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A New Year Begins

A new academic year begins at CUHK in September with some 3,100 new faces joining the campus. At the Inauguration Ceremony for Undergraduates held on 2 September, Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor, encouraged students to start training and changing themselves to live a life that's simple, humble and noble when they enter the University. He also asked them to serve the needy and the public by joining experiential learning programmes. He urged them to think always of the betterment of society, of the nation and of mankind, and not to focus on grades.

A Wealth of Talent Admitted in 2013–14

Through the Joint University Programmes Admission System (JUPAS), the University has admitted 2,610 students who sat the second Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination. Over 99.7% were Band A students. Of the candidates who achieved Level 5** in five subjects or above in the HKDSE territory-wide, 31% were admitted by CUHK.

The University's 2013 intake includes about 500 non-local students from 31 mainland provinces and municipalities, Macau, Taiwan, as well as countries all over the world, including Australia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Portugal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the US.

As for the newly-admitted 305 mainland students, all were among the top scorers. Forty-two ranked among the top three in their respective provinces/cities, including 19 top scorers. Among the newly-admitted mainland students, around 80 were prize-winners of various national competitions, including Olympiads, innovation competitions, English competitions, geographical, science and technology competitions, writing contests and sports contests. Some students attained a full mark of 150 in their mathematics and English papers.

Top six programmes/streams in terms of the median admission scores of the five highest-scoring subjects of JUPAS applicants admitted:

  • Global Business Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Global Economics and Finance
  • Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science
  • International Business and Chinese Enterprise

Top programmes/streams as ranked by the highest scores of JUPAS applicants admitted:

  • Music
  • Global Business Studies
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Economics
  • Psychology