How to apply

What is the process for entering the Conditional Exemption Programme?

Step 1: Use the exemptions calculator to check if your course is eligible for exemptions

Visit the ACCA exemptions calculator page and put in your course details to find out if your course is eligible.


Step 2: Start your application to become an ACCA student

Register as an ACCA student here 

You will need the following documentation:

  • Photocopy of your HKID Card / Passport
  • Passport style photo
  • Proof of your current study programme issued by institution (the document should show your name, institution, study programme, current year of study and expected graduation year)
  • Initial registration fee (online payment by credit card)


Step 3: Click on the Conditional Exemptions Links during the application process

If you are eligible for Conditional Exemptions, one or more Conditional Exemptions links will appear at the bottom right-hand side of the page during stage four of the online application process to become an ACCA student. Make sure you click on these links.

View a screenshot of this stage of the process here - the Conditional Exemptions links are circled in red at the bottom right-hand side of the screen. 


Step 4: Enter for exams

Once you have registered as an ACCA student, you will be able to enter for exams.


Step 5: Pay the exemption fees

Students are required to pay the initial registration and exam fees during the online registration process. Once Conditional Exemption has been confirmed, you will be required to settle the payment of the exemption fee within 30 days of invoice issued via myACCA. You can view a list of fees here


Step 6: Submit official proof of programme completion

Students who have completed their academic programme will need to submit documentary evidence (i.e. official transcript and certificate to finalise your exemptions). Please upload the supporting documents via myACCA.

In the event that you cannot complete the programme, the Conditional Exemption fees will not be refunded, but you will be able to retain the results of any exams completed.

Start your application now