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HKDSE Examination Results

1 If applicants obtained unsatisfactory results in their past HKDSE Examinations, could they retake the 2018 HKDSE Examination and apply for admission to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions via JUPAS?

If applicants have past HKDSE Examination results and wish to retake the 2018 HKDSE Examination, they can apply for admission to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions via JUPAS provided that they are NOT enrolled in full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered under JUPAS at the time they submit their JUPAS applications.

Their HKDSE Examination results obtained in different sittings will be available to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions for their consideration.  Applicants do not have to submit their past and / or current HKDSE Examination results to the JUPAS Office.

The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions may consider the HKDSE Examination results obtained by the applicants in different sittings when assessing their eligibility for admission.  In this regard, applicants should consult the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements and the websites of the respective institutions for further information.

2 Will there be any penalty in the calculation of admission scores for applicants with HKDSE Examination results obtained in more than one sitting?

The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions may consider the HKDSE Examination results obtained by the applicants in different sittings when assessing their eligibility for admission.  Some institutions' programmes may impose penalties on applicants with HKDSE Examination results obtained in more than one sitting.  In this regard, applicants should consult the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements and the websites of the respective institutions for further information.

3 Can applicants choose to submit their HKDSE Examination results obtained in a specific year?

NO.  ALL past and / or current HKDSE Examination results of the applicants will be obtained from the HKEAA by the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.  They will therefore be made available to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions for their consideration.

The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions may consider the HKDSE Examination results obtained by the applicants in different sittings when assessing their eligibility for admission.  In this regard, applicants should consult the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements and the websites of the respective institutions for further information.

4 Do applicants have to submit their past and / or current HKDSE Examination Category B: Applied Learning (ApL) subjects results to the JUPAS Office?

NO.  Applicants DO NOT have to submit their past and / or current ApL subjects results to the JUPAS Office.

ALL past and / or current HKDSE Examination results which include ApL subjects results registered at the HKEAA will be obtained from the HKEAA by the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.

In this regard, applicants are required, at the time of application, to authorise, via the JUPAS online application system at the "Declaration" page, the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions to obtain, and the HKEAA to release, their results concerned in support of their applications.

5 Will the HKDSE Examination Category B: Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)) results not being recorded on the HKDSE Examination certificate be obtained by the JUPAS Office from the HKEAA and eventually be submitted as ACL at applicants' JUPAS accounts? 

NO.  Without submitting applications to the HKEAA for recording the ApL(C) results on the HKDSE Examination certificates, the respective ApL(C) results will not be obtained from the HKEAA nor will they be submitted as ACL at applicants' JUPAS accounts by the JUPAS Office.  Details in relation to recording the ApL(C) results on the HKDSE Examination certificates, please contact the HKEAA.

6 How will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions consider the ApL subjects results (e.g. Attained)?

It will be entirely up to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions to decide how the ApL subjects results will be considered, and is entirely independent of the JUPAS Office.  In this regard, applicants should consult the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements and the websites of the respective institutions for further information.

7 Will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions know the language version of each subject that applicants have taken in HKDSE Examination?  How will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions consider different language version of the HKDSE Examination subjects?

NO.  The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will not know the language version of each subject applicants have used in the HKDSE Examination.

ALL language version of the HKDSE Examination subjects are considered on the same basis by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.

8 Will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions know if applicants were absent in all / some of the HKDSE Examination subjects?

ALL the HKDSE Examination results, including the examination subjects that applicants were absent, will be obtained from the HKEAA by JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.  They will therefore be made available to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions for their consideration.

9 How will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions consider applicants who were absent in all / some of the HKDSE Examination subjects?

It will be entirely up to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions to decide how the HKDSE Examination results will be considered, and is entirely independent of the JUPAS Office.  In this regard, applicants should consult the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements and the websites of the respective institutions for further information.

10 How many HKDSE Examination subjects do applicants need to take so that they are eligible to apply via JUPAS?

There is no restriction on the number of HKDSE Examination subjects applicants need to take to be eligible to apply via JUPAS.  Applicants with past and / or current HKDSE Examination results are eligible to apply via JUPAS provided that they are NOT enrolled in full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered under JUPAS at the time they submit their JUPAS applications.

However, applicants should read carefully the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements, and consult the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions' and the SSSDP institutions' websites to ensure that they will be able to meet all the specified requirements (e.g. language and subject requirements at the HKDSE Examination results, etc.) of the respective institutions before they submit their applications.

11 What are the HKDSE Examination core and elective subjects?

Information in relation to the HKDSE Examination core and elective subjects are available at the HKEAA website at http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk.  Alternatively, applicants can contact the HKEAA at 3628 8860 for further details.