HKUST UG Prospectus (For Jupas Applicants)

Tuition Fee HKD42,100 per academic year Alternative Chinese Students meeting specified circumstances set out by the Education Bureau may use an alternative Chinese qualification (i.e. Grade E or above in a GCSE/IGCSE/ GCE Chinese Language subject) or an HKDSE Other Language Subject (Grade E or above) to satisfy the University’s Chinese Language requirement. The specified circumstances are: (a) Students who have learnt Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education; or (b) Students who have learnt Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in our local schools. Application Opens 23 SEP 2 0 1 4 Application Closes 2 DEC 2 0 1 4 JUPAS Application for 2015 Entry I’m Interested…How Do I Apply? It’s easy. Simply create an account and submit your application online via the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) website: http://www.jupas.edu.hk 1. How should I rank my JUPAS program choices? We strongly advise students to put their dream programs as their top JUPAS choices. University entry is not about admission score only. Make sure you only choose programs that you are willing to invest 4 years of your time. 2. What is the interview arrangement?What if I do not get an interview? Interview information and schedule will be available at: http://join.ust.hk/interview . Interview is NOT a must for admission to HKUST programs (except for International Research Enrichment [JS5011] and Global Business [JS5013]). Applicants who have not been interviewed still stand a good chance for admission if they do well in HKDSE exams. 3. Howwill the University consider students getting the same HKDSE score? The University ranks applicants primarily based on their HKDSE results on the best 5 or 6 subjects. In looking at the overall profile of a student, the following factors may result in an upward adjustment on the applicant’s position in the priority list: › Performance in extra subjects (in the form of a bonus score or as a tie-breaker); › Band (as an indicator of interest); › Other Experiences and Achievements (mainly for Band A applicants); › Student’s 500-word personal statement (mainly for Band A applicants); › School Reference Report (personal and general abilities); › Interview performance 4. Is there score penalty for repeated attempts? There is no score penalty for repeated attempts. We calculate the admission score using the best result in each subject. Frequently Asked Questions GENERAL REQUIREMENT »4C + 2X (4 core subjects plus 2 electives), or »4C + 1X + M1/M2 (4 core subjects + 1 elective, plus Mathematics Extended Module 1 or Module 2) School-Specific Requirements and Score Formulae HKUST Score Calculator and Reference Scores: http://join.ust.hk/cal/cal_front.html JUPAS Code JUPAS Choice Minimum Admission Requirements School-specific Subject (Elective 1) Score Formulae English Language Chinese Language Mathematics (Compulsory Part) Liberal Studies Elective 1 Elective 2 or M1/ M2 JS5001 Science 3 3 2 2 3 3 Biology/Chemistry/ Physics/Combined Science/Integrated Science/M1/M2 English + Math + Elective 1 + Best 2 other subjects JS5011 International Research Enrichment JS5002 Engineering 3 3 3 2 3 3 Biology/Chemistry/ Physics/Combined Science/Information and Communication Technology English x 2 + Math x 2 + (School-specific elective x 2)* + Best 2 other subjects # JS5003 Business and Management 4 3 3 2 3 3 No additional subject requirements English x 2 + Math x 2 + Best 4 subjects JS5013 Global Business JS5004 Global China Studies: Humanities and Social Science 3 3 2 2 3 3 No additional subject requirements English x 2 + Best 5 subjects * If the School-specific subject (Elective 1) is Information and Communication Technology, the score will be multiplied by a factor of 1 only. # If one of these 2 subjects is M1 or M2, the M1 or M2 score will be multiplied by a factor of 1.5. p19 p20

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