“An e-mail has been sent to all applicants on 5 January 2017 with the login information to the Submission System for BAAS Applicants ( ) to upload their completed exercise. If you have not received such an e-mail, please try the following:

  1. Check the spam mail-folder or add in the whitelist in your e-mail account setting in order to bypass spam filtering
  2. Enter your registered e-mail address (the one you quoted in your application) and click the ‘Forget Password’ button at

If you still have problems accessing the System, please let us know as early as possible by sending an e-mail with your application number and name to or “

“Note: The above message was posted on 5 January 2017.  The Aptitude Exercise mentioned above has been closed.”

The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (BAAS) is an intensive four-year program that introduces students to architecture as a cultural discipline. Admission to the undergraduate program is both rigorous and competitive. The Department particularly welcomes applications from students with a broad range of academic and cultural interests. Students from all streams are accepted and encouraged to apply.

The Department’s JUPAS admission results have been exemplary in the past five years and the BA(AS) program has become one of the most competitive among all undergraduate courses offered in Hong Kong.

Students need to demonstrate an eagerness to engage with the discipline of architecture and to show fluency in the English language.

Supplementary requirements for candidates applying for admission through JUPAS and Non-JUPAS Schemes (2017-18)

[Candidates of the National Joint College Entrance Examination (NJCEE) are not subject to these supplementary requirements. For details on mainland undergraduate admissions, please refer to the HKU China Affairs Office’s website:

以下有关递交能力倾向习作 (Aptitude Exercise) 及推荐信的安排将不适用于参加内地全国统一高考的考生,该类考生的独立报名程序可参考香港大学内地本科生入学计划网页 ]

  1. Candidates applying for admission to the BAAS program are required to take part in an Aptitude Exercise scheduled from January 6-9, 2017. The Aptitude Exercise will be available to download at the beginning of this period. Applicants will submit their completed exercise as a digital upload through the HKU Admissions website. The Aptitude Exercise comprises a set of creative problems that give the applicant an opportunity to demonstrate his or her interest and capacity to address issues relevant to architectural thinking and practice. The criteria measured by the exercise include: capacity to conceptualize, creativity, curiosity, analytical ability, daring, rigor, intelligence, intuition, openness, perseverance, spatial sensibility and sociability. The Aptitude Exercise provides applicants with an opportunity to directly demonstrate architectural thinking. In this way, it also serves as a means through which the applicant can gauge his or her own desire to engage in the demands of architectural education. Further instructions on taking part in the Aptitude Exercise will be sent to all potential applicants via email and posted on the HKU Admissions website.
  2. Letters of recommendation are not required; however, if you would like to submit them, no more than three letters should be sent. Both soft and hard copies are acceptable.

Deadlines for submitting the online applications (without letters of recommendation) to HKU and JUPAS Office (2017-18) in order to be considered for admission:

Applications must be submitted to HKU and JUPAS Office prior to submitting letter(s) of recommendation, if any, to the Faculty of Architecture

Non-JUPAS Fast-track Admissions
16 November 2016
(12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time)

Non-JUPAS Main Round Admissions
30 December 2016
(12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time)

1 December 2016
(23:59 Hong Kong Time)

Please submit your application through one of the following websites:

For Non-JUPAS:

Deadlines for submitting the hard copy of the letter(s) of recommendation to the Faculty of Architecture:

Non-JUPAS Fast-track Admissions
posted marked by 2 December 2016

Non-JUPAS Main Round Admissions
posted marked by 20 January 2017

posted marked by 2 June 2017

Faculty of Architecture
4/F Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
(Attn.: BAAS Programme Officer)

Faculty office hour:
Mondays to Fridays 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:45pm.
Closed during weekends and public holidays