Teachers' Corner (JUPAS Admissions)

Entrance Requirements for HKDSE Students Starting from 2024 Entry

Undergraduate Admissions in 2023


  1. JUPAS Flexible Admission Arrangement for 2023/24 – A Different Set of Cut-off Scores  NEW

    CityU will continue the flexibility towards the minimum entrance requirements for JUPAS applicants in 2023/24. With a different set of cut-off scores adopted for the flexible admission arrangement, more students will be eligible for consideration of admission to CityU.

    ​Students who fall slightly short of the programme entrance requirements but meet the following conditions will be given special consideration for admission:

  • one HKDSE core subject result is one level below the programme requirement
  • the total score of “4 core + 2 elective subjects” meets the cut-off score# of the respective College/School (different cut-off scores ranging from 24 to 32, depending on Colleges/Schools)
  • have selected the programme in Band A, i.e. their first three priorities, in JUPAS
  • perform well in interviews
  • students applying for the programmes offered by the College of Engineering: good HKDSE results in two STEM-related subjects (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, extended modules of Mathematics (M1 or M2), Combined Science, Integrated Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Design and Applied Technology)

# Scoring scale for HKDSE subjects:
   Level 5**=7; Level 5*=6; Level 5=5; Level 4=4; Level 3=3; Level 2=2; Level 1=1

For further information on CityU’s programmes in JUPAS, please click here

  1. Admission Score Calculation

    For 2023 entry, the admission score calculation is based on '4 core + 2 elective subjects', 'Best 6 subjects' or 'Best 5 subjects', depending on programmes.

    For details of our score calculation process, please click here. A score calculator is available here.

  1. Entrance Scholarships

    CityU is committed to nurturing the talents of students and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic development. The University has provided entrance scholarships, "CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents", to recruit bright Hong Kong talented students with excellent HKDSE results. For more details, please click here. Applications for the President's Scholarship and Hong Kong Tech Scholarships are accepted until 9 June 2023.

  1. School Nominations Direct Admission Scheme (SNDAS)

    The University has 23 programmes joining SNDAS for 2023 entry. Nominations of students from secondary schools are accepted from 6 October to 7 December 2022. For details, click here. Interviews will be scheduled for early June 2023.

  1. New Programme Titles

    Programme Code Original Title New Title

    Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Analysis, BBA Business Operations Management)
    ​管理科學系 [選項: 工商管理學士(商業分析)、工商管理學士(商業營運管理)]

    Department of Management Sciences (options: BBA Business Decision Analytics, BBA Global Operations Management)
    ​管理科學系 [選項: 工商管理學士(商業決策分析)、工商管理學士(環球營運管理)]

    JS1026 BBA Business Analysis

    BBA Business Decision Analytics

    JS1027 BBA Business Operations Management

    BBA Global Operations Management

    JS1102 BSocSc Asian and International Studies

    BSocSc International Relations and Global Affairs

    JS1201 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Surveying)
    建築學及土木工程學系 [選項: 工學士 (建築工程)、工學士(土木工程)、理學士(測量學)]

    Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (options: BEng Architectural Engineering, BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Architecture and Surveying)
    建築學及土木工程學系 [選項: 工學士 (建築工程)、工學士(土木工程)、理學士(建築學及測量學)]

  1. The Tiger Programme

    To cater to the advanced learning needs of elite students and to enhance their competitiveness, The Tiger Programme offers Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme with Ivy League and other world-class universities including Columbia University, University of Edinburgh and University of Manchester and a customised curriculum in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language and other high quality fundamental courses. Students can also pursue a master's degree at the University or at a world-renowned overseas university through our bachelor’s and master’s combination option.

    A suite of new scholarships has been set up to reward students who have achieved academic excellence in science (including the biological sciences) and engineering. Tenable for four years, the President’s Scholarship is worth $300,000 per year and the two Hong Kong Tech Scholarships are each worth $200,000 per year. Applications for the President's Scholarship and Hong Kong Tech Scholarships are accepted until 9 June 2023.

  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
  • ESSEC Business School, France
  • 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, please click here.

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). Click here for details.

  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. Click here for details of our entrance requirements. 

  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.           

Main Admission Scores: https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/assessment/bd
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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