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 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

#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), Economics and Finance (JS5331), Quantitative Finance (JS5332) and Risk Management and Business Intelligence (JS5814)

Interview is required for admission to Global Business (JS5313), Economics and Finance (JS5331), Quantitative Finance (JS5332) and Risk Management and Business Intelligence (JS5814). The interview performance will be incorporated to the final admission score. Selected applicants from the JUPAS Band A pool will be invited to attend respective program interview in June 2021.

Final Band A applicants whose HKDSE scores meet respective program shortlist requirements but were not shortlisted in June will be invited to the make-up interviews in July/August 2021.

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 form).

The extra bonus points will apply to our Business programs (except Global Business, Economics and Finance, Quantitative Finance, and Risk Management and Business Intelligence) included in applicants' final Band A choices.

Applicants from the JUPAS Band A and B pool will be invited for engagement activities in June.

Participants of HKUST activities like Business YoungStars, Business Summer Camp and Summer Institute (Business courses) will also be invited for engagment activities in June.

JUPAS Score Calculator

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

 

JUPAS Admissions Figures 2020

Median and lower-quartile scores, with weightings applied where appropriate, of the 2020 JUPAS intake are as follows:

ProgramJUPAS Main Round OffersMedianLower QuartileLower Quartile Per‐subject Average Score
Business and Management
(School-based admission)
295 35/56 34/56 4.3
BBA Economics 15 37/56 35/56 4.4
BBA Finance 45 44/59.5 43/59.5 5.1
BBA Global Business 20 49/56 47/56 5.9
BBA Information Systems 32 39/56 36/56 4.5
BBA Management 10 37/56 35/56 4.4
BBA Marketing 17 36/56 35/56 4.4
BBA Operations Management Due to the small intake of the program, admission figures are not suitable for references.     
BBA Professional Accounting 55 37/56 36/56 4.5
BSc Economics and Finance 27 46/59.5 45/59.5 5.3
BSc Quantitative Finance 20 52/59.5 51/59.5 6.0
BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence 22 45/59.5 44/59.5 5.2

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

 

Important Dates (for 2021 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. 

07 
Oct 
2020
Application starts
    9
    Dec
    2020
    Application deadline
      6
      Jan
      2021
      OEA submission
        May 
        2021
        HKUST Business School Interview
          31 
          May 
          2021
          Deadline of program choices
            Jun
            2021
            Program interview (ECOF, GBUS, QFIN and RMBI)
              21
              Jul
              2021
              Release of HKDSE results
                22-24 
                Jul
                2021
                Final reprioritization of program choices
                  Jul-Aug 
                  2021
                  Make-up interviews (ECOF, GBUS, QFIN and RMBI)
                    12 
                    Aug
                    2021
                    JUPAS main round offer
                      Mid 
                      Aug
                      2021
                      Program registration

                        Sep
                        2021
                        Term commencement

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