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Facts and Figures about HKUST

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Young University Ranking

QS Top 50 Under 50 2018

Young University Ranking

2nd in the World

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Asian University Ranking

QS University Rankings: Asia 2018

Asian University Ranking

3rd in Asia

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World University Ranking

QS World University Rankings 2018

World University Ranking

30th in the World
(QS World University Rankings 2018)
17th in Accounting and Finance
19th in Computer Science and Information Systems
20th in Business and Management Studies
23rd in Materials Science
23rd in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
(QS World University Rankings 2017 by Subject)

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Global Graduate Employability Ranking

Global Employability University Survey & Ranking 2016

Global Graduate Employability Ranking

1st in Greater China
13th in the World
(Global Employability University Survey & Ranking 2016)

Faculty with PhD

Student Population

UG:8981    PG:4475

Faculty from overseas top universities

0
Faculty in HKUST
0
Nationalities of student body
Students participated Exchange Program for at least 1 semester(45%)
Students participated in the Internship(70%)
Full-time Students (UG & PG) received scholarship(16%)
Graduates pursued further studies(13%)
Graduates are either on employment or further studies(96%)

(Career Center, Graduate Employment Survey 2014)

We offered

student-led clubs and societies

120+

International Qualifications Mid 50% Score Range for 2016 intake
36-40

(including bonus points)

IB

2055 - 2210

SAT Reasoning Test

A*AA-3A*

GCEAL

Jupas 2017 Median Score
SSCI IRE SENG B&M GBUS GCS FINA ECOF ACCT QFIN BIBU EVMT MAEC RMBI T&M-DDP MARK QSA
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
English Language
4 5 4 5 5** 3 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 5* 5** 5* 4
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
Chinese Language
3 4 4 4 5* 5* 3 5 3 3 5 4 5 4 5 4 3
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
5 5** 5 5 5* 4 5* 5 5 5* 5 5* 5 5 5* 4 4
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies
4 5* 5 3 5** 5* 5* 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 5* 5 4
Elective 1 (Best Science)
Elective 1 (Best Science)
Elective 1 (Best Science)
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1 (Best Science)
Elective 1
Elective 1
5 5** 4 5 5** 5 5 5* 5* 5** 5* 5 5 5 5* 5 4
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
Elective 2
4 5* 4 4 5** 3 4 5* 5 5** 5 5 5 4 5 4 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
4 5* 4 - 5* - 4 5 4 5* 5 4 - - 5 - -
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
M1/M2
- 5** 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 5** 5 - 5* 5* 5 - -
Because of the small intake to the program, admissions grades of the following programs are not suitable for references.

  • JS5311 – BBA Economics (ECON)
  • JS5314 – BBA Information System (IS)
  • JS5315 – BBA Management (MGMT)
  • JS5317 – BBA Operations Management (OM)

For more details about the entrance score reference for Business School programs, please refer to:
http://undergrad.bm.ust.hk/eng/admissions/requirements/hkdse

HKUST Schools and Programs

HKUST SSCI

School of Science (SSCI)

The School of Science is committed to providing a high-quality, balanced education that emphasizes competence, flexibility and creativity. Throughout their four-years’ education, students are equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become inspirational leaders and independent thinkers. The School currently has four Departments/Divisions which are Life Science (LIFS), Chemistry (CHEM), Mathematics (MATH) and Physics (PHYS) and it offers nine different BSc degree programs.

Know more here!
HKUST - School of Engineering

School of Engineering (SENG)

The School of Engineering is HKUST’s largest School. The School enrolls almost 40% of the University’s student body. It is devoted to advancing knowledge through research, to stimulating learning through teaching, and to promoting the economic and social development of Hong Kong. The School comprises six Departments which are Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBME), Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVE), Computer Science and Engineering (COMP), Electronic and Computer Engineering (ELEC), Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). The School offers thirteen engineering degrees.

Know more here!
Lee Shau Kee Campus

School of Business and Management (SBM)

HKUST’s School of Business and Management was the first business school in the region to earn double accreditation by prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in U.S. and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) in Europe. Since its beginning, the HKUST Business School has been a global leader in business education. The School strives to advance global business knowledge, to nurture business leaders, and to contribute to the economic and social advancement of both Hong Kong and Asia. There are six departments under HKUST Business School, which are Accounting (ACCT), Economics (ECON), Finance (FINA), Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management (ISOM), Management (MGMT) and Marketing (MARK). The School currently offers fourteen BBA or BSc degree programs.

