JUPAS (HKDSE) Applicants
HKDSE Assessment Criteria for 2017 Entry (For reference only)
Information Notes on JUPAS Assessment Process
To give an overview on JUPAS assessment process for 2017 entry, below please find some important information on calculation of academic scores for your reference. Please note that the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results of applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to individual programmes, changes in selection criteria, etc.), the information listed below is for reference ONLY, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.
A. Calculation of Academic Scores & Subject Weights for HKDSE Subjects (Category A)
Each study programme would have its own specified score formulae for calculating applicants' Academic Scores. In general, most of the study programmes would take 4 HKDSE Core subjects and 1 best elective subject* into score calculation. Summary on calculation of academic scores & subject weights for HKDSE Subjects (Category A) for 2017 entry are listed as follow:
* Since BCM&BSc(BIOMED), BPharm, BSocSc(EURO-FREN) and BSocSc(EURO-GERM) programmes require two elective subjects in the programme entrance requirements, these programmes would take two elective subjects into score calculation.
# The subject weights of all Category A subjects for 2017 entry will be set as ‘100’ unless specified by individual study programmes.
^ In general, respective score percentages awarded to HKDSE Levels of results are converted as follows:
5**=100%, 5*=86%, 5=71%, 4=57%, 3=43%, 2=29%, 1=14%, ‘unclassified’=0%
BA/BSocSc programme (JS2610) counts mainly 4 Cores and 1 best elective in score calculation while the programme also counts 10% of 1 additional elective subject (i.e. 2nd best elective subject). If applicant Z attains level 5** in 4 core subjects and level 5 in 2 elective subjects, his/ her total Academic Score will be counted as follows:
Subject Score (Level% x Subject Weight)
Chinese Language (Level 5**) 100% of 100 = 100
English Language (Level 5**) 100% of 200 = 200
Liberal Studies (Level 5**) 100% of 100 = 100
Mathematics (Level 5**) 100% of 100 = 100
1st Best Elective (Level 5) 71% of 100 = 71
10% of 2nd Best Elective (Level 5) 10% x (71% of 100) = 7.1
Total Academic Score: 578.1
B. HKDSE Standard Score
In addition to adopting HKDSE Academic Score in the admissions process, some programmes may consider using HKDSE Standard Score for calculation of the admissions score. In general, HKDSE Standard Score are the sum of scores of four HKDSE core subjects (Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics & Liberal Studies) and one or two best elective(s)^. The HKDSE score for each subject is converted as follows:
5**=7, 5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1, 'unclassified'=0;
For applicant Z, his/ her HKDSE Standard Score will be counted as follows:
Subject HKDSE Standard Score
Chinese Language (Level 5**) 7
English Language (Level 5**) 7
Liberal Studies (Level 5**) 7
Mathematics (Level 5**) 7
1st Best Elective (Level 5) 5
2nd Best Elective (Level 5) 0
Total Standard Score: 33
^ It refers to all Category A subjects, including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 & Module 2). If the individual programme requires specified elective subject(s), this (those) should refer to such one or two best elective(s).
C. Other Language Subjects (Category C)
In general, the scores for the Other Language Subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:
A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3
For 2017 entry, BSocSc(EURO-FREN) and BSocSc(EURO-GERM) programmes (JS2630 and JS2640) would take the following Other Language results into the score calculation: French, German and Spanish
Please visit the following website for programmes which will consider Other Language Subjects as unspecified elective subject and grade requirement: http://ar.hkbu.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/programmerequirement
D. Merit Order List
Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any)
Derived from the score formula of individual programme
e.g.: 4 core subjects + 1 best/specified elective or 2 best/specified electives
Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
HKDSE English Score
Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
HKDSE Standard Score
Sum of scores for 4 core subjects plus 1 best/specified elective subject (Category A)
If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the Programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.
BA(MUSIC) programme: Applicants should fulfill the University Entrance Requirements and Programme Entrance Requirements. For details, please visit the following website: http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk/undergraduate.html
BA (VA) programme: Applicants should fulfill the General University Entrance Requirements as well as the specific Programme Admissions Requirements. For details, please visit:
As programmes select students not only on the basis of HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.