Applications and the Practicalities

Who can apply?

You can apply to PKP if you are an undergraduate or graduate student with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 or equivalent at the time of application, though the average GPA of successful applicants is normally well above 3.2, with the average over the last few years being 3.65.

You should also meet our English Language Requirements, and you will need to have completed at least your first year at university by the time PKP begins. Before applying you should ensure that you have read and understood all the information in our Terms and Conditions. 

How to Apply

You should apply through the ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM. Please note that applications expire after two months of inactivity.

As well as completing the online application, we ask you to provide the following:

  • Academic Transcript from your home university
    If your university has the facility to issue official certified .pdf electronic transcripts you can submit your transcript in that format. Alternatively, a scanned copy of an official transcript can be sent by a university administrator or academic, as long as the transcript is sent from an institutional email address to the PKP Programme Coordinator at
  • Academic Reference
    The referee should email this from an institutional email address directly to the PKP Programme Coordinator at
  • Digital Photo
    You should upload a photo the same style and size as a passport photo. It must be 50 kB or less in size, 96dpi to 200dpi, 280 pixels wide x 336 pixels high.

More detailed information about the application process can be found on our Essential Programme Information.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and, given the intense competition for places, early application is advised. We aim to communicate our decision within fifteen working days of receiving a complete application.

Applying via your Home Instition

Students attending the universities below may need to apply through the institution itself. If so, you should do so via the relevant website or contact person listed below:

Elizabethtown College
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nanjing University
Northeastern University
Peking University
Singapore Management University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Campus
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The University of Tokyo
University of British Columbia
University of California EAP
University of Hong Kong
University of Southern California
Utah Valley University


If you apply to PKP through one of the following providers you should not apply directly to PKP, since your application will be managed by the provider, and you should instead communicate with the relevant contact person listed below for further information.

Arcadia University


Next steps

If admitted on the programme, you will receive an offer e-mail which will contain further instructions about choosing housing and course options. The online system will then allow you to choose your preferred options, but course and housing choices will only be confirmed upon receipt of the appropriate fees.

It is very important that you keep in mind that full and final acceptance on to the programme is subject to the availability of courses and accommodation and the full payment of programme fees. To ensure your place on the programme is secured you will need to:

1. Select your housing and pay the accommodation fee. Your housing choice (and possibly any housing at all) is not guaranteed until the accommodation fee is paid in full. Please note that, once made, the choice of housing is final.

2. Select three courses and pay the tuition fee. Provisionally selecting courses but not paying the tuition fee does not guarantee course choices and options may become extremely limited over time. Remember that, once tuition fees are paid, course choices can be changed until 1 June 2018, if places are still available in the relevant courses.

You can pay your tuition and accommodation fees, choose courses and accommodation options, and change course choices by returning to your online application.


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