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Entry Requirements

General and short courses

  • Admission is normally made on a first come, first served basis.
  • Having paid the course fee, students may assume that their applications have been accepted, and should attend the course as scheduled, unless they hear from us before the course starts.

Award-bearing and professional programmes

  • Admission is by selection (interview or entry test/examination). Entry requirements are specified in the course descriptions.
  • Applicants should note that simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entry to a programme. Places are subject to availability and selection criteria, if any.
  • A small number of award-bearing programmes open their application
    directly for enrolment and payment on a first-come, first served basis. The
    final decision on entry is still subject to applicants’ fulfillment of entrance
  • Successful applicants will be notified of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of course fees, if already paid. 
  • For full-time programmes of the Community College, the entry
    requirements and the application procedures are specified in the College
    websites ( ).

Other Information

  1. Applicants are normally required to have reached the age of 18 (except for Community College programmes).
  2. To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up full-time and part-time studies. Non-local applicants issued with a valid employment visa also do not need prior approval to pursue part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to a HKUSPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes except for self-financed, part-time locally accredited taught postgraduate programmes awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE. 
  3. HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a course or a programme in cases of insufficient enrolment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the course. In such circumstances, course fees would be refundable.
  4. The Director may, at his discretion, refuse to admit an applicant.