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“Secondary Schools - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Dual Program 2020”

Introduction of DP Program

“Secondary Schools - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Dual Program 2020” aims to provide an alternative pathway for students who are gifted in certain areas so that they can:

  1. Spend most of their time at secondary schools for a healthy, holistic personal development;
  1. Devote part of their time at HKUST studying subjects of their interest at an accelerated pace and earn university credits.

Program Structure

DP has a 3-level progressive structure. At first entry, students can choose one of the following aspects which they have shown excellent achievement or great potential in either Pre-stage Level or Level 1 (the Pre-stage Level is specially designed for junior secondary school (the first three years of secondary school) students). Students who have successfully completed a level with excellent performance can choose to proceed to the next level of the same aspect in the next year.

Course Level


Course Type




Bridging Courses to Level 1





Level 1

Accelerated Matching Courses in Secondary School Level


Life Science




Level 2

Introductory University Level


Level 3

University Level Courses on Specialized Subjects

Examples of courses


- Multivariable Calculus

- Modern Physics

- Organic Chemistry I

- Biodiversity

- Statics

*Engineering level 2 is non-credit bearing course.

Nomination Period: 1 Sep 2020 (Tue) – 30 Sep 2020 (Wed)
Course Period of Pre-stage and Level 1: November 2020 to April 2021, Saturdays
Target: Secondary school students with strong potential and commitment

Dual Program Online Information Session and Parent Seminar (for student and parent)

Date: 12 September 2020 (Sat)

Time: 11am-1pm (Information Session) and 2pm-3pm (Parent Seminar)

Language: Cantonese

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