(Subject to Change)
Application Period
Application for 2018 HeadStart@HKUST Program
2017 Nov 14 - Dec 26, 2017
Results Announcement

1st Round                       Late Jan 2018 (via email)
Challenge Day              29/30/31 Jan (mandatory one-day boot-camp for shortlisted candidates)
Final Round                   Early Feb(via email)
Job Matching                 March-May 2017 (upon rolling-basis)

Online Application
The online application requires you to submit the following information --
  • Online Form -- Basic information about yourself (Click "Apply Now" at the page bottom)
  • One-page CV
  • One personal essay (500-800 words)
    • As much as you can, please tell us the following things about you in the essay:
      • Why are you interested in applying to this program?
      • What do you hope to learn from or achieve through this program?
      • What are your dreams and aspirations, both personal and career-wise?
      • Who is your role-model in life and why?
      • Tell us one thing that you have done in the past that demonstrates your passion for and commitment to something.
      • Tell us one incident where you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something you had never done before.
      • Tell us anything that you think is unique or interesting about you.
    • Upload your CV and personal essay before the application deadline via the online application system. Please rename the files to this format before uploading:
      • LAST NAME_First Name_Student ID_CV.docx
      • LAST NAME_First Name_Student ID_essay.docx
  • One Personal Image (Half-length; file size 500KB-3MB and in good resolution)
  • One self-introduction video (optional)
    • If you think the personal essay alone may not fully showcase who you are, please feel free to make a self-intro video (no more than 2-3 minutes; English/Cantonese/Mandarin) that includes anything that you'd like us to know about you.
    • Please upload your video onto Internet (e.g. Youtube) and forward us the URL link (and the password if it is a private link) in the online application form

Learn More about the Application Requirements