JUPAS Applicants

For local applicants applying via Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) on the basis of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) results.

Minimum Entrance Requirements For Business Programs

In order to be considered for admission to the Business School, applicants are required to achieve the following minimum grades in four core subjects plus two electives.

EnglishChineseMathematicsLiberal StudiesX1X2/M1/M2^
Level 4 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3

^Remarks:
Extended modules in Mathematics (M1/M2) = Elective
Other language subjects ≠ Elective
Applied Learning subjects ≠ Elective

For more details about the University’s 2024 admission requirement (apply to students in secondary 4 in the academic year 2021/22), please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/updates.

 

Admissions Score Calculation And Subject Weighting

JUPAS CODESPROGRAMSSCORE FORMULAEWEIGHTING
JS5300 Business and Management English x2
JS5311 BBA Economics Math. (compulsory module) x2
JS5313 BBA Global Business Best 4 other subjects#      x1
JS5314 BBA Information Systems
JS5315 BBA Management
JS5316 BBA Marketing
JS5317 BBA Operations Management
JS5318 BBA Professional Accounting
JS5312 BBA Finance English x2
JS5331 BSc Economics and Finance Math. (compulsory module) x2
JS5332 BSc Quantitative Finance Better of
Best 4 other subjects#
Or
Best of M1/M2/Econ/Chem/Phys 
And
Best 3 other subjects#

x1


x1.5 

x1

JS5814 BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence

Better of 
Best 4 other subjects# 
Or 
Best of M1/M2 
And 
Best 3 other subjects#


x1

x1.5 

x1

JS5822 BSc Sustainable and Green Finance (New in 2022/23) 

Better of
Best 4 other subjects#
Or
Best of M1/M2/Econ/Chem/Phys 
And
Best 3 other subjects#

x1


x1.5 

x1

#Remarks: Best 3/ best 4 subjects include core subjects, category A electives and M1/M2

 

Example of Admissions Score Calculation (Before Bonus)

A new conversion scale for HKDSE results of level 5 and above will be adopted from 2022 onwards. Details will be announced in due course.

The scores presented on this webpage are converted on the existing scale as follows:

DSE Subject LevelAdmissions Score
5** 7
5* 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1

Example of admissions score calculation (before bonus) for all BBA programs except JS5312 BBA Finance:

English LanguageChinese LanguageMath (Comp)Liberal StudiesBAFSBiologyGeographyM1
5 3 4 5 5** 5 5* 4

Admissions score (before bonus)

= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + best 4 other subjects
= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + BAFS + Geography + Liberal Studies + Biology
= (2 x 5) + (2 x 4) + 7 + 6 + 5 + 5
= 41 (Maximum attainable score: 56)


Example of admissions score calculation (before bonus) for JS5331 BSc Economics and Finance, JS5332 BSc Quantitative Finance, JS5312 BBA Finance and JS5822 BSc Sustainable and Green Finance:

English LanguageChinese LanguageMath (Comp)Liberal StudiesBAFSBiologyGeographyM1
5 3 4 5 5** 5 5* 4

Admissions score (before bonus)

Option A: Using (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + best 4 other subjects
= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + BAFS + Geography + Liberal Studies + Biology
= (2 x 5) + (2 x 4) + 7 + 6 + 5 + 5
= 41

Option B: Using (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + (1.5 x best of M1/M2/Econ/Chem/Phy) + best 3 other subjects
= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + BAFS + Geography + (1.5 x M1) + Liberal Studies
= (2 x 5) + (2 x 4) + 7 + 6 + 6 + 5
= 42

We will take higher score: Option B score 42 (Maximum attainable score: 59.5)


Bonus Points And Interviews

Subject bonus

Bonus points will be awarded to the next best subject (i.e. the 7th subject)^ from:

  • Core or elective subjects; or
  • Other languages; or
  • Applied learning subjects

