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We understand the growing concerns from applicants, parents and teachers about the impact of public exam disruptions / cancellations on the applications and admissions.

The University is well aware of the challenges you are facing. We are all in this together and are prepared to extend flexibility in evaluating applications.


Application for 2020 Remains Open

To allow more time for prospective students to prepare their applications, we continue to accept applications for September 2020 entry and applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.


For Applicants Affected by Public Exam Disruptions / Cancellations

Applications to HKUST are always assessed holistically. We look at all relevant academic and non-academic credentials along with the interview performance, where applicable. As we take into consideration the results / grading / certification (or other arrangements) issued by relevant examination authorities or schools, we will extend flexibility to evaluate all applications. To facilitate this process, please be sure to upload the interim school report / transcript of 2019-2020 academic year.


Consideration for Scholarships

We are always committed to supporting outstanding students to study at HKUST. All applicants will be considered for admission scholarships automatically.

For applicants having received scholarship offers based on examinations that have been cancelled, please be assured that scholarships will be awarded based on the official scores provided by the examination authorities. Where official scores cannot be provided by the examination authorities, applicants will still be considered for scholarships based on their holistic performances including high school transcripts, academic and non-academic achievements, and interview (where applicable), etc.


Please stay tuned and we shall continue to keep you updated on our arrangements in light of new developments.


With warmest regards,

Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office


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