Studying as a mature student can progress your career by increasing your skills and knowledge and explore a subject you find rewarding.

The Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) accepts application from mature students. Please note the following admission details:


Mature applicants must be over the age of 23 by 1st September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate sufficient motivation, knowledge and potential to indicate a high probability of being able to complete the programme successfully. Prospective mature applicants are invited to discuss their application with the Head of Department concerned in advance of the application period. Successful mature candidates will be admitted on an individual and exceptional basis.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their Chinese and English abilities, by presenting documentary evidence which may include IELTS or TOEFL results. Applicants may be invited to take language tests if deemed necessary and appropriate.

Applicants can apply via the online application portal. Please contact our Admissions Office for enquiries. For application, please click here.

Applicants who submit their application in person should present the following supporting documents to the Admissions Office:
1. A completed application form with a photo securely attached; and
2. HKID card (both original and copy); and
3. A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 in cash; and
4. Submission of proof of academic qualification e.g. School academic results and certificates, professional and/ or public examination results, recommendation letter (wherever applicable)

Full-time local undergraduate students under the age of 30 are eligible to apply for Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP), a scheme offered by the government to provide means-tested financial assistance which can include grants (tuition fee and learning expenses) and/or low-interest loans to help meet living expenses. Students can apply for FASP after registration.
For details of tuition fees and financial assistance, please refer to Questions No. 11 and 12 in the FAQ page.

iFREE Entrance Scholarship for the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Digital Marketing programme

Starting from the academic year 2019/20, iFREE GROUP (HK) LTD will make available an annual entrance scholarship of HK$1,000,000 for new students admitted to Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Digital Marketing (BBA-DM) programme. Each year, a maximum of 50 scholarships of HKD20,000 each will be made available.
For more details, please click here.

Longbow Charity Foundation Entrance Scholarship for Commerce majors

Funded by the Longbow Charity Foundation Limited, HKSYU will be offering an entrance scholarship for new local students admitted to Year 1 of selected Bachelor’s programmes in the Faculty of Commerce. Each recipient will be awarded HK$10,000. This scholarship aims at encouraging local students who have an enthusiastic interest in the world of commerce to become substantial contributors and future leaders.
For more details, please click here.

The Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Social Sciences offer a variety of specialized academic courses. select your favoured programme and understand more, please click here.
Dates Closing Date / Event
Oct 2023 to Jul 2024 Applicants can apply via the online application portal
01 Jul 2024 Deadline for Non-Local Students Online Application
15 Jul 2024 All applications of Non-Local students will not be accepted
17 Jul 2024 Commencement of First RoundIn-Person Application (Applicable to all local applicants)
20 Jul 2024 Deadline of First Round In-Person Application (Applicable to all local applicants)
22 Jul 2024 Commencement of Second RoundIn-Person Application (Applicable to all local applicants, admission quotas are limited)
Dates and the information specified in this page may be subject to change without notice.