School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS)

Nomination of Students to CityU

As per the recommendations of the Task Force on Review of School Curriculum (final report published in September 2020), the School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) was introduced in the 2022/23 academic year with the aim of recognising the talent of local secondary students that could not be fully assessed by the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. It is a “programme-student matching exercise” in essence that provides opportunities for secondary students who have demonstrated exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines / areas to be considered for direct admission to local universities.

For details of the SNDAS scheme, click here.

Each local secondary school has two quotas for nominating students with exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines / areas to one designated University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded undergraduate programme participating in SNDAS. SNDAS nominations are to be submitted by secondary school principals. The nominations will also be verified by the Education Bureau (EDB). Changes after the submission of nominations will NOT be allowed.

Nomination Requirements for CityU Programmes under SNDAS:

For 2023 entry, 23 CityU programmes will join the SNDAS scheme, click here for details of their nomination requirements.

​​Required Documents for Nominations

  • Nomination letter from School Principal (one for each student)
  • School transcript (F.4 to F.6)
  • Student's personal statement
  • Other supporting documents

Nomination Period

6 October to 7 December 2022


May to June 2023 (tentative)