Application Guide
for Admission to CityU SCOPE Degree and Advanced Diploma Programmes 2022/2023

General Information

Degree and Advanced Diploma programmes offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Education, City University of Hong Kong (CityU SCOPE), are not funded by the University Grants Committee. CityU resources are generally not available to participants unless special arrangements are made through CityU SCOPE. In terms of status, participants are considered to be extension students of CityU. Please refer to the programme brochure regarding the programme structure, application period, fees, entrance requirements and supporting documents to be attached with your application.

Multiple Applications

You may apply for more than one programme of study. In case you receive more than one admission offer from CityU SCOPE, you can only choose to enrol in one programme.

Use of Application Information

The information that you provide in the application form, including the HKID number, examination results and qualifications will be used for the following purposes:

  • as a basis for various types of processing in relation to your application;
  • as a basis for selection of applicants for admission to the programme you applied for and for other relevant or related purposes;
  • for obtaining from the relevant examination authority, assessment body or academic institution in Hong Kong and elsewhere information about your public examination results, records of studies or professional qualifications if deemed appropriate;
  • for transferring relevant data to the student record system of the overseas awarding institution and CityU SCOPE upon successful outcome of your application;
  • for statistical and research purposes (with personal identifiers removed).

In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to, and correction of the information contained in the application form, and the right to request a copy of such data during the admission exercise. If you wish to obtain more information, please write to CityU SCOPE. For details of the Personal Data Collection Statement, please refer to the website:

Unsuccessful application data will be destroyed at the end of the admission exercise.

Selection and Result Notification

Applicants must ensure that they satisfy the specified entrance requirements before application. Selection will be made on the basis of the information provided in the application form and in particular, academic and professional qualifications, work experience and the performance at the interview, if any. Additional information provided to us, after commencement of the selection process will be considered only at the discretion of the relevant admission panel. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview/test or are offered admission to a programme will receive individual notification by mail or email. Successful applicants are required to pay an acceptance fee of HK$5,000 and/or other fee by the specified date as shown in the offer letter. Unsuccessful applicants and applicants being placed on the waiting list will also be notified by mail or email.

Non-local Applicants

All applicants must produce appropriate identity document(s) for verification at the time of enrolment. Non-local applicants should produce a valid student visa which has been validated at the immigration checkpoint upon entry to Hong Kong. Please note that CityU SCOPE will not sponsor students’ visa application. Students have the responsibility to comply with the immigration rules, regulations and conditions governing their eligibility for studies and stay in Hong Kong. According to the policy of the Education Bureau, Mainland students are not allowed to study non-local programmes in Hong Kong.

Applicants with Physical or Other Disabilities

The admission of an applicant to the programme is based on academic criteria and other specified entrance requirements. If you have a physical or other disabilities, you are not required to declare this at the application stage, and you will receive the same consideration as other applicants. Naturally it would be better for you to avoid programmes where a physical disability could hamper your progress (e.g. a programme requiring frequent fieldwork).

Cancellation of Programmes

CityU SCOPE reserves the right to cancel any programme in which case all fees paid by applicants will be refunded.