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Payment of Tuition Fees

For detailed payment schedules for 2022/23 Academic Year for Progressing Students/Students Resuming Study, please click here.

 

 

  • You need to settle a fixed annual tuition fee payable in two equal instalments before the start of the first and second semesters of the academic year.
  • New students are normally required to pay an initial fee of HK$5,000 (for local students) or HK$15,000 (for non-local students) when they take up their offer.
  • The initial fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable, will be converted to form part of the first semester tuition fee.
  • The remaining fees must be paid on or before the payment deadline.
  • No tuition fee will be charged for subjects taken in the Summer Term for students who have paid the required annual tuition fee in the year.
  • If you fail to settle the fee in full by the payment deadline, your student status at the University will be removed.

 


 

  • Unless otherwise specified, tuition fee is stipulated per credit.
  • New students are required to settle an initial fee as specified by departments.
  • Current students will be charged an initial fee of 3 credits before the commencement of a semester (except Summer Term).
  • If you have taken more credits than the initial prescribed credits or have applied for exemption/credit transfer, etc, you will be required to settle the remaining fees after the add/drop period.
  • If you fail to settle the fee in full by the payment deadline, your student status at the University will be removed.
  • For Summer Term subjects, you will be required to settle the tuition fee only after the June add/drop period.

 


 

  • If you make changes to your subject registration during the add/drop period, you will receive email notification for the remaining fees.
  • If you fail to settle the remaining fees by the payment deadline, your student status at the University will be removed.
  • If you have paid more than the required fee, you will receive a cash refund from our Finance Office in about four weeks after the add/drop period.

 


 

New Admittees

  • Application is only applicable to students with genuine financial difficulties or coming from families living on the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA).
  • Application should be made to the Student Affairs Office (SAO) (Room QT308, 3/F, Core T).
  • All applicants should have paid a non-refundable initial fee of HK$5,000 at the time of taking up offer.
  • For approved deferred payment cases, you still need to pay other fee(s) on or before the original payment deadline. Otherwise, approval on your deferred payment will be nullified.
  • If you fail to settle the remaining balance of tuition fee in full by the deferred payment deadline, your student status at the University will be removed.
  • Details: Student Affairs Office (SAO) (http://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/fa/def

 

Current Students

  • Application is only applicable to students with genuine financial difficulties or with approved application for the Government Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) or Government Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT) but pending receipt of money.
  • Application should be made to the Student Affairs Office (SAO) (Room QT308, 3/F, Core T) at least 2 working days before the payment deadline.
  • For approved cases, you need to settle the payment on or before the deferred payment deadline. Otherwise, your student status at the University will be removed.
  • Details: Student Affairs Office (SAO) (http://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/fa/def)

 


 

Consequences for Non-payment of Tuition Fee and Other Fees

Overdue payment due to Result of non-payment of fees by the payment deadline
(a) Tuition fee

Students will be regarded as having decided not to continue their study at the PolyU and students’ registration on the programme will be removed.

For full-time research students, the stipend will be suspended immediately, if applicable, until the payment is settled.

(b) Remaining fee according to subject enrolment
(c) Continuation fee (For research students whose normal period of study expires)
(d) Zero subject Enrolment
(e) Credit transfer / exemption The approval given for the credit transfer / exemption will be nullified.
(f) Withdrawal of subject The approval given for withdrawing from the subject will be declared void and students are required to attend classes of the subject concerned and complete its assessment(s) accordingly.
(g) Examination fee (For research students) The examination may be unnecessarily delayed.

 

Request for reinstatement of registration on the programme concerned or reinstatement of the approval for the credit transfer / exemption / withdrawal of subject will only be considered under exceptional circumstances. Applications for reinstatement can be made using Form AR118 to the Programme Offering Department within 2 weeks from the date of nullification of registration / withdrawal of approval for the credit transfer / exemption / withdrawal of subject. The form can be obtained from the Academic Registry Service Centre (M101, Li Ka Shing Tower) or can be downloaded from AR homepage (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ar/students-in-taught-programmes/application-forms). Students should settle an application fee before submitting their reinstatement applications.

 

Cash Refund

If students have paid more than the required fee, they will receive refund by autopay from our Finance Office after finalisation of subject enrolment for the semester. In order to speed up the refund process, students are reminded to provide information on their bank account number at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/students/student-account-portal/.

Updated in September 2022

 

 

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