A. Time for Payment

  1. New Students

    New students enrolling on full-time UGC-funded degree and sub-degree programmes are required to pay an initial fee when they take up their offer.  The initial fee (HK$5,000 for local students and HK$15,000 for non-local students), which is non-refundable and non-transferable, will be converted to form part of the first semester tuition fee.  The remaining fee must then be paid on or before the payment deadline specified on the debit note.

    New students for self-financed programmes are required to pay a non-refundable initial fee (including the caution money and the initial tuition fee, i.e. number of initial registration credits x tuition fee per credit) when they take up their offer.  The remainder of tuition fee for the first semester shall be settled in full by the payment deadline as specified in the debit note issued after the add / drop period.

  2. Current Students

    To confirm your enrolment on the programme, you have to pay the tuition fee and other fees at the start of each semester.  Fees paid are non-refundable and nontransferable.

    Students enrolling on full-time programmes, except those otherwise specified by departments, will need to settle a fixed annual tuition fee payable by two equal instalments.  You will be notified via e-mail in August and in December by the Finance Office to settle the first semester fees and the second semester fees in September and in the following January respectively.  Students who have paid the required annual tuition fee in the year will not be charged for the subjects taken in the Summer Term.

    For students whose tuition fees are charged according to the number of credits taken in that semester, they are required to pay an initial fee of 3 credits at the start of each semester.  They will be notified via e-mail by the Finance Office to settle the fees in September (for Semester 1) and in the following January (for Semester 2). The notification email will be sent in August for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.  If they have taken subjects in the Summer Term, they will settle the tuition fee according to the number of credits taken and will be notified via e-mail after the add / drop period for the Summer Term in June.  If they have taken more credits, they will receive a second debit note on the remaining tuition fee about 5 weeks after the commencement of the semester 1 and semester 2.  If they have taken less credits, a refund will be made. Credit-fee paying students are required to pay the full fee for consecutive subjects.

    Tuition Fee Payment Schedule and details are available at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student under FO's Homepage > Students > Information > Tuition Fee and Payment Deadline.  If you fail to settle the fees in full by the payment deadline, your registration and student status with the University will be removed.



B. Fee Adjustment

For credit fee paying students or students who have applied for subject exemption / credit transfer etc., they will be notified via e-mail by the Finance Office to settle the outstanding fees about five weeks after the commencement of that semester.  Any balance of tuition fee will be refunded by autopay at the same time.

In order to speed up the refund process, students are reminded to provide information on their bank account number at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student.

If the fees remain outstanding by the payment deadline, all the subjects registered / credit transfer or subject exemption approved will be nullified and the students' registration and student status with the University will be removed, as appropriate.



C. Payment Methods

You must pay the exact amount specified on the debit note before the payment deadline by one of the following methods.  Details of your debit notes can be viewed on-line at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student.  To allow time for transfer of payment to PolyU, please settle the payment 2 working days for payment made in Hong Kong or 5 working days for payment made outside Hong Kong before the payment deadline shown on the debit note.

  1. Payment methods in Hong Kong

    You are urged to make use of ATM / PPS / Internet Banking Bill Payment Service to gain maximum convenience and speed up the process.  You may view or print the payment receipt at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student 2 working days after payment.

    ATM (Automatic Teller Machine)

    You could settle the tuition fees by Bill Payment Service via the ATM terminals of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC), Hang Seng Bank or other banks of JETCO group.  Please select "Education" then "PolyU", input "01" as the Bill Type, key in the debit note number, pay the exact amount and keep the customer advice for verification purpose.  You may view or print the fee payment receipt at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student 2 working days after payment.

    PPS (by Phone or by Internet)

    If you wish to settle your tuition fees by PPS, please open a PPS account through any PPS terminals if you have not yet got one.  Once you have your PPS account, please call 18011 (English) or 18013 (Cantonese) to register your bill first by quoting the debit note number specified on the debit note.  You can then initiate the exact payment by dialing 18031 (English) or 18033 (Cantonese).  The merchant code of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is "77".  You are advised to keep a record of the reference number after the transaction for verification purpose.  You may view or print the fee payment receipt on web at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student 2 working days after payment.

