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

 

Admission 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 Ml/M2/Econ/Chem/Phys
And
Best 3 other subjects#

x1


x1.5

x1

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

 

Example of Admission Score Calculation (Before Bonus)

HKDSE Levels of results are converted as follows:

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

Example of admission 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 admission score calculation (before bonus) for two BSc programs and JS5312 BBA 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

^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) and Quantitative Finance (JS5332)

Interview is required for admission. The interview performance will be incorporated to the final admission score. Selected applicants from the JUPAS Band A pool will be invited for interviews.

For Global Business (JS5313), shortlisted applicants need to attend both first round School interview (Early May, 2020) and final round program interview (July 18, 2020).

For Quantitative Finance (JS5332), shortlisted applicants need to attend both first round School interview (Early May, 2020) and final round program interview (early June, 2020).

Final Band A GBUS/QFIN applicants whose HKDSE scores meet respective program shortlist requirements but were not shortlisted in May will be invited to the make-up interviews during July 15-17, 2020.

Other Business programs

Interview is not a must. Students invited for interview in early May 2020 will be considered for admission bonus and top-up scholarships. Final Band A applicants may receive extra bonus points from the higher score obtained from:

  • OEA/500-word personal statement (named "additional information" on the JUPAS from); or
  • Interview (if invited to attend)

The extra bonus points will apply to our Business programs (except Global Business and Quantitative Finance) included in applicants’ final Band A choices.

Selected candidates from the following will be invited for interviews and/ or 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 admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/cal/cal.html.

 

JUPAS Admissions Figures 2019

Median and lower-quartile scores of the 2019 JUPAS intake are as follows and at https://join.ust.hk/docs/adm_figures/2019_adm_figures.pdf.

ProgramJUPAS Main Round OffersMedianLower QuartileLower Quartile Per‐subject Average Score
Business and Management
(School-based admission)
301 36/56 35/56 4.4
BBA Economics 14 40/56 37/56 4.6
BBA Finance 45 45/59.5 44/59.5 5.2
BBA Global Business 20 52/56 50/56 6.3
BBA Information Systems 40 38/56 37/56 4.6
BBA Management 16 36/56 36/56 4.5
BBA Marketing 30 37/56 36/56 4.5
BBA Operations Management 7 36/56 35/56 4.4
BBA Professional Accounting 80 37/56 37/56 4.6
BSc Economics and Finance 27 48.5/59.5 47.5/59.5 5.6
BSc Quantitative Finance 16 53.5/59.5 51.5/59.5 6.1

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

 

Important Dates

18
Sep
19
Application starts
    4
    Dec
    19
    Application deadline
      8
      Jan
      20
      OEA submission
        Early
        May
        20
        Business School Interview
          20
          May
          20
          Deadline of program choices
            Early
            Jun
            20
            Final Interview (QFIN)
              8
              Jul
              20
              Release of HKDSE results
                9-11
                Jul
                20
                Final reprioritization of program choices
                  15-17
                  Jul
                  20
                  Make-up interviews (GBUS/QFIN)
                    18
                    Jul
                    20
                    Final Interview (GBUS)
                      3
                      Aug
                      20
                      JUPAS main round offer
                        Late
                        Aug
                        20
                        Program Registration
                          1
                          Sep
                          20
                          Term commencement

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