Data Science and Policy Studies

JS4893 數據科學與政策研究

20

Projected Enrolment

This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.

4

Duration of Study

The normative study period is 4 years.

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:

1

Programme Highlights

2

2020 Requirements

3

Score Calculation

4

2019 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...

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Supporting our Society with Data

The programme provides students with essential and integrated knowledge in data science, data analytics, policy studies and public policy. Elective courses on programming and coding languages, such as R and Python, data mining and statistics to solidify knowledge in big data, computer and statistical learning, are also available.

OUR DESIGN

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All-round Training

Students participate in mandatory internship programmes and capstone projects to apply what they have learnt to solve real-world problems. They will also gain global perspective by participating in overseas exchange programmes to learn the latest international developments and connect with talents from top universities around the world.

OUR DESIGN

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Why CUHK Data Science and Policy Studies?

Watch the following video to find out:
DSPS Admission Information [2:42] in Cantonese

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Programme-specific Requirements (2020 Entry)

JUPAS applicants must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be considered by the programme concerned

SubjectLevel
English3
Chinese3
Mathematics3
Liberal Studies2
Elective 13
Elective 2 or M1/M23

Note 1: Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling the minimum eligibility for application of 4 core and 2 elective subjects.

Interview Arrangement

Before
release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(18 - 19 June)

After
release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(Late July)

For Admission Score Calculation

Score Conversion


Level 5** = 8.5
Level 5* = 7
Level 5 = 5.5

Level 4 = 4
Level 3 = 3
Level 2 = 2
Level 1 = 1

HKDSE Subject Weighting


No specific subject weighting

Weighting for all HKDSE subjects = 1

Selection Principle


Best 5

The programme calculates admission scores based on the total score of Best 5 HKDSE subjects.

Bonus points will be awarded to the 6th and 7th subjects.

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting


No penalty will be imposed

Note 1: Please note that admission to the University is on a competitive basis. Apart from public examination results, applicants' other learning experiences, prior education, and interview performance (if any) will also be considered.

Note 2: For score conversion of Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1

Note 3: The programme accepts specific Applied Learning (ApL) course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject for awarding bonus points. Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2020.pdf for details.

Note 4For 2020 entry, the best result in the same subject taken by a candidate in his/her three most recent attempts of the HKDSE examination will be used for calculation of the admission score.

Admission Grades (2019 Entry)

Programme Selection Principle in 2019 entry: Best 5

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
UQ5*454 5*5 26
M455*4543 24
LQ45*44 55 24

Note 1: The Total Reference Score is the total score of the applicant calculated based on the programme selection principle (where level 5** = 7 / level 5* = 6 / level 5 = 5 / level 4 = 4 /  level 3 = 3 / level 2 = 2 / level 1 = 1 for Category A subjects. For Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1).

Note 2: In the admission process, some programmes may have additional requirements (such as specifying subject requirements, assigning heavier weighting to specific subjects, etc.) which are NOT reflected in the Total Reference Score above.

Note 3: Please note that as admission is NOT based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

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