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JUPAS Updates & Q&A Seminar for admission 2017 onwards 28 Oct 2016 HKACMGM


General updates from JUPAS office

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ApL – Chinese will be accepted in the coming JUPAS application







JUPAS updates by representatives of JUPAS participating schools







Q

Rumors say putting CityU in Band B = no chance to get in, is that TRUE?

Ans

CityU: 2016 entrance >90% Band A, ~6% Band B

Its just that when students who put CityU as Band A tends to have better grades.









Q

Will participating institutes know about the EXACT position of programme choice?

Some institutes claimed that they know because they checked students’ login time.

Ans

JUPAS: NO, its not true.







Q

Will HKU, EduHK, HKBU & LingU consider M1&M2 as separate elective?

Ans

HKU: No, as HKEAA still not sees M1 & M2 as FULL elective.

LingU: No, same as HKU.

EduHK: In 2017 admission, M1 & M2 will not classified as a separate elective in meeting the 4+1 elective minimum entrance requirement, BUT will be included in the BEST 5 scores calculation.

HKBU: same as EdUHK. Moreover, in 2017 admission, BBA will be split into 8 separate programmes instead of 1 single broad discipline BBA. And in 2018 admission, Faculty of Art, Communication will raise its minimum entrance requirement from 4+1 to 4+2, with the 2 elective at minimum Level 3.







Q

Any changes in admission score calculation for 2017?

Ans

CityU: remains 4+2 as general entrance requirement, M1 & M2 as elective, 26/28 programme use 4+2 as calculation, 2/28 use BEST 5 as calculation.

HKBU: Weightings will be disclosed, e.g. English, *also accept TOFEL & IELTS 6.5 (in replacing HKDSE Lv. 3).

PolyU: All programmes  4+2 as general entrance requirement, M1 & M2 as elective, score calculations: if 5 subjects as requirement: best 5 / chin+Eng+best 3 with weighting. If 6 subjects as requirement: best 6/ chin+Eng+best 4 with weightings.

CUHK: some programmes will use BEST 5 as calculation, details will be announced via webpage.

QFin related (3 programmes), delete M1/M2 as specific requirements, but will still count as elective.

HKUST: BBA finance & QFin: Eng+Maths+best4  weightings changed.

HKU: some calculations will be changed from 4+2 to BEST 5.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Biomedical Science  BEST 6



LingU: M1 & M2 not counted as elective, weightings only apply to: Chin, Eng & Maths.

EduHK: same as previous years, but if to study Chin, Eng & Maths related programme, 2016 admission’s mean score in specific discipline ALL have Lv 5 or above.

OUHK: no change.







Q

Any Interview performance indicators? How is the results of interview reflected?

Ans

CityU & BU: students interview’s scores normally use as tiebreaker.

If good performance: + points, but does not have standardized benchmark.






EduHK: very transparent, will acknowledge students if the interview was poor and students will not be accepted.

(e.g. show no interests/ opinions on Ed-related / social issues, not involve in discussions)



HKU: will let them know the results, just PAY CLOSE ATTENSION to the use of words.

HKU Information session for careers teachers 29 Oct 2016

Will participating institutes know about the EXACT position of programme choice?

They can view the choices of applicants based on Band. For each Band, for example Band A, they can see the three choices according to JUPAS code.


Will M1 and M2 be considered?

In some programmes such as Engineering, M1 and M2 are preferred subject and in BSc (QFin) and BSc (AC), M1, M2 are pre-requisite



HKU Programmes may consider the following for bonus points or as tie-breakers:

  • 5**/5* bonus points

  • Additional electives

  • Interview performance

  • OEA/SLP


Will HKU consider Band A applicants only?

99.9% of students entered HKU through Band A







Who are eligible to join the Young Scientist Scheme?

Best 5 HKDSE subjects (including M1, Ms) > or equal to 31 points will be automatically accepted to YSS. No interview is necessary.


Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking

  • Quota: 20

  • Min requirement: Eng Lv 4; Chin Lv. 3; Maths Lv. 3, LS Lv. 2, 2X Lv. 2

  • M1 or M2 not required

  • Heavier weights on English and Maths

  • Various enrichment opportunities such as internship in asset management and private banking firms, mentorship, professional seminars and round-table talks










Interview arrangement for BNuring and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

(Multiple Mini Interview)



First Station

Second Station



Third Station




Forth Station



    • Each Station lasts for around 6-8 minutes

    • The four stations include ethic and moral issues (道德倫理); social issues(社會議題); communication skill (溝通技巧) and critical thinking (批判思考)





  • Nursing

    • 4C + 2X
    No Science related subjects needed

For details, visit http://www.hku.hk/dse



HKUST Information Session for Careers teachers 4 Nov 2016

HKUST JUPAS Intake: BEST 5 unweighted



2016 (Mean)

SSCI

22.71

IRE

32.88

SENG

24.39

B&M

24.46

FINA

26.08

GBUS

31.74

ACCT

25.25

ECOF

25.33

QFIN

32.20

GCS

22.49

BIBU

26.39

MAEC

24.80

EVMT

25.25

RMBI

27.37

T&M DDP

29.50

If students are interested in the programme, they may choose the specific programme and the school-based admission as well. The school-based admission is usually less competitive than the specific programme.

