Non-JUPAS - Frequently Asked Questions

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1. When is the application period? +
2. How do I get information on schemes / programmes and admission? +
3. Can I apply through JUPAS as well as to PolyU direct? +
4. Who are "non-local" applicants? +
5. Can I be considered as a mature applicant? +
6. Who should apply for senior year admission? +
7. What are Top-up degree programmes? +
8. Which scheme / programme considers first-choice-applicants only? +
9. Can I apply for re-admission if I have withdrawn from a programme of study at PolyU in the previous academic year? +
10. When will the offer of a scheme / programme marked with "subject to approval" be confirmed? +
11. What if the scheme / programme I have applied for is cancelled? +
12. Where can I find the scheme / programme interview information? +
13. What is Departmental Scheme-based Admission? +
14. What is Secondary Major? +
15. Which schemes allow students free selection of major at the later stage of study? +
16. Which schemes will set screening criteria for students in choosing their major? +
Entrance Requirements
17. What are the entrance requirements? +
18. What are the English Language requirements? +
19. What are the PolyU codes for IB, TOEFL and SAT/AP? +
20. Do you accept applications from applicants with non-local qualifications? What non-local qualifications do you consider for admission to undergraduate schemes / programmes? +
21. Where can I find the admissions score of previous years for reference? +
Fees and Financial Assistance
22. How much is the application fee? +
23. Am I eligible for the financial assistance scheme? +
24. Is the tuition fee paid refundable? +
Online Application
25. How should I submit my application? +
26. Can I submit more than one application? +
27. How can I verify my application data? +
28. How can I update my application data? +
29. How can I know my application result? +
30. What should I do to accept an offer or a conditional offer? +
31. Will I be given offers by more than one programme choices for my application? +
32. Can I decline an offer in order to be reconsidered by another programme choice? +
Documents Submission
33. Should I submit documents to academic departments direct? +
34. What should I do if I want to submit additional/supporting documents after application submission? +

I received a conditional offer. Do I need to submit a certified true copy of my supporting documents for meeting conditions?


When should I submit the original / certified true copy of my supporting documents to PolyU?


My academic documents are not in English. What should I do?

Transfer of Study / Credits
38. Will I be granted credit transfer from my previous studies? +
39. Can I apply for a transfer from the first year of a full-time government-funded degree scheme / programme to the first year of a full-time government-funded degree scheme / programme at PolyU? +
40. If I am studying at PolyU and wish to transfer to another scheme / programme within PolyU, should I apply via the non-JUPAS route? +
Non-Academic Achievements
41. Will my non-academic achievements be considered? +
42. Is it necessary for me to fill the non-academic achievement section of the application form? +
43. Is there any special arrangement to help sportsmen to manage their studies? +
44. What is the Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS)? +
Online Programme Registration
45. Do I need to come in-person for programme registration? +