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 Admissions Scheme (SETDAS) 

The objective of HKBU Students with Exceptional Talent Direct Admissions 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 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 seeking for admission with non-DSE qualification for year one admission.

For 2024 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)

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

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

Individualised Pathway Programme

JS2950

Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Honours) in Individualised Major

Click here

* Requirement is subject to University's 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 2024 entry: 27 September 2023 – 3 January 2024. 
  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 notification under SETDAS before the release of public examination (e.g. IB, GCE) results. 
  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 fencing champion Mr. Cheung Ka-long, 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. 

 

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

 

TADAS.PNG?image_play_button_size=2x&image_crop_resized=960x540&image_play_button=1&image_play_button_color=00a1cce0
 

TADAS_CMS.PNG?image_play_button_size=2x&image_crop_resized=960x540&image_play_button=1&image_play_button_color=00a1cce0

  • To recognize the outstanding achievements of elite athletes in the community;
  • To promote the Whole‐person Education of HKBU;
  • To raise the University sport teams’ performance level;
  • To provide scholarship support to Hong Kong elite athletes for studying in HKBU;
  • To respond to the Government's appeal on providing opportunities and supports to elite athletes in tertiary education

This is a university‐wide admission programme in which eligible applicants, as listed below, could apply for their interested programmes (not limited to sport related programmes) through the TADAS.
 

  1. Any local 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; or
  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.

Application Deadline: 17 January 2024 (for JUPAS & Non-JUPAS applicants)

Application form:  https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/pdf/TADAS_application_form_2024.pdf

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

Admission Scholarship for Student-athletes

 

  • Student-athletes admitted via TADAS may be considered to receive scholarships of up to full or half tuition fees (i.e. HKD42,100 or HKD21,050 per year) upon their addmission.
  • The Scholarship is tenable for one to four years, subject to attainment of renewal requirements.
  • Two years' hostel accommodation will also be provided in the first two years of study with the second-year subject to availability, on condition that the scholarship is successfully renewed. The scholarship covers tuition fees
  • Recipients may concurrently receive other scholarships or awards from HKBU or other donors/organizations that subsidize their tuition fee provided that the total amount of "tuition‐waiver" scholarships received does not exceed the actual tuition fee paid, i.e. HKBU may adjust the amount of scholarship awarded accordingly.

 

Scholarship Renewal
 

Annual renewal of scholarship, if applicable, is subject to:

  • Annual average GPA of 2.30 or above
  • Good progress in sport training and performance
  • Contributions to the Sport Leadership Programme

   

  • Preparing the elite athletes to promote “Teamwork” and “Healthy Living”, which are two of the seven graduate attributes of HKBU under the whole‐person education development.
  • Acting as sport ambassadors, the elite athletes will be trained to give talks, public speeches, and sport demonstrations on campus, in schools, and community.

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 2024 HKDSE Examination.
  2. The nominee must apply for admission to universities through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) in parallel.

For the 2024 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)

EDB Link

Faculty of Arts

JS2025

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

EDB Link

School of Creative Arts

JS2060

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

EDB Link

School of Business

JS2110

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) - Accounting Concentration

EDB Link

School of Business

JS2120

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

EDB Link

School of Communication

JS2310

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

EDB Link

School of Creative Arts    JS2330   Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Film and Television

  EDB Link

School of Creative Arts

JS2340

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

EDB Link

School of Communication

JS2370

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Game Design and Animation

EDB Link

 School of Chinese Medicine   JS2410

  Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor
  of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science

  EDB Link
 School of Chinese Medicine   JS2420

 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in Chinese     Medicine

  EDB Link

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2620

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

EDB Link

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2660

Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)

EDB Link

School of Creative Arts

JS2810

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts

EDB Link

  Cross-disciplinary  JS2910    Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business 
  Computing and Data Analytics

  EDB Link

School of Creative Arts

JS2920

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

EDB Link

School of Creative Arts

JS2930

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration (Global

Entertainment)

EDB Link

Faculty of Social Sciences

JS2940

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

EDB Link

Individualised Pathway Programme

JS2950

Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Hons) in Individualised Major

EDB Link

Each secondary school is only allowed to submit one set of SNDAS nomination (covering a maximum of two student nominees) to the University by 6 December 2023. Changes after submission or submission after deadline will not be allowed.

The nomination form (https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/sndas_form) can be completed by either school principal or authorised teachers. Please prepare the following information before completing the nomination form:

  1. Verification Pin
    (The PIN has been sent to Secondary Schools by email on 16 October 2023 and by mail on 6 November 2023)
  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 2024.

 

  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

5 Oct - 6 Dec 2023

Nomination and application period

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

Nomination Form https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/sndas_form

Jan - Jun 2024 (Tentative)

Assessment of nomination

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

Late Jun 2024

Release of SNDAS offers

Universities to make firm offers to nominees

Late Jun 2024

Offer acceptance

Acceptance of firm offers by successful nominees

Late Jun 2024

Cancellation of JUPAS application

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

Mid Aug 2024

New Student Orientation

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

Sep 2024

New Academic Year (AY)

2024/25 AY commences

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

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Telephone: 3411 2200

Student Sharing

HO Pui Ying

nameHO Pui Ying

Physical Education and Recreation Management | Year 1

I am honoured to have been accepted by HKBU through the Direct Admission Scheme “SETDAS” in 2023; this has allowed me to pursue both my academic interests and athletic development, knowing that HKBU has always placed a strong emphasis on supporting athletes. In terms of academics, the university provides flexible class schedules and academic arrangements, providing me ample of learning space and the most suitable plan for completing my studies.

Studying in the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health (SPEH) has allowed me to acquire more knowledge related to sports and connect with outstanding classmates and professors from diverse backgrounds, providing me with a rich learning platform and opportunities for exchange, enabling my continuous growth and broadening my horizons. 

LIP Kin Kwan

nameLIP Kin Kwan

Physical Education and Recreation Management | Year 1

I am very grateful for the university’s acknowledgement of my sports performance and admitted me through the Talented Athletes Direct Admission Scheme (TADAS), making it possible for me to become a student-athlete in higher education. In-advance rescheduling of courses has provided flexibility to accommodate my sports training. Meanwhile, the university also carefully caters for my visual impairment by making fitting arrangements for classes and examinations. Having been away from school for a decade, I am also very thankful for the assistance by university staff and teachers, which helped me to fit in more quickly.
 

KWOK Chun Hei, Jimmy

nameKWOK Chun Hei, Jimmy

Physical Education and Recreation Management | Year 2

TADAS gives us full-time athletes the opportunity to attend Hong Kong Baptist University. TADAS provides us with a lot of support, helping us balance academics and sports, and encouraging us to develop in both directions. 

I have enjoyed the learning experience and environment at HKBU. The university provides student-athletes with a flexible schedule to handle academic work and sports. When I have something that I don’t understand, teachers and teaching assistants are willing to explain and assist me. In addition, teachers also encourage us to share our thoughts in class. Therefore, I am very grateful to HKBU and the Department of Sport, PE & Health for giving me so much support and help, so that I can have an amazing and enjoyable university learning experience.