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Application Information

Applicants with Disabilities

Introduction

Applicants with disabilities who wish to apply via JUPAS may submit information in relation to their disabilities for consideration by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.  Such arrangements are intended to enable such applicants to find out as early as possible the special assistance and facilities the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions could provide to them on their admissions.  The arrangements also help the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions identify those applicants with disabilities so that they could provide help and advice at an early stage and give appropriate considerations to the applicants concerned.

Whether or not the applicants, who have disabilities, wish to declare and submit information in relation to their disabilities, they are advised to discuss their cases with the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions concerned to find out details of facilities available for the disabled, so that they would be able to avoid programmes where their disabilities could hamper their study progress.  The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will be pleased to give applicants advice at any time and to further discuss any concerns that they may have in this regard.

Submission of Disability Information and Uploading of Supporting Documents

Applicants who have disabilities may submit details of their disabilities and upload supporting documents together with their applications via their JUPAS accounts on or before the deadline of 1 December 2016 (11:59 pm).

Types of Disability

The term "disability" refers to the following types of disabilities:

  1. attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder;

  2. autism;

  3. hearing impairment;

  4. intellectual disability;

  5. mental illness;

  6. physical disability;

  7. specific learning difficulties;

  8. speech impairment;

  9. visceral disability / chronic illness; and

  10. visual impairment.

Supporting Documents

The supporting documents (in PDF format with a maximum file size of 2MB) to be uploaded MUST contain the following information:

  1. applicants' name;

  2. types of applicants' disabilities; and

  3. degree of severity (if applicable).

The supporting documents may include the following:

  1. medical certificates issued by doctors or allied health professionals registered in Hong Kong;

  2. testimonial or letter issued by the head of special school;

  3. letter issued by the HKEAA;

  4. reports issued by specialists of Education and Manpower Bureau / Education Bureau;

  5. Registration Card for People with Disabilities;

  6. Disability Allowance reference; and

  7. others.

Verification of Applicants' Disabilities

Based on the information applicants have submitted, the JUPAS Office will, in consultation with the Commissioner for Rehabilitation of the Labour and Welfare Bureau, decide whether applicants can be given special considerations under this category.  In the course of verification of the applicants' disabilities, the Commissioner might ask them to provide additional supporting documents through the JUPAS Office, and / or approach relevant government bureaux / departments and / or organisations for verification of the documents as necessary.  In submitting their disability information to the JUPAS Office, the applicants are deemed to have given consent to the Commissioner to disclose all information available in respect of the applicants' disabilities to the JUPAS Office.  Applicants who are not eligible to be given special considerations under this category will be informed by the JUPAS Office and will continue to be considered in their JUPAS applications.

Should there be any discrepancies between the information submitted by the applicants and the feedback from the Commissioner, the latter (i.e. feedback from the Commissioner) is final.  Disability information may be amended by the JUPAS Office according to the feedback from the Commissioner.  Applicants can log on their JUPAS accounts to check the amended information, if any, 2 working days after the feedback from the Commissioner are received by the JUPAS Office.

Deadline for Submission of Disability Information and Uploading of Supporting Documents

The deadline for submission of disability information and uploading of supporting documents is 1 December 2016 (11:59 pm).

Late submission / amendment may NOT be entertained.

Feedback on Special Consideration of Applicants with Disabilities

Applicants who have submitted details of their disabilities can check the feedback on special consideration and the related information as from 28 July 2017 (9:00 am)* by logging on their JUPAS accounts.

www.jupas.edu.hk

 

Log on my JUPAS account

 

Offer Results

Applicants may receive offers as a result of the special considerations given by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions or the SSSDP institutions.  However, they are not required to respond to the offers, if any, at this stage as their applications will continue to be considered by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and / or the SSSDP institutions in the Main Round exercise to see if even "better" offers could be made to them.  If "better" offers are given to applicants with disabilities in the Main Round, the offers given as a result of special considerations under this category will be withdrawn.

The final decision on admission will be announced together with the JUPAS Main Round offer results as from 7 August 2017 (9:00 am)*.

* Subject to changes