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) is introduced 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.

CityU Programmes under SNDAS:

​​Required Documents for Nominations

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

Nomination Period

6 October - 8 December 2021


Early June 2022 (tentative)

Frequently Asked Questions (Education Bureau's website)