The School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) is introduced with the aim of recognising the talent of high school students that could not be fully assessed by the national / international examinations alone. It is a “programme-student matching exercise” in essence that provides opportunities for high school students who have demonstrated exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines / areas to be considered for direct admission to HKU.
Deadline of the SNDAS nomination will be on 19 January 2022. Each school may nominate up to TWO students with exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines / areas to ONE of the programmes listed below.
|Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies||Top 10% in class||
An aptitude exercise* / portfolio
*Please submit an online HKU application by 22 December to take part in the aptitude exercise.
|Bachelor of Science in Surveying||Top 25% in class||An additional 1-page personal statement detailing interest in the related disciplines|
|Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies|
|Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies|
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Design+)||Top 10% in class||A creative works portfolio|
|Bachelor of Arts||Top 20% in class||An additional personal statement no more than 300 words on their interest in the programme and major(s), talents, competencies, and leadership experiences.|
|Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance||Top 15% in class, and in particular top 15% in both English and Mathematics||N/A
|Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance|
|Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics)||Top 10% in class, and in particular top 15% in English, Mathematics and at least one Science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Information and Communications Technology and Physics)|
|Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking||Top 5% in class, and in particular top 15% in both English and Mathematics|
|Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance||Top 5% in class, and in particular top 15% in English and top 5% Mathematics|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Global Management||Top 5% in class, and in particular top 5% in English and Mathematics|
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (FinTech)||Top 20% in class with particular strength in mathematics and physics|
|Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering|
|Global Engineering and Business Programme|
|Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science|
|Bachelor of Engineering|
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Applied AI)||Top 20% in class, and in particular top 10% in mathematics||An additional personal statement outlining participation in social services, experience, and achievements, preferably related to the subject discipline.|
|Science Master Class||Top 10% in class, and in particular top 5% in 2 science subjects / mathematics and 1 science subject|
|Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science)||Top 20% in class, and in particular top 10% in mathematics|
|Bachelor of Science||Top 25% in class, and in particular top 20% in mathematics and in 1 science subject|
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences||Top 10% in class||An additional personal statement of no more than 300 words illustrating
|Bachelor of Social Sciences||Top 15% in English||A Life Story video of no more than 2 minutes in length|
|Bachelor of Social Work||A CV containing details of the following:
|Bachelor of Journalism||A narrated slide-show of no more than 5 minutes in length|
The nomination should be submitted by the high school directly via the online nomination form together with the supporting documents of the nominee.
Students nominees should prepare the required documents in advance for their schools to upload along with their nominations before the deadline.
Students nominated are also required to submit their applications and any necessary documents under the HKU Application System for Undergraduate Programmes. Student nominees MUST include the programme they are nominated to as their first choice.