Reprioritising of Programme Choices under JUPAS
As the saying goes, “opportunity is open to those well prepared for it”. The HKDSE results will be released soon, have you prepared yourself for the multiple possibilities of your study path?
FOUR Principles for Reprioritising of Programme Choices under JUPAS
Students have the opportunity of reprioritising their programme choices under JUPAS after the announcement of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results. In doing so, we have extracted some necessary tips for your preparation in reprioritising your programme choices and choosing post-secondary programmes. The principles are:
- Understand your interests, abilities and career aspirations. Interest should be the most important factor affecting your choice. Think carefully about which programmes you really like and the planning after graduation. It is a precious time to study undergraduate programmes which last for four years. Your university life will not be happy if you study in a programme you have no interest at all.
- Refer to the past records of admission qualification of your preferred programmes. HKDSE candidates may refer to the past records of admission qualification of the programmes you prefer and pay attention to the number of intakes of each programme. There will be about 41 238 candidates in this year’s HKDSE. It is anticipated that the competition is very keen.
- Check whether you will be able to meet the programme entrance requirements of individual universities; list the programme in Band A if you are given a “conditional offer” or “bonus points”.
- If you are interested in certain professional subjects, apply both a general programme which provides a major selective in the second year as well as a dedicated professional programme.
For more please visit “Principles for Reprioritising of Programme Choices under Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) and Tips for Choosing Post-secondary Programmes not covered by JUPAS” of the “Careers Guidance Handbook for Secondary School Graduates 2020” published by the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters.