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Non-academic Achievements


1.      Consideration of Applicants’ Non-academic Achievements or Multi-faceted Excellence

PolyU supports the all-round development of students and will give due recognition to the non-academic achievements of applicants in the admission selection process. Applicants with outstanding non-academic achievements (e.g. with awards / prizes attained in prominent international competitions as recorded in the OEA section of the JUPAS application form) will be favourably considered for admission. 

2.      Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme (OSRS) and School Principal’s Nominations (SPN) under JUPAS

PolyU also gives special consideration to applicants’ outstanding non-academic achievements via the following:

2.1    Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme (OSRS)

OSRS was introduced in 1998 and aims to provide opportunities for outstanding student-athletes to pursue their full-time tertiary education in PolyU. We welcome applicants who have participated in prominent international competitions, or are members of HKSAR Team/Junior Team, to apply for the scheme. Applications should be submitted to Counselling and Wellness Section (Sports Development) of the Student Affairs Office (SAO). Application forms and further details are obtainable here. If you have outstanding achievement in sports, you should apply the OSRS.

2.2    School Principal’s Nominations (SPN) under JUPAS

The main objective of SPN is to give due recognition to JUPAS applicants who have outstanding achievements / contributions in art, music, sports, community services, creativity and / or leadership, or other cultural activities areas. More details of SPN can be found at the JUPAS website.


Applicants concerned will only be considered by their Band A choices (as of early March 2022 for OSRS and 31 May 2022 for SPN / Outstanding Non-academic Achievements). Any favourable consideration is valid only when the schemes / programmes remain in your Band A choices after the final reprioritisation of choices. We will consider your academic and non-academic achievements, interview / test performance, if any, and other appropriate information, in deciding your suitability for admission. We, however, still require the applicants concerned to meet the minimum entrance requirements of the schemes / programmes before they are eligible for consideration. Interviews may be arranged for applicants as appropriate in May-July.