Admissions Information

Admission Routes

HKUST brings together a diverse group of undergraduates from a variety of academic, cultural and social backgrounds by recruiting students from around the world.

Each year, the Business School admits students to its BBA/BSc programs through four channels.

  • Joint University Program Admission Systems (JUPAS)
    For Hong Kong Secondary School students making applications based on their Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results.
  • International Qualifications
    For applicants with international qualifications (e.g. IBDP, GCEAL, SAT/AP, etc.).
  • Mainland Joint Entrance Examination (JEE / Gaokao) 
    For applicants who have taken the Joint Entrance Examination for Universities in People’s Republic of China (JEE / Gaokao).
  • Post Secondary 
    For applicants with post-secondary education background, including (i) graduates of or current students completing an associate degree or a higher diploma program at Hong Kong institutions and (ii) transfer students from local or overseas degree programs.

Timeline

JUPAS Admission – HKDSE

19
SEP
18
Application starts
    5
    Dec
    18
    Application deadline
      9
      Jan
      19
      OEA submission
        Early
        May
        19
        Business School Interview
          22
          May
          19
          Deadline of program choices
            Early
            Jun
            19
            Final Interview (QFIN)
              10
              Jul
              19
              Release of HKDSE results
                11-13
                Jul
                19
                Final reprioritization of program choices
                  17-19 
                  Jul
                  19
                  Make-up interviews (GBUS/QFIN)
                    20
                    Jul
                    19
                    Final Interview (GBUS)
                      5
                      Aug
                      19
                      JUPAS main round offer
                        Late
                        Aug
                        19
                        Program Registration
                          2
                          Sep
                          19
                          Term commencement

                            International/ Post Secondary Admission

                            17
                            SEP
                            18
                            Application opens
                              15
                              Nov
                              18
                              Deadline for early round application
                                7
                                Jan
                                19
                                Deadline for main round application
                                  Nov
                                  18
                                  onwards
                                  Interview (if applicable)
                                    Late-Dec
                                    18
                                    onwards
                                    Announcement of offers decision Late-Dec 2018 onwards
                                      Late-Jul
                                      19
                                      onwards
                                      Registration
                                        2
                                        Sep
                                        19
                                        Term commencement