Beyond Academic Admissions Scholarship (BAAS)

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Calling for All-Round Talents Globally
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At HKUST, we celebrate diversity and recognize the different talents our students bring to the university community.

Balancing interests and schoolwork can be tough. It takes immense effort and dedication to achieve double. We pledge to support young talents who wish to realize their full potential without sacrificing their academic studies.

Through the Beyond Academic Admissions Scholarship (BAAS), young talents can pursue their dreams while receiving a quality education.

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WHAT DOES BAAS COVER?

BAAS recognizes students' achievements in diverse areas.

 
Creativity & Innovation

Originality and innovation are deeply rooted in HKUST's DNA. We constantly challenge assumptions by testing hypotheses and changing the ways of doing things. Share with us the projects you have done and/or competitions you have participated to demonstrate your creativity and innovation.

 
Leadership & Entrepreneurship

At HKUST we cultivate future leaders and forward-thinkers. Entrepreneurship is also the spirit we are looking for. We strongly believe in taking lead and making a difference. Show us the experience, projects, and achievements that make you a leader and/or an entrepreneur!

 
Arts, Music, Performance Arts & Multi-Media

With the new Shaw Auditorium and many more resources in place, HKUST is determined to step up our art education. Share with us your talents and achievement in arts, music, performance arts, or multi-media. Show us how gifted you are!

 
Sustainability & Community Services

HKUST has demonstrated our dedication to making ourselves a leading Sustainable Smart Campus. The well-known "HKUST Connect" and various volunteering student societies also make HKUST a hub of numerous projects that make a difference to the world. Show us your track record of projects, achievements, and contributions in areas of sustainability and community services.

 
Sports & E-Sports

Sports is one of our focuses in nurturing all-rounded young talents. HKUST is also proactively recognizing emerging and non-conventional sports areas, including the popular E-Sports development. Show us your results and records in any kind of sports or e-sports.

 
Any Other Areas

If you have some extraordinary achievements apart from the areas listed here, and if you can prove your achievements that can bring positive impacts to the University, you are more than welcome to apply!

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Creativity & Innovation

Originality and innovation are deeply rooted in HKUST's DNA. We constantly challenge assumptions by testing hypotheses and changing the ways of doing things. Share with us the projects you have done and/or competitions you have participated to demonstrate your creativity and innovation.

 
Leadership & Entrepreneurship

At HKUST we cultivate future leaders and forward-thinkers. Entrepreneurship is also the spirit we are looking for. We strongly believe in taking lead and making a difference. Show us the experience, projects, and achievements that make you a leader and/or an entrepreneur!

 
Arts, Music, Performance Arts & Multi-Media

With the new Shaw Auditorium and many more resources in place, HKUST is determined to step up our art education. Share with us your talents and achievement in arts, music, performance arts, or multi-media. Show us how gifted you are!

 
Sustainability & Community Services

HKUST has demonstrated our dedication to making ourselves a leading Sustainable Smart Campus. The well-known "HKUST Connect" and various volunteering student societies also make HKUST a hub of numerous projects that make a difference to the world. Show us your track record of projects, achievements, and contributions in areas of sustainability and community services.

 
Sports & E-Sports

Sports is one of our focuses in nurturing all-rounded young talents. HKUST is also proactively recognizing emerging and non-conventional sports areas, including the popular E-Sports development. Show us your results and records in any kind of sports or e-sports.

 
Any Other Areas

If you have some extraordinary achievements apart from the areas listed here, and if you can prove your achievements that can bring positive impacts to the University, you are more than welcome to apply!

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WHY BAAS?
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Scholarships of HKD50,000 (one-off)
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Favorable Admissions Consideration(s)
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AM I ELIGIBLE?

Students who meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply for BAAS in the 2022 intake via either JUPAS or Non-JUPAS (for international qualifications holders or sub-degree holders):

Nationalities
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BAAS opens to all prospective HKUST students across the globe (not applicable to Mainland JEE applicants).

Admissions Requirements
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Applicants have to meet the University’s minimum entrance requirements, the program requirements specified, and English language requirements (if applicable) set by the relevant Schools/IPO.

 

BAAS is not applicable to Mainland Gaokao applicants.

Non-Academic Excellence
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Applicants have to showcase satisfactory performances and positive impacts of the applicants' domain expertise(s) at local, regional, and/or international levels. Each applicant can fill in up to 3 achievement entries for each area of talent. Multi-talents will be considered an edge.

Supporting Document
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Apart from the achievement proof, applicants should submit recommendation letters from their high schools, and clubs / associations / institute related to applicants' domain expertise.

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Application Timeline
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For JUPAS Applicants
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27 Sep
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2021
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BAAS Application Starts
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31 Mar
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2022
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Application Deadline (JUPAS)
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For International Qualifications and Sub-degree Holders (non-JUPAS)
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27 Sep
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2021
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BAAS Application Starts
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19 Nov
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2021
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Application Deadline (Early Round)
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14 Jan
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2022
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Application Deadline (Main Round)
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What does it mean by "Favorable Admissions Considerations"?
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"Favorable Admissions Considerations" carries different meanings to students with different curriculum.

For JUPAS applicants, prior to the HKDSE result release date, each awardee might be given different bonus score(s) corresponding to each of his/her HKUST JUPAS choice(s), subject to the consideration of the school/program office.

For international qualification and sub-degree holders (non-JUPAS), depending on the application timing, each awardee might be given one or multiple conditional/firm offer(s).

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Will there be an interview? What will it be like?
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As a part of the scholarship assessment, shortlisted applicants will be invited to an individual interview. Applicants are expected to introduce themselves and elaborate on their passion and development goals. The interview panel may also enquire about the details of the applicants' achievements.

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Does HKUST only recognize popular talents?
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HKUST recognizes a full spectrum of talents and expertise. In fact, the establishment of BAAS is a milestone for HKUST to reward students with a wider range of know-how and achievements. If a certain area of expertise delivers positive impacts to our society, it will be valued in our assessment.

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Am I better off with multiple talents?
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Multiple talents will be an advantage in our overall assessment. However, the level of achievement also plays an integral role in the decision.

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Is there any quota set for each school or academic program?
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No, there is no specific quota set for different schools or academic programs. Qualified applicants will be awarded regardless of their program choices.

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If I have good sporting achievement, which one should I apply to, SAAS or BAAS?
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SAAS only accepts local applications. International students with excellent sports achievement can simply apply to BAAS.

Local students can apply to SAAS and BAAS with the same online application form.

If you have outstanding sports achievements, you will be considered for SAAS; If you are having good sporting remarks while also having multiple areas of excellence, you will be considered for BAAS.

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When will the BAAS offer be released?
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For JUPAS applicants, awardees will be informed of all the bonuses before the HKDSE result release date.

For international qualification and sub-degree holders (non-JUPAS), awardees will receive scholarship results and/or conditional offers together with the release of the academic offers.

Contact Us

Want to discuss your future? We are happy to answer any enquiry about BAAS and studying at HKUST.

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Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office, HKUST
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong

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