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Principal’s Recommendation Scheme for Admission

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Principal’s Recommendation Scheme for Admission

Application Period: from 27 September 2023 to 11 December 2023

The Scheme aims to motivate secondary school students who have distinguished achievements in performing arts to apply for admission to the Academy through the encouragement of their principals. The following special arrangements will be made for the recommended applicants:

  1. Waiver of application fee; and
  2. Guaranteed audition/interview for applications submitted by the specified deadline.

Criteria for recommendation

Each secondary school may nominate a maximum of six students with distinguished achievements in performing arts, provided that no more than one recommendation can be made for admission to each of the following disciplines:

The recommended applicants must meet the following eligibility:

  1. Senior Secondary 6 students in the academic year when applications are submitted; and
  2. The applicants should be sitting public examinations for graduating senior secondary school leavers in Hong Kong in 2024, i.e. HKDSE, IB Diploma Examination, or GCE A-Level.


To recommend your students for admission to the Academy’s academic programmes through the Principal’s Recommendation Scheme for Admission, please follow the following procedures:

  1. Register your school in the Scheme through the system the system (click here).(to be posted). (Registration is to be done by the Principal or his/her delegate; each school only needs to register once.)
  2. Complete the information of school and recommended students in the system. 
  3. Upload the principal's recommendation statement directly to the system.  There is no need to pass the confidential statement to the student concerned.
  4. Submit the recommendation. The completed information will be converted into a pdf file with a recommendation code and sent to the registered email. 
  5. Print the pdf file. Sign and stamp the printout with an official school chop and pass it to the student concerned for uploading to the Academy's online application system. 

Should there be any questions about the Scheme, please contact the Registry at (852) 2584 8330 or by email at