Application Procedures and Important Points to Note
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
29 November 2019
By mid-February 2020*
28 February 2020
Until June 2020
* Applicants who are put on the waiting list will be considered in subsequent rounds in competition with other applicants.
‡ Mainland applicants please read the additional information at the bottom of this page.
Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to the availability of study places.
Schedule of Events
|Interview||October 2019 - May 2020|
|Hall & visa application||March - July 2020|
|Hall check-in||Late August 2020|
|Programme registration||Late August 2020|
|Orientation||Late August 2020|
|Commencement of classes||Early September 2020|
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 June, 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:
- indicate your acceptance in your online Notice of Offer via eAdmission;
- settle the initial fee before the stipulated deadline appeared on your debit note; Otherwise, we will take it that you do not accept the offer;
- (for conditional offer recipients only) complete the procedures in the "Meeting Conditions" section in your online Notice of Offer when you have acquired the relevant qualifications on or before the submission deadline. You will only be allowed to update the results one month before the deadline for meeting conditions.
- Send in the original or certified true copies of your certificates and transcripts for verification of academic results.
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.
Upon admission, applicants will receive notifications in relating to hall application, verification of academic results and qualifications, 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, outstanding results, such as 90% in your high school study, a total of 40 points or above in IB, Grade A* in 3 AL subjects, or equivalent.
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 2020 will normally not be considered for admission to our undergraduate programmes.