JUPAS Students


Students admitted from the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) are usually termed as JUPAS students

Welcome to HKUST! Have a great journey and experience in pursuing your goals, becoming a better "me" and making new friends at this inspiring and internationalised campus.

Action item checklist for JUPAS students

The checklist should help identify useful and important activities to kick start your university study and life here.

Registration and Collection of Student ID  

Aug 6-7  Complete Program Registration (JUPAS - Main Round Offer)

Aug 7 onwards

Aug 8-9  Collect Student Card in person at CMA Lecture Theater (LT-L), Cheng Yu Tung Building

If you are not able to collect your student card as scheduled you may join the make-up session on Aug 21 in the same venue.

Enrollment: Housing, Induction and Enrichment Activities

Aug 7 onwards

Enroll English Language Proficiency Assessment - (ELPA) (required)

Aug 7 - 9

Apply Student Accommodation & Join First-Year Experience (FYE) @Residence Program

Apply University-wide Orientation - Application for Reservation of Bed Space 

Aug 8 onwards

Enroll Getting Started & Introduction to Healthy Lifestyle Course (HLTH1010) (required)

Enroll Enrichment Talks, Tours and Workshops

Aug 8-10​​​​​​​

Apply Language Day Camp: Explore the Unexplored​​​​​​​

Apply Student-led O' Camp​​​​​​​

Academic Advising and Peer Mentoring#

Aug 8-30  Attend Academic Advising and Peer Mentoring sessions (these sessions are very useful and critical for your class pre-enrolment; refer also to respective Schools' orientation information, SBM, SSCI, SENG, SHSS, IPO & individual email notifications for details; absence from these sessions may affect your study progress)

University Induction Activities

Aug 20-21  *Attend ELPA - Written (required) 

Aug 21-24  *Attend ELPA - Speaking (required) 

Aug 23-24  *Attend Getting Started & HLTH1010 (required) 

Aug - Sep   *Attend Enrichment Talks, Tours and Workshops

School Welcome and Orientation# 

Aug 25  School of Science (SSCI) 15:00-19:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall

Aug 26  School of Business and Management (SBM) 12:00-17:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall

Aug 27  School of Engineering (SENG) 10:00-17:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall

Aug 31  Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) 11:00-15:00 at Tin Ka Ping Hall, University Center​​​​​​​

Sep 7  School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) 18:30-21:30 at UniQue, Conference Lodge​​​​​​​

Class Enrollment

Aug 21 onwards  Check class pre-enrollment results via "Student Centre" in myPortal

Aug 24  Enroll first term classes via myPortal

Sep 3-15  Add/ Drop classes via myPortal

HLTH1010 Required Activities

Aug 23-Sep  *Attend Fitness Training 

Sep 7-9  *Attend Health and Fitness Assessments

Sep 13-16  *Attend a Sports Skill Class 

Sep 6-Oct 7  Complete the online Student Intake Survey and Wellness Assessments

Other Important Information and Dates

Aug 8-9  *Attend info. session and apply Government Financial Assistance 

Aug 8-9  Attend Student-led Welcome Fair 

Aug 11-22  *Join Student-led O' Camps

Aug 16-17  Complete Program Registration Online (JUPAS – Offer for Rechecking and Remarking of HKDSE Examination Result

Aug 25  Join *English Day Camp: Explore the Unexplored

Aug 25  Mass Check-in @Student Residence Hall (new first year student residents only)

Aug 25 - 27  Join University-wide Orientation

Sep 3  Commencement of Academic Year 2018/19 - First Day

Sep 3  Join My First Day


* Many activities and programs require advance enrollment
^ Refer also to notifications from emails, peer mentors, School/ Program websites
# Attend only your School/Program's sessions