^Remarks: Level 3 or above (or “Attained with distinction” for Applied Learning subjects) is required for bonus point calculation

Interviews / extra bonus points

Global Business (JS5313), Economics and Finance (JS5331), Quantitative Finance (JS5332), Risk Management and Business Intelligence (JS5814) and Sustainable and Green Finance (JS5822)

Interview is required for admission to the five programs listed above (JS5313, JS5331, JS5332, JS5814 and JS5822). The interview performance will be incorporated to the final admissions score. Selected applicants from the JUPAS Band A pool will be invited to attend respective program interview starting from late May, after the HKDSE examination. Final Band A applicants whose HKDSE scores meet respective program shortlist requirements but were not shortlisted before HKDSE results release will be invited to the make-up interviews in July/August, after the release of HKDSE result. 

Other Business programs

Final Band A applicants may receive extra bonus points from either interview or their OEA/500-word personal statement (named "additional information" on the JUPAS from).

The extra bonus points will apply to our Business programs (except JS5313, JS5331, JS5332, JS5814 and JS5822) included in applicants’ final Band A choices.

Selected candidates from the following will be invited for interviews & engagement activities:

  • Applicants from the JUPAS Band A pool (interviews & engagement activities in May-June)
  • Participants of HKUST activities like Business YoungStars, Business Summer Camp and Summer Institute (Business courses) (interviews & engagement activities in May-June)

JUPAS Score Calculator

For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/admissions/jupas#calculator.

JUPAS Admissions Figures 2021

The scores presented are calculated based on the 7-point scale (5** =7 5*=6,5=5, 4=4,3=3,2=2, 1=1).

Median and lower-quartile scores, with weightings applied where appropriate, of the JUPAS 2021 intake are as follows:

ProgramJUPAS Main Round OffersMedian^Lower Quartile^Lower Quartile Per‐subject Average Score
Business and Management
(School-based admission)
340 34/56 33/56 4.1
BBA Economics 35 36/56 34/56 4.3
BBA Finance 45 44.5/59.5 43.5/59.5 5.1
BBA Global Business 20 50/56 48/56 6.0
BBA Information Systems 40 37/56 36/56 4.5
BBA Management 24 35/56 34/56 4.3
BBA Marketing 25 35/56 33/56 4.1
BBA Operations Management Due to the small intake of the program, admissions figures are not suitable for references.     
BBA Professional Accounting 70 37/56 36/56 4.5
BSc Economics and Finance 27 46.5/59.5 46/59.5 5.4
BSc Quantitative Finance 20 53/59.5 51.5/59.5 6.1
BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence 24 44.5/59.5 43/59.5 5.1

For the new program BSc Sustainable and Green Finance (JS5822), it is expected that the admission score will be on par with BBA Finance.

Note: The median and lower quartile may change from year to year depending on the pool of applicants. For Economics and Finance, Global Business,  Quantitative Finance and Risk Management and Business Intelligence, HKDSE score is a major factor but not the sole factor for admission.

Important Dates (for 2022 Sep Intake)

The important dates below are for general reference. Due to the uncertainty owing to COVID-19, the important dates, especially the interview schedule, may need to be adjusted at short notice. 


Oct 
2021
Application starts
    8
    Dec
    2021
    Application deadline
      5
      Jan
      2022
      OEA submission
        Late May - Early Jun
        2022
        HKUST Business School interview

          June
          2022
          Deadline for updating program choices
            Late May - Jun
            2022
            Program interview (ECOF, GBUS, QFIN, RMBI and SGFN)
              20
              Jul
              2022
              Release of HKDSE results
                21-23 
                Jul
                2022
                Final reprioritization of program choices
                  Jul-Aug 
                  2022
                  Make-up program interview (ECOF, GBUS, QFIN, RMBI and SGFN)
                    10 
                    Aug
                    2022
                    JUPAS main round offer
                      Mid 
                      Aug
                      2022
                      Program registration

                        Sep
                        2022
                        Term commencement

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