The places of the subsidised programmes should be allocated mainly through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) in order to ensure eligible students are selected through a merit-based system. Should there be unfilled places after all admission rounds under JUPAS, participating institutions are allowed to admit local students via direct admission of no more than 10% of the subsidised places of each designated programme so as to maximise the use of subsidised places under the SSSDP for nurturing talent in support of sectors with keen and urgent demand for human resources.
The places of the subsidised programmes are allocated according to existing admission arrangement of the self-financing sub-degree programmes, i.e. through direct admission by institutions. Students can apply for admission to the designated sub-degree programmes directly through the institutions concerned. Please approach the institution(s) concerned for the details about admission and relevant arrangements including the eligibility for subsidy and tuition fees payment etc.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) candidates of current year could also lodge advance applications through Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) before the announcement of HKDSE results for most of the full-time locally accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes that are not covered under JUPAS.
Local students who have attained (a) Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including English Language and Chinese Language; (b) Diploma Yi Jin; or (c) Diploma of Foundation Studies awarded by the Vocational Training Council are eligible for subsidy for the sub-degree programmes under SSSDP.
The participating institutions are allowed to admit local students with other relevant qualifications subject to a ceiling of 40% of the subsidised places of the designated programmes.
Last Review Date: 09/10/2019