STARTING THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Consider and prepare the following before filling out your application. Click to expand the items below to find out more.
Self-reflection: The Right Program and the Right Timing
What is your motivation for applying for an MBA? Which program best fits your personal and career development goals?
If you are ready to make a radical career change and immerse yourself in a 12-month or 16-month MBA experience, consider the full-time MBA.
If you would like to accelerate your career in your current professional domain, consider the part-time MBA.
If you want to earn an MBA degree no matter where you are, consider joining our online Digital MBA for Global Leaders (DiMBA) program.
Preparing Your Application
The application process is straightforward and takes around 30 minutes to complete. Before you start, make sure you have the soft copy of below documents on hand:
- ID/ Passport
- UG/ PG (if applicable) transcript
- GMAT score report (if applicable)
- Proof of Medium of Instruction from University Registry/ English Test Score Report (if applicable)
You can find more application details on the Apply Now page.
Scheduling Tests and Providing Test Scores
If you are required to take the GMAT/GRE or English proficiency test (IELTS/TOEFL) and haven’t yet done so, now is the time for you to schedule your test.
You should submit your score(s) to us within one month of your application.
If your test results are not yet available, you can indicate your test date in your application and our Admissions Committee will review the rest of your application while awaiting your test results.
Approaching Your Referees
References allow the Admissions Committee to gain a deeper understanding of you through the lens of your work supervisors, who have collaborated closely with you and possess a strong familiarity with your abilities.
It never hurts to start the conversation with them at the early stages of your application. Their insights can serve as an inspiration and assist you in shaping your goals, helping you shape an even more robust MBA plan.
Preparing Your Essays
We want to see how you envision your HKUST MBA journey. You will be asked to complete two compulsory short application essays and one optional essay.
Connecting with the HKUST MBA Community
You can meet our students and connect with our student ambassadors via instant messaging HERE. Find out how they prepared for and aced their applications, while learning more about life in Hong Kong and how they master the art of time management to handle their busy schedules.
APPLICATION REVIEW AND ADMISSION INTERVIEW
Once you have submitted your application, our Admission Committee will review your application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an admission interview.
INTERVIEW RESULT NOTIFICATION AND OFFER OF ADMISSION
Admission Offer and Acceptance
You will receive an initial interview result after your admissions interview. Successful applicants will need to provide the soft copy of the below documents for offer issuance:
- UG/ PG (if applicable) certificates
- Other professional qualifications
- Employment proof
Once we have received and verified all your supporting documents, we will process your official offer. You will have 2-3 weeks from the date of the offer email to indicate acceptance in the application portal and upload the proof of your deposit payment.
Request for Academic Transcripts and Official Documents
You will be required to provide official academic transcripts issued by the institution that you attended. Make sure that you review the documentation submission requirements listed in your offer letter. It is worth liaising with your institution early in case of delays.
Please approach our admissions advisor if you have any questions about what is required.