The Education Bureau (EDB) will launch a new round of applications under the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) tomorrow (December 7) to enable current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination candidates to make advance applications for full-time locally accredited post-secondary programmes that are not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) for the 2018/19 academic year (including most of the eligible programmes under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong). A total of 32 post-secondary institutions and their subsidiaries will take part in the new round of the E-APP.
"For the seventh year, the E-APP is providing a free electronic application platform for current HKDSE Examination candidates to lodge advance applications for sub-degree and undergraduate programmes in more than 30 self-financing post-secondary institutions," a spokesman for the EDB said.
Applicants will only need to complete and submit one application via the E-APP (www.eapp.gov.hk) to apply for most post-secondary programmes that are not covered under the JUPAS. Relevant institutions will process applications from the E-APP as early as possible and may give eligible candidates conditional offers before the announcement of HKDSE Examination results. In addition, the E-APP provides regular updates to the application status of applicants, including any invitation to interviews and availability of conditional offers, thereby allowing both the applicants and their secondary school teachers to monitor the application progress.
The E-APP's main round of applications will run from tomorrow until May 16, 2018, and the second round of applications will last from May 23 to June 30, 2018. In general, institutions will first process applications received in the main round.
"Before applying via the E-APP, students may browse the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education website (www.cspe.edu.hk) and the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS) (www.ipass.gov.hk), which provide information on post-secondary institutions and details of about 500 full-time locally accredited Higher Diploma, Associate Degree and undergraduate programmes that are not covered under the JUPAS for the 2018/19 academic year, including their tuition fees, entry requirements, and accreditation and recognition by relevant professional bodies. Institutions' estimated number of intake places, their application and admission arrangements for the 2018/19 academic year as well as their past admission scores and graduate statistics will also be uploaded onto the Concourse website," the spokesman added.
The iPASS will also provide information on full-time University Grants Committee-funded undergraduate programmes offering senior year places, and self-financing top-up degree programmes in the 2018/19 academic year, so as to help graduates and students of sub-degree programmes plan for their further studies.