Teachers' Corner (JUPAS Admissions)

This webpage is specially designed to help career teachers to advise students about JUPAS admissions.

Entrance Requirements for HKDSE Students Starting from 2024 Entry


What's New for CityU's JUPAS Admissions in 2021?

  1. New Programme under JUPAS 2021 

​​The following new programme is offered under JUPAS in 2021. Please click the link below for programme information.

  1. Flexible Admission Arrangement for JUPAS Applicants

    JUPAS applicants who attain excellent overall results but don't meet the programme admission requirements in one core subject may still have the opportunity to gain admission and receive an entrance scholarship. For details, please click HERE.

  2. Revision to Main Admission Score Calculation

    For 2021 entry, some programmes have revised the criteria for calculating the main admission score. Instead of using 4 core + 2 elective subjects, the score calculation of some programmes will use '4 core + 1 elective subjects', 'best 5 subjects' or 'best 6 subjects'. Click here for details.

  3. Revision to Programme Entrance Requirements

  1. Revisions to Programme Title

    Programme Code Original Title New Title

    School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Engineering)
    ​數據科學學院 [選項:理學士(數據科學)、工學士(數據與系統工程)]

    School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BSc Data and Systems Engineering)
    ​數據科學學院 [選項:理學士(數據科學)、理學士(數據與系統工程)]

    JS1073 BEng Data and Systems Engineering

    BSc Data and Systems Engineering


    BSc Applied Physics


    BSc Physics


  2. Resumption of Departmental-based Admission Model for the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

    For 2021 entry, applicants may apply to JS1201 for admission to the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering with an undeclared major. Students will enter a major after one year of study (current major options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying). The top 40% of students (based on CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses) have a free choice of majors after one year of study. Other students are allocated a major subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

  1. Joint Bachelor's Degree Programmes

CityU has established partnerships with the following world-renowned universities to offer joint Bachelor's degree programmes.  

  • Columbia University, US 
  • Leuphana University, Germany
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan 
  • The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • The University of Manchester, UK

​On completion of the curriculum requirements of these joint degree programmes, students can earn two Bachelor's degrees (one from CityU, and the other from the partner university), normally within 4 years. CityU students who wish to be considered for joint degree programmes must be enrolled in 4-year degree programmes in the majors concerned. For details, click here.


About City University of Hong Kong          

City University of Hong Kong aspires to become a world-leading university, excelling in research and professional education. We consistently perform strongly in global ranking exercises

Colleges and Schools

College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
College of Science
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
School of Creative Media
School of Data Science
School of Law
School of Energy and Environment
Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies


Useful Information for JUPAS Applicants

  1. Admission Arrangements and Curriculum Structure

Admission Arrangements
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) students are admitted to first-year studies in a Bachelors degree programme. Depending on the programme, students are either admitted directly to a major in the first year or admitted to a college/school/department with an undeclared major (enter a major after one year of study).

Curriculum Structure

The minimum graduation requirement for a 4-year degree programme is 120 credit units, subject to the different requirements of individual colleges/schools. Students are allowed to graduate with a maximum of 144 credit units, with the flexibility to enrich their studies with double majors or minors. For details, click here.

  1. Entrance Requirements

HKDSE applicants must fulfil the General Entrance Requirements of four core and two elective subjects for admission to the University. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, some programmes have specific subject requirements. For details of our entrance requirements, please visit the following web pages.

Bachelor’s degree programmes: https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/entreq/bd/
Associate Degree programmes: https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/entreq/ad/

  1. JUPAS Programmes

For programmes offered by the University under JUPAS, please click here.

  1. Selection Criteria and Score Calculation for JUPAS admission

Selection criteria vary among programmes. Various types of admission scores are calculated to facilitate the selection of applicants for admission. For details, please visit the following webpages.           

Bachelor’s degree programmes: https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/assessment/bd
Associate Degree programmes: https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/assessment/ad/
Score calculator: https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/assessment/score_calculation/

  1. Interview Arrangements

The selection of students for interview is primarily based on application information [e.g., band choices, exam results (if available), Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions/Activities (OEA) and School Reference Reports].  Interviews are usually conducted during May to July.  For details of the interview arrangements, please click here.

  1. JUPAS Admissions Score Reference

For details of the admission scores of our past JUPAS entrants, please click here.

  1. JUPAS Guide 

The JUPAS website contains lots of useful information for JUPAS applicants. Click here for details. 





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