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 6). The system enables students currently studying for the HKDSE to apply, before results are released, for full-time, locally accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes that are not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (Jupas) for the 2019/20 academic year.
The available programmes include most of the eligible programmes under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies. More than 30 post-secondary institutions and their subsidiaries will take part in the new round of the E-APP.
The E-App is a free electronic application platform. Applicants may use it to complete one application for most post-secondary programmes that are not covered under Jupas. Relevant institutions will process applications from the E-App as early as possible and may give eligible candidates conditional offers before HKDSE results are released.
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The main round of E-App applications will run from tomorrow until May 14, 2019, and the second round of applications will last from May 21 to June 30, 2019. In general, institutions will first process applications received in the main round.
A spokesman for the EDB recommended students browse the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education website before applying via the E-App. The site contains information on the institutions and about 450 programmes, as well as fees, entry requirements, and accreditation and recognition by relevant professional bodies. Past admission scores and graduate statistics will also be available on the site.
The Concourse 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 2019/20 academic year, so as to help graduates and students of sub-degree programmes plan for their further studies.