The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) provides a platform for students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination results (past and/or current) to apply for admission to government-funded full-time Bachelor’s degree and Associate Degree/Higher Diploma programmes offered by the eight JUPAS participating-institutions, the non-government-funded full-time Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by The Open University of Hong Kong and the full-time Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) institutions.

Step 1: Check your eligibility to apply through JUPAS

You are eligible to apply through JUPAS if

  • you are a secondary school student sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination in the current year; or
  • you are a non-school applicant who wishes to apply for admission on the strength of your HKDSE examination results.

You are NOT eligible to apply through JUPAS if you are currently enrolled in a full-time or sandwich Bachelor’s degree programme offered under JUPAS, regardless of whether you wish to apply for admission on the strength of your HKDSE examination results.

Step 2: Check the JUPAS programmes you can apply for at CityU

The JUPAS programmes you can apply for at CityU are as follows:

  1. government-funded Bachelor's degree programmes and
  2. government-funded Associate Degree programmes

HKDSE students must apply for admission to first-year studies in a Bachelor's degree programme. Depending on the programmes, students are either admitted directly to a major in the first year or admitted to a School/Department with an undeclared major (enter a major after one year of study). For details, click here.

If you have applied for admission through JUPAS, you should NOT submit an application to the University again for any programmes offered 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.

Step 3: Check the entrance requirements

Check the minimum entrance requirements for HKDSE students from the following webpages:

Government-funded Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Government-funded Associate Degree Programmes

Step 4: How to apply

School and non-school applicants should submit their applications via JUPAS.

Step 5: How will your application be considered?

The application information that you submit via JUPAS is sent to CityU on a regular basis. We will also receive your examination results from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority via JUPAS. We use this information to identify applicants who meet the entrance requirements of our programmes. Various types of admissions scores are then calculated to facilitate the selection of applicants for admission.

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview. Most of our interviews are conducted in May to July, before the announcement of HKDSE examination results. Some interviews may be conducted after the results are announced. For details of interview arrangements, click here. The selection of students for interview is primarily based on the application information [e.g. band choices, exams results (if available), Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA) and the School Reference Reports].

Step 6: Check the offer results

The Main Round offer results for 2019 entry will be announced on 5 August 2019 (tentative). The offer you receive in the Main Round is the best offer possible. If you receive an offer in the Main Round, please follow the instructions announced via JUPAS to confirm your acceptance of the admission offer.


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