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Important Notices


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.

Agreement among the 9 JUPAS Participating-institutions and the SSSDP Institutions on Modification 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. 22 July – 25 July 2020*), 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 21 July 2020*.

Please refer to the section on Programmes Offered.

Special Considerations

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:

  1. Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA) (further details);

  2. School Principal's Nominations (SPN) (further details); and

  3. Outstanding Sportsmen Admission / Recommendation (run by 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.

Selection Criteria

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 sources 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.

Please refer to the sections on Important Alert and Contact Information.

JUPAS Online Application System

  • 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 since 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.

Security for JUPAS Accounts

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, email, or any form of communication.  Applicants are reminded NOT to respond to any message that asks for them.

Communication Channels

The JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will contact applicants via one or more of the following channels:

  1. phone (home and mobile);

  2. personal email#^;

  3. SMS^;

  4. mail; or

  5. 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 any information related to 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.

For Applicants Who Belong to Categories LS2, LS4 – 9 in Accordance with EDB's "Definition of Local Applicants"

Notwithstanding that JUPAS accepts their applications, they should not assume that their "local" status will remain unchanged after the acceptance of their applications.

It is applicants' responsibilities to report to the JUPAS Office in writing immediately should there be any changes to their identity documents which affect their status as "local" or "non-local" applicant as defined in EDB's Definition of Local Applicants (including any updates / renewal of their identity documents) ("Reporting Requirements"). Their "local" status may change to reflect the changes to their identity documents.

Applicants who fail to provide the updated / renewed identity documents proving they are local students / applicants ("valid identity documents") by the specified deadline (i.e. 11 July 2020) will be considered as non-local applicants.  Although these non-local applicants may remain in the JUPAS pool, they will be considered by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions with other non-local applicants applying via the non-JUPAS route.  Non-local applicants, when admitted by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions, will be required to pay higher tuition fees than local students.

For applicants who could produce valid identity documents to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and / or the SSSDP institutions (NOT to the JUPAS Office which will NOT accept them after the deadline of 11 July 2020) during admission / registration, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will determine their student status as "local" or "non-local" at that time.  These applicants should therefore check their status with the institutions accordingly. 

If applicants make any false statements or omit to state any significant information in their online application forms, or if they make any misrepresentation concerning their applications, or if they fail to comply with the "Reporting Requirements", their applications may be disqualified, or the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions may withdraw or amend their offers, or cancel their registration / enrolment, or terminate their studies.  Any fees paid will not be refunded or transferred to another year / other application.

Non-local students are not covered under the SSSDP (Details)

Submission of 2020 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.

* Subject to changes