JUPAS - School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS)

 

Background:

The School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS), proposed by the Task Force on Review of School Curriculum set up by the Education Bureau (EDB), aims of recognising the exceptional talent of students in specific disciplines that may not be fully assessed by the HKDSE Examination. It will provide opportunities for these students to be considered for direct admission to local universities.

 

Schemes Joining SNDAS:

The following schemes invite SNDAS nominations from secondary schools. Their specific admission requirements for SNDAS are listed below:

 

JUPAS Code Scheme Title Specific Admission Requirements
JS3010 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Biotechnology, Food Safety and Chemical Technology
  • Top 10% of school ranking in one of the subjects (Physics / Biology / Chemistry); and
  • Achievement with award in one Biology / Chemistry related competition / activity
JS3020 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Data Science
  • Top 10% of school ranking in Mathematics (Core Mathematics or M1 or M2); and / or
  • Achievement with award in one Mathematics / Business related competition / activity
JS3492 BA(Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity; or
  • Achievement with award in fashion design / visual arts competition and activity
JS3060 BBA(Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance
  • Top 10% of school ranking in (1) Business, Accounting and Financial Studies and (2) Economics; and
  • Achievement with award in one Accounting, Finance or Business related competition / activity
JS3070 BBA (Hons) Scheme in Aviation, Maritime and Supply Chain Management
  • Top 10% of school ranking in BAFS or Economics or Geography subject; and
  • Achievement with award in one Business / Entrepreneurship / Innovation related competition / activity
JS3080 BBA(Hons) Scheme in Management and Marketing
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 STEM subjects (Maths / M1 / M2 / Physics / Biology / Chemistry); and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity in regional, international, and national level
JS3100 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate
  • Achievement with award at international level in any discipline / category (representing Hong Kong)
JS3110 BEng(Hons) Scheme in Building Sciences & Engineering
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 2 STEM subjects (Maths / M1 / M2 / Physics) ; and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity
JS3130 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Spatial Data Science and Smart Cities
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 subjects including English, Maths, M1, M2, Geography, Computing (Information and Communication Technology), and Physics; or
  • Achievement with award in one STEM / orienteering related competition or Geography / Maths / Computing / Physics activity
JS3140 BEng(Hons) Scheme in Aviation Engineering
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 STEM subjects (Math / M1 / M2 / Physics / Chemistry); and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM-related competition / activity
JS3150 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Biomedical Engineering
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 STEM subjects (Math / M1 / M2 / Physics / Biology / Chemistry / ICT); and
  • Achievement with award in one Engineering / Invention / Technology related competition
JS3868 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Computing and AI
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 STEM subjects (Maths / M1 / M2 / Physics / Biology/ Chemistry); and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity, or
  • Bronze medal or around 50% or above in bronze in National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI), or
  • Bronze medal or above in International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), or
  • Silver medal or above in Hong Kong Olympiad in Informatics (HKOI)
JS3170 BEng(Hons) Scheme in Electrical Engineering
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 specific subjects (Maths / M1 / M2 / Physics); and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity
JS3180 BEng(Hons)/BSc(Hons) Scheme in Information and Artificial Intelligence Engineering
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 STEM subjects (Maths / M1 / M2 / Physics / Biology / Chemistry) ; and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity
JS3557 BEng(Hons) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering
  • Top 25% of school ranking in 3 subjects (Maths / M1 / M2 / Physics / Biology / Chemistry / English Language / BAFS / ICT / Economics) ; and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity or leadership training
JS3571 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering
JS3741 BEng(Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering
  • Top 10% of school ranking in 3 STEM subjects (Maths / M1 / M2 / Physics / Biology / Chemistry / Information & Communication Technology, Combined Science) ; and
  • Achievement with award in one STEM related competition / activity
JS3230 BA(Hons) Scheme in Linguistics and Translation
  • Achievement with award (gold / silver / bronze) in one regional / international competition (academic-related / art / sports)
JS3240 BA(Hons) Scheme in English and Applied Linguistics
  • Achievement with award in one regional / international language and writing-related competition / activity
JS3250 BA(Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences
  • Obtain at least 3 international or national awards in moral and civic education / career-related experience / community / school services; and
  • Attend and pass the programme admission interview
JS3290 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Optometry
  • Top 10% of school ranking in at least 2 Science subjects (Combined Science / M1 / M2 / Physics / Biology / Chemistry) ; and
  • Achievement with award in STEM related competition / activity
JS3569 BA(Hons) Scheme in Design
  • Achievement in a DESIGN or CREATIVE competition / award / activity resulting in nomination, award or recognition at an international level; and
  • Top 25% of school ranking
JS3310 BSc(Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Top 10% of school ranking in English Language subject; and
  • Achievement with international level award in one Hospitality, Foodservice, Tourism and / or Events Management related competition / conference

 

Important Notes:

  1. Under SNDAS, each local secondary school will have a quota of two nominations, and each student nominee can apply for admission to one participating scheme / programme.
  2. Only local students pursuing the local secondary curriculum and taking the HKDSE will be eligible for nomination under SNDAS.  SNDAS nominees must be JUPAS applicants.
  3. Secondary school principals are invited to submit their nominations to PolyU via an online system between 6 October and 8 December 2021.
  4. SNDAS nominees should keep their PolyU scheme / programme choice in Band A (i.e. first 3 priority) throughout the application process.  
  5. SNDAS nominees will be invited to attend an interview in May after HKDSE examinations.
  6. Offers will be issued to suitable SNDAS nominees in mid-June.
  7. PolyU will inform the JUPAS Office to cancel the JUPAS application of nominees who have accepted the SNDAS offer of PolyU.
  8. SNDAS nominees without PolyU offer, or have declined PolyU offer, will continue be considered under the JUPAS admission route.
  9. Students nominated under School Principals’s Nominations Scheme under JUPAS will not be eligible for SNDAS, and vice versa.
  10. For any enquiry, please contact PolyU at sndas@polyu.edu.hk