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City University of Hong Kong

Location

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Ranking

# 62QS World University Rankings

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56Undergraduate programs

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100Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

18,700 USDTuition Fee/year

About City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) is a fast-growing world-class University with burgeoning local and global reputation for professional education and research. The University is strongly committed to pursuing high levels of excellence, promoting innovation and nurturing creativity for social, economic and technology advancement.

Hub of Professional Education 

CityUHK endeavours to deliver high-quality professional education by offering integrated interdisciplinary cutting-edge programmes to transform students into creative problem-solvers, effective communicators and future leaders in order to help society deal with change constructively and effectively. A wide spectrum of undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes are offered under the Colleges and Schools

  • College of Business, a premier business school accredited by AACSB international and EQUIS, has long-standing partnerships with the mainland and Hong Kong business community.
  • College of Engineering encompasses transformational research and teaching in technology and engineering-related areas.     
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences places strong emphasis on whole-person development through well-rounded and broad-based education programmes. The College is also committed to conducting social science research that addresses critical social issues. 
  • College of Science creates new knowledge and pursues cutting-edge ideas at the frontiers of science study by offering innovative programmes and world-class research.
  • Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, first of its kind in Hong Kong, serves as a leading local and regional centre of excellence in research and training. The College has launched the flagship programme, the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), in partnership with the Cornell University and achieved a significant milestone in 2023 - dual international accreditation with the UK’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. 
  • School of Creative Media plays a central role to nurture talents in the creative arts discipline and to flourish Hong Kong as the most influential and productive creative media hub.
  • School of Data Science offers comprehensive curricula to nurture data scientists with solid foundation in meeting the demands of a data-driven economy in the future.
  • School of Energy and Environment fosters an interdisciplinary approach to develop sustainable energy and environmental technologies. The outstanding research achievements underpin the education for students in finding innovative solutions to produce clean energy and sustainable development.
  • School of Law is distinguished by its strong commitment to scholarship in common law, comparative law and international law, with an emphasis on Chinese law.

 

Centre of Research Excellence 

CityUHK has established itself as one of the most innovative universities in Asia, pioneering research in diverse fields that are of high relevance on pressing issues, in particular the five overarching research themes, i.e. One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter and Brain. 

Apart from Colleges and Schools, CityUHK has established Research Institutes, Centres and Laboratories with the purposes of advancing scholarly activities through collaborative research, research dissemination or creative endeavours. Key establishments are:

About City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) is a fast-growing world-class University with burgeoning local and global reputation for professional education and research. The University is strongly committed to pursuing high levels of excellence, promoting innovation and nurturing creativity for social, economic and technology advancement.

Hub of Professional Education 

CityUHK endeavours to deliver high-quality professional education by offering integrated interdisciplinary cutting-edge programmes to transform students into creative problem-solvers, effective communicators and future leaders in order to help society deal with change constructively and effectively. A wide spectrum of undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes are offered under the Colleges and Schools

  • College of Business, a premier business school accredited by AACSB international and EQUIS, has long-standing partnerships with the mainland and Hong Kong business community.
  • College of Engineering encompasses transformational research and teaching in technology and engineering-related areas.     
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences places strong emphasis on whole-person development through well-rounded and broad-based education programmes. The College is also committed to conducting social science research that addresses critical social issues. 
  • College of Science creates new knowledge and pursues cutting-edge ideas at the frontiers of science study by offering innovative programmes and world-class research.
  • Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, first of its kind in Hong Kong, serves as a leading local and regional centre of excellence in research and training. The College has launched the flagship programme, the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), in partnership with the Cornell University and achieved a significant milestone in 2023 - dual international accreditation with the UK’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. 
  • School of Creative Media plays a central role to nurture talents in the creative arts discipline and to flourish Hong Kong as the most influential and productive creative media hub.
  • School of Data Science offers comprehensive curricula to nurture data scientists with solid foundation in meeting the demands of a data-driven economy in the future.
  • School of Energy and Environment fosters an interdisciplinary approach to develop sustainable energy and environmental technologies. The outstanding research achievements underpin the education for students in finding innovative solutions to produce clean energy and sustainable development.
  • School of Law is distinguished by its strong commitment to scholarship in common law, comparative law and international law, with an emphasis on Chinese law.

 

Centre of Research Excellence 

CityUHK has established itself as one of the most innovative universities in Asia, pioneering research in diverse fields that are of high relevance on pressing issues, in particular the five overarching research themes, i.e. One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter and Brain. 