    The followings are some useful numbers and website in relation to PPS:

      English Cantonese
    Debit Note Registration 18011 18013
    Debit Note Settlement 18031 18033
    PPS Information Hotline 900 00 222 329 900 00 222 328
    PPS website http://www.ppshk.com
    Internet Banking Bill Payment Service

    You may settle the fees via Internet Banking Bill Payment Service offered by HSBC or Hang Seng Bank or other banks [available at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student > Payment Methods > Tuition, Hall and Other Fees > Internet Banking (Incl. Credit Card)].  You can login your bank website to register for this service, add New Merchant by selecting "Education" then "PolyU", select "01" as the Bill Type, key in the debit note number as the Bill Payee Account No. and pay the exact amount.  You will be provided with a reference number after the transaction, please save the confirmation page for verification purpose.  The fee payment receipt can be viewed or printed at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student 2 working days after payment.

    Cheque or Cash Payment at Hang Seng Bank

    If you have genuine need (e.g. obtained a cheque from Government non-means tested loan), you can settle your tuition fee by crossed cheques drawn in favour of "The Hong Kong Polytechnic University" or by cash payment before the specified payment deadline at service counter of any branch office of Hang Seng Bank by presenting a bank-in slip of your debit note which can be printed on a blank A4 paper at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student under "Enquire Debit Note and Print Receipt" facility.  Payment details of PolyU tuition fee bank account number, debit note number and payment amount on the Customer copy of Deposit Form presented by bank as an instant payment proof should be checked.  Payment status can be updated for your record and receipt can be printed at "Enquire Debit Note and Print Receipt" facility after 2 working days of settlement.

  2. Payment methods outside Hong Kong  

    Bank Draft

    You could settle the tuition fees by buying a bank draft in Hong Kong currency in favour of "The Hong Kong Polytechnic University".  Please mark your full name and the debit note number (8-digit number) at the back of the bank draft.  Please send the bank draft via registered mail to reach us 2 working days before the “last day for payment” printed on the debit note to:

    Academic Registry
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Hung Hom
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong

    Payment status can be updated for your record and receipt can be printed at "Enquire Debit Note and Print Receipt" facility after 2 working days of settlement.

    Telegraphic Transfer

    You may make the payment by wire transfer.  Additional HKD240 has to be added into the debit note amount as handling fee charged by banks.  For required bank information for telegraphic transfer, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/fo > Students > Payment Methods > Tuition Hall and Other fees > Payment methods outside Hong Kong > Telegraphic Transfer. Payment in Hong Kong currency is preferred.  If wire transfer in Hong Kong currency is not available in your bank, please arrange payment in USD / EURO.  If the received Hong Kong dollar amount does not suffice for the to-be-paid fee amount, the student shall be responsible for the deficit.  The handling fee HKD240 is neither refundable nor transferable. In case the additional handling fee does not suffice for the actual bank charge, student shall be responsible for the deficit.  Payment status can be updated for your record and receipt can be printed at "Enquire Debit Note and Print Receipt" facility after 5 working days of settlement.

    Flywire

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) accepts payments from outside of Hong Kong SAR through Flywire.  By making your payment with Flywire, you can pay securely from almost any country / region and any bank, typically in your local currency.  Though PolyU and Flywire do not charge a fee for this service, students are reminded to note the cost differences in their local currency under different payment options before confirming a payment.  To get started, go to the payment page polyu.flywire.com and select the country from which funds will be sending.  Payment status can be updated for your record and receipt can be printed at "Enquire Debit Note and Print Receipt" facility after 5 working days of settlement.



