JUPAS Admissions Scheme

As a prospective student applying on the strength of your results with the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), here’s everything you need to know to submit your HKU application through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).

For HKDSE candidates in 2024 and onwards, please refer to the Announcement of the University Entrance Requirements in response to the new grading system for the revised Liberal Studies subject of the HKDSE. Please click here for details.

Admissions Standards

Referencing HKU’s admissions standards to ensure you meet both the entrance and programme-specific requirements.




A. University Entrance Requirements
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English Language Chinese Language Mathematics Liberal Studies Elective Subject 1 Elective Subject 2
Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
Consideration of Elective Subjects (Updated)
  1. The result of the Mathematics Extended Part (Modules 1 and 2) will be recognised as equivalent to that of a full elective in fulfilling the University Entrance Requirement on the condition that one of the elective subjects must be a Senior Secondary Subject (i.e. Category A Subject). 
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.
Conversion of levels of scores

Category A: Senior Secondary Subjects

Level 1 - 4 Level 5 Level 5* Level 5**
1 - 4 5.5 7 8.5

Category C: Other Language Subjects

Grade E Grade D Grade C Grade B Grade A
1 2.5 4 5.5 7


For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Applicants

We welcome eligible NCS applicants (both school or non-school) to submit Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language (ACL), i.e. GCSE / GCE etc. for consideration to satisfy the general Chinese Language requirement.

If NCS applicants submit more than one ACL and / or have HKDSE Chinese Language result, the best result will be considered.

Further information on submissions and verification of ACL is available on the JUPAS website.

B. Programme Specific Requirements
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JUPAS Application Timeline
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8 Dec
Deadline for submission of JUPAS application
5 Jan
Deadline for submission of OEA via JUPAS

Submission of Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions/ Activities (OEA) information and uploading of required supporting documents via the JUPAS online application system (as appropriate).

1 Jun
Deadline for updating of programme choices via JUPAS

Applicants may update their programme choices before the release of the HKDSE Examination results. Please observe the programme entrance requirements to make sure you meet all the specified requirements of respective programmes.

20 Jul
Release of 2022 HKDSE results

Applicants can modify their programme choices at their own allotted time-slot via the JUPAS account.

10 Aug
Announcement of Main Round offer
Interview Schedule

HKU will invite selected candidates to attend interview either before or after the release of HKDSE results. In view of the large number of applicants, preference for interview invitation will be given to candidates who place the programme as their Band A choice.

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Fees and Scholarships

HKU offers a broad range of scholarships that support local undergraduate students with one-off payments as well as renewable cover for tuition and living expenses throughout your studies. Scholarships are merit-based and recognise top-ranking JUPAS students across different faculties. The highest HKDSE scorers can earn scholarships that cover full tuition fees plus living expenses. 

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Financial Assistance

Talented students experiencing financial difficulties may apply for additional financial assistance and other related services.

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Special Consideration

In addition to HKDSE results, outstanding achievements in other areas will also be considered during the application process, including:

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School Nominations Direct Admissions Scheme (SNDAS) for HKDSE students

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School Principals’ Nominations


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Candidates with other experiences and achievements in competitions / activities (OEA)

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HKU Sports Scholarship Scheme

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Home Affairs Bureau’s Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship Scheme

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