HKUST participates in Hong Kong’s Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). Through JUPAS, HKUST admits local students taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination. Eligible local HKDSE students interested in studying at HKUST should submit their applications to JUPAS in accordance with the relevant timeline.
2024 Entry Requirements
JUPAS applicants applying to HKUST are expected to satisfy the University’s general admissions requirements of four core subjects and two elective subjects with minimum attainment levels of “332A33”, and specific requirements set out by individual Schools or programs on subjects and subject attainment levels (if any).
Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students may use an alternative Chinese subject, an HKDSE Other Language subject, or an HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese subject to satisfy the University’s Chinese language requirement.
+ “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development will not be included in the admissions score calculation, which will only require 5 subject scores.
# Grade C or above in Category C subject can count as Elective 2 (for some programs).
Each HKUST program uses a specific formula to calculate admissions scores, based on the HKDSE scores of eligible JUPAS applicants. Please click here for the program specific minimum requirements and score formulae of 2024 JUPAS admissions.