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. 

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

a)     Current students pursuing the final year of respective high-school curriculum; and

b)     MUST apply for admission to HKU through the HKU Application System for Undergraduate Programmes in parallel. 

 

 
Nomination Arrangement
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High Schools

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.


Programme
 
Academic Criteria Non-Academic
Requirements
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 
  • their understanding of “interdisciplinarity” and how they believe such a focus shall benefit the society; and
  • their plan to make the most of the interdisciplinarity opportunity as a BASc student
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:
  • volunteer work and experience
  • leadership experience
  • contribution to the school community
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.

 

Submit your nomination here

 

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Student Nominees

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.

Interview and Offer Arrangement

Students nominees will be invited to attend an interview between January 2022 and February 2022.

Successful nominees will receive a firm offer by the end of February 2022.