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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5101

International Research Enrichment 國際科研

IRE

Short Description

The International Research Enrichment (IRE) program is targeted toward students interested in pursuing a research career in science. It is built upon the premise that exposure to international research environment at an early stage is an essential ingredient for a fruitful career in research.

The IRE program has the same curriculum structure as the Science (Group A) program (JS5102) and Science (Group B) program (JS5103) of the School of Science. However, students admitted into the IRE program will have a free choice of major programs offered by the School. It further distinguishes itself from the Science (Group A) and Science (Group B) programs by providing students with

(i)   Admission into Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP),
(ii)  Exchange to a foreign university, and
(iii) A summer research internship opportunity in a foreign university/national laboratory.

Research supervisors will be assigned to all students to guide their paths of study as well as pursuit for postgraduate degrees, either locally or abroad.

Students can apply for the IRE program through the direct choice in JUPAS, or apply for transfer from the regular Science (Group A) program or Science (Group B) program of the School of Science into IRE program after their first year of study. Students interested in IRE program are encouraged to include either one of Science (Group A) program (JS5102) or Science (Group B) (JS5103), and the IRE program (JS5101) in their program choices.

Remarks:

Students admitted into the IRE program will have a free choice of the following major programs offered by the School:

  • BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • BSc in Biotechnology
  • BSc in Chemistry
  • BSc in Mathematics
  • BSc in Ocean Science and Technology
  • BSc in Physics

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS or COMBINED SCIENCE# 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3

Note 1: The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

Remarks:
(1) Interview is compulsory for admission. 
(2) For more details about admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score/.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3

Remarks:

  • The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

School of Science

Email: ugscience@ust.hk

Tel: 2358 5065

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 91 47 84 94 108 424
2018 74 52 78 97 114 415
2017 91 46 82 95 113 427
2016 78 46 92 98 125 439
2015 93 57 64 138 162 514
2014 122 48 103 155 206 634
2013 143 141 216 299 348 1147

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 20 0 0 0 0 20
2018 20 0 0 0 0 20
2017 18 0 0 0 0 18
2016 20 0 0 0 0 20
2015 18 0 0 0 0 18
2014 14 0 0 0 0 14
2013 14 0 0 0 0 14
Footnote(s)

For details about admission activities, please click here.