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Admissions Update
For Applicants Holding International Qualifications

 

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 Entry Extended

To allow more time for prospective students to prepare for their applications, we will keep considering applications when places are available. We encourage students to submit their applications ASAP.

 

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.

 

Arrangement after Release of Exam Results

After your exam results are released, we would like to remind you of the following steps to take:

  • Submit Required Documents to Confirm Offer
    • By applicant: pre-arrange release of official results to HKUST by exam board, e.g. IBO or College Board, if applicable.
    • By applicant/high school: email scanned colored copy of original academic document with signature and stamp by high school to HKUST.
    • By applicant/high school (optional): mail the original academic document to HKUST, e.g. high school transcripts, certificate of graduation.

 

  • Offer Confirmation

From early July onward, we will process offer confirmation for applicants who have submitted required document online/by mail. Please refer to the email notification for details on the required documents.

 

  • Online Registration

Once offer confirmation is completed, we will send an email notification to the applicants about the online registration procedures, tuition payment, original document verification arrangement (if any) and any other related matters.

Program registration for new students will also be conducted online this year. We will inform students of the registration dates.

 

  • Document Verification

We will also include details on document verification process, if applicable, in the email notification to individual students.

If the students have yet to submit all required certified documents online/by mail, they will need to visit HKUST for document verification on the assigned date and timeslot as per email notification.

Students who have submitted official exam results through high school and/or exam boards, e.g. IBO or College Board, do not have to visit HKUST for document verification in person.

 

  • Appeal to Admission Decision

Students who wish to appeal against the admission decision after receiving final exam results may send a request email to ugadmit@ust.hk to proceed further.

 

Student Visa application (For Non-Local Students)

Please be reminded that all non-local students intending to study in Hong Kong will need a valid student visa before program commencement to be allowed entry to Hong Kong. If you have not yet submitted your visa application to us, please prepare your package and courier to us no later than 18 June 2020 to allow sufficient time for the approval process.

 

2020 Fall Term Teaching Arrangements

Currently, the University has decided to start the Fall Term on 7 September 2020.

For the entire Fall Term 2020/21, the University will adopt real-time interactive online mode (e.g. using Zoom) for all classes. Online proctored exams/alternative assessments will be arranged for all students wherever appropriate. As for lab classes, Schools/Departments are working out alternative arrangements and will announce them soon.

As the University will provide support for students to study remotely, non-local students are not required to be physically present in Hong Kong for the entire Fall Term to complete the coursework and examination requirements. Students who are already in Hong Kong will not be required to come to HKUST campus if they do not feel comfortable doing so.

It is understood that some students who are already physically in Hong Kong may have a preference for face-to-face elements in their learning. While classes will be conducted in real-time interactive on-line mode, as the term progresses and if the situation improves and allows, face-to-face office hours, Q&A meetings, and other avenues for face-to-face or online interactions with faculty and teaching staff will be provided. These potential arrangements will not disadvantage students who are physically outside Hong Kong or feel uncomfortable coming to campus.

In light of the fast-developing nature of the pandemic, the University will proactively review how the situation evolves and will adjust the teaching arrangements when necessary. Click here to learn more.

 

Quarantine Arrangements

Since the University will adopt online teaching for the Fall semester, students do not need to be physically present on campus.

  • If you have already booked the quarantine facilities, no matter where you come from, we will continue to support your quarantine, but you have to follow all the Government requirements.  On the other hand, if you want to cancel the booking, you will be allowed and refund will be arranged.
  • If you are assigned a hall place in 2020/21 and still want to come to the campus, please contact us at ugadmit@ust.hk and the University will try to provide quarantine support for you.

Click here to learn more.

 

Health and Safety Measures

Health and safety of the University community is our top priority.

While we are not able to predict how the pandemic will develop, we are making our best efforts to address campus-wide health concerns, and will continue the necessary social distancing and hygiene measures on campus.

For example, all students and teaching staff are required to wear masks and have their temperature taken at various checkpoints on campus before entering classrooms. In addition, antimicrobial coating (e.g. Germagic coating) will be applied regularly in all classrooms to prevent the spread of germs and virus when using shared facilities. Click here to learn more.

 

New Student Orientation

To inform the new students of the latest updates, help you adapt to the university life and explore opportunities at HKUST, the University and Student Societies will arrange a wide range of orientation activities for you. Learn more at https://nso.ust.hk

 

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

Admissions Update
For JUPAS Applicants

 

Here are some updates on the admission arrangement before or after the release of HKDSE results:

 

Interview

All interviews will be conducted online in English before and/or after the release of HKDSE results. Please refer to https://join.ust.hk/jupasdates for our interview schedule and details.

 

Admission Score

You may find the past admissions scores on https://join.ust.hk/admissions/jupas for your reference.