D. Rejected Payment

Students must pay the exact amount specified in the debit note in one transaction, otherwise, the payment transaction will be taken as incomplete and rejected by the University's computer system.  If your payment is rejected by the bank, your registration and student status with the University will be removed.



E. Deferred Payment of Tuition Fees

Local students of UGC-funded full-time degree and sub-degree programmes who have applied for government financial assistance or have genuine financial difficulties in settling the tuition fee before the payment deadline may apply to defer the payment of tuition fee (other than the initial fee of HK$5,000 for local students if applicable).  Please enquire at the Centre STARS and submit the application at least 2 working days before the deadline for payment of tuition fee.  For details, please visit www.polyu.edu.hk/stars/fa/def.

If you eventually fail to settle the outstanding tuition fee by the deferred payment deadline, your registration and student status with the University will be removed and all fees paid will not be refunded.

For local students of self-financed programmes who have financial difficulties, they may apply for the relevant government financial assistance scheme and settle their tuition fee before the payment deadline.  Payment of tuition fee cannot be deferred unless with special approval from the programme offering department.



F. Non-payment of Fees

If you fail to settle the fees by the payment deadline specified on the debit note, you will be considered as having decided not to continue your study at the University and your registration and student status will accordingly be removed.



G. Refund and Revision of Tuition Fees

Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable except in the case of programme cancellation.  The University reserves the right to cancel a programme, in which case the tuition fee paid will be refunded.  The University also reserves the right to revise its tuition fees from time to time.



H. Tuition Fees (for UGC-funded Programmes)

Tuition fees listed for the 2019-20 academic year are subject to confirmation.

  1. For local students:
    UGC-funded Programmes Mode of Study Tuition Fees (HK$)
    Master's Degree Full-time
    Part-time
    Extension of dissertation
    42,100/academic year
    1,405/credit
    4,215/semester
    Postgraduate Diploma Full-time
    Part-time
    28,070/academic year
    1,405/credit
    Bachelor's Degree

    Full-time
    Part-time

    42,100/academic year
    1,405/credit
    Higher Diploma

    Full-time
    Part-time

    31,575/academic year
    1,055/credit

    Note

    For UGC-funded local students of 2005-06 cohort to 2017-18 cohort who opted for double degree/majors, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $54,730/academic year or $1,825/credit (applicable to students studying on part-time basis only). For UGC-funded local students of 2018-19 cohort and onwards who opted for double majors, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $80,000/academic year or $2,670/credit (applicable to students studying on part-time basis only).

  2. For non-local students:
    UGC-funded Programmes Mode of Study Tuition Fees (HK$)
    Master's Degree Full-time
    Part-time
    Extension of dissertation
    140,000/academic year
    4,670/credit
    14,010/semester
    Bachelor's Degree

    Full-time
    Part-time

    140,000/academic year
    4,670/credit
    Higher Diploma

    Full-time
    Part-time

    105,000/academic year
    3,500/credit

    Note

    1. For non-local students of the 2008-09 cohort who opted for double degree / majors, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $70,000/academic year.  For non-local students of the 2009-10 cohort and the 2010-11 cohort, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $80,000/academic year.  For non-local students of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 cohorts, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $100,000/academic year.  For non-local students of 2013-14 cohort, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $110,000/academic year.  For non-local students of the 2014-15 to 2018-19 cohorts, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $120,000/academic year.  For non-local students of the 2019-20 cohort, the tuition fee of the additional self-financing year is $140,000/academic year.
    2. For non-local students of 2008-09 cohort, the tuition fee is $70,000/academic year.  Whilst for non-local students of 2009-10 and 2010-11 cohorts, the tuition fee is $80,000/academic year.  For non-local students of 2011-12 cohort and 2012-13 cohort, the tuition fee is $100,000/academic year.  For non-local students of 2013-14 cohort, the tuition fee is $110,000/academic year.  For non-local students of 2014-15 to 2018-19 cohorts, the tuition fee is $120,000/academic year.  For non-local students of 2019-20 cohort, the tuition fee is $140,000/academic year.

