“Local candidate” means that you DO NOT require a student visa/entry permit to study in Hong Kong.
If you are a local candidate who is applying for admission on the strength of qualifications other than the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), you should apply through the Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme. For example, you may be studying:
If you are a non-local candidate, you should also apply through the Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme. The Faculty accepts applications from eligible non-local students. Competition for places is keen among local students, so non-local candidates must be exceptionally well qualified to gain admission.
All applicants for these programmes, both local and non-local, are required to have a good working knowledge of English and Cantonese:
Non-JUPAS candidates may be shortlisted on the basis of individual merits as shown by their academic record and other non-academic achievements for interview. The interviews are designed to assess your suitability for the programmes, including your motivation, attitude, leadership and general social awareness. Interviews will usually be conducted during the Christmas and Easter Holidays and/or in June/July/August.
After the interview, offers of admission will be made to candidates who have already satisfied the entrance requirements. Based on the interview performance and the academic results available, conditional offers may also be extended to some non-JUPAS candidates who have entered for an examination or examinations with a view to satisfying the entrance requirements by August. The offers are conditional upon their obtaining of the necessary examination results for submission to the University.