Teachers’ Corner (JUPAS Admissions)

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

What’s New for CityU’s JUPAS Admissions in 2020?


  1. Flexible Admission with Scholarship for JUPAS Applicants

    JUPAS applicants who attain excellent overall results but do not meet the programme admission requirements in one core subject may still have the opportunity to gain a place at CityU and receive a Dean’s Scholarship. For details, please click HERE.


  1. Entrance Scholarships for Outstanding Students

    We have launched a number of scholarships targeted at high-performing candidates.  For details, please click here.


  1. Award Classification System

    The University has introduced a new degree award system starting from 2020/21. Under the new system, the top 15% of departmental/school graduates (based on CGPA ranking) will be recognised under three award categories: summa cum laude (Highest Distinction), magna cum laude (High Distinction) and cum laude (Distinction).

    This new degree award system is applicable to first-year entrants (from 2020/21), Advanced Standing I entrants (from 2021/22) and Advanced Standing II entrants (from 2022/23). Changes have also been made to the minimum graduation CGPA and termination rules starting from 2020/21. Click here for details.


  1. Change of Admission Arrangements

    For 2020 entry, 8 Schools/ Departments will adopt a dual-route admission model:

    Admission to Department
    (Enter a Major after One Year)
    Direct Admission to Major in Year One
    JS1012 Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance) JS1013 BBA Business Economics JS1014 BBA Finance
    JS1017 Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management) JS1018 BBA Global Business Systems Management JS1019 BBA Information Management
    JS1025 Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Analysis, BBA Business Operations Management) JS1026 BBA Business Analysis JS1027 BBA Business Operations Management
    JS1212 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying) JS1213 BEng Architectural Engineering JS1214 BEng Civil Engineering JS1215 BSc Surveying
    JS1110 Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work) JS1111 BSocSc Criminology and Sociology JS1112 BSocSc Psychology JS1113 BSocSc Social Work
    JS1805 Department of Biomedical Sciences (options: BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences) JS1806 BSc Biological Sciences JS1807 BSc Biomedical Sciences
    JS1041 School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media) JS1042 BA Creative Media JS1043 BSc Creative Media JS1044 BAS New Media
    JS1071 School of Data Science (options: BSc Data Science, BEng Data and Systems Engineering) JS1072 BSc Data Science JS1073 BEng Data and Systems Engineering


  1. Revisions to Programme Entrance Requirements

  • JS1207 Department of Mechanical Engineering (options: BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Nuclear and Risk Engineering)
  • JS1801 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine


  1. Updates to Admission Score Calculation

    For 2020 entry, the admission score calculation is based on ‘4 core + 2 elective subjects’, except for the Department of Media and Communication (JS1106) which counts the 'Best 5 subjects'.

For details of our score calculation process, please 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 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. 

  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 
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan 
  • Leuphana University, Germany
  • 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.





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