Admission Route


For JUPAS and Non-JUPAS candidates

To enroll into GBUS program, candidates must fulfill the minimum requirements of SBM admission. The admission score calculation of GBUS program is the same as the SBM admission score calculation.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview for admission purpose. 

For detailed information, please refer to the SBM admission website here.

For students who are already enrolled in the B&M program


Students who have already entered HKUST Business School can apply to join the GBUS program at the end of Year 1 Spring semester. Successful candidates will join the GBUS program in Year 2 Fall semester.


Limited quotas are reserved for the program transfer application and fast-track application at the end of Year 2 Fall semester for current HKUST B&M students. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview during the winter break. Successful candidates will join the GBUS program in Year 2 Spring semester.

Figures and Statistics


Composition of a GBUS cohort (figures from 2017)

JUPAS: 63%
Non- JUPAS: 16%
Mainland and MTM: 10%
International: 11%


  Median Lower quartile
English Language 5** 5*
Chinese Language 5* 4
Math (Comp.) 5* 5*
Liberal Studies 5** 5*
Elective 1 5** 5**
Elective 2 5** 5*
Elective 3 5* 5*
M1/M2 5 5

JS5013 Global Business - JUPAS admission figure in 2017



1. Is there any application interview for JUPAS applicants?

Ans:  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview if you are applying to the GBUS program. For JUPAS candidates, there will be two rounds of interview usually. One before the DSE exam and one after the DSE exam.

2. What is the interview format? What are some of the interview questions asked?

Ans: The format of interview this year is to be confirmed, as it is different every year. The purpose of interview is to assess your critical thinking, presentation skills, teamwork skills, etc. Interview questions cover a wide range of areas, and their purpose is to know whether there is a good fit between the candidate and the program.

3. What is the weighting of the interview?

Ans: There is a minimum level of academic excellence you have to attain, but the program looks for promising students with good attitude, presentable demeanor and a good fit for a career in business. The weight of the interview score shall not be bigger than 40% of the total admission composite score.

4. What is the quota for students admitted through JUPAS?

Ans: Please refer to the JUPAS website for updated information. 

5. Are there any preferred subjects for applying GBUS?

Ans: No, we do not have any preferred subjects for bonus points.

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