Application Procedures and Important Points to Note


Application Rounds
Applications for admission to year 1 of government-funded programmes will be considered on a regular basis in different processing rounds as follows:


Processing round

Application Deadline

Notification of Results

Early consideration

24 November 2017

By mid-January 2018*

Normal consideration

15 January 2018

By mid-March 2018*

Extended consideration+

15 March 2018

April - June 2018






* Applicants who are put on the waiting list will be considered in subsequent rounds in competition with other applicants. 

+ Subject to places available, international applications will be accepted after 15 January 2018. 

 Mainland applicants please read the additional information at the bottom of this page.


Schedule of Events

Events Key Dates
Interview October 2017 - May 2018
Hall & visa application March - July 2018
Hall check-in Late August 2018
Programme registration Late August 2018
Orientation Late August 2018
Commencement of classes Early September 2018










Application Fee
The application fee, which is non-refundable, should be settled upon the submission of an application; otherwise the application will not be further processed. You are advised to use Visa or Master Card to do so. You can also send us a bank draft. Please click here to view the details on payment methods.


Please note that other than the specified application fee, you are not required to pay any money to any persons in connection with your application.


Submission of Your Application

Please read carefully the "Guide to Completing Applications" before submitting your application.


Confirmation of Your Application
After submitting your online application, you will be given a PolyU application number as confirmation. Please quote this number in your future correspondence with us.


Upload Additional Documents
In addition to uploading scanned copies of the required certificate(s)/ transcript(s) in support of the qualifications and results claimed in your application, you need to upload all of the supporting document(s) specifically required for the programme you are applying to. Failure to upload the required documents may affect your chances of admission or prolong the application process. For documents like "Predicted Score Report" or "Reference Letter" which are considered as "confidential" by your school / institution, please ask them to send us the relevant documents by email ( or by post (Academic Secretariat, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong). If these documents are not in English or Chinese, you are required to provide official translated documents in English; otherwise your application may not be considered. Upon admission, you will be required to ask the official bodies to send a certified true copy of your certificates, and the original official transcripts and score reports directly to our University. Failure to do so or any discrepancies found may lead to nullification of your offer and registration in our University.


If your results are not yet available upon submission of your application, please indicate the date when they will become available by filling out the "update result date" and ask your school to send us the predicted public examination results (e.g. IB, GCEAL) for our preliminary assessment . Once the results are available, please update the relevant sections of the online application form and upload the document(s) indicating your latest results.


Interview Arrangement

Academic departments will notify shortlisted applicants of the details on interviews individually by email or other electronic means. Applicants are advised to attend the interviews as scheduled since re-arrangement may not be possible. If they fail to do so, their applications may not be further considered.


Application Result

If you are given an offer or a conditional offer, you will be informed via email and/or SMS. You may also check your application result online.


If there is no news by late June, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.


Submission of Student Visa Application

Upon admission, PolyU will help you apply for a student visa. As it may take at least 6 to 8 weeks for the Hong Kong Immigration Department to process your student visa application, please submit the completed student visa application form ID995A with the required supporting documents to PolyU within 10 working days after accepting the offer. Click here for further details.


Mainland Applicants
Majority of our mainland students are admitted on the basis of their results in the current year Joint Entrance Examinations. If you hold international qualifications, you will only be further considered if you attain, or have the potential to attain, outstanding results, such as 90% in your high school study, a total of 40 points or above in IB, or Grade A* in 3 AL subjects or equivalent.