Admission to the School of Science can be through JUPAS with HKDSE Results, Local Direct Entry, most Common International Qualifications such as SAT or IB, or through the Mainland China Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Detailed information about the admission requirements and process can be found on the websites of the School of Science and the University Recruitment and Admissions Office (URAO).
A limited number of places are also available for local sub-degree holders (i.e., Associate Degree or Higher Diploma) to directly admitted into Physics as senior year student. Read more.
We also offer Minor Programs in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, and Biological Physics for HKUST students with majors in other disciplines.
Students in any of the above mentioned Physics Major programs will be admitted to the School of Science in the first year. Upon completion of the first year of study, students will then declare their Majors. Students interested in Physics may choose the School of Science program either via "Science" (SSCI) route at the time of application or the "International Research Enrichment Track" (IRE-Track). The IRE is an elite undergraduate program targeted at students who wish to pursue a research career with strong emphasis on research and projects.