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Local Students

JUPAS and Non-JUPAS

Non-local Students

International Students and 內地应届高考生

Frequently Asked Questions

Sports, Arts and Culture, and STEM
  • Scale/ Significance of the competitions taken part in 
  • Prizes/ Certificates/ Awards/ Honours/ Rankings attained in the competitions
  • Level of the recognized examinations/ qualifications obtained, if any
  • Significance of the participated events/ performances/ exhibitions, if any
  • Extra credits may be given to the continuous involvement in the competitions/ performances/ exhibitions, or commendations/ recommendations from external bodies
 
Leadership and Community Services
  • Self-initiative and continuous commitment to service
  • Impact, originality and rigour of services provided
  • Diversity and scope of service beneficiaries
  • Demonstrated leadership and involvement of others
  • External recognition and commendations
  • Extra credits may be given in outstanding cases or recommendations from external bodies


*** Applicants, whose special talent matches the scheme applied or will make important contribution to the University, will also be given favourable consideration.

Examples of Achievements

 

Sports

  • Asian Games
  • East Asian Games
  • Olympic Games
  • Special Olympics World Summer/ Winter Games
  • Hong Kong Asian Game 7's Rugby Football

Arts and Culture

  • International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition
  • International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
  • Hong Kong Outstanding Visual Art Student Awards
  • International Students’ Visual Arts Contest-cum-Exhibition of Hong Kong

STEM

  • Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO)
  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
  • Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
  • International Olympiad in Informatics/ Chemistry/ Earth Science/ Physics/ Biology/ Astronomy etc

Leadership and Community Services

  • Services being widely recognised in mass media
  • The Hong Kong Award for Young People Gold Award
  • Scout of the Year

 

 

Yes. Non-local applicants are welcome to apply for undergraduate study at PolyU through Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS).  Application could be made via eAdmission.

 

Successful applicants might be given direct admission, conditional offer, or bonus score, etc.

 

Eligible applicants will be considered automatically on the eligibility for the STARS scholarships.

STARS scholarships for local students (know more)

STARS scholarships for non-local students (know more)

 

JUPAS applicants could list out a maximum of 10 other experiences and achievements in competitions/ activities in JUPAS system, while non-JUPAS, international and mainland applicants could enter at most 3 outstanding achievements / experience in  in eAdmission.

PolyU reserves the right of not processing STARS applications in case that official supporting documents on the achievements in competitions/ activities cannot be provided. Any offers made under favourable admission conditions will be retracted.

 

In general, applications will be assessed according to the level of competitions / activities and the attainment.

Submission of supporting documents is compulsory. The requirements of the supporting documents are as follow:
1. official proof (e.g.  certificate / letter issued by organiser concerned / school;  medal / trophy with applicant's name; online results with valid hyperlink to the official website of the competition / activity / organiser concerned) of the applicants' participation in the competitions or activities concerned, and each must contain the following information:

  • Applicant's information (If applicant's name is not printed on the official proof, additional supporting documents issued by the organiser concerned or school must be provided to certify the applicant's participation);
  • Award / activity official name;
  • Year of participation;
  • Award type (if any); and
  • Translation in English or Chinese if the official proof is in a language other than English or Chinese.

2. in PDF, JPG, JPEG or PNG format and the maximum file size for each entry is 5MB (please note that the total file size for the whole application is 15MB).

Please check the details of individual schemes/ sub-schemes via this website. If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be notified by email. You are therefore strongly advised to check your registered email account regularly.

 

 

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