Apart from Colleges and Schools, CityUHK has established Research Institutes, Centres and Laboratories with the purposes of advancing scholarly activities through collaborative research, research dissemination or creative endeavours. Key establishments are:

Available programs

CityUHK emphasises on professional education preparing students for the challenges and exciting opportunities opening up in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world. We strive to nurture well-round graduates who are competent professionals, critical thinkers and life-long learners.

The undergraduate curriculum encourages every student to learn, communicate and share new knowledge for the benefit of society. Students are given with opportunities to

  • make an original discovery and inspire a passion for knowledge and innovation;
  • gain global exposure through various opportunities including overseas exchange, summer programmes and service learning; 
  • acquire practical experience by participating in internship and company consultancy projects; 
  • enrich personal development by taking a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. 


The University also offers a tailor suite of programme options for students who aim high and who are willing to make the best of their years at CityUHK. The programme options cover:

Our teaching and learning focus on personal development, discovery and the knowledge needed to create positive change in society. The diversified postgraduate programmes offer help to promote critical thinking, sharpen creative and professional skills and open doors to rewarding careers.  

Research Degree Programmes

CityUHK offers research degree programmes in all Colleges and Schools in a range of strategic areas that reflect the University’s strengths and suit individual research interests. The programmes consist of both coursework and independent research studies, culminating in the submission of a thesis.  

Professional Doctorate Programmes

Professional Doctorate programmes have both taught and research components. With an integrated curriculum of theory, practice and research, the programmes aim to develop innovative thinking and knowledge application capability to solve important strategic problems in their professions.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

More than 50 taught postgraduate programmes in diverse and extensive subject areas help students pursue their personal interests, professional excellence and career advancement. Students receive an innovative, in-depth education mainly in the form of coursework while some programmes may require the completion of a project or thesis. Programmes may be offered in full-time, part-time or combined mode, and generally require one to two years of study, depending on the credit load requirements on individual programmes. 

University information

The University offers over 150 programmes in diverse and extensive subject areas to help students pursue their personal interests, professional excellence and career aspiration and advancement. Applications from all over the world are welcome. Please visit the below admission websites for more information.

 

Undergraduate Programme (Apply)

 

Taught Postgraduate Programmes (Apply)

 

Research Degree Programmes (Apply)

 

Visiting Studies

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a full programme of study at the University but are interested in taking courses on a short-term basis may apply for admission as visiting students.

General

6.5+
79+
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Bachelor

79+
30+
6.5+

Master

79+
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6.5+

Top-notch Building and Facilities

CityUHK is uniquely located at the heart of Hong Kong, Asia’s World City. The University is equipped with world-class laboratories and state-of-the-art teaching facilities which enable our researchers and students to pursue excellence in their work and studies.

For instance, the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre was designed by the eminent architect Daniel Libeskind and was selected as one of the 10 most spectacular university building in the world by Emporis. The Lau Ming Wai Academic Building has received awards in recognition of the “green” features incorporated into its design and construction.

The CityU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the University Farm in Lam Tsuen are the first of its kind and important training facilities for our Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme.

Upon the completion in 2025, the Jockey Club One Health Tower will provide first-class teaching and research facilities for the University.

 

Student Residence

Our 11 halls at Cornwall Street and Jockey Club House provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with quality of services and amiable ambience in enhancing one’s social, emotional and intellectual calibers. Off-campus Accommodation in town is also reserved by the University for the needed. Two new phases of residence halls are in the pipeline to enlarge the overall supply of hostel places.

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Student life

 

With over 5,000 international students enrolled, our campus is vibrant and multicultural. CityUHK promotes cross-cultural integration and fosters cultural diversity. It is a home for students to unleash their full potential in addition to academic excellence, with extensive learning opportunities and resources to nurture their talent.

The co-/extra-curricular activities and support services include:

 

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

5,900 USD
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International Students

18,700 USD
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

City University of Hong Kong is one of the top universities in , Hong Kong SAR. It is ranked #62 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #=95
  • 2014
    #=104
  • 2015
    #108
  • 2016
    #57
  • 2017
    #55
  • 2018
    #49
  • 2019
    #55
  • 2020
    #52
  • 2021
    #48
  • 2022
    #=53
  • 2023
    #54
  • 2024
    #70
  • 2025
    #62

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