Applications for admission to year 1 of government-funded programmes will be considered on a regular basis in different processing rounds as follows‡:
Notification of Results
25 November 2020
By mid-February 2021*
25 February 2021+
By mid-May 2021*
+ Applications received after the Normal Consideration Round deadline will still be considered on a rolling basis till 30 June 2021, subject to the availability of study places.
* Applicants who are put on the waiting list will be considered in subsequent rounds in competition with other applicants.
Schedule of Events
|Interview||October 2020 - July 2021|
|Hall & visa application||March - July 2021|
|Hall check-in||Late August 2021|
|Programme registration online||Late August 2021|
|Collection of student identity card||Late August 2021|
|Orientation||Late August 2021|
|Commencement of classes||Early September 2021|
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. Applicants normally are not allowed to change their programme choices after they have submitted their applications.
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
(1) Fill in "Academic Referee" section under eAdmission and then a system generated email will be sent to your designated school counselor or referee. They are able to provide the predicted scores via the online system; or
(2) Ask them to send us the relevant documents by email (email@example.com) or by post (Academic Registry, 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 "Examination Year" and "Examination Month" 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.
After submission of your application, please login to your online account and upload the transcript/ score report directly if you have obtained new qualifications or academic results.
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.
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 July, you should assume that your application is unsuccessful.
Acceptance of Offer
If you are offered a place of study at our University, please follow the steps below to confirm your acceptance of our offer:
Submission of Student Visa Application
Upon admission, PolyU will help you apply for a student visa. As it may take at least 8 to 10 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.
Online Programme Registration
Upon admission, applicants will receive notifications in relating to hall application, verification of academic results and qualifications, online programme registration, orientation activities and subject registration by stages.
Majority of our mainland students are admitted on the basis of their results in the current year Chinese Mainland Joint Entrance Examinations. If you hold other international qualifications, you will only be further considered if you attain, or have the potential to attain, good academic results.
All mainland applicants who are graduates of Associate Degree (AD)/Higher Diploma (HD) programmes are not eligible to apply for senior year admission to our bachelor's degree programmes or admission to UGC-funded top-up degree programmes (2 years). They will be considered for admission to year one of our full-time 4-year undergraduate programmes. The department concerned will base on their qualifications to decide whether credit transfer will be granted upon admission.
High school mainland students who are currently pursuing the Chinese curriculum without taking the mainland Gao Kao in 2021 will normally not be considered for admission to our undergraduate programmes.