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JUPAS - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Entrance Requirements
1. What are the general entrance requirements for Degree programmes? +
2. What are the general entrance requirements for Higher Diploma (HD) programmes? +
3. Will PolyU consider applicants who fall short slightly from the entrance requirements of degree programmes? +
4. If applicants have not taken the preferred subject(s) listed in the entrance requirement of a specific programme, would they be considered? +
5. For students who have not taken Chinese Language in their secondary education, will they be considered for admission to PolyU? +
6. Would other language subjects offered to students under the New Senior Secondary curriculum (i.e. French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu) be considered? +
7. If students cannot get a Level 3 (for degree programmes) / Level 2 (for Higher Diploma programmes) for their HKDSE Chinese Language, could their results in other language subjects be used to replace the Chinese requirement? +
8. Can IELTS / TOEFL results be used to meet the English Language requirement? +
9. Can Applied Learning (ApL) subjects be used to meet the entrance requirement? +
10. How would the Extended Modules of Mathematics be considered in meeting the entrance requirement? +
Admission Score Calculation
11. What is the admission score calculation mechanism for PolyU programmes? +
12. How would the Applied Learning (ApL) subjects be considered in the calculation of admission score? +
13. How would the Extended Modules of Mathematics be considered in the calculation of admission score? +
14. How would HKDSE attainments be considered in the calculation of admission scores? +
15. Other than the subjects selected for calculation of the admission score for initial prioritization, will the remaining subjects be considered during admission selection? +
16. How are subject weightings determined? +
17. How would applicants with the same admission score be prioritized in the merit order list? +
18. Will there be any cut-off admission score in considering HKDSE applicants? +
Admission Selection
19. Would applicants’ other public examinations e.g. GCE, IB be considered? +
20. How would students’ Other Learning Experiences (OLE) be considered? +
21. How would PolyU shortlist applicants for interview before the announcement of HKDSE result? +
22. Would Student Learning Profile (SLP) be considered? +
23. Does PolyU have its own admission tests in addition to HKDSE? +
24. How would admission quotas be distributed between JUPAS and Non-JUPAS applicants? +
25. Would there be any penalty for applicants repeating HKDSE? +
26. Would JUPAS applicants who are studying a programme or have attained qualifications at the same level as the programmes for which they are applying be considered? +
27. How would non-local applicants with HKDSE results be considered under JUPAS? +
Non-Academic Achievements
28. Will PolyU give consideration to the non-academic achievements of applicants in the admission selection process? +
29. What are the entrance requirements for applicants under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme (OSRS)? +
30. Is there any special arrangement to help sportsmen to manage their studies? +