PolyU: PolyU Undergraduate Info Day 2021 to be held on 9 October offering updated information including the new departmental scheme-based admissions arrangement from the 2022/23 academic year

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will hold the Undergraduate Info Day (Info Day) face-to-face and online on 9 October 2021 (Saturday). The Info Day will provide students with the most up-to-date information about PolyU full-time undergraduate programmes. A broad range of activities, such as admission seminars, programme seminars, virtual booths, student sharing, guided tours and consultations with PolyU academic staff, will be arranged to help prospective students make an informed choice about their future academic pursuits at the University.

Departmental scheme-based admissions to be implemented from the 2022/23 academic year onwards

Starting from the 2022/23 academic year, PolyU will adopt departmental scheme-based admissions to provide a more flexible progression pathway for students in order to meet changing societal needs. The new arrangement will provide greater flexibility for students in their choice of degree programmes and specialisations.

Furthermore, two new elements, namely “Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics”(AIDA) and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”(IE), will be incorporated into the undergraduate programme curriculum from the 2022/23 academic year. At the end of the first academic year, students can choose to take a Secondary Major in either AIDA or IE if these options are available in their scheme, or opt for a Minor in one of the two subject areas.

To encourage undergraduate students to undertake research, PolyU also launched the “Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme” (URIS) in the summer of 2021, providing funding for participating students to conduct scientific research projects. PolyU will also provide other supports such as auto admission to the College of Undergraduate Researchers and Innovators (CURI), priority in the allocation of hostel places and access to related research seminars and sharing sessions.

The flexibility towards the minimum score requirement for JUPAS admissions will be continued, including for special talents with outstanding non-academic achievements such as sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS). Students 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) will be given special consideration for admission.

The School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) will be introduced in 2022/23, which aims at recognizing the exceptional talent of students in specific disciplines that may not be fully assessed by the HKDSE Examination with opportunities to be considered for direct admission to local universities. Secondary school principals are invited to submit their nominations to PolyU via an online system between 6 October and 8 December.

The PolyU Undergraduate Info Day 2021 will start at 9:30 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m. on 9 October. Highlights of the event include:

two JUPAS admissions talks for Secondary Six students;
two admissions talks for non-JUPAS applicants with international qualifications or sub-degree qualifications;
around 70 programme seminars organized by various academic faculties, schools and departments;
around 30 guided tours to various laboratories or facilities; and
student sharing and consultation sessions arranged by the Academic Registry and academic departments.
Online registration is required for participating in the Info Day. To register and get more information, please visit: www.polyu.edu.hk/infoday/

Undergraduate admission in 2021/22 academic year

Among PolyU’s full-time public-funded undergraduate programmes offered in 2021/22, “Scheme in Design” was the most popular, being chosen by 575 JUPAS applicants as their first choice. “Hotel Management” and “Nursing” placed second and third, attracting 435 and 397 applicants respectively. More than 91% of PolyU admittees this year chose the University’s programmes as their Band A choices.
Among JUPAS applicants admitted in 2021/22, the average score for the Best 5 DSE subjects is 24.0.
Among the undergraduates admitted in 2021/22, 331 scored at least 5** in one subject or with an aggregate DSE score of 32 or above for the Best 5 subjects, with both Chinese and English at level 3 or above, in the DSE examination, attaining a notable admissions profile.

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