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Eligibility

Eligibility

Points to Note

Applicants should ensure that they are ELIGIBLE to apply via JUPAS before submitting their JUPAS applications.  Any fees paid will not be refunded or transferred to another year / other application under any circumstances. 

Eligible to Apply via JUPAS

In accordance with the HKSAR Government's policy, only applicants with valid documentation confirming they are LOCAL students at the time of submission of applications will be accepted.

LOCAL applicants who belong to the categories below with past and / or current HKDSE Examination results are eligible to apply via JUPAS for admission to the programmes listed here on the strength of their HKDSE Examination results, provided that they are NOT enrolled in full-time bachelor's degree programmes under JUPAS at the time they submit their JUPAS applications.

  1. LOCAL applicants with HKDSE Examination results only

    All local applicants (school and non-school applicants) who wish to apply for admission to the listed programmes on the strength of their HKDSE Examination results MUST apply via JUPAS.

  2. LOCAL applicants with both HKDSE Examination AND other academic results

    Local applicants with both HKDSE Examination AND other academic results, whose HKDSE Examination results ALONE will make them eligible for application for admission to the listed programmes can apply either via JUPAS or non-JUPAS, but NOT both.

    Assessment of these local applicants applying via JUPAS will be based mainly on their HKDSE Examination results, while other factors will be considered by relevant institutions as appropriate.

NOT Eligible to Apply via JUPAS

Applicants who belong to the categories below are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply via JUPAS.  If they do, their JUPAS applications will NOT be processed.  Any fees paid will not be refunded or transferred to another year / other application.  If they wish to apply for admission, they should consult individual institutions concerned for further information.

  1. Non-local applicants

    In accordance with the HKSAR Government's policy, ALL non-local applicants, regardless of whether they possess HKDSE Examination results, MUST apply for admission via the non-JUPAS route, and NOT via JUPAS.

  2. Applicants who are currently enrolled in full-time bachelor's degree programmes under JUPAS

    Applicants who are currently enrolled in full-time bachelor's degree programmes under JUPAS are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply via JUPAS, regardless of whether they wish to apply for admission on the strength of their HKDSE Examination results.

    If such local applicants wish to apply via JUPAS, they MUST have completed the entire withdrawal process from the full-time bachelor's degree programmes at the JUPAS participating-institutions / the SSSDP institutions they are currently enrolled in at the time they submit their JUPAS applications, otherwise their applications will NOT be processed.

    The JUPAS Office will check the applicants' status with the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions, and request such applicants to provide supporting documents to prove their withdrawal status when necessary.  If such applicants cannot provide the supporting documents, or the JUPAS Office receives confirmation from the institutions that such local applicants have not completed the entire withdrawal process, their JUPAS applications will be cancelled without further notice.

  3. Applicants with a combination of HKDSE Examination AND other academic results

    Applicants with HKDSE Examination AND other academic results which TOGETHER would make them eligible for application for admission to the programmes under JUPAS are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply via JUPAS.  They should consult individual institutions concerned for further information.

  4. Applicants without any HKDSE Examination results

    Applicants who do not have any past HKDSE Examination results, nor will be sitting for the HKDSE Examination of the current cycle are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply via JUPAS.

  5. Applicants with other academic results only

    Applicants with academic results other than HKDSE Examination results only are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply via JUPAS.

Local / Non-local Students

According to the Education Bureau (EDB), for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes, definition of local and non-local students is listed here.

For Applicants Who Belong to Categories LS2, LS4 – 9

Applicants who belong to Categories LS2, LS4 – 9 in accordance with EDB's Definition of Local Students are defined as local applicants.

Such applicants are required to provide a valid identity documents proving they are local students / applicants when they create JUPAS accounts.  They are advised to create JUPAS accounts ahead of the deadline in case additional time is needed for further verification / submission of additional documentations is required.  Applicants will be notified via emails#^ and SMS^ within 5 working days / by the application deadline (whichever is earlier) on whether they are eligible to apply via JUPAS.  Only eligible applicants could continue to submit their JUPAS application.

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 immediately should there be any changes to their identity documents which affect their status as "local" or "non-local" applicants as defined in EDB's Definition of Local Students (including any updates / renewal of their identity documents).  Their "local" status may change to reflect the changes to their identity documents.

If applicants' identity document(s) will expire on or before 20 July 2024, they are required to submit the updated / renewed document(s) (Renewed Document(s)) to the JUPAS Office in order to maintain their "local" status.

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. 20 July 2024) will be considered as non-local applicants.  Although these non-local applicants' JUPAS applications may still be processed, they will be considered by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions together 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 applicants.  Please be reminded that non-local students are not covered under the SSSDP (Details).

For applicants who could produce their valid identity documents to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions or the SSSDP institutions during admission / registration, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions or the SSSDP institutions will determine their student status as "local" or "non-local" at the time of submission.  These applicants should therefore check their status with the institutions accordingly. The JUPAS Office will NOT accept any valid identity documents after the deadline of 20 July 2024.

For Applicants Who Belong to Categories NLS1 – NLS3

Applicants who belong to Categories NLS1 – NLS3 in accordance with EDB's Definition of Non-Local Students are defined as non-local applicants.

ALL non-local applicants, regardless of whether they possess HKDSE Examination results, MUST apply for admission via the non-JUPAS route, and NOT via JUPAS.

As email is one of the channels that the JUPAS Office, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will use to contact applicants, applicants must ensure that the setting of their personal email accounts will not filter out or place such correspondence in the trash / junk / spam folders.

^ 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) shall prevail.

Applicants are strongly advised to log in to their JUPAS accounts to double-check the related information.

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.

 SMS will only be sent to a valid Hong Kong mobile phone number.  Applicants who provide a mobile phone number outside of Hong Kong should check the message under message boxes in the JUPAS accounts.

Concurrent Applications

Local applicants with both HKDSE Examination AND other academic results and whose HKDSE Examination results or other academic results ALONE would make them eligible for application for admission to the programmes under JUPAS can apply

  • EITHER: via JUPAS on the strength of their HKDSE Examination results

  • OR: via non-JUPAS on the strength of their other academic results.

These applicants, however, CANNOT apply for admission via BOTH JUPAS and non-JUPAS to ANY programmes under JUPAS in the same academic year, regardless of whether the programmes are selected in their "My CONFIRMED Programme Choices".  They MUST cancel either their JUPAS or non-JUPAS applications before they can proceed further.

Summary Chart on Eligibility for Application via JUPAS