Application Process

Students who wish to be considered for admission to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program must already be enrolled in an approved degree program at City University of Hong Kong. For more information about admissions to CityU, visit the website.

Applicants to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program must submit an internal application to their departmental or college coordinator in early November of their 2nd year of studies at CityU. After an initial departmental/college review to confirm eligibility, applicants will be granted access to the official online application. 

Applicants to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program must submit the online application in mid-January for fall enrollment.  The admissions process includes a review of the applicant’s academic history, letters of recommendation, standardized exam scores, a personal essay, and an interview conducted in English. Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee for the School of General Studies.

Students may not apply simultaneously to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program and other undergraduate schools or programs at Columbia University (Columbia College [CC] or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science [SEAS]). Nor are candidates eligible to apply to the School of General Studies, including the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program, if in the last three years they applied to any of these divisions and were not accepted.