E-APP (2016/17 Academic Year)

The Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programme (E-APP) was first launched by the Education Bureau in February 2012. It is an online application system developed for the secondary school candidates sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education to lodge advance application for full-time locally-accredited undergraduate and sub-degree programmes not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) before the announcement of the HKDSE Examinations results. It provides an alternative application channel to supplement those offered by individual institutions.

As at the closing date of the E-APP application on 30 June 2017, over 53,000 applications from more than 21,000 HKDSE applicants were processed. Moreover, there were over 657,000 visitors browsing the E-APP website within the seven months from December 2016 to June 2017.

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Note: Others include Education (3.7%), Computer Science and Information Technology (3.7%), Humanities (3.3%), Architecture and Town Planning (1.0%), and Law (0.5%).



Among the 53,000 applications submitted through E-APP, 17.4% were for undergraduate programmes and 82.6% were for sub-degree programmes. Most of the applicants submitted 3 or less applications via E-APP.

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Statistics in 2012-2017

Since its launch in 2012, E-APP has become a widely accepted platform for HKDSE candidates to apply for full-time locally-accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes and for planning of further studies.  

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

 2016

 2017

Number of public examination day school candidates


103 500

69 800

65 300

61 200

 56 000

 51 200

Number of applicants who have submitted applications under E-APP


27 811

27 482

25 426

25 930

 23 429

 21 184

Number of applications sent  under E-APP


72 759

78 902

69 819

 68 499

 61 595

 53 440



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Last Review Date: 04/09/2017