The University of Hong Kong Admissions

The University of Hong Kong, often referred to as Hong Kong University or HKU is a public research university founded in 1911 in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. The university provides education to 15,227 undergraduate students and 11,778 postgraduate students. HKU is most famous for its academic programs in Medicine, Science, Education, Business and Economics, Dentistry, and Law.

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Admission To-Do List

  • HKID card
  • Passport
  • National identity card
  • Transcripts
  • Intrim transcript
  • Birth certificate
  • Statement of research
  • Application fee HK$400
  • Two refereeā€™s reports


Personal Statement
Please attach a personal statement of at least 500 words outlining your academic and extra-curricular interests, achievements and future goals. English Writing Sample
Please attach a sample of your English writing (either academic or creative). See more

Application Deadlines

December 30
Fall, Undergraduate
December 2
Main round, graduate
April 30
1st Clearing round, graduate
August 31
2nd Clearing round, Graduate

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Advice on Personal Statement for The University of Hong Kong Admissions

The University of Hong Kong personal statement should be around 500 words long. Applicants should make sure to include what their academic experience is and any extra-curricular activities they have participated in that relate to their desired area of study. This essay is the applicant's chance to impress the Committee with their personal achievements and goals and to really stand out from all of the other applicants. The committee wants to know what makes the applicant different from everyone else and why the believe they will succeed.