Know more here!
HKUST

School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS)

HKUST’s School of Humanities and Social Science is the largest interdisciplinary university-level humanities and social sciences programs in Greater China, and it is particularly proud of the depth and breadth of its program-wide focus on China. The School has developed strategic partnerships with world renowned universities such as the California Institute of Technology, UCLA and Peking University. The SHSS comprises the Division of Humanities and the Division of Social Science. It offers a BSc degree program.
Know more here!
HKUST IPO

Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO)

HKUST’s Interdisciplinary Programs Office is a reflection of the University’s commitment to innovative teaching, learning and research and to making its degree programs relevant in the modern world. Increasingly, the challenges facing society are multifactorial, multidisciplinary, and often multicultural. Hence, the solutions to global problems come down to management, both of people and of information. The IPO has targeted three specific areas where management is key: environmental health, business risk, and technology, and it offers a degree program in each of these areas.

Know more here!

Student Journey

Stage 1 - Find the right university

  1. Research the universities and understand your interests
  2. Know what you look for in your university education
    • Community of like-minded students and faculty
    • State-of-art infrastructure and facilities
    • Curriculum to fulfill your education ambition
    • Support for you to strive the transitions
    • Opportunities to enable you to take on your inspiration
    • Time and money invested vs. the quality of education

To learn more about what HKUST can offer, find out the details in our website. You are also welcome to meet our admission officers and student ambassadors to know more about HKUST.

  1. Research the universities and understand your interests
  2. Know what you look for in your university education
    • Community of like-minded students and faculty
    • State-of-art infrastructure and facilities
    • Curriculum to fulfill your education ambition
    • Support for you to strive the transitions
    • Opportunities to enable you to take on your inspiration
    • Time and money invested vs. the quality of education

To learn more about what HKUST can offer, find out the details in our website. You are also welcome to meet our admission officers and student ambassadors to know more about HKUST.

Stage 2 - Prepare to apply

  1. Check your eligibility for admission to the universities
    Majority of the universities accept a wide range of international qualifications for students who wish to study abroad in Hong Kong. This includes but not limited to HKDSE, IB, GCEAL and SAT. Some universities would have language proficiency or subject requirements. You can find the admission requirements of different universities on their admission websites.HKUST welcomes students from different backgrounds; click Admissions page for more details on our admission requirements of various recognized qualifications. Also, check out International Qualifications page to find out more for students who wish to study abroad at HKUST.
  2. Beware of application deadline
    Different universities could have different application deadlines. The deadlines could be different for local/international curriculum as well.
    HKUST has different application deadlines for applicants with different curriculums;

    • HKDSE: Follow JUPAS timeline
    • International Qualifications / Post-Secondary Qualifications: 15th November 2017 (Early Round), 5th January 2018 (Main Round)
    • Mainland JEE: 11 June 2018
  1. Check your eligibility for admission to the universities
    Majority of the universities accept a wide range of international qualifications for students who wish to study abroad in Hong Kong. This includes but not limited to HKDSE, IB, GCEAL and SAT. Some universities would have language proficiency or subject requirements. You can find the admission requirements of different universities on their admission websites.HKUST welcomes students from different backgrounds; click Admissions page for more details on our admission requirements of various recognized qualifications. Also, check out International Qualifications page to find out more for students who wish to study abroad at HKUST.
  2. Beware of application deadline
    Different universities could have different application deadlines. The deadlines could be different for local/international curriculum as well.
    HKUST has different application deadlines for applicants with different curriculums;

    • HKDSE: Follow JUPAS timeline
    • International Qualifications / Post-Secondary Qualifications: 15th November 2017 (Early Round), 5th January 2018 (Main Round)
    • Mainland JEE: 11 June 2018

Stage 3 - Apply

Follow application procedures and submit application with required documents

Some countries or regions may have centralized application process for applying to higher education, such as JUPAS in Hong Kong, UCAS in UK, and the Common Application in US. Please check the application channel of your interested universities, in particular if you plan to apply an overseas university to study abroad.

If you are interested in pursuing studies in HKUST, your journey starts by creating an account at the HKUST Online Application System or registering at Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) (For students taking HKDSE ONLY). Please also visit Admissions page to know more about your application procedure according to the type of curriculum you are taking.

