Direct Application for Local Applicants (2023 Entry)

Application Procedures

  •   Step 2: Check the application period

    Applications are accepted from September 2022. For details, please refer to the programme list.

    Applicants who submit applications before 15 November 2022 may receive early offers. Applicants who do not receive early offers will be considered with other applicants in the regular round.

  •   Step 4: Apply online


    To submit an application online, create an application account, select a programme and fill out the application.

    You can submit additional applications if you wish to apply for more than one programme. If you have applied for more than one programme, your programme choices will receive equal 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.

  •   Step 6: Complete all required sections and upload supporting documents

    Please ensure that all required sections (including the supplementary form if needed) have been completed online. Upload supporting documents (e.g., academic transcripts, predicted IB/GCEAL/IAL grades, IELTS/TOEFL scores and public exam results if available) before submitting your application to avoid delaying the evaluation of your application. Please click here for a list of the required documents by qualification type. For programme-specific documentation, please visit here for details.

  •   Step 7: Pay the application fee

    The online application fee for local applicants is HK$200 per programme, payable through the application system. Please contact us if you encounter difficulties in paying online. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, and must be paid before your application can be processed.

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

  •   Step 8: Check your application status

    You can access your application account using the electronic ID and password created at the time of application. Through your application account, you can check the outcome of your application, upload supporting documents and update the following fields.

    • Postal address, email address and telephone number
    • "Pending" grades in the "Public Examinations" section
    • Your latest overall GPA/mark in your post-secondary studies in the "Post-Secondary Education" section

    If your application is successful, we will notify you by email, and you will be able to retrieve your admission offer letter via your application account. No hardcopy letter will be issued.

Can you submit a direct application to CityU if you are a JUPAS applicant?
If you have applied for admission through JUPAS, you should NOT submit another application to the University for admission to any programme offered under JUPAS. Any such direct application to the University will not be considered and any application fee paid will NOT be refunded. 

When will the application results be announced?
Admission offers are mostly made from January to May. Offers will continue when vacancies arise, until the start of Semester A. Applicants who submit applications before 15 November 2022 may receive early offers. The selection process is normally completed  by the end of July for local applicants. Offers will continue when vacancies arise, until the start of Semester A.

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