“PolyU Virtual JUPAS Consultation Day 2022: Admissions Strategies” coming soon; Introducing new arrangements on undergraduate admissions and curriculum
16 May 2022
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will hold the "PolyU Virtual JUPAS Consultation Day 2022: Admissions Strategies" in the afternoon of 21 May 2022 (1-5pm, Saturday). During the event, Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) applicants will obtain the latest updates on PolyU’s programmes. This will enable them to re-evaluate and update their programme choices by 1 June 2022, and to finalise their programme choices by 23 July 2022 after 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.
This year, the Consultation Day will continue to be held online. The Academic Registry will host a seminar on “admissions strategies and interview skills”, to share the latest admissions arrangements, strategy on programme selection and essential interview skills with participants. Academic units will also organise a series of online programme information seminars and Q&A sessions during the event. JUPAS applicants will have opportunities to learn more about the entrance requirements, programme curricula and features, and learning journey of their preferred disciplines/programmes. Participants can also dial in "Admissions Chat Box" (Tel: 2333-0600) to obtain admissions information from admissions representatives during the event.
Starting from the 2022/23 academic year, except for some specialised programmes, there will be departmental scheme-based admission for all programmes. Under this arrangement, students admitted to PolyU will first select a departmental scheme and undertake the common courses of the department, before selecting their Major in their second academic year. This will allow them more time to gain a better understanding of their own interests and aspirations, so that they can make the most suitable choice of Major.
PolyU is committed to nurturing “leaders of tomorrow” by providing the knowledge and skillsets that are essential in our modern society. In view of this, two new programme elements, namely “Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis” (AIDA) and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” (IE), will be incorporated into the General University Requirements starting from next academic year. Students can also opt for a secondary Major or a Minor in AIDA and IE.
PolyU will continue to adopt flexible arrangements with regard to the minimum entrance requirements for JUPAS applicants in the 2022/23 academic year. 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:
- attained a total score of 26 points# or above in their best five subjects;
- selected PolyU’s degree programmes as their Band A choices, i.e. their first three priorities, in JUPAS; and
- passed an admission interview.
PolyU is also offering a variety of admission schemes to provide quality tertiary education to students with special talents. In addition to the Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA) and the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme (OSRS), which provide opportunities for outstanding student-athletes to pursue their undergraduate studies, the University will commence the “Special Talents Admission Scheme” in the coming academic year. Students who have demonstrated remarkable talents in sports, arts and culture, community service and leadership, and STEM will be considered under this scheme. It aims to serve as an alternative admission route for those whose exceptional achievements cannot be fully reflected in their HKDSE results. While all applicants to PolyU’s undergraduate programmes, based on the non-academic achievements submitted in their applications, will be automatically considered for this scheme, JUPAS applicants who are interested in this scheme are encouraged to prioritise their PolyU programmes choices. Selection panels will assess these applications and will make result announcement from June 2022 onwards.
Please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/conday and register for the Consultation Day seminars via the online form.
JUPAS programme information is available at the Study@PolyU website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/study .
For enquiries about the event, please call 2333-0600 or email to email@example.com.
#HKDSE level attainments will be converted to score points where Level 5**=8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1
Ms Ellena Kam
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