admission and has paid the acceptance fee;
  • when the applicant fails to meet the condition(s) of the admission offer, resulting in a withdrawal of the offer by the University
    (a refund request 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.); or
  • when the programme for which an offer is made is subsequently cancelled by the University.

Upon enrolment, the non-refundable acceptance fee paid at the time of admission will be 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.

Documents for Verification

If requested by the University, you should present the ORIGINAL certificates or official certification of your qualifications as stated in your application (e.g. official transcripts, award certificates, English test results, and official certified English translation where applicable) for verification before starting your study.

Applicants who receive a conditional offer should also supply the original documentation certifying the fulfilment of conditions before the deadline indicated in the admission offer letter. 

The University reserves the right to decide whether the submitted documents are acceptable. If you fail to provide the documentation acceptable to the University for verification, your admission offer will be withdrawn and your enrolment at the University will also be rescinded. All fees paid will not be refunded.


After you have accepted the admission offer and paid the acceptance fee, the Academic Regulations and Records Office will contact you from July regarding the arrangements for enrolment, student ID card, class schedule and course registration. If you fail to complete the enrolment procedure by the specified date, you will be considered as having given up the place for admission, and any fees paid will not be refunded.

Cancellation of Programmes

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





Applicants should note that changes may be made to the information on this website. The information presented here does not form part of a contract between any person and the University.