You are encouraged to check your eligibility and weighted admission scores using HKUST online score calculator at https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score, before rearranging the final JUPAS choices.

 

Special Consideration

The arrangement for JUPAS applicants who failed the university’s minimum admission requirements is the same as last year. Please refer to FAQ (https://join.ust.hk/faq) for full details.

You do not have to submit application for special considerations, HKUST will review all applicable applications (Band A only).

 

Offer

HKUST will only participate in JUPAS main round and appeal round (reconsideration of application based on rechecking and remarking results).

 

2020 Fall Term Teaching Arrangements

Currently, the University has decided to start the Fall Term on 7 September 2020.

For the entire Fall Term 2020/21, the University will adopt real-time interactive online mode (e.g. using Zoom) for all classes. Online proctored exams/alternative assessments will be arranged for all students wherever appropriate. As for lab classes, Schools/Departments are working out alternative arrangements and will announce them soon.

As the University will provide support for students to study remotely, students in Hong Kong will not be required to come to HKUST campus if they do not feel comfortable doing so.

It is understood that some students who are physically in Hong Kong may have a preference for face-to-face elements in their learning. While classes will be conducted in real-time interactive on-line mode, as the term progresses and if the situation improves and allows, face-to-face office hours, Q&A meetings, and other avenues for face-to-face or online interactions with faculty and teaching staff will be provided. These potential arrangements will not disadvantage students who are physically outside Hong Kong or feel uncomfortable coming to campus.

In light of the fast-developing nature of the pandemic, the University will proactively review how the situation evolves and will adjust the teaching arrangements when necessary. Click here to learn more.

 

Health and Safety Measures

Health and safety of the University community is our top priority.

While we are not able to predict how the pandemic will develop, we are making our best efforts to address campus-wide health concerns, and will continue the necessary social distancing and hygiene measures on campus.

For example, all students and teaching staff are required to wear masks and have their temperature taken at various checkpoints on campus before entering classrooms. In addition, antimicrobial coating (e.g. Germagic coating) will be applied regularly in all classrooms to prevent the spread of germs and virus when using shared facilities. Click here to learn more.

 

New Student Orientation

To inform the new students of the latest updates, help you adapt to the university life and explore opportunities at HKUST, the University and Student Societies will arrange a wide range of orientation activities for you. Learn more at https://nso.ust.hk

 

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

International Qualifications

Admissions Update
For Applicants Holding International Qualifications

 

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 Entry Extended

To allow more time for prospective students to prepare for their applications, we will keep considering applications when places are available. We encourage students to submit their applications ASAP.

 

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.

 

Arrangement after Release of Exam Results

After your exam results are released, we would like to remind you of the following steps to take:

  • Submit Required Documents to Confirm Offer
    • By applicant: pre-arrange release of official results to HKUST by exam board, e.g. IBO or College Board, if applicable.
    • By applicant/high school: email scanned colored copy of original academic document with signature and stamp by high school to HKUST.
    • By applicant/high school (optional): mail the original academic document to HKUST, e.g. high school transcripts, certificate of graduation.

 

  • Offer Confirmation

From early July onward, we will process offer confirmation for applicants who have submitted required document online/by mail. Please refer to the email notification for details on the required documents.

 

  • Online Registration

Once offer confirmation is completed, we will send an email notification to the applicants about the online registration procedures, tuition payment, original document verification arrangement (if any) and any other related matters.

Program registration for new students will also be conducted online this year. We will inform students of the registration dates.

 

  • Document Verification

We will also include details on document verification process, if applicable, in the email notification to individual students.

If the students have yet to submit all required certified documents online/by mail, they will need to visit HKUST for document verification on the assigned date and timeslot as per email notification.

Students who have submitted official exam results through high school and/or exam boards, e.g. IBO or College Board, do not have to visit HKUST for document verification in person.

 

  • Appeal to Admission Decision

Students who wish to appeal against the admission decision after receiving final exam results may send a request email to ugadmit@ust.hk to proceed further.

 

Student Visa application (For Non-Local Students)

Please be reminded that all non-local students intending to study in Hong Kong will need a valid student visa before program commencement to be allowed entry to Hong Kong. If you have not yet submitted your visa application to us, please prepare your package and courier to us no later than 18 June 2020 to allow sufficient time for the approval process.

 

2020 Fall Term Teaching Arrangements

Currently, the University has decided to start the Fall Term on 7 September 2020.

For the entire Fall Term 2020/21, the University will adopt real-time interactive online mode (e.g. using Zoom) for all classes. Online proctored exams/alternative assessments will be arranged for all students wherever appropriate. As for lab classes, Schools/Departments are working out alternative arrangements and will announce them soon.

