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CUHK admits many high-calibre students this year
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New Students of 2012 Intake


With a double cohort of students this year, CUHK has admitted over 6,500 high-calibre students through different admission schemes.

Through the Joint University Programmes Admission System (JUPAS), the University has admitted 2,451 students who sat the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and 2,897 students who sat the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination.

Among the four students who scored six As in this year’s HKALE, three have been recruited by CUHK. The University also has admitted five candidates who scored five As. Furthermore, close to 40% of all candidates in Hong Kong who scored three As or above were offered admission by CUHK. Out of all HKALE candidates who have at least one subject at A grade, 46.8% have been offered places by CUHK, the highest percentage amongst all nine institutions participating in JUPAS.

The Chinese University has an impressive intake of HKDSE candidates this year. On average, the median was Level 5 in five subjects. Of all candidates who achieved Level 5** in five subjects or above in the HKDSE territory-wide, 25% were admitted by CUHK.

The University’s 2012 intake includes about 500 non-local students from 31 mainland provinces and municipalities, Macau, Taiwan, as well as countries all over the world, including Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Portugal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, the UK, and the US.

As for the newly-admitted mainland students, all were among the top scorers in their respective provinces/municipalities/autonomous regions. Forty-five ranked among the top three in their respective provinces/cities, including 28 top scorers. Among the newly-admitted mainland students, more than 40 were prize winners of various national competitions, including Olympiads, innovation competitions, English competitions and writing competitions.

Top five programmes/streams in terms of results of the best applicants admitted

  • Psychology
  • Medicine
  • Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis/Quantitative Finance
  • Enrichment Mathematics
  • Global Business Studies

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