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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 following programmes on the strength of their HKDSE Examination results, provided that they are NOT enrolled in full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered under JUPAS at the time they submit their JUPAS applications:

  • UGC-funded full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered by the 8 UGC-funded institutions;

  • Self-financing full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered by HKMU;

  • SSSDP full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered by the SSSDP institutions; and

  • UGC-funded full-time higher diploma programme offered by EdUHK.

  1. LOCAL applicants with HKDSE Examination results only

    All local applicants (school and non-school applicants) who wish to apply for admission to the above 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 above 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 offered under JUPAS

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

    If such local applicants wish to apply via JUPAS, they MUST have withdrawn from the full-time bachelor's degree programmes offered by 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 accepted.

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

    Applicants with a combination of HKDSE Examination AND other academic results which TOGETHER may make them eligible for application for admission to the programmes offered 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 as 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.

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" applicants as defined in EDB's Definition of Local Students (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. 23 July 2022) 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.  Please be reminded that non-local applicants are not covered under the SSSDP (Details).  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 or the SSSDP institutions (NOT to the JUPAS Office which will NOT accept them after the deadline of 23 July 2022) during admission / registration, the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions or 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. 

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.

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 offered 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 offered under JUPAS in the same academic year.  They MUST cancel either their JUPAS or non-JUPAS applications before they can proceed further.

Summary Chart on Eligibility for Application via JUPAS