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OEA

1 Do competitions and activities found in the "search results" have higher recognition than items that cannot be found in the list?

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 according to the aggregate entries of the applicants in previous cycles.

2 How will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions consider OEA of applicants?

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.

3 How significant is the OEA in the calculation of admission scores by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions or the SSSDP institutions?  If an applicant obtains outstanding results in HKDSE Examination but does not have any entries under OEA, will this reduce his / her chance of admission?

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 and the websites of the respective institutions for further information.

4 Where can applicants submit their personal statements / self-accounts in the JUPAS online application form?

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).

5 If applicants are required to upload supporting documents for those OEA items randomly selected by the JUPAS online application system, can other OEA items be saved even if the required supporting documents are not yet uploaded?

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 24 January 2018 (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.

6 Will the JUPAS Office verify the supporting documents uploaded by applicants?

The JUPAS Office will randomly check and 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 7 March 2018 (9:00 am).

8 Will the OEA items which do not require the uploading of supporting documents be deleted from the applicants' JUPAS accounts after the deadline of 24 January 2018 (11:59 pm)?  How will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions consider these OEA items?

NO.  The OEA items which do not require the uploading of supporting documents WILL NOT be deleted from the applicants' JUPAS accounts after the deadline of 24 January 2018 (11:59 pm).

However, if applicants are required to upload supporting documents for those OEA items randomly selected by the JUPAS online application system but fail to do so by the specified deadline (i.e. 24 January 2018 (11:59 pm)), such items will NOT be taken into consideration by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.

9 If applicants have undergone name changes but the names contained in the certificates are the old ones, what should applicants do?

Applicants must inform the JUPAS Office in writing and attach copies of Deed Poll for its necessary actions.

Please refer to the section on Personal Profile.