International - Application Procedures and Important Points to Note

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


Processing round

Application Deadline (Hong Kong Time)

Notification of Results

Early Round

15 November 2022

Late December 2022 onwards*

Main Round

7 February 2023+

March 2023 onwards#^


+ Applications received after Main Round deadline will still be considered on a rolling basis till 31 May 2023, subject to the availability of study places.

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

# Offers may be made before March 2023.

If there is no news by mid-July 2023, you should assume that your application is unsuccessful.


Schedule of Events

Events Key Dates
Interview October 2022 - June 2023
Visa application March - July 2023
Hall application June - July 2023
Hall check-in Late August 2023
Scheme / Programme registration online Late August 2023
Collection of student identity card Late August 2023
Orientation Late August 2023
Commencement of classes 4 September 2023


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 check your application data carefully before submitting your application. For admission to our full-time bachelor’s degree schemes / programmes, only one application (with two programme choices) is allowed. Once you have submitted your application, you are not allowed to change the choice(s) you selected earlier. Both programme choices are considered with equal priority. Since offers may be made at different time, the acceptance of an offer from one programme choice will not affect the chance of admission to the other choice. However, you can only accept the offer from each programme choice once at any one time.


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 scheme / programme you are applying to. 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 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 Referee" Section

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 ( or by post (Academic Registry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong).


* The system generated email will only be sent to the counselor / referee after applicants submitted the application and paid the application fee.


Counselors / Referees are normally given one to two weeks to submit the required documents via the designated link. If counselors / referees need more time to prepare for the documents, they could do so by submitting the supporting information to our university by email ( In the email, the applicant's name and PolyU application number must be clearly quoted for keeping track of record.


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 mid-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:


  1. Indicate your acceptance in your online Notice of Offer via eAdmission; If you receive more than one offer, you can only accept one offer at a time and each programme choice can only be accepted for one time only.;
  2. 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. Applicants will be given 2 to 3 weeks to pay the initial fee.;
  3. (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.;
  4. 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 after paying the initial fee (i.e. first debit note). Click here for further details.


Verification of Qualifications

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.


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.


Mainland Applicants

High school mainland students who are currently pursuing the Chinese curriculum without taking the mainland Gao Kao in 2023 will normally not be considered for admission to our undergraduate schemes / programmes.