Follow application procedures and submit application with required documents

Some countries or regions may have centralized application process for applying to higher education, such as JUPAS in Hong Kong, UCAS in UK, and the Common Application in US. Please check the application channel of your interested universities, in particular if you plan to apply an overseas university to study abroad.

If you are interested in pursuing studies in HKUST, your journey starts by creating an account at the HKUST Online Application System or registering at Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) (For students taking HKDSE ONLY). Please also visit Admissions page to know more about your application procedure according to the type of curriculum you are taking.

Stage 4 - Wait for offer

After you pressed “Submit” button, the work would not end there.

  • Ensure all the required documents are sent to the admission office/faculty
  • Update the latest examination results once your receive them
  • Keep checking your email or mail box as you will get update or interview invitation from the university

Students apply HKUST can submit documents, update exam results and view the status via online application system

After you pressed “Submit” button, the work would not end there.

  • Ensure all the required documents are sent to the admission office/faculty
  • Update the latest examination results once your receive them
  • Keep checking your email or mail box as you will get update or interview invitation from the university

Students apply HKUST can submit documents, update exam results and view the status via online application system

Stage 5 - Receive the offer

Congratulations! Your journey to university is about to begin.
If you receive more than one offer, give yourself a round of applause. You may want to recall what you look for in university education and pick your dream choice. Do not miss the offer acceptance deadline and start to prepare for your university life.

After you have accepted the offer, university will then inform you the arrangement on hall application, and course registration etc.

Apart from above information, HKUST provides more supports to help new students to adapt to the university life. You can check out First Year Success to prepare of joining HKUST community.

Congratulations! Your journey to university is about to begin.
If you receive more than one offer, give yourself a round of applause. You may want to recall what you look for in university education and pick your dream choice. Do not miss the offer acceptance deadline and start to prepare for your university life.

After you have accepted the offer, university will then inform you the arrangement on hall application, and course registration etc.

Apart from above information, HKUST provides more supports to help new students to adapt to the university life. You can check out First Year Success to prepare of joining HKUST community.

Stage 6 - Admit to university

Enjoy your university life

Most of the universities have new student orientation or similar arrangement to help the students transiting to university life. Learn more about the university community, study requirement, supports from the university or the departments. Most important, get to know more people, many of them will become your friends.

In HKUST, there are lots of orientation activities and more than 120 student societies for new students to join. Go to Campus Life page to get a feel of student life in HKUST. You can also find out more on Experimental Learning page about the opportunities that HKUST offers to new students.

Enjoy your university life

Most of the universities have new student orientation or similar arrangement to help the students transiting to university life. Learn more about the university community, study requirement, supports from the university or the departments. Most important, get to know more people, many of them will become your friends.

In HKUST, there are lots of orientation activities and more than 120 student societies for new students to join. Go to Campus Life page to get a feel of student life in HKUST. You can also find out more on Experimental Learning page about the opportunities that HKUST offers to new students.

HKUST Admissions Process

15 Sep 2017

Application opens

15 Nov 2017

Early Round Application Deadline

05 Jan 2018

Main Round Application Deadline

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • SAT/AP, GCEAL/IAL, IB or other qualifications.
  • American Patterned System (SAT/AP): SAT total score of 1290 or above or SAT Reasoning Test with a combined score of 1800 or above (Pre-March 2016, in one sitting) or ACT Plus Writing with composite score of 27 or above, and with three SAT Subject Tests, each with a minimum score of 600 or with Advanced Placement in three subjects, each with a minimum score of 3
  • British Patterned System (GCEAL/IAL): At least 3 Passes in AL subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Completion of IB Diploma

JUPAS

Important Dates: 
20 Sep 2017

JUPAS online application system opens

6 Dec 2017

Deadline for submission of completed applications

24 Jan 2018

Deadline for submission of OEA and supporting documents via JUPAS online system

23 May 2018

Deadline for program choices amendment

May - Jul 2018

Interview for applicants

(invitation is considered case by case,
except the programs count the interview as mandatory requirement)

11 Jul 2018

Release of HKDSE results

12 - 14 Jul 2018

Modification of program choices by the students. No contact period with JUPAS participating institutions

6 Aug 2018

Announcement of main round offer results by JUPAS

Qualification and Requirement:

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Minimum Level Requirement is 3322+33* (English Language – 3, Chinese Language – 3, Mathematics Compulsory – 2, Liberal Studies – 2, Elective 1 – 3, Elective 2 or M1/M2 – 3)

*Different schools have specific entrance requirements. For details, please go to JUPAS page.

