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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong SAR
Very High


Situated on China’s south coast in Hong Kong, amidst east and west cultures and skyscrapers, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is located in the Hung Hom area of Kowloon. Thanks to its innovative methods of education, groundbreaking research and knowledge transfer achievements The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been ranked:

Seventh in the QS Top 50 Under 50 2019

31st in the QS Asia University Rankings 2019

Its campus features state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as a wide range of innovative undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degree programs across eight faculties and schools:

  • Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Construction and Environment
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Design
  • School of Hotel and Tourism Management

PolyU offers over 160 postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programs. Explore here.

Want more info? Read The Hong Kong Polytechnic University online prospectus, or check out their FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram pages. 

At Hong Kong Polytechnic University, students and faculty can enjoy an array of outstanding services and facilities.

When it comes to research, PolyU has a reputation for delivering high-impact research projects and successful student startups. Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged by the university, with various funding schemes in place to provide seed funding to budding entrepreneurs. You can find out more about their incredible research achievements by checking out this page, and information about entrepreneurship development here.

To help students prepare for the world of work, PolyU has close links with institutions, professional and business sectors at home and abroad, giving students countless learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Whilst the student exchange, work-integrated education, the Service-Learning program as well as other co-curricular activities, help students become future leaders with a global outlook.

Explore PolyU’s other services and facilities, including:

  •          Professional counselling services
  •          E-learning platform
  •          English Language Center
  •          Library services
  •          Cultural facilities, including the Jockey Club  Auditorium, Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, PolyU Orchestra and Innovation Gallery
  •          Shaw Sports Complex

Home to an exclusive lineup of multinationals and business giants, Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and exciting metropolises in the world. Students here are encouraged to take advantage of this and fully enjoy the gorgeous landscape and fabulous city life. 

The international student life at PolyU is vibrant and welcoming, and with the university’s campus just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong’s city center, you won’t need to go far to explore and get everything you need. 

Visualize your university life at PolyU

Student accommodation

PolyU students can live either on-campus or off-campus. International students can apply to live on-campus  at one of the university’s two halls of residence; HungHom Halls, and Homantin Halls.

Watch a video about student hall life 

Admission requirements at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University vary between programs. You can find out more about the application process as well as international admission requirements (including English language proficiency requirements) below.




English language proficiency

The university’s main language of instruction is English, so those who wish to enroll in a degree program will need to have proven language proficiency. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the university’s requirement for the TOEFL or IELTS:

  • TOEFL minimum score of 80 for the internet-based test, or 550 for the paper-based test (for undergraduate, master’s and PhD)
  •  IELTS score of at least 6.0 (for undergraduate and master’s)
  •  IELTS score of at least 6.5 (for PhD)

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University also vary between programs.

The average tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students are HK$140,000 (approximately US$18,000) per academic year.

Tuition fees for master’s students can vary widely depending on your desired program of study. You can compare tuition fees for each program here

To study a PhD, the average tuition fees range between HK$42,100 (~US$5,400) and HK$84,200 (~$10,700) per academic year. There’s also a registration fee of HK$5,000 (~US$600). Click here to find out more.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers a number of scholarships and other various forms of financial aