Direct Application for Local Applicants

Application Procedures

  •   Step 2: Note the application period for 2019 entry and the application deadline

    Applications for Bachelor's degree and government-funded Associate Degree programmes are accepted from 26 September 2018 to 3 January 2019. Please visit the programme list for the programme information.

    Applicants who submit applications before 15 November 2018 may receive early offers. Applicants who do not receive early offers will be considered together with other applicants of 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 the same priority in our processing.

    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) are completed online. Upload the supporting documents (e.g., academic transcripts, predicted IB/GCEAL/IAL grades, IELTS/TOEFL scores, public exam results if available) before submitting your application to avoid delaying the evaluation of your application.

  •   Step 7: Pay the application fee

    The application fee for local applicants is HK$200 per programme. The online application system accepts payment using a credit card (Visa, Master Card or UnionPay). Contact us if you encounter payment problems.

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

  •   Step 8: Check your application status

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

    • 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' section

    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.

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 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.

When will the application result be announced?
Admission offers for local applicants are usually made from January to July. Offers to non-local applicants may be issued earlier. The selection process is normally completed by the end of June for non-local applicants, and by the end of July for local applicants.

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