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Undergraduate and Post-secondary Programmes

General Questions

Who are suitable for studying at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts?

The Academy welcomes those who are interested in Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music or Theatre and Entertainment Arts as well as individuals who are talented or have received relevant training.

Are students given hostel accommodation?

At present the Academy has no hostel facilities. Non-local students take the initiative to organise their own private accommodation either on an individual or a sharing basis. Assistance will be provided by the Student Affairs Office in student accommodation matters as and when requested by students.

Are students provided with internship or training opportunities?

Opportunities for internships with local dance companies, theatre groups, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and other professional organisations are available for Academy students to receive training in a professional environment working with experienced artists.

Application Procedures

How can I apply for programmes at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts?

Application should be submitted via the Online Application System (here). Each applicant should submit only one application. Prospectus for Academic Year 2022/23 Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes can be downloaded here.

Can I apply for admission if my examination results have not yet been released before the application deadline?

Applicants sitting HKDSE or other public examination(s) in 2022 are welcome to apply for admission. You are required to submit photocopies of school results obtained within two years from the date of application and/or results of any other public examination most recently taken.

What are the Admission Criteria?

The admission criteria for different programmes vary.  Applicants must therefore ensure that they satisfy or will be able to satisfy the specified entry requirements of the programmes for which they wish to apply before completing the application.  Please refer to the 2022/23 Academy Prospectus for entry requirements of different programmes.

Admission is determined based on academic qualifications, relevant training and artistic achievement in the chosen arts discipline as well as applicants’ performance in auditions, interviews and/or tests, if any.  All applicants will be notified of the admission decision on completion of the admission process.  The Academy will not provide individual assessments.

It is possible to request for changes after submitting the application form?

Requests for changes in personal particulars, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers should be made to the Registry immediately by email.

Changes in Personal Statement in the application will not be entertained.

Can I submit more than one application?

Each applicant should submit only one application.