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Applying PolyU Through STARS


Applicants can indicate their interests in joining Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS) in the section of the Other Experiences and Achievements (OEA) via eAdmission. They also need to complete a separate section in the main page for self-description and reference letter in order to be considered for STARS. For JUPAS applicants, they need to submit application in the section of Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS) directly via eAdmission. No modification is allowed once submission.

For JUPAS applicants with sports accomplishments who wish to participate in the Outstanding Sports Recommendation Scheme (OSRS) or its sub-scheme Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA), please submit application to Student Affairs Office. No modification is allowed once submission.

STARS for Applicants

PolyU Sports Talent

PolyU has all along been supportive to sports talent since the introduction of Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme (OSRS) in 1998. The OSRS and its sub-scheme, Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA) welcomes direct application via Student Affairs Office.

Other Experiences and Achievements (OEA) in Competitions / Activities

Applicants with outstanding non-academic achievements as recorded in the OEA section of the JUPAS application form (e.g. with awards/ prizes attained in prominent international competitions) will be considered for Special Talents Admission and Recognition Scheme (STARS).

STARS for Schools

School Principal’s Nominations (SPN)

SPN aims to give due recognition to JUPAS applicants who have outstanding achievements/ contributions in art, music, sports, community services, creativity and/or leadership, or other cultural activities areas.

Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship (MES)

MES is hosed by the Youth Development Commission. It is awarded to students who excel in sports, arts and/or community service. Secondary school principals are invited to nominate up to two Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education students of their school for the MES.

School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS)

SNDAS is proposed by the Education Bureau (EDB), aims at recognising the exceptional talent of students in specific disciplines that may not be fully assessed by the HKDSE Examination and providing opportunities for them to be considered for direct admission to local universities.

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