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 non-JUPAS local students via direct admission of no more than 10% of the subsidised places of each designated programme (Note) 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.
(Note) In general, SSSDP participating institutions may consider the non-JUPAS applications for the subsidised places under SSSDP programmes after the JUPAS offer, provided that there are unfilled subsidised places. SSSDP participating institutions will announce on their websites number of remaining subsidised places for each SSSDP undergraduate programme after the JUPAS offer. Non-JUPAS local applicants should refer to the relevant institutions’ websites for their admission arrangements including the commencement date and deadline of the application. In addition to the above, for the 2022/23 academic year, participating institutions may also start admitting non-JUPAS local students for individual programmes after the Main Round of JUPAS, or after all admission rounds of JUPAS, depending on the intakes of individual programmes. For the programmes selected under the Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes, the Education Bureau and the participating institutions are on a pilot basis exploring to provide more flexibility regarding the admission of non-JUPAS local students via direct admission. For details, students may contact the relevant institutions. The admission arrangement for non-JUPAS local students in the 2023/24 academic year will be announced in due course.
The subsidised places 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.
Candidates sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) in the current academic year may 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 subjects including English Language and Chinese Language in the HKDSE Examination; (b) Diploma Yi Jin; or (c) Diploma of Foundation Studies awarded by the Vocational Training Council are eligible for the subsidy for sub-degree programmes under SSSDP.
The participating institutions are allowed to admit local students with other relevant qualifications subject to a ceiling of 50% of the subsidised places of the designated programmes.
Last Review Date: 29/11/2022