Hong Kong Polytechnic University: PolyU to hold online “PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2021: Admissions Strategies” and to adopt flexibility towards the minimum score requirement for admission via JUPAS

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will hold the “PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2021: Admissions Strategies” online in the afternoon of 22 May 2021 (2-5pm, Saturday). During the Consultation Day, Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) applicants will obtain the latest updates on PolyU’s programmes. This will be useful for them when re-evaluating programme choices they have made and amending any choices by 31 May, before the release of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results. Registration for the Consultation Day is required by noon 20 May via https://www.polyu.edu.hk/conday. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Consultation Day is being held online. The PolyU Academic Registry will arrange an online seminar during the Consultation Day on “admissions strategies and interview skills”, which will focus on the latest admissions arrangements, key considerations in programme selection and essential interview skills.

Academic units will also organise a series of online programme information seminars and Q&A sessions during the Consultation Day. JUPAS applicants will have ample opportunity to understand the entrance requirements, curricula and programme features, and student life of their preferred disciplines/programmes.

In addition, the flexibility towards the minimum score requirement or JUPAS admission adopted by PolyU since 2019-20 will be continued in 2021-22 with a slight adjustment in the total score requirement. Applicants who fall slightly short of the general entrance requirements for degree programmes (i.e. with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level – “3-3-2-2-3-3” – level 3 in both languages and level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies together with level 3 in two additional electives) but meet the following conditions will be given special consideration for admission:

have attained a total score of 26 points# or above in the best five subjects; and
have selected PolyU’s degree programmes as their Band A choices, i.e. first 3 priorities, in JUPAS; and
have passed an admission interview.
Moreover, the flexibility for special consideration for admission will also be extended to sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS). Conditional offer letters with more favourable conditions have been issued to the applicants concerned.

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