HKUST JUPAS Intake: Other useful statistics




2016

Students with admission scholarships

24.0%

Students with extra electives bonus

90.4%

Students with interview bonus

52.4%

Students with bonus awarded from OEA/SLP assessment

46.0%

Students who had participated in any HKUST’s engagement programs

  • HKUST Summer Institute

  • Summer Camps

  • Discovering Science

  • Engineering Exploring Day

  • Business Young Stars/ Business Preview

  • HKUST Non-Degree Programs

  • etc

42.5%

  • Students should submit the OEA/SLP record.

  • Students should attend interview when they are invited to attend.

  • Bonus mark: max 5%; extra 1% bonus for those with admission scholarships


Compulsory interviews:

Other JUPAS Programmes: selected applicants


Calculator and Reference Scores: http://join.ust.hk/jupas-score

CUHK Information Session for Careers Teachers 5 Nov 2016

  • Close to 100% of applicants admitted have CUHK programmes as Band A choices

  • CUHK admitted largest number of Band A and 1st choice applicants amongst all institutions in HK


2016 Top programmes in CUHK










1st

Medicine (MBChB) Programme Global Phsician-Leadership Stream (GPS)

6.9000

2nd

Global Business Programme

6.3665

3rd

Medicine(MBChB) Programme

6.2000

4th

International Business and Chinese Enterprise

6.1000

5th

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science

6.0333

6th

Pharmacy

5.9333

7th

Global Economics and Finance

5.7000

8th

Chinese Medicine

5.6833

9th

Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis/Quantitative Finance

5.6000

10th

Journalism and Communication

5.6000

For details: refer to http://www.oafa.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/hkdse/admission-requirements/important-information-for-applicants/admission-scores
Broad-based admission

  • JS4401 Engineering

  • JS4601 Science

  • JS4801 Social Science

Board-based admission are suitable for those who are not too clear about the specific interest in the programmes offered by the faculty. Besides, board-based admission programme may be less competitive as well.
New programmes in 2017


New programmes in 2016

  • JS4550 – Biochemical Sciences

  • JS4633- Earth System Science (Atmospheric Science/Geographysics)

  • JS4892 – Global studies


Programme Selection Principles and HKDSE Subject Weighting (2017 Entry)

http://www.oafa.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/hkdse/admission-requirements/important-information-for-applicants/select-principles


Selection For Admission

  • Selection is on a competitive basis

  • In addition to public examination results, will also consider

    • School reference

    • School results

    • Non-academic achievements and other learning experiences

    • Performance at interviews, where applicable


Application for admission

  • Minimum university and programme requirements:

    • University requirements: 4 Core + 2 Elective subjects or 4 Core + 1 Elective Subject + M1/M2

    • Programme requirements:

      • 9 programmes with specific elective requirements such as Engineering, Pharmacy and Science

      • 3 programmes require M1/M2 (Maths Education, Enrichment Maths, Risk management)

      • Around 50% programmes with higher subject level requirements including Translation, LLB, Medicine)

  • Programme selection principles

Programmes offered by the University calculate admission scores based on

(A)

Best 5, or the total score of Best 5 HKDSE subjects (may or may not include core subjects

(B)

4C + 2X, or the total score of




(i)

4 core subjects and 2 best electives; or

(ii)

4 core subjects and 1 best elective subject and Maths M1/M2  




Applicants’ performance in extra elective subjects will be considered, and bonus points will be awarded to up to the 7th subjects

http://www.oafa.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/hkdse/admission-requirements/important-information-for-applicants/select-principle



  • Interview arrangement

    • For 2016 entry, around 80% CUHK programmes arranged interviews

    • Invitations to applicants by email/phone. Applicants need to make sure the contact information given in the JUPAS is correct.

    • Details will be announced later

    • SLP submission via JUPAS, present SLP during interviews. Information may provide topics for discussion.



http://www.oafa.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/hkdse/admission-requirements/important-information-for-applicants


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