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

20
SEP
17
Application starts
    6
    Dec
    17
    Application deadline
      24
      Jan
      18
      OEA submission
        Early
        May
        18
        Business School Interview
          23
          May
          18
          Deadline of program choices
            9
            Jun
            18
            Final Interview (QFIN)
              11
              Jul
              18
              Release of HKDSE results
                12-14
                Jul
                18
                Final reprioritization of program choices
                  18-20
                  Jul
                  18
                  Final Interview (GBUS)
                    18-20
                    Jul
                    18
                    Make-up interviews (GBUS/QFIN)
                      6
                      Aug
                      18
                      JUPAS main round offer
                        Late
                        Aug
                        18
                        Program Registration
                          3
                          Sep
                          18
                          Term commencement

                            International/ Post Secondary Admission

                            15
                            SEP
                            17
                            Application opens
                              15
                              Nov
                              17
                              Deadline for early round application
                                5
                                Jan
                                18
                                Deadline for main round application
                                  Nov
                                  17
                                  onwards
                                  Interview (if applicable)
                                    Late-Dec
                                    17
                                    onwards
                                    Announcement of offers decision Late-Dec 2017 onwards
                                      Late-Jul
                                      18
                                      onwards
                                      Registration
                                        3
                                        Sep
                                        18
                                        Term commencement