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New Students Begin Their Academic Journey at CUHK

A new academic year began on 1 September after the end of the summer break and the conclusion of different orientation activities for new students. Through the Joint University Programmes Admission System (JUPAS), the University has admitted 2,630 students who sat the third Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination. Close to 100 percent of them were Band A students. Of all candidates who achieved Level 5** in five subjects or above in the HKDSE territory-wide, 30% were admitted by CUHK, including three top scorers who attained 5** in seven subjects.

The 2014 intake includes about 500 non-local students from 31 mainland provinces and municipalities, Macau, Taiwan, as well as countries all over the world, including Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, The Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, the UK, the US, etc.

As for mainland students, CUHK admitted 306 students from 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions through the National Colleges and Universities Enrollment System. Among the mainland students, about 80 were prize winners of various national competitions, including Olympiads, innovation competitions, English competitions, geographical competitions and writing competitions. CUHK also admitted one national-level athlete and 21 students from ethnic minorities.

This year, 24 JUPAS and non-JUPAS students, who have outstanding achievements in sports were admitted to CUHK through the Sports Scholarship Scheme. Twelve of them are members of the Hong Kong National Squads.

Top five programmes/streams in terms of the median admission scores of the best five subjects are:

  • Medicine (Global Physician Stream)
  • Global Business Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science

Click the following link to meet some of our new faces on campus.


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