Local Candidates

If you are a local candidate who is applying for admissions on the strength of qualifications other than the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), you should apply through the Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme. “Local candidate” means that you DO NOT require a student visa/entry permit to study in Hong Kong. For example, you may be studying:

  • overseas;
  • at an international school or at a local school in Hong Kong but you are taking a non-local (e.g. International Baccalaureate Diploma or GCE A-level) examination either through your school or as a private candidate. According to an agreement reached between ALL Hong Kong universities and the government, if you are a local school applicant, you must have completed at least six years of secondary education when you enter the university;
  • on a sub-degree (i.e. Associate Degree or Higher Diploma) programme at a Community College of a UGC-funded institution or at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (HKIVE);
  • a full-time bachelor’s degree programme in a local tertiary institution funded by the UGC. Please note however that following UGC’s guidelines, inter-institutional transfer, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged, unless there are exceptional circumstances and the following conditions are met:
    • you have successfully completed one year of study on a bachelor’s degree programme with excellent academic results; and
    • your application for inter-institutional transfer has been specially approved by the University on the basis of over-enrolment.
Non-local Candidates

If you are a non-local candidate, you should also apply through the Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme. The Faculty accepts applications from eligible non-local students. Competition for places is keen among local students, so non-local candidates must be exceptionally well qualified to gain admissions.


All applicants for the MBBS, BPharm, BNurs, and BChinMed programmes, both local and non-local, are required to have a good working knowledge of English and Cantonese.



Interviews & Offers

Interview Arrangement
Non-JUPAS candidates may be shortlisted on the basis of individual merits as shown by their academic records and other non-academic achievements for interview. Interviews will usually be conducted during the Christmas and Easter holidays and/or in June/July/August. The interviews are designed to assess their suitability for the programmes, including their motivation, attitude, leadership and general social awareness.


Offers of Admission
After the interview, offers of admission will be made to candidates who have already satisfied the entrance requirements. Based on the interview performance and the academic results available, conditional offers may also be extended to some non-JUPAS candidates who have entered for an examination or examinations with a view to satisfying the entrance requirements by August. The offers are conditional upon their obtaining of the necessary examination results for submission to the University.

Important Dates

By 15 Nov 2023 noon
Submit your application for first-round evaluation

Applications received by 12:00 noon (HKT) on this date will be evaluated and shortlisted for first-round evaluation.

Shortlisted students may be invited for interviews between November and January.

From 15 Nov 2023
Submit applications to be evaluated on a rolling basis

Applications received after noon (HKT) on this date will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will be extended on a case-by-case basis.

By 1 Dec 2023
Submit supporting documents for first-round evaluation (counsellors and referees)

Please input any predicted and/or actual grades and submit any reference and supporting documents by this date for first-round evaluation. The counsellors portal will remain open after this date for submissions. Counsellors are advised to submit any predicted or preliminary results or references within one week of receiving an invitation.

*For students applying to the MBBS programme, please provide the predicted or preliminary results or references by 27 November 2023.

From 6 Dec 2023
First-round results announced

If you receive an offer of admission – congratulations! You will be required to indicate your acceptance within three to four weeks. You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit.

Please note

Non-local students should allow at least four to six weeks for an assessment and eight to ten weeks for a visa application upon receiving an offer. Our advice is to apply for a visa as soon as you have received a firm or conditional offer.

If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2024, you may assume your application has been waitlisted for evaluation during the next round. You may continue to submit any additional results in support of your application for evaluation.

Language Requirements

All candidates must fulfill the University’s Language Requirements before admission.