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Admissions Policies

AdmissionS Policies

St. John's College is administratively independent from the University of Hong Kong and has its own admission policy.

All applicants are required to complete the College's application form through the online platform. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.

Selection criteria are merit-based; whether the applicants and the College share the similar belief and values will be taken into consideration. The candidate's potential, not merely prior attainment, is also crucial.  

St. John's is a diverse and close-knit community. We welcome students from all different ethnic, social, religious and economic backgrounds. There is no cap for any specific ethnic group.

Admissions Process
  • All applicants are required to submit the application form through our online platform. If you have submitted your application through HKU Cedars platform, you are still required to follow our application process.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. If the candidate is not available for an in-person interview, the interview will be conducted through video-conferencing facility. 
  • Our admission is on a rolling basis. Admission decision is made based on the candidate's application and interview. Applicants are encouraged to submitted their applications early.
  • Our admission process is independent from the other residential halls and colleges; applying to St. John's College will not affect the applicant's application to any other residential halls and colleges in the University.
New HKU Students (Full-Time Degree and Exchange Programme)

All prospective students are welcome to submit their applications even before they have received any conditional or confirmed offer from HKU.

Current and Returning HKU Students

The application is open to all current and returning HKU students, who are not our residential members for the academic year.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview after their applications are received. Admissions result will be announced shortly after the interview.