Non-academic Achievements
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 JUPAS Sub-system for School Principal’s Nominations (SPNS)

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

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 Sub-system (SPNS)


SPNS is a sub-system of JUPAS and only covers JUPAS applicants. Its main objective is to give due recognition to students who have outstanding achievements / contributions in art, music, sports, community services, creativity and / or leadership, or other cultural activities areas. More details of the sub-system can be found at the JUPAS website.

Applicants concerned will only be considered by their Band A programme choices (as of early March 2019 for OSRS and 22 May 2019 for SPNS / 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.