NO. It does not mean that the competitions and activities found in the "search results" have higher recognition than items that cannot be found in it. It is not possible to include all awards, activities and competitions in the search list which is being continually updated.
The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will look at applicants' OEA for admission purposes. OEA, which are likely to be based on applicants' SLP, are summary highlights provided by individual applicants and will be considered actively during admission selection.
The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions' and the SSSDP institutions' selection criteria (such as HKDSE Examination results, OEA, performance in interviews and / or tests, banding of programme choices, etc.) and determination of applicants' suitability for admission is entirely the decisions of the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions, and is entirely independent of the JUPAS Office. In this regard, applicants should consult the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements of the respective institutions for further information.
While there is no designated area in the JUPAS online application form for applicants to submit their personal statements / self-accounts, applicants can submit "Additional Information" in their OEA portfolio to describe an interest or activity that has been particularly meaningful to them or has affected their personal growth and life goals. It does NOT however aim at testing their language skills. Applicants can submit the "Additional Information" in either English or Chinese. The word limit is 500 words.
Please refer to the section on Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA).
YES. Other OEA items can still be saved even if the required supporting documents are not yet uploaded.
However, applicants should note that the required supporting documents must be uploaded via their JUPAS accounts on or before the deadline of 23 January 2017 (11:59 pm), otherwise such items in their OEA portfolio will NOT be taken into consideration by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.
The JUPAS Office will randomly verify uploaded supporting documents. Should there be any discrepancies between the information entered by the applicants and the information contained in the supporting documents uploaded in their JUPAS accounts, the latter (i.e. information contained in the supporting documents) is final. OEA information of the applicants may be amended by the JUPAS Office according to the information contained in the supporting documents. Applicants can log on their JUPAS accounts to check the amended information, if any, as from 8 March 2017 (9:00 am).