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OEA

1 Do competitions and activities found in the "search results" have higher recognition than items that cannot be found in the list?

NO.  The competitions and activities found in the "search results" does not have higher recognition than items that cannot be found in it.  It is not possible to include all awards, activities and competitions in the search list.  The list is being continuously updated according to the aggregate entries inputted by the applicants from previous cycles.

2 How will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions consider OEA of applicants?

The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions will look at applicants' OEA for admission purposes.  OEA, which are likely to be based on applicants' SLP, are summary highlights provided by individual applicants and will be considered actively during admission selection.

3 How significant is OEA in the calculation of admission scores by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions or the SSSDP institutions?  If an applicant obtains outstanding results in HKDSE Examination but does not have any entries under OEA, will this impact his / her chance of admission?

The 9 JUPAS participating-institutions' and the SSSDP institutions' selection criteria (such as HKDSE Examination results, OEA, performance in interviews and / or tests, banding of programme choices, etc.) and determination of applicants' suitability for admission is entirely the decisions of the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions, and is independent of the JUPAS Office.  In this regard, applicants should consult the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements and the websites of the respective institutions for further information.

4 Where can applicants submit their personal statements / self-accounts in the JUPAS online application form?

While there is no designated area in the JUPAS online application form for applicants to submit their personal statements / self-accounts, applicants can include them in the "Additional Information" section under their OEA portfolio to describe interests and / or experiences that have been particularly meaningful to them or have affected their personal growth and life goals.  Applicants can submit the "Additional Information" in either English or Chinese.  The word limit is 500 words.

Please refer to the section on Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA) for more details.

5 While applicants are required to upload supporting documents for those OEA items randomly selected by the JUPAS online application system, can other OEA items be saved even if the required supporting documents are not yet uploaded?

YES.  Other OEA items can still be saved even if the required supporting documents are not yet uploaded.

However, applicants should note that the required supporting documents must be uploaded via their JUPAS accounts on or before the deadline of 3 January 2024 (11:59 pm), otherwise such awards / activities in their OEA portfolio will NOT be taken into consideration by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.

6 Will the JUPAS Office verify the supporting documents uploaded by applicants?

The JUPAS Office will randomly select and verify the uploaded supporting documents.  Should there be any discrepancies between the information entered by the applicants and the information stated in the supporting documents uploaded in their JUPAS accounts, the latter (i.e. information stated in the supporting documents) shall prevail.  OEA information of the applicants may be amended by the JUPAS Office according to the information stated in the supporting documents without further notice.  Applicants can log in to their JUPAS accounts to check the amended information, if any, as from 12 March 2024 (9:00 am).

7 How can applicants submit the supporting documents if their OEA items are not randomly selected by the JUPAS online application system?

Applicants whose OEA items are not randomly selected by the JUPAS online application system (i.e. highlighted in pink) NEED NOT submit any supporting documents.

Please refer to the section on Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities (OEA) for more details.

8 Will the OEA items which do not require the uploading of supporting documents be deleted from the applicants' JUPAS accounts after the deadline of 3 January 2024 (11:59 pm)?  How will the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions consider these OEA items?

NO.  The OEA items which do not require the uploading of supporting documents WILL NOT be deleted from the applicants' JUPAS accounts after the deadline of 3 January 2024 (11:59 pm).

However, if applicants are required to upload supporting documents for those OEA items randomly selected by the JUPAS online application system but fail to do so by the specified deadline (i.e. 3 January 2024 (11:59 pm)), such items will NOT be taken into consideration by the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions.

9 If applicants have undergone name changes but the names contained in the certificates are the previous ones, what should they do?

Applicants must inform the JUPAS Office immediately and submit copies of Deed Poll and / or identity documents containing the previous names for its necessary actions.

Please refer to the section on Personal Profile for more details.

10 What are certified true copies?

Certified true copies are NOT the original or the copies of the certificates / supporting documents. Certified true copies are copies of certificates / supporting documents which have been certified by school principals, or by the issuing authorities concerned, or by a notary public.  The name, status and position of the person certifying the copies must be clearly stated.