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Prospectus 2023 (PDF)

Info Day 2022 – Admission Talk BA(AS) & BASc(Design+) [29 Oct., 2022]

The HKU Department of Architecture arranged a zoom meeting on 12 Dec 2022 (5pm-6pm) to involve prospective students, current students, alumni, academic staff, and the general public to join and formulate the 2022 Aptitude Exercise question

BA(AS) Admissions

The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (BA(AS)) is an intensive four-year programme that introduces students to architecture as a cultural discipline. Admission to the programme is rigorous. The Department’s admission results have been exemplary in the past five years and the programme remains one of the most competitive in Hong Kong.

The Department particularly welcomes applications from students with a broad range of academic and cultural interests, and those who are eager to engage with the discipline of architecture. Students from both arts and science streams are accepted and encouraged to apply.

Supplementary requirements for candidates applying for admission (2023-24):


Candidates applying for admission to the BA(AS) programme are required to take part in an AE scheduled from 15 December 2022 (12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time) to 31 December 2022 (12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time).

The AE comprises a set of creative questions that give the applicant an opportunity to demonstrate his or her potential in architectural thinking. The criteria for evaluation include: capacity to conceptualise, creativity, analytical ability, boldness, intelligence, open-mindedness, spatial and social sensibilities.

The AE questions will be posted on the BA(AS) Submission System ( and on this webpage on 15 December 2022 (12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time). Applicants should submit their completed AE as a digital upload through the System, or send it via email as a contingency, by 31 December 2022 (12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time).

To download the Aptitude Exercise, check here


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview (for dates, see below). Candidates who have good academic scores but have not been interviewed initially on those dates may also be invited to attend an interview at a later time.


Letters of recommendation are not required.


16 November 2022 (noon, Hong Kong Time)
International and non-JUPAS Admissions
Please submit your application through:

7 December 2022 (23:59, Hong Kong Time)
JUPAS Admissions

Please submit your application through:

13 December 2022
Candidates who have submitted an online application and included BA(AS) as a programme choice will receive an email invitation to take part in the Aptitude Exercise (AE).

The email invitation will consist of the login information to the BA(AS) Submission System ( to upload the completed AE. If you do not receive such an email by the date, please try the following:

      1. Double check the spam mail folder or add in the whitelist in your email account setting in order to bypass spam filtering.
      2. Enter your registered email address (the one you quoted in your application) and click the ‘Forget Password’ button on the BA(AS) Submission System (, to be activated on 15 December 2022, 12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time). Instructions for the AE will also be posted on the System.

If you have problems accessing the System, please let us know as early as possible by sending an email with your application number and name to

31 December 2022 (12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time)
Deadline to upload the completed AE (in PDF format) to the BA(AS) Submission System (

Early-January 2023 (International and Non-JUPAS) / Late-May 2023 (JUPAS)
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

March to July 2023 (International and Non-JUPAS) / Late-July 2023 (JUPAS)
Interview for candidates who have excellent academic examination results but have not been interviewed in early-January 2023 (International and Non-JUPAS) or late-May 2023 (JUPAS).


[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: 参加内地全国统一高考的考生不需要符合以上的能力测试(Aptitude Exercise)要求,高考生独立报名程序可参考香港大学内地本科生入学计划网页:]

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