Actual Priority of Programme Choices
The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions have NO ACCESS to individual applicants' actual priority of programme choices until after the announcement of the Main Round offer results.
Please refer to the section on Actual Priority of Programme Choices.
To ensure that JUPAS remains a fair and objective system for applicants, official advice in relation to programme selection (including interviews, direct, telephone or digital communication with applicants, programme counselling, formal / informal contacts with applicants, etc.) will NOT be given by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions during the period between the release of the HKDSE Examination results and the deadline for modification of programme choices (i.e. 10 July – 13 July 2019), regardless of who initiates the approach.
All enquiries in relation to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions' and the SSSDP institutions' programme information should be directed to the respective institutions on or BEFORE 9 July 2019.
Please refer to the section on Programmes Offered.
The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will NOT enter into private deals (including verbal or written, or conditional offers, etc.) with applicants at any time of the entire JUPAS exercise.
Notwithstanding the above, special considerations may be given to Applicants with Disabilities. Such applicants may receive offers as a result of the special considerations given by the JUPAS participating-institutions or the SSSDP institutions (further details).
Conditional offers, where applicable, may also be made but will be confined to the following:
Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA) (further details);
School Principal's Nominations (SPN) (further details); and
Outstanding Sportsmen Admission / Recommendation (run by the individual institutions, applicants should apply directly to the respective institutions)
The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions may give feedback on interviews for some programmes to applicants. These however DO NOT constitute or entail an offer / a conditional offer.
In determining applicants' positions in the respective merit order lists, institutions' programmes will consider NOT ONLY the HKDSE Examination results. Other factors taken into considerations may include performance in interviews and / or tests, banding of programme choices, HKDSE Examination results achieved by other applicants in the current year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, other information provided by applicants in the online application forms etc.
Admission to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions is on a competitive basis, since the number of places available is normally far less than the number of eligible applicants. In this regard, satisfying the minimum entrance requirements of the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions or the SSSDP institutions, and their respective programmes does not therefore guarantee admission.
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. Enquiries on the institutions' decisions should be directed to the institutions concerned.
Please refer to the section on Iteration Process.
Rechecking and Remarking of HKDSE Examination Results
Applicants submitting requests for reconsideration of application based on upgraded HKDSE Examination results on subject levels / grades after rechecking and remarking (RR results) can be assured that they will NOT be disadvantaged in any respect if they can fulfil all the necessary entrance requirements of the programmes concerned and their new positions on the respective merit order lists (redetermined taking into account applicants' RR results, banding of programme choices, interview performance, if applicable, and other factors) are higher than the Main Round cut-off points (i.e. the last applicant admitted) of the programmes concerned, they will be offered admission to the programmes concerned, regardless of whether the quotas of those programmes have already been filled.
Please refer to the section on Rechecking and Remarking of HKDSE Examination Results.
Information on JUPAS
The JUPAS website (https://www.jupas.edu.hk), JUPAS App and Online Application System User Guide for Applicants (Applicants' User Guide) are the only official publications of JUPAS and information from any other source is unofficial and for which JUPAS is not responsible.
Applicants should access further information on the individual JUPAS participating-institutions and the individual SSSDP institutions, and their programmes at their respective official websites.
Applicants should log on their JUPAS accounts from time to time to check the updated information released by the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions in their message boxes.
For security reasons, the login session will be automatically terminated after it has been idle for 30 minutes after the applicants have logged on their JUPAS accounts. Upon expiry, the applicants will be required to log on their JUPAS accounts again should they wish to continue using the JUPAS online application system.
The JUPAS online application system will NOT detect that applicants are entering their information if they fail to save the information by clicking the "Submit" button. The session will then be regarded as "idle". Applicants are strongly advised to save the information entered from time to time which will restart the countdown of the 30-minute time-out.
The JUPAS online application system will be closed temporarily during 3:00 am – 6:00 am daily for system maintenance.
For security reasons, applicants
SHOULD keep their login names AND passwords CONFIDENTIAL;
SHOULD change their passwords from time to time;
SHOULD log out from their JUPAS accounts when they have finished using the JUPAS online application system;
SHOULD NOT record their login names and / or passwords in any format. If applicants must record them, keep them separate and safe in a place which only applicants themselves can access;
SHOULD NOT use personal information, in particular HKID card numbers, initials of their names or their schools' names as their passwords which could be easily deciphered;
SHOULD NOT leave their computers unattended while updating information and / or programme choices; and
SHOULD NEVER upload / update any information via embedded URLs in emails / websites. All information should only be uploaded / updated via their JUPAS accounts.
Please note that the JUPAS Office
will NOT release applicants' data to unauthorised third parties; and
will NEVER ask applicants for their login names and / or passwords in an unsolicited phone call or email. Applicants are reminded NOT to respond to any message that asks for them.
The JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will contact applicants via one or more of the following channels:
phone (home and mobile■);
the message boxes in applicants' JUPAS accounts.
Applicants should therefore ensure that their contact information (such as email addresses, phone numbers and mailing addresses, etc.) is correct, otherwise they may not receive important messages and correspondence from the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.
Please refer to the section on Communication Channels.
■ Since important messages and correspondence from the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will be sent via applicants' mobile phone numbers and / or mailing addresses, applicants SHOULD NEVER share their mobile phone numbers or mailing addresses with other applicants in order to protect the information contained in, the progress of, and the outcomes of their JUPAS applications.
# As email is one of the channels that the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will use to communicate with applicants, applicants must ensure that the setting of their personal email accounts will not filter out or place such correspondence in the trash / junk bins.
^ Emails and SMS are delivered via third party network providers and therefore the JUPAS Office is not responsible for any delay, loss, transfer, amendment or damage arising from the transmission process via third party network providers.
Should there be any discrepancies between information contained in emails and SMS and applicants' JUPAS accounts, the information contained in the latter (i.e. the JUPAS accounts) is final.
Applicants are strongly advised to log on their JUPAS accounts to double-check the related information.
Local / Non-local Status
According to the Education Bureau (EDB), for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes, definition of local and non-local applicants is as listed here.
Non-local applicants are reminded to note the following:
Their applications will be considered with other non-local applicants applying via the non-JUPAS route.
Places for non-local applicants are limited and there is keen competition for admission.
Non-local applicants who are given offers under JUPAS are required to pay higher tuition fees than local applicants. Non-local applicants should check the amount of tuition fees with the institutions offering them admissions. The institutions offering applicants admissions will further check their local / non-local status at the time of admission according to the proof of identity produced during registration / enrolment and will decide on the tuition fees to be charged, the amount of which is based on their local / non-local status in Hong Kong.
Please refer to the section on Non-local JUPAS Applicants.
Submission of 2019 JUPAS Applications
All JUPAS applications should be submitted via the JUPAS online application system at https://www.jupas.edu.hk.
The JUPAS online application system provides applicants with a convenient channel for submitting applications for admission to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions and accessing the programme information.
Applicants can log on their JUPAS accounts to check and update their personal data and programme choices during the designated periods after submission of their applications. In addition, applicants can check their offer results and other application information regarding the JUPAS scheme.