Non-JUPAS (Year 1 Admissions)
Frequently Asked Questions
You can submit only one application for undergraduate admission to CUHK for 2021 Entry. Submission of more than one application will lead to applications being disqualified.
Kindly note that non-local applicants are those who:
- require a student visa/entry permit to study in Hong Kong; OR
- are holders of a visa/entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); OR
- are holders of a dependant visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/entry permit by the Director of Immigration.
Students may apply for double major in their final year of study, subject to fulfilment of the GPA and unit requirements.
The tuition fee for 2021-22 is yet to be confirmed. For your reference, the tuition fee for 2020-21 is HK$42,100 per annum.
Applicants admitted to a full-time undergraduate programme can apply for financial aid. Students should contact the Scholarships and Financial Aid Section of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for information.
Applicants admitted to a full-time undergraduate programme will automatically be considered for admission scholarships. There is no need for you to submit a separate application for the scholarship. For further information, please visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid page.
CUHK is the only university that offers a college experience. Each undergraduate is assigned to one of the constituent Colleges, Chung Chi, New Asia, United, Shaw, Morningside, S.H. Ho, CW Chu, Wu Yee Sun and Lee Woo Sing. The Colleges complement the formal curricula to deliver whole-person education and pastoral care. The college system encourages interaction among teachers, students and alumni.
Applicants admitted to a full-time undergraduate programme will be asked to indicate their preferences for college affiliation.
In assigning new students to different Colleges, it is desirable that each College would have students from different faculties/ departments to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas and to widen the students' intellectual perspective. The system for assigning new students to Colleges takes into consideration the preferences of students, their study programmes and admission scores. Priority is given to a new student to be assigned to his/her first-preference College if either of his/her parent is an alumnus of the College.
While students will be assigned college affiliation based on their preferences as far as possible, they may not be assigned to their most preferred College owing to limitation of places available.
Applicants admitted to a full-time undergraduate programme can apply for hostel accommodation. Their applications will be considered by the respective Colleges. The University has the largest number of hostel places among UGC-funded institutions.
Yes. International qualifications such as GCE AL/ International AL, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, SAT/ ACT/ AP, OSSD/ BC, etc. would be considered. Please visit the Requirements page for more details.
Note that applicants must also satisfy the University’s general languages requirements, minimum required scores or grades for some of the more common acceptable examinations could be found on the webpage above.
Prospective students may refer to reference scores for major international qualifications here.
Please note that admission is not based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.
Non-JUPAS applicants who have pursued a curriculum leading to a recognised non-local qualification at secondary or above level prior to admission may be granted, at the discretion of the Faculty Deans concerned, waiver of the Chinese language requirement for admission.
There is no need for applicants to apply for the waiver. If selected for admission, eligible applicants will automatically be considered for the waiver.
Applicants who have successfully completed courses at undergraduate level prior to admission may apply for course and unit exemption after they have registered as a student of the University. Such applications will be considered on individual merits case-by-case. For further information, please visit Registration and Examinations Section, Registry website here.
Advance Offer Round Deadline: 18 November 2020
Regular Round Deadline: 13 January 2021
Thereafter, applications may be accepted subject to availability of places.
Copies of your Hong Kong Identity Card / Dependant Visa, personal statement, academic transcripts, public examination results, one recommendation letter and other relevant information you consider appropriate. Please visit the Apply page for further information.
You can still apply for admission to the University. You should submit the application first before the deadline, and send the examination results to the University once available.
The online application fee is HK$450 for 2021 entry. The application fee, once paid, is not refundable irrespective of whether the application is successful or otherwise.
Applicants can pay the application fee via online payment by either VISA or MASTERCARD through our Online Application System at the time of application submission. Failure to pay the application fee will result in delay in processing of the application.
Applicants are required to submit at least one recommendation via online system or by post. You should invite an appropriate person who is familiar with your academic background to be your referee.
You should upload the supporting documents using the online application system functions.
After submitting the application, you can submit additional supporting documents (e.g. forthcoming examination result slips or any other necessary documents) using the upload functions OR by post to our office.
After you have submitted the application you may be invited to attend interviews. However, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews and also not all departments will arrange interviews. If you are shortlisted, you will be notified of the interview arrangement by phone or email.
Programmes usually review applications on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will receive email notification from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid from November 2020 to August 2021.