Application Deadlines & Procedures
Online application for the 2017-2018 intake opens on 1 September 2016 and closes on 4 June 2017. Early application is highly encouraged as qualified applicants may be admitted before application deadline. Late applicants will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until all places are filled.
Non-local applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time for student visa application, personal preparation, and arrival at Hong Kong.
- Online application submission
Applicants should submit their applications through the Online Admissions System, together with required documents.
Upon completion of online applications and full payment of the application fee, the applicant's profile will be reviewed. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Shortlisted applicants residing in Hong Kong will be invited for face-to-face interviews at HKUST. For non-local applicants, interviews will be conduted through video-conferencing over the internet.
- Offer acceptance
The status of application is available in HKUST Online Admissions System. Applicants are encouraged to log in to the system frequently for updates and notifications sent by the University. Upon receipt of an offer, applicants should follow the steps for acceptance.