Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes
What is E-APP?
Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) is a one-stop online application system for post-secondary programmes developed by the Education Bureau. Candidates sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) in the current academic year may lodge advance applications for full-time locally-accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes that are not covered by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) via the E-APP before the release of HKDSE results.
The Education Bureau (EDB) will launch a new round of applications under the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) (www.eapp.gov.hk) tomorrow (December 7) to enable current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination candidates to make advance applications for full-time locally accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes that are not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) for the 2024/25 academic year (including sub-degree programmes under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors and most of the eligible programmes under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong). Around 30 post-secondary institutions and their subsidiaries will take part in the new round of the E-APP.
The main round of E-APP applications will run from tomorrow until May 20, 2024, and the second round of applications will last from May 24 to July 8, 2024. In general, institutions will first process applications received in the main round.
Eligible students engaged in a full-time locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary education programme at sub-degree (i.e. associate degree or higher diploma) or degree level may apply for financial assistance under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and / or the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) through “SFO E-link – My Applications” of the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). For details of the two schemes, please refer to FASP and NLSPS.
Applicants should be registered as full-time students of programmes covered by FASP and NLSPS in the 2023/24 academic year before submitting their applications. Students pursuing newly-accredited programmes are required to submit the application within one calendar month from the date of programme accreditation. The recommended submission schedule of respective institutions for new students will be announced in the WFSFAA’s website in mid-August.