Based on the first round of Jupas programme choice submissions, the most-wanted degree in Hong Kong is Baptist University’s Physical Education and Recreation Management programme.
The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (Jupas) used by students to apply for local full-time undergraduate programmes closed its online applications last Wednesday. To show how competitive this year’s applications are, some local universities revealed their most popular programmes, along with the number of students they will be accepting in the upcoming academic year, based on the draft programme choices submitted.
Across all the programmes that are funded by the University Grants Committee, the “most-wanted” degree this year is the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management (JS2620) offered by Baptist University, with more than 30 people competing for each place.
The University of Hong Kong said its Bachelor of Nursing (JS6468) programme received 2,118 applications. The suggested intake being 205 to 215, which means 9.9 applicants will be contending for one place. This is followed by Bachelor of Arts, with 1,390 applicants and four students contending for every place, and Bachelor of Engineering with 1,367 candidates and three-and-a-half people fighting for each spot.
Science (JS4601) is the most applied for programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where there are 2,141 applications. Social Science (JS4801), however, is this year’s most competitive programme at the university – there are 1,125 applications, but only 65 to 85 places available.
At the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Business and Management (JS5300) is the programme with the most intense competition, with four people vying for every one spot. The Engineering programme (JS5200) now has 2,357 applicants.
Applicants can make changes to their programme choices between December 6 (9am) and May 22, 2019 (11.59pm), Students will, however, need to pay a fee of HK$100 in advance for each amendment they make.