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

25 November 2016

By mid-January 2017*

Normal consideration

16 January 2017

By mid-March 2017*

Extended consideration+

15 March 2017

April to June 2017






* 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 16 January 2017. 

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


Schedule of Events

Events Key Dates
Interview October 2016 - May 2017
Hall & visa application March - July 2017
Hall check-in Late August 2017
Programme registration Late August 2017
Orientation Late August 2017
Commencement of classes Early September 2017










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.


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


Upload Additional Documents
You are required to upload online the certificates and transcripts of study in support of all the qualifications and results claimed in your application. Failure to upload the required documents may affect your chances of admission or prolong the application process. 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.


If you are not yet a graduate and cannot provide a final result upon submission, please update the relevant sections in the online application form and upload the documents indicating your latest/predicted public examination results once they are available.


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.


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 all A's GCEAL with A*. Applications from mainland students submitted on or before 16 January 2017 will be considered in one go. Those submitted afterwards will not be considered.