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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 2024 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 October 5 to December 6, 2023.

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.

Programme Admission
JS6004 Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies *UPDATE* Click here
JS6016 Bachelor of Science in Surveying Click here
JS6028 Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies Click here
JS6042 Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies Click here
JS6054 Bachelor of Arts Click here
JS6066 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education - English (double degree) Click here
JS6080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education - Chinese (double degree) Click here
JS6092 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education Click here
JS6107 Bachelor of Dental Surgery *NEW* Click here
JS6119 Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science (double degree) Click here
JS6157 Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Click here
JS6212 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Click here
JS6224 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence Click here
JS6236 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+ *UPDATE* Click here
JS6248 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Financial Technology *UPDATE* Click here
JS6250 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development  Click here
JS6262 Bachelor of Engineering in Data Science and Engineering *UPDATE*  Click here
JS6286 Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies *NEW* Click here
JS6456 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery  Click here
JS6470 Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics  Click here
JS6482 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine  Click here
JS6494 Bachelor of Pharmacy  Click here
JS6688 Science Master Class Click here
JS6705 Bachelor of Psychology *NEW* Click here
JS6717 Bachelor of Social Sciences Click here
JS6729 Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science Click here
JS6731 Bachelor of Social Work Click here
JS6755 Bachelor of Business Administration  Click here
JS6767 Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance Click here
JS6781 Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Data Analytics Click here
JS6793 Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics) Click here
JS6822 Bachelor of Journalism Click here
JS6846 Bachelor of Science in Marketing Analytics and Technology  Click here
JS6860 Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking Click here
JS6884 Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance Click here
JS6896 Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Global Management Click here
JS6901 Bachelor of Science Click here
JS6925 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering *UPDATE* Click here
JS6937 Global Engineering and Business Programme *UPDATE* Click here
JS6949 Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences  Click here
JS6951 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science *UPDATE* Click here
JS6963 Bachelor of Engineering *UPDATE* Click here
The nomination should be submitted by the secondary school via an online nomination form together with the following:
  • Nomination Form
  • 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 2024, prior to the release of the 2024 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 +852 2827 1011 or

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