SCHOOL NOMINATIONS DIRECT ADMISSION SCHEME (SNDAS)

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OVERVIEW
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School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) is a new school nominations scheme introduced by the Education Bureau (EDB) and takes effect from the 2022/23 entry.

SNDAS aims at recognising the talent of local students that could not be fully assessed by the HKDSE. Local students pursuing the local secondary curriculum and taking the 2022 HKDSE examination, and in parallel hold a valid JUPAS application for 2022/23 entry will be eligible for nomination by respective local secondary schools under SNDAS to participating UGC-funded programs. 

Eligible students who wish to be nominated by their secondary schools to HKUST under SNDAS shall submit an online application to HKUST online application system following specific timeline. For full details of SNDAS and enquiries, please refer to the official SNDAS page by HKSAR Government.

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TIMELINE AND IMPORTANT DATES
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27 Sep 2021
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Online application system opens
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8 Dec 2021
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Deadline for application and nomination under SNDAS to HKUST
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May 2022
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Mandatory interviews for shortlisted SNDAS nominees
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Late Jun 2022
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Release of SNDAS firm offer for acceptance by offer recipients
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HKUST REQUIREMENTS FOR SNDAS

In order to be considered, all SNDAS nominees must fulfil all of the following:

Program applied and JUPAS Band A choice
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The program applied via SNDAS is also your JUPAS Band A choice.

OEA and SLP in JUPAS Application
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Submit both the Other Experiences and Achievements in Competition / Activities (OEA) and the Student Learning Profile (SLP) in their JUPAS application.

English Language Admissions Requirements
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Program-specific Admissions Requirements
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Meet the Program-specific Admissions Requirements.

Admissions Interview
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Attendance at the admissions interview is compulsory.

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PROGRAMS FOR SNDAS
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SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
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International Research Enrichment (JS5101)

Nominees need to be the member of Hong Kong team of the following Olympiad competitions in the past 3 years:

•    International Mathematical Olympiad
•    International Physics Olympiad
•    International Biology Olympiad

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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BSc in Integrative Systems and Design (JS5211)

Nominees are required to submit ‘Design & Technology Project’ experience document and attend the admissions interview/ team-based design challenge

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
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BBA in Global Business (JS5313)
Nominees are required to fulfill the following program-specific requirements.
Have outstanding track records and dedication / contribution in:
  • Leadership and/or driving change in student bodies or extra-curriculum activities
  • Community engagement, sports, arts and culture, e.g. with relevant awards / scholarships, regional / national representative in international events, etc
Possess the following student attributes:
  • Genuine interest and potential in business study
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Strong team player with good communication skills
  • Competence to solve problems with analytical techniques
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  • Outstanding academic track record that demonstrates the potential to perform well in the program
  • Good global perspective / outlook, e.g. participation/ involvement in global-related activities

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BBA in Information Systems (JS5314)
Nominees are required to fulfill the following program-specific requirements.
Have outstanding track records of dedication / contribution in:
  • Developing new information system / technology applications
  • Enhancing existing information systems / technology applications
Possess the following student attributes:
  • Genuine interest and potential in business study
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Effective communications
  • Competence to solve problems with analytical techniques
  • Structured and logical mind-set
  • Insightful of business and social problems and how information technology can potentially help
Have:
  • Demonstrated curiosity and inquisitive towards new information technology design and underpinning

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BBA in Operations Management (JS5317)
Nominees are required to fulfill the following program-specific requirements.
Have outstanding track records of dedication / contribution in:
  • Striving for excellence and challenging achievements
  • Learning new business concepts, practices and technology
Possess the following student attributes:
  • Genuine interest and potential in business study
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Effective communications
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Competence to solve problems with analytical techniques
  • Able to align people and technology for better business performance
  • Work well in cross-functional teams from planning to execution
  • Curious about how things work and can be improved

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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
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BSc in Global China Studies (JS5411)

Nominees with satisfactory attainment in HKDSE Chinese Language are preferred

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BSc in Quantitative Social Analysis (JS5412)

Nominees with satisfactory attainment in HKDSE Mathematics (Compulsory Part) and Mathematics Extended Part (M1/M2) are preferred

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INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS OFFICE
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BSc in Environmental Management and Technology (JS5812)

Nominees with active participation in environmental projects and / or activities in Hong Kong and / or in international settings are preferred

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BEng / BSc & BBA in Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management (JS5901)
Nominees are required to fulfill the following program-specific requirements.
Nominees are:
  • Awardees of entrepreneurship / technology-related competitions; OR
  • Development of large scale, innovative software or hardware projects, or any related scientific or technological endeavor with clear potential or demonstrable effectiveness and applicability to solving important societal problems
Nominees should:
  • Be taking one of the following HKDSE subjects: Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Combined Science / Information and Communication Technology
  • Demonstrate special passion and talents in technology entrepreneurship / invention

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Does SNDAS accept applications from non-local students?
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SNDAS only accepts local students pursuing local secondary curriculum and taking HKDSE Examinations. 

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If I have an offer from SNDAS, what will happen to my JUPAS application?
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You need to decide whether to accept the offer by the offer acceptance deadline as stipulated in the offer letter. Once the offer is accepted, your JUPAS applications will automically be removed from the JUPAS application system and you will not be considered / accepted by other JUPAS programs in the same Entry Year regardless of your HKDSE Examination results.

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What happens if I did not receive/ rejected the SNDAS offer?
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Your JUPAS application will continue to be processed and considered by the JUPAS-participating institutions for admissions after the release of 2022 HKDSE Examinaton results.

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Can I be nominated for both School Principal’s Nominations Scheme (SPN) of JUPAS and SNDAS at the same time?
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No, students nominated for the SPN under JUPAS will not be eligible for nomination under SNDAS and vice versa.

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Do HKUST programs have specific subject requirements for their SNDAS applicants?
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All HKUST SNDAS applicants must fulfil the University’s English Language Admissions Requirements in order to be considered for admissions, whereas some programs also prefer good performance in specific subjects in their admissions requirements. Applicants should upload their official English result certificate to their online application by May 2022.

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