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The School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) is introduced with the aim of recognising the talent of local secondary students that could not be fully assessed by the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. It is a “programme-student matching exercise” in essence that provides opportunities for secondary students who have demonstrated exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines / areas to be considered for direct admission to local universities. For details of the SNDAS scheme, please refer to the SNDAS website.


Students meeting the following criteria will be eligible for nomination under SNDAS:

a)     Local students pursuing the local secondary curriculum and taking the 2023 HKDSE Examination; and

b)     MUST apply for admission to universities through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) in parallel.

Note: Students nominated for the School Principal's Nomination Scheme (SPNS) under JUPAS will not be eligible for nomination SNDAS, and vice versa.


Nomination Arrangement

Secondary Schools

The SNDAS nomination period will run from 6 October to 7 December, 2022.

Each local secondary school has a quota of TWO nominations for nominating students with exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines/ areas to ONE of the programmes listed below.

JS6004 Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies
JS6016 Bachelor of Science in Surveying
JS6028 Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies
JS6042 Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies
JS6054 Bachelor of Arts
JS6066 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education - English (double degree)
JS6080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education - Chinese (double degree)
JS6092 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education
JS6119 Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science (double degree)
JS6157 Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
JS6212 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
JS6224 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence
JS6236 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+
JS6248 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology
JS6250 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development  *NEW*
JS6262 Bachelor of Engineering in Data Science and Engineering  *NEW*
JS6456 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery  *NEW*
JS6470 Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics  *NEW*
JS6482 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine  *NEW*
JS6494 Bachelor of Pharmacy  *NEW*
JS6688 Science Master Class
JS6717 Bachelor of Social Sciences
JS6729 Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
JS6731 Bachelor of Social Work
JS6755 Bachelor of Business Administration  *NEW*
JS6767 Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance
JS6781 Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Data Analytics
JS6793 Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics)
JS6822 Bachelor of Journalism
JS6846 Bachelor of Science in Marketing Analytics and Technology  *NEW*
JS6860 Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking
JS6884 Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance
JS6896 Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Global Management
JS6901 Bachelor of Science
JS6925 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
JS6937 Global Engineering and Business Programme
JS6949 Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences  *NEW*
JS6951 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science
JS6963 Bachelor of Engineering
Nomination period starts from Oct 6, 2022. The nomination should be submitted by the secondary school via the online nomination form together with the following:

1. Nomination Form

2. Supporting Documents of the Nominee

*The nominations will be verified by the Education Bureau (EDB)

Student Nominees

Students nominees should prepare the required documents in advance for their schools to upload along with their nominations before the deadline.

Students nominates are also required to submit their JUPAS applications and any necessary documents in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines set by the JUPAS Office. Student nominees MUST include the programme they are nominated to as one of their band A programme choices.

Interview and Offer Arrangement

Students nominees will be invited to attend an interview between January and early June.

Successful nominees will receive a firm offer in June 2023, prior to the release of the 2023 HKDSE Examination results.

To accept the offer, successful nominees MUST pay a deposit of HK$5,000 on their acceptance of the offer by the date specified in the offer letter or the offer will be withdrawn automatically. Once accepted, the firm offer will be binding and the nominees WILL NOT be considered /accepted by the other programmes regardless of their HKDSE Examination results. Their JUPAS applications will automatically be removed from the JUPAS application system.



General enquiries on the implementation of SNDAS can be directed to EDB at 3509 7401 or

For enquiries on admission requirements of specific SNDAS-participating programmes, please submit your enquiries here.