      New students enrolling on full-time UGC-funded degree, sub-degree and taught postgraduate programmes are required to pay an initial fee when they take up their offer.  The initial fee (HK$5,000 for local students and HK$15,000 for non-local students), which is non-refundable and non-transferable, will be converted to form part of the first semester tuition fee.

      The tuition fees listed in the two tables apply to UGC-funded programmes only.  For the tuition fees of self-financed programmes, please refer to Appendix 8.  For credit fee paying student, the tuition fee for a subject is payable upon student's registration on the subject notwithstanding that the normal period of completion of the subject is beyond one semester.


I. Other Fees / Charge

The following charges are subject to confirmation:

i.
Charges Related to Admission HK$
Application fee (for applications not processed through JUPAS):  
Local applicant 350
Non-local applicant 450
Visa Application fee 450
Charges Related to Registration HK$
Caution money
(chargeable to all students at first registration and is refundable on official withdrawal from the University / completion of exchange-in study / completion of subject-based enrolment, subject to no claim being outstanding and returning of the student identity card. The sum will be converted to graduation fee upon completion of a PolyU award programme.)
400
Credit transfer fee (for students paying tuition fee by credits) 145/credit
Exemption fee (for students paying tuition fee by credits) 75/credit
Fee for fee payment rejects 110/reject
Fee for reinstatement of registration 400
Fee for replacement of the student identity card 110
Fee for withdrawal of subject 110/subject
Fee for retention of study place 2,105/semester
Fee for certification of fee payment 70
Charges Related to Examination HK$
Academic appeal fee 125
Late assessment fee 250/subject
Charges Related to Graduation/Certification of Studies HK$
Certification of award 250
Gown hiring See note 1
Graduation fee
(for students of all programmes leading to awards of the University, normally converted from caution money)
400
Transcript of studies 70/copy
See note 2

Students may need to pay other fees for individual programmes such as residential fees for some postgraduate programmes.  Students will be advised of the amount of these fees by the Department direct.

Notes

1. To hire the academic gown for attending the Congregation, graduates need to pay a gown hiring fee to a vendor.

2. The rate includes the postage and registered mail fees.  In addition, it is compulsory to have the transcript delivered to the applicant via registered mail.

ii. Fees Related to Students' Union

Full-time students of undergraduate degree or Higher Diploma programmes will receive a payment advice regarding the amount of membership fees for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students' Union (HKPUSU).  Whether students choose to pay the fees of the HKPUSU or not does not in any way affect their programme registration or study in PolyU.

The HKPUSU is registered under the Societies Ordinance as a separate student body, which is not part of the PolyU legal structure.  PolyU does not in any way represent the HKPUSU and shall not be held responsible for any acts or omissions of the HKPUSU.  PolyU is assisting HKPUSU to collect the HKPUSU membership fees on a voluntary and gratuitous basis only.  It does not assume any responsibility or liability towards students in respect of the said fees.

By paying the HKPUSU Entrance Fee, which is applicable to first time registration of new members, and the Annual Subscription Fee which may vary subject to the HKPUSU from time to time ("HKPUSU membership fees"), the students confirm that they agree to become members of the HKPUSU and be bound by its constitution, rules and by-laws.  Members' rights and obligations are governed by HKPUSU constitution, rules and bylaws.  More about the membership privileges can be found at HKPUSU https://su.polyu.edu.hk/.

Students who have settled the HKPUSU membership fees but would like to opt out may apply for withdrawal of membership with refund of fee(s) paid within 14 days from the commencement date of the academic year or within 14 days from the date students settled the HKPUSU membership fee(s), whichever occurs later.  Such applications should be submitted to the Executive Committee of HKPUSU directly.  Please refer to Appendix 5 for the contact information of HKPUSU.  Successful applicants will be refunded the membership fee(s) by autopay into the specific personal bank account which the student registered at the University Portal via http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/internet/student.