Application Procedure:
Simply create an account and submit your application via jupas.edu.hk

To be confirmed

Application opens

11 Jun 2018

Deadline for submitting an online application

25 Jun 2018 onward

Announcement of JEE results and invitation to interview

28 - 30 Jun 2018

JEE Interview

28 Jun - 6 Jul 2018

Announcement of offers

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • JEE results & Interview performance

Once JEE result is released, HKUST will notify the shortlisted applicants for interview arrangement. Please go to Mainland JEE page for more details.

Application Procedure:
Simply create an account and submit your application via online application system

Post Secondary

Important Dates: 
15 Sep 2017

Application opens

15 Nov 2017

Early Round Application Deadline

05 Jan 2018

Main Round Application Deadline

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Current students or graduates of an associate degree or a higher diploma program at Hong Kong institutions, OR
  • Transfer students from local or overseas degree programs. GPA B+ or GPA 80% is normally expected

Other than the general admissions requirements, students also have to satisfy the University’s English Language Admissions Requirements in order to be eligible for admission consideration. Please go to Post-Secondary page for details.

Application Procedure:
Simply create an account and submit your application via online application system

International Qualifications
15 Sep 2017

Application opens

15 Nov 2017

Early Round Application Deadline

05 Jan 2018

Main Round Application Deadline

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • SAT/AP, GCEAL/IAL, IB or other qualifications.
  • American Patterned System (SAT/AP): SAT total score of 1290 or above or SAT Reasoning Test with a combined score of 1800 or above (Pre-March 2016, in one sitting) or ACT Plus Writing with composite score of 27 or above, and with three SAT Subject Tests, each with a minimum score of 600 or with Advanced Placement in three subjects, each with a minimum score of 3
  • British Patterned System (GCEAL/IAL): At least 3 Passes in AL subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Completion of IB Diploma
JUPAS

JUPAS

Important Dates: 
20 Sep 2017

JUPAS online application system opens

6 Dec 2017

Deadline for submission of completed applications

24 Jan 2018

Deadline for submission of OEA and supporting documents via JUPAS online system

23 May 2018

Deadline for program choices amendment

May - Jul 2018

Interview for applicants

(invitation is considered case by case,
except the programs count the interview as mandatory requirement)

11 Jul 2018

Release of HKDSE results

12 - 14 Jul 2018

Modification of program choices by the students. No contact period with JUPAS participating institutions

6 Aug 2018

Announcement of main round offer results by JUPAS

Qualification and Requirement:

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Minimum Level Requirement is 3322+33* (English Language – 3, Chinese Language – 3, Mathematics Compulsory – 2, Liberal Studies – 2, Elective 1 – 3, Elective 2 or M1/M2 – 3)

*Different schools have specific entrance requirements. For details, please go to JUPAS page.

Application Procedure:
Simply create an account and submit your application via jupas.edu.hk

Mainland JEE
To be confirmed

Application opens

11 Jun 2018

Deadline for submitting an online application

25 Jun 2018 onward

Announcement of JEE results and invitation to interview

28 - 30 Jun 2018

JEE Interview

28 Jun - 6 Jul 2018

Announcement of offers

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • JEE results & Interview performance

Once JEE result is released, HKUST will notify the shortlisted applicants for interview arrangement. Please go to Mainland JEE page for more details.

Application Procedure:
Simply create an account and submit your application via online application system

Post-Secondary

Post Secondary

Important Dates: 
15 Sep 2017

Application opens

15 Nov 2017

Early Round Application Deadline

05 Jan 2018

Main Round Application Deadline

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Current students or graduates of an associate degree or a higher diploma program at Hong Kong institutions, OR
  • Transfer students from local or overseas degree programs. GPA B+ or GPA 80% is normally expected

Other than the general admissions requirements, students also have to satisfy the University’s English Language Admissions Requirements in order to be eligible for admission consideration. Please go to Post-Secondary page for details.

Application Procedure:
Simply create an account and submit your application via online application system

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