Application in General

1. What are the programs offered by HKUST Business School and the intake target?

Our first-year intake target is ~705 for local students and ~175 for non-local students (25% on top of local intake target).

Program NameIndicative Local Intake Target
Business and Management (B&M) 377^
BBA Economics (ECON) Combined quota of 125
BBA Finance (FINA) 30^
BBA Global Business (GBUS) 26^
BBA Information Systems (IS) Combined quota of 125
BBA Management (MGMT)
BBA Marketing (MARK)
BBA Operations Management (OM)
BBA Professional Accounting (ACCT) 60^
BSc Economics and Finance (ECOF) 26^
BSc Quantitative Finance (QFIN) 20^
BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI) 23^
BSc Sustainable and Green Finance (SGFN) 18^
Total Places for LOCAL Students (JUPAS + non-JUPAS) 705#

# In general, School of Business & Management recruits ~80% local students from the JUPAS pool and ~20% from the other qualifications.
^ Intake quota subject to minor adjustment.

2. How do I apply?

If you are HKDSE applicant, please submit your application via the JUPAS website.

For other applicants, please submit your application online at

3. What is the application deadline?

Different admission routes have different deadlines as follows:

2024 Sep intake

HKDSE Admission 6 Dec 2023
Local/ International/ Mainland, Taiwan, China & Macau SAR Direct Admission
Early Round Application 21 Nov 2023
Main Round Application 9 Jan 2024
Mainland Admission
Mainland Admission (with JEE qualification) 30 Jun 2024

4. What does HKUST Business School consider when making an admission decision?

Of course your academic performance is important, but it is not everything. We also look for open-minded students who want to tackle problems head-on, enterprising students who have a strong commitment to succeed and forward-thinking students who could make a real change and positive impact to society.

Above all else, we look for a caring attitude. This is fundamental. We want all our business students to have a genuine concern for people and the communities we serve.

5. Does HKUST offer scholarships?

Yes. We offer a number of scholarships each year to top students with outstanding academic performance. We will identify and select the students to be offered scholarships. You do not have to apply for them.

Please visit Scholarships and Financial Aid Office and our webpage for details. 

6. I am a transfer applicant. Can I transfer my credits to your school if I am admitted?

Please visit here for the Credit Transfer details.

7. Can I visit the school before applying? 

Yes, of course. Our Student Ambassadors will be happy to show you around the campus, in person or virtually, and give you first-hand information about HKUST Business School. If you would like to visit the campus, please send your request to, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  

8. Can I defer my application?

Usually, we do not accept deferred applications. If you have been accepted, but cannot, or choose not to attend, you will normally be advised to re-apply for the next year.

9. When does the academic year begin? Do you admit students in any semester?

The HKUST academic year starts in early September. Spring admission is generally not recommended.

10. Who do I contact if I have questions?

You can find the answers to most questions on our website. However, if you cannot find an answer there, you are welcome to drop us an email or a call.

University Recruitment and Admissions Office

OfficeEmail AddressPhone
JUPAS Admissions    (852) 2623 1118
International Qualifications Admissions    (852) 2623 1118
Mainland, Taiwan, China and Macau SAR Admissions    (852) 2623 1118

School of Business and Management

OfficeEmail AddressPhone
Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions    (852) 2358 6005

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