Application in General

1. What are the programs offered by HKUST Business School and the intake target?

Our first-year intake target is ~653 for local students and ~147 for non-local students (20% on top of local intake target).

Program NameIndicative Local Intake Target
Business and Management (B&M) 368^
BBA Economics (ECON) 25^
BBA Finance (FINA) 30^
BBA Global Business (GBUS) 25^
BBA Information Systems (IS) 25^
BBA Management (MGMT) 25^
BBA Marketing (MARK) 25^
BBA Operations Management (OM) 25^
BBA Professional Accounting (ACCT) 60^
BSc Economics and Finance (ECOF) 25^
BSc Quantitative Finance (QFIN) 20^
Total Places for LOCAL Students (JUPAS + non-JUPAS) 653#

# In general, School of Business & Management recruits ~85% local students from the JUPAS pool and ~15% from the non-JUPAS pool.
^ Intake quota subject to minor adjustment.

2. How do I apply?

If you are HKDSE applicant, please submit your application via the JUPAS website.

For other applicants, please submit your application online at http://join.ust.hk/.

3. What is the application deadline?

Different admission routes have different deadlines as follows:

JUPAS
HKDSE Admission 6 Dec 2017
Local/ International/ Mainland, Taiwan & Macau Direct Admission
Early Round Application 15 Nov 2017
Main Round Application 5 Jan 2018
Mainland Admission
Mainland Admission (with JEE qualification) TBC

4. What does HKUST Business School consider when making an admission decision?

Of course your academic performance is important, but it is not everything. We also look for open-minded students who want to tackle problems head-on, enterprising students who have a strong commitment to succeed and forward-thinking students who could make a real change and positive impact to society.

Above all else, we look for a caring attitude. This is fundamental. We want all our business students to have a genuine concern for people and the communities we serve.

5. Does HKUST offer scholarships?

Yes. We offer a number of scholarships each year to top students with outstanding academic performance. We will identify and select the students to be offered scholarships. You do not have to apply for them.

Please visit Scholarships and Financial Aid Office and our webpage for details. 

6. I am a transfer applicant. Can I transfer my credits to your school if I am admitted?

Please visit here for the Credit Transfer details.

7. Can I visit the school before applying? 

Yes, of course. Our Student Ambassadors will be happy to show you around the campus and give you first-hand information about HKUST Business School. If you would like to visit the campus, please send your request to ambassador@ust.hk, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

8. Can I defer my application?

Usually we do not accept deferred applications. If you have been accepted, but cannot, or choose not to attend, you will normally be advised to re-apply for the next year.

9. When does the academic year begin? Do you admit students in any semester?

The HKUST academic year starts in early September. Spring admission is generally not recommended.

10. Who do I contact if I have questions?

You can find the answers to most questions on our website. However, if you cannot find an answer there, you are welcome to drop us an email or a call.

University Recruitment and Admissions Office

OfficeEmail AddressPhone
JUPAS Admissions    ugjupas@ust.hk    (852) 2623 1118
International Qualifications Admissions    ugenquiry@ust.hk    (852) 2623 1118
Mainland, Taiwan and Macau Admissions    msp@ust.hk    (852) 2358 8384

School of Business and Management

OfficeEmail AddressPhone
Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions    bmadmit@ust.hk    (852) 2358 6005