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Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP)

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) for Academic Year 2019/20

Vacant Subsidised Places -  Local non-JUPAS Applicants (10% Unfilled Intake Places)


Deadline for application: 26 August 2019, 5:00 p.m.


The intake places of programmes under the SSSDP are mainly allocated through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). Should there be unfilled intake places after all admission rounds of JUPAS, the SSSDP participating institution will admit local non-JUPAS applicants* via direct admission of no more than 10% of the subsidised places of each selected programme.


The number of unfilled intake places for each SSSDP programme, if available, and details of the application arrangement will be announced via this website after 10:00 a.m., 24 August 2019.  Interested local non-JUPAS applicants* may submit your applications for these unfilled SSSDP intake places after 10:00 a.m., 24 August 2019.  Applications should be made via an online platform by the deadline at 5:00 p.m., 26 August 2019.  Late application will not be considered.  
For enquiries, please contact the Registry via the hotline at  3890 8000 / 2176 1456 and/or email at


Applicants applied for 2019 JUPAS are NOT eligible to apply for the bachelor's degree programme (Year 1 Entry) under the SSSDP through Direct Admission – Local non-JUPAS Applicants (10% Unfilled Intake Places).


*Local non-JUPAS applicants are referred to:

  1. those without any HKDSE Examination results (Past and/or Current); or
  2. those with other academic results only; or

  3. those with a combination of HKDSE Examination and other academic results which TOGETHER may make them eligible for application to the 9 JUPAS participating-institutions and the SSSDP institutions but have not applied for 2019 admission through the JUPAS.