JUPAS

How Does JUPAS Help HKDSE Students?

Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) provides a platform for students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results to apply for admission to government-funded full-time Bachelor’s Degree and Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programmes offered by the eight participating-institutions of JUPAS, the non-government-funded full-time bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the Open University of Hong Kong and the full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP) institutions.

Step 1: Check your eligibility to apply through JUPAS

You are eligible to apply through JUPAS if

  • you are a secondary school student sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination in the current year; or
  • you are a non-school applicant who expects to obtain HKDSE results in the current year.

You are NOT eligible to apply through JUPAS if you are currently enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree programme offered via JUPAS in one of the nine institutions, regardless of whether or not you want to make the application on the strength of your HKDSE results.

Step 2: Check the JUPAS programmes you can apply for at CityU

The JUPAS programmes you can apply for at CityU are as follows:

  1. government-funded bachelor's degree programmes and
  2. government-funded associate degree programmes

Applicants holding a Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) may apply for admission to the first-year of a degree programme. Students are usually admitted into an undeclared major, except for programmes in the School of Energy and Environment, School of Law, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, please click here for details.

If you have applied for admission through JUPAS, you should NOT submit an application to the University again for any programmes listed under the JUPAS system. Otherwise, your direct application to the University will not be considered and any application fee paid will NOT be refunded. You may, however, still submit a direct application to the University for non-government funded programmes that are not offered through JUPAS.

Step 3: Check the requirements

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes at the University, the minimum General Entrance Requirements for HKDSE holders are:

  • Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language; AND
  • Level 2 or above in Mathematics and Liberal Studies; AND
  • Level 3 or above in one elective subject (excluding Applied Learning subjects). If the elective subject is a subject under ‘other languages’, a minimum of grade E is required.

Colleges, Schools and Departments may establish additional requirements for the degrees offered by the College, School or Department. For details on the requirements specific to the College/School/Department, click here.

Government-funded Associate Degree Programmes

For admission to government-funded associate degree programmes at the University, the minimum General Entrance Requirements for HKDSE holders are:

  • Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language; AND
  • Level 2 or above in any Three Subjects (excluding Applied Learning, Chinese Language, English Language).

Step 4: How to apply

School and non-school applicants should submit their applications via JUPAS.

Step 5: How will my application be considered?

The application information that you submit via the JUPAS Office is sent to CityU on a regular basis. We will also receive your examination results from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority via JUPAS. We use this information to identify applicants who meet the entrance requirements of our programmes. Various types of admissions scores are then calculated to facilitate the selection of applicants for admission.

Applicants may be selected for interviews. Our interviews are mostly conducted between June and July, before the announcement of public examination results. Some interviews may also be conducted after the result announcement. For details of interview arrangements, click here. The selection of students for interview would primarily be based on application information [e.g. band choices, exams results (if available), information on OEA form and school reference report].

Step 6: When will the Main Round offer results for 2015 entry be announced?

The Main Round offer results will be announced on 10 August 2015 (tentative). The offer you receive in the Main Round is the best offer possible. If you have an offer in the Main Round, please follow the instructions announced via JUPAS to confirm your acceptance of the admission offer.

 

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