The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (BA(AS)) is an intensive four-year program that introduces students to architecture as a cultural discipline. Admission to the undergraduate program is rigorous. The Department’s JUPAS admission results have been exemplary in the past five years and the program remains one of the most competitive in Hong Kong.
The Department particularly welcomes applications from students with a broad range of academic and cultural interests who are eager to engage with the discipline of architecture. Students from all streams are accepted and encouraged to apply.
Supplementary Requirements for candidates applying for admission through Jupas And Non-Jupas Schemes (2020-21):
The AE comprises a set of creative questions that give the applicant an opportunity to demonstrate his or her capacity for architectural thinking. The criteria measured by the exercise include: capacity to conceptualize, creativity, curiosity, analytical ability, daring, rigor, intelligence, intuition, openness, perseverance, spatial sensibility and sociability.
[IMPORTANT: There will be only one Aptitude Exercise for the 2020 admissions exercise. It is incumbent on interested candidates to ensure that they do not miss the AE.]
Candidates applying for admission to the BAAS program are required to take part in an Aptitude Exercise (AE) scheduled from 20 to 23 December, 2019.
The AE question will also be posted on the website https://baas-ae.arch.hku.hk/ at 20 December 2019 00:01 (HK time). You may still download the questions and submit the completed Aptitude Exercise through e-mail as a contingency. Applicants should submit their completed exercise as a digital upload through the HKU Admissions website by 23 December 23:59 (HK time). A hard copy of the completed exercise should follow by mail to the Faculty of Architecture.
Faculty of Architecture
4/F Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
(Attn.: BAAS Programme Officer)
Shortlisted candidates will be selected for an interview (for dates, see below). Candidates who have good academic scores but have not been interviewed initially on those dates quoted above may also be invited to attend an interview at a later time.
Letters of recommendation are not required or encouraged.
The timeline and deadlines for NON-JUPAS and JUPAS applicants to the BA(AS):
Non-JUPAS Admissions APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE
22 November 2019
(12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time)
For Non-JUPAS, please submit your application through: http://www.aal.hku.hk/admissions
JUPAS Admissions APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE
11 December 2019 (23:59 Hong Kong Time)
For JUPAS, please submit your application through: http://www.jupas.edu.hk/en
18-19 December 2019
Candidates who have submitted their online applications before the respective deadlines for JUPAS and Non-JUPAS and who have included BA(AS) (6004) as one of their programme choices will receive an invitation during the period from 18 to 19 December 2019 to take part in the Aptitude Exercise. These instructions will also be posted on the HKU Admissions website.
The e-mail will consist of the login information to the Submission System for BAAS Applicants (https://baas-ae.arch.hku.hk/) to upload their completed exercise. If you do not receive such an e-mail by that time, please try the following:
If you have problems accessing the System, please let us know as early as possible by sending an e-mail with your application number and name to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aptitude Exercise available online for download
before 23 December 2019 (23:59 HK time)
Upload completed exercise (in pdf format) to the designated account
Postmarked by 27 December 2019
Submit hardcopy of the Aptitude Exercise to the Faculty of Architecture by post.
Late-January 2020 (non-JUPAS) / late-May 2020 (JUPAS)
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview
Non-JUPAS interview: late-January/early-February 2020 (tentative)
JUPAS interview: late-May/early-June 2020 (tentative)
March to July 2020 (non-JUPAS) / Late-July to Early-August 2020 (JUPAS)
Interview of candidates who have good academic scores but have not been interviewed in late-January/early-February (Non-JUPAS) or late-May/early-June (JUPAS) on a selective basis.
FOR GAOKAO APPLICANTS:
[Candidates of the National Joint College Entrance Examination (NJCEE) are not subject to these supplementary requirements. For details on mainland undergraduate admissions, please refer to the HKU China Affairs Office’s website: http://www.aal.hku.hk/admissions/mainland/admissions-information. 参加内地全国统一高考的考生不需要符合以上的能力测试(Aptitude Exercise)及推荐信的要求，高考生独立报名程序可参考香港大学内地本科生入学计划网页: http://www.aal.hku.hk/admissions/mainland/admissions-information ]
Faculty office hours:
Mondays to Fridays 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:45pm.
Closed during weekends and public holidays