CUHK Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions draws about 47 thousand visitors
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions today (15 October), drawing about 47 thousand visitors to the campus, many of them were secondary school teachers, students and parents. It was the first Information Day held at CUHK in face-to-face mode since 2019.
Event features new activities and multiple sessions of admission talks
The new special panel discussion session, Admission Talk for JUPAS Applicants: Face to Face with CUHKers, kicked off the Information Day. Professor Andy Wong Ka-chat, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, CUHK introduced the admission arrangements for 2023; while during an interactive session, Dr Norman Chan, Honorary Professor of the Business School of CUHK and Senior Adviser to the Hong Kong Academy of Finance, Professor Francis Chan Ka-leung, Dean of CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine, Professor Suzanne So Ho-wai, Associate Professor of CUHK’s Department of Psychology, and CUHK students shared their views on education, admission and how to choose major studies with audience.
The Information Day also included talks in English and Putonghua introducing other admission routes. The eight CUHK Faculties and their departments arranged multiple sessions of admission or consultation talks. A sharing session on the Co-operative Education Programme and a workshop on interview skills also appealed to the students on the day.
Introducing the new collaborative double major programme between CUHK and CUHK (Shenzhen)
With the aim of contributing to the talent pool in the Greater Bay Area, a new double major programme jointly introduced by CUHK and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) is expected to launch in 2023/24. Two introductory talks on the new programme were given by CUHK’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Isabella Poon Wai-yin on the Information Day, that attracted a great deal of interest from students and parents. For more details of the programme, please visit the programme website.
CUHK destination of choice for high achievers
CUHK is always the top choice for high-achieving students. The University has admitted 3,153 students who sat for the 11th Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination. The intake this year is impressive: over 99% of them are Band A students. Among the nine perfect scorers (students who achieved Level 5** in seven or more subjects) this year, seven have been admitted to CUHK, with four of them are “super top scorers” who achieved Level 5** in eight subjects. 55% of students who achieved 5** in four or more subjects in the HKDSE territory-wide have been admitted to CUHK, the highest proportion among all JUPAS-participating institutions in Hong Kong. The median admission score of each programme has been uploaded to the University’s website for next year’s JUPAS applicants’ reference.
CUHK has also admitted close to 600 non-local students this year. They include students from 31 mainland provinces and municipalities, Macao and Taiwan, as well as 26 countries and regions including Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran and Japan. With diverse academic backgrounds, the non-JUPAS applicants who have been admitted this year possess outstanding qualifications that are eligible internationally or locally, such as IB, SAT, GCE A-Level, and GSAT.