HKBU launches three Direct Admission Schemes with the aim of recognising the talent of local applicants that could not be fully assessed by the national / international examinations alone. These schemes provide opportunities for local applicants who have demonstrated exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines / areas to be considered for direct admission to HKBU.

HKBU Students with Exceptional Talent Direct Admission Scheme (SETDAS) 

The objective of HKBU Students with Exceptional Talent Direct Admission Scheme (SETDAS) is to embrace diversity in admissions and to give due recognition to applicants who are with exceptional talents which may not be fully reflected in their academic performance. In essence, SETDAS is a “programme-student matching exercise” in recognition of applicants with special talents. The Scheme features are summarised as follows:

 

  1. Self-nominate by applicants who are local students applying for year one of study
  2. Recognise exceptional talents in different areas e.g., sports, music, cultural activities, creativity, leadership and others
  3. Offer opportunities for direct admissions before release of public examination results

 

The general and programme entrance requirements will be exempted for students with exceptional talents/ achievements who have been rigorously assessed and considered eligible for admissions by respective programmes.

 

 

Local applicants applying for year one admission.

For 2023 entry, the following UGC-funded programmes offered by HKBU will participate in SETDAS:

Faculties/ Programmes

JUPAS Catalogue No.

Name of Programme

SETDAS Admission Requirements

Faculty of Arts

JS2020

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Chinese Language and Literature / Creative and Professional Writing / English Language and Literature / Humanities / Translation)

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Faculty of Arts

JS2025

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2060

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Music (Hons) (Music / Creative Industries)

Click here

School of Business

JS2110

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) - Accounting Concentration

Click here

School of Business

JS2120

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Click here

School of Communication

JS2310

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Journalism and Digital Media / Public Relations and Advertising)

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2340

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Acting for Global Screen

Click here

School of Communication

JS2370

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Game Design and Animation

Click here

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2620

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Physical Education and Recreation Management

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2810

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2920*

Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hons) in Arts and Technology*

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School of Creative Arts

JS2930*

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration (Global Entertainment)*

Click here

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2940*

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) / Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Innovation in Health and Social Well-Being*

Click here

Personalised Pathway Programme

JS2950*

Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Hons)*

Click here

*Subject to approval

  1. Please read carefully the application and admissions requirements specified by respective programmes.
  2. Applicants are required to submit online application and required supporting documents which are verified by respective secondary schools or awarding organisations with an official stamp or seal via the SETDAS Online Application System: https://iss.hkbu.edu.hk/amsappl_nj/.
  3. Application period for 2023 entry: 5 October 2022 – 4 January 2023. 
  1. Each applicant can apply for admissions up to two SETDAS participating programmes. Change of programme choices after submission will not be accommodated.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to admission interviews/ tests/ auditions and other assessments as determined by the relevant participating programmes.
  3. In general, successful applicants may receive a firm offer under SETDAS before the release of public examination (e.g. HKDSE) results. They will then decide whether to accept the SETDAS offer, or to remain as JUPAS or non-JUPAS candidates for admissions on the strength of HKDSE or other qualifications.
  4. Provision of any false/ misleading information or failure to provide the requested supporting documents may lead to disqualification of your application for admissions or cancellation of the admission offer, wherever appropriate.

For enquiry on the SETDAS, please contact the Admissions Office of Academic Registry:

Email: ardirect@hkbu.edu.hk

Telephone: 3411 2200

HKBU Talented Athletes Direct Admission Scheme (TADAS)

 

Over the years, it is encouraging to witness that there is an increasing number of talented athletes in the community who choose to pursue their aspirations in higher education while continuing to strive for excellence in sports achievements.

To offer our due commitment in supporting the talented athletes in the community, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) launched the Elite Athletes Admission Scheme (EAAS) in 2016 and has since admitted more than 70 student-athletes to study programmes at undergraduate level across a wide spectrum of disciplines in Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Science, and Communication. Some shining examples are the Olympic medalist Ms. Sarah Lee the Paralympic medalist Mr. Daniel Chan, and the Asian Games medalist Ms. Joey Chan and Mr. Max Lee.

Building on the solid foundation of the EAAS, HKBU has enhanced EAAS and launched the “Talented Athletes Direct Admission Scheme” (TADAS)* (i.e. the UGC SALSA*) specifically for local talented athletes who wish to study at our University to achieve their full potentials in both sports and academic pursuit. For the 2022 entry, the University is proud to have admitted six talented athletes including the Olympic fencing champion Mr. Cheung Ka-long.

 

* Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA) introduced by the University Grants Council (UGC). 

  1. Any athletes who are eligible to represent Hong Kong in regional and international competitions; and
  2. Recognised sports ranking and achievements; and
  3. Nominated by sports institutions such as the Hong Kong Sports Institute or other sports associations; and
  4. Retired athletes of the HKSAR sport teams who have achieved outstanding results in regional and international sport competitions such as Olympic Games or Asian; and Games
  5. Students nominated under the School Principal’s Nominations Scheme (SPN) under JUPAS or the School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) will not be eligible for TADAS (i.e. UGC SALSA), and vice versa. In the event that a TADAS applicant is also nominated for SPN/SNDAS, his/her TADAS application will automatically be disqualified.

 

  1. Evidence of sports ranking and achievements
  2. Interview performance
  3. Reference / Recommendation letters of coaches and other referees such as former teachers as appropriate
  4. Self-statement stating applicants’ interests, future plans, and the commitment to complete the academic studies
  5. Applicants will be individually evaluated through a holistic assessment, where academic merits may not be the major consideration. All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and their individual suitability will be assessed by the Review Panel.
  1. Individualized mentoring support, academic advice, psychological counselling and career planning
  2. Flexibility in study arrangement to take care of student-athletes’ training and competition schedules
  3. Provision of extension of normal study period

Application Deadline: 4 January 2023

Application form:  https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/uploads/en/download/pdf/TADAS-application-form_2023.pdf

Please submit the completed application form to 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Kanny Lee at Tel no. 3411-8034 / Email: kannylee@hkbu.edu.hk

School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS)

School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS)

The School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS) is introduced by the Education Bureau (EDB) with the aim of recognising the talent of local secondary students that could not be fully assessed by the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE).  The objective of SNDAS is to give due recognition to applicants who have contributed to social services or made outstanding achievements in non-academic areas or who have demonstrated leadership abilities.

To align with the spirit of the SNDAS, the University would exercise greater flexibility in considering and admitting SNDAS student nominees.

  1. The nominee must be local students pursuing the local secondary curriculum and taking the 2023 HKDSE Examination.
  2. The nominee must apply for admission to universities through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) in parallel.

For 2023 entry, the following UGC-funded programmes offered by HKBU will participate in SNDAS:

Faculties/ Programmes

JUPAS Catalogue No.

Name of Programme

Programme and Admission Requirements

Faculty of Arts

JS2020

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Chinese Language and Literature / Creative and Professional Writing / English Language and Literature / Humanities / Translation)

Click here

Faculty of Arts

JS2025

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2060

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Music (Hons) (Music / Creative Industries)

Click here

School of Business

JS2110

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) - Accounting Concentration

Click here

School of Business

JS2120

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Click here

School of Communication

JS2310

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Journalism and Digital Media / Public Relations and Advertising)

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2340

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Acting for Global Screen

Click here

School of Communication

JS2370

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Game Design and Animation

Click here

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2620

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Physical Education and Recreation Management

Click here

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2660

Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2810

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2920

Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hons) in Arts and Technology

Click here

School of Creative Arts

JS2930

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration (Global

Entertainment)

Click here

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2940

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) / Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Innovation in Health and Social Well-Being

Click here

Personalised Pathway Programme

JS2950

Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Hons)

Click here

Each secondary school is only allowed to submit one set of SNDAS nomination (covering a maximum of two student nominees) to the University by 7 December 2022. Changes after submission or submission after deadline will not be allowed.

The nomination form can be completed by either school principal or authorised teachers. Please prepare the following information before completing the nomination form:

  1. Verification Pin
    (Please refer to the letter we have sent to the school principal in mid-October 2022)
  2. School Code
  3. School Name
  4. Information of School Principal
  5. Information of Contact Person (Authorised Teacher)
  6. Name(s) of the nominee(s)
  7. JUPAS application number(s) of the nominee(s)

Supporting documents such as school report, transcript, other qualifications, etc. of the nominee(s) are NOT required at this stage. Nominees are required to pass the supporting documents, such as school reports, transcripts, other qualifications, etc., to their respective secondary school for verification with an official school stamp or seal. Individual programmes may require the nominees to provide respective documents for verification and assessment before/during the interview which will be held between January and June 2023.

 

  1. Each local secondary school has a quota of two nominations for nominating students with exceptional talents and interests in specific disciplines / areas.
  2. Each student nominee can apply for admission to one designated University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded undergraduate programme participating in SNDAS.
  3. SNDAS nominees should place their HKBU programme choice in Band A (i.e. top 3 priority).

Student nominees CANNOT simultaneously apply for admission to universities via the School Principal's Nominations  Scheme (SPN) under JUPAS or the University Grants Committee's Student-Athlete Learning Support and Admission Scheme (SALSA) (i.e. HKBU Talented Athletes Direct Admission Scheme (TADAS)).

Schedule

Event

Details

6 Oct - 7 Dec 2022

Nomination and application period

School Principals to submit SNDAS applications to HKBU via online system:

Nomination Form

Jan - Jun 2023 (Tentative)

Assessment of nomination

The University to review nominations and arrange interviews / tests for nominees

Late Jun 2023

Release of SNDAS offers

Universities to make firm offers to nominees

Late Jun 2023

Offer acceptance

Acceptance of firm offers by successful nominees

Late Jun 2023

Cancellation of JUPAS application

JUPAS Office to cancel JUPAS applications of nominees who have accepted firm offers

Mid Aug 2023

New Student Orientation

New students to participate in orientation activities and course pre-registration

Sep 2023

New Academic Year (AY)

2023/24 AY commences

For enquiry on the SNDAS, please contact the Admissions Office of Academic Registry:

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Telephone: 3411 2200