As the University will provide support for students to study remotely, non-local students are not required to be physically present in Hong Kong for the entire Fall Term to complete the coursework and examination requirements. Students who are already in Hong Kong will not be required to come to HKUST campus if they do not feel comfortable doing so.

It is understood that some students who are already physically in Hong Kong may have a preference for face-to-face elements in their learning. While classes will be conducted in real-time interactive on-line mode, as the term progresses and if the situation improves and allows, face-to-face office hours, Q&A meetings, and other avenues for face-to-face or online interactions with faculty and teaching staff will be provided. These potential arrangements will not disadvantage students who are physically outside Hong Kong or feel uncomfortable coming to campus.

In light of the fast-developing nature of the pandemic, the University will proactively review how the situation evolves and will adjust the teaching arrangements when necessary. Click here to learn more.

 

Quarantine Arrangements

Since the University will adopt online teaching for the Fall semester, students do not need to be physically present on campus.

  • If you have already booked the quarantine facilities, no matter where you come from, we will continue to support your quarantine, but you have to follow all the Government requirements.  On the other hand, if you want to cancel the booking, you will be allowed and refund will be arranged.
  • If you are assigned a hall place in 2020/21 and still want to come to the campus, please contact us at ugadmit@ust.hk and the University will try to provide quarantine support for you.

Click here to learn more.

 

Health and Safety Measures

Health and safety of the University community is our top priority.

While we are not able to predict how the pandemic will develop, we are making our best efforts to address campus-wide health concerns, and will continue the necessary social distancing and hygiene measures on campus.

For example, all students and teaching staff are required to wear masks and have their temperature taken at various checkpoints on campus before entering classrooms. In addition, antimicrobial coating (e.g. Germagic coating) will be applied regularly in all classrooms to prevent the spread of germs and virus when using shared facilities. Click here to learn more.

 

New Student Orientation

To inform the new students of the latest updates, help you adapt to the university life and explore opportunities at HKUST, the University and Student Societies will arrange a wide range of orientation activities for you. Learn more at https://nso.ust.hk

 

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

JUPAS

Admissions Update
For JUPAS Applicants

 

Here are some updates on the admission arrangement before or after the release of HKDSE results:

 

Interview

All interviews will be conducted online in English before and/or after the release of HKDSE results. Please refer to https://join.ust.hk/jupasdates for our interview schedule and details.

 

Admission Score

You may find the past admissions scores on https://join.ust.hk/admissions/jupas for your reference.

You are encouraged to check your eligibility and weighted admission scores using HKUST online score calculator at https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score, before rearranging the final JUPAS choices.

 

Special Consideration

The arrangement for JUPAS applicants who failed the university’s minimum admission requirements is the same as last year. Please refer to FAQ (https://join.ust.hk/faq) for full details.

You do not have to submit application for special considerations, HKUST will review all applicable applications (Band A only).

 

Offer

HKUST will only participate in JUPAS main round and appeal round (reconsideration of application based on rechecking and remarking results).

 

2020 Fall Term Teaching Arrangements

Currently, the University has decided to start the Fall Term on 7 September 2020.

For the entire Fall Term 2020/21, the University will adopt real-time interactive online mode (e.g. using Zoom) for all classes. Online proctored exams/alternative assessments will be arranged for all students wherever appropriate. As for lab classes, Schools/Departments are working out alternative arrangements and will announce them soon.

As the University will provide support for students to study remotely, students in Hong Kong will not be required to come to HKUST campus if they do not feel comfortable doing so.

It is understood that some students who are physically in Hong Kong may have a preference for face-to-face elements in their learning. While classes will be conducted in real-time interactive on-line mode, as the term progresses and if the situation improves and allows, face-to-face office hours, Q&A meetings, and other avenues for face-to-face or online interactions with faculty and teaching staff will be provided. These potential arrangements will not disadvantage students who are physically outside Hong Kong or feel uncomfortable coming to campus.

In light of the fast-developing nature of the pandemic, the University will proactively review how the situation evolves and will adjust the teaching arrangements when necessary. Click here to learn more.

 

Health and Safety Measures

Health and safety of the University community is our top priority.

While we are not able to predict how the pandemic will develop, we are making our best efforts to address campus-wide health concerns, and will continue the necessary social distancing and hygiene measures on campus.

For example, all students and teaching staff are required to wear masks and have their temperature taken at various checkpoints on campus before entering classrooms. In addition, antimicrobial coating (e.g. Germagic coating) will be applied regularly in all classrooms to prevent the spread of germs and virus when using shared facilities. Click here to learn more.

 

New Student Orientation

To inform the new students of the latest updates, help you adapt to the university life and explore opportunities at HKUST, the University and Student Societies will arrange a wide range of orientation activities for you. Learn more at https://nso.ust.hk

 

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

  

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