85% of Hong Kong's eligible students get one of top three Jupas places

85% of Hong Kong's eligible students get one of top three Jupas places

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Some 85 per cent of the 21,297 people who are being offered places at local universities have been given one of their top three choices, the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (Jupas) Office announced yesterday.

Would-be students were able to log on to the websites of Jupas or the nine institutions to find out their results from 9am today.

Figures released by the office show that around 82 per cent of those given offers, or 17,609 students, will study degree courses, while the rest will take associate degree or higher diploma programmes.

The office “strongly” advised that applicants who receive an offer and wish to take it up should accept it first, pending rechecking and remarking of Diploma of Secondary Education exam papers.

About 40 per cent of the 74,131 candidates who sat for the Diploma of Secondary Education this year achieved the minimum scores required to enrol in local undergraduate programmes.

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