1. Consideration of Applicants’ Non-academic Achievements
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 very 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 has been introduced since 1998 and it aims to provide opportunities for outstanding student-athletes to pursue their tertiary education at PolyU. We welcome applicants who have participated in prominent international competitions, or are members of Hong Kong Team / Junior Team, to apply for the Scheme. Applications should be submitted to our Centre STARS through relevant sports organisations. Application forms and further details are obtainable here.
If you have very outstanding achievements in sports, you should participate in 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 programme choices (as of early March 2020 for OSRS and 20 May 2020 for SPN / Outstanding Non-academic Achievements). Any favourable consideration is valid only when the 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 programmes before they are eligible for consideration. Interviews may be arranged for applicants as appropriate in May-July.