Applicants with Disabilities
Applicants with disabilities who wish to apply via JUPAS may submit information in relation to their disabilities via their JUPAS accounts for consideration by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions (the Institutions). Provision of such information is however on a voluntary basis. Such arrangements are intended to enable such applicants to find out as early as possible the special assistance and facilities the Institutions could provide to them on their admissions. The arrangements also help the Institutions identify those applicants with disabilities so that they could provide help and advice at an early stage and give appropriate considerations to the applicants concerned.
Whether or not the applicants, who have disabilities, wish to declare and submit information in relation to their disabilities, they are advised to discuss their cases with the Institutions concerned to find out details of facilities available for the disabled, so that they could avoid programmes where their disabilities could hamper their study progress. The Institutions will be pleased to give applicants advice and to further discuss any concerns that they may have in this regard.
Applicants who have disabilities may submit details of their disabilities and upload supporting documents via their JUPAS accounts on or before the deadline of 7 December 2022 (11:59 pm).
For applicants who cannot submit details of their disabilities and upload supporting documents on or before the deadline of 7 December 2022 (11:59 pm), late submission may be accepted. Applicants who need to request for late submissions should contact the JUPAS Office as soon as possible and no later than 31 May 2023.
No further submission / amendment will be accepted under any circumstances after 31 May 2023 (11:59 pm).
The term "disability" refers to the following types of disabilities:
attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder;
specific learning difficulties;
visceral disability / chronic illness; or
The supporting documents (in PDF format with a maximum file size of 4MB) to be uploaded MUST contain the following information:
types of applicants' disabilities; and
degree of severity (if applicable).
The supporting documents may include the following:
medical certificates issued by doctors or allied health professionals registered in Hong Kong;
testimonials or letters issued by the heads of special schools;
reports issued by specialists of Education and Manpower Bureau / Education Bureau;
Registration Card for People with Disabilities (both front and back sides of the card); or
Based on the information applicants have submitted, the JUPAS Office will, in consultation with the Commissioner for Rehabilitation of the Labour and Welfare Bureau, decide whether applicants can be given special considerations under this category. In the course of verification of the applicants' disabilities, the Commissioner might ask them to provide additional supporting documents through the JUPAS Office, and / or approach relevant government bureaux / departments and / or organisations for verification of the documents as necessary. In submitting their disability information to the JUPAS Office, the applicants are deemed to have given consent to the Commissioner to disclose all information available in respect of the applicants' disabilities to the JUPAS Office. Applicants who are not eligible to be given special considerations under this category will be informed by the JUPAS Office and will continue to be considered in their JUPAS applications.
Should there be any discrepancies between the information submitted by the applicants and the feedback from the Commissioner, the latter (i.e. feedback from the Commissioner) is final. Disability information may be amended by the JUPAS Office according to the feedback from the Commissioner without further notice. After receiving the feedback from the Commissioner, the JUPAS Office will inform the applicants by email#^. Applicants can log on their JUPAS accounts to check the amended information, if any.
Applicants who have submitted details of their disabilities can check the feedback on special consideration and the related information as from 2 August 2023 (9:00 am)* by logging on their JUPAS accounts.
Applicants may receive offers as a result of the special considerations given by the Institutions. However, they are not required to respond to the offers, if any, at this stage as their applications will continue to be considered by the Institutions in the Main Round exercise to see if even "better" offers could be made to them. If "better" offers are given to applicants with disabilities in the Main Round, the offers given as a result of special considerations under this category will be withdrawn.
The final decision on admission will be announced together with the JUPAS Main Round offer results as from 9 August 2023 (9:00 am)*.
# 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.
* Subject to change