How To Apply

HKDSE Students

Students taking the HKDSE in 2021 can submit the application via Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP),

E-APP main round application starts from 10 December 2020.

Other Applicants (non-HKDSE Students)

Applicants may apply online through LIFE Online Application 2021-22 (for Associate Degree, Higher Diploma and Diploma Programmes).  

Applicants may submit the following supporting documents via the online application system:
  1. Copy of relevant academic certificates
  2. Credentials (if any)
Remarks: Applicants should provide the original copy of HKID card or passport for verification upon participation in the interview.

LIFE Diploma and DYJ Students

Applicants may apply online through LIFE Online Application 2021-22 (for Associate Degree and Higher Diploma Programmes).  Applicants should use current student email (e.g.: to register in the online application to waive the application fee.

Notes: Applicants or their family members and agents must not offer advantages to any staff or members of the Institute in relation to their admission applications or while having dealings of any kind with the Institute.  These offers may constitute an offence under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) in Hong Kong.  The Institute also prohibits its staff and members from soliciting or accepting such advantages.

Application Fee
Programmes Local Applicants Non-local Applicants*
Associate Degree /
Higher Diploma
HK$150 HK$300
Diploma HK$150 N/A
* Mainland Applicants please click here for details. 

  • Applicants applying for both Associate Degree / Higher Diploma and Diploma programmes can enjoy a waiver of application fee of Diploma programme (HK$150).
  • Applicants should settle their application fee via the Online Admission System by credit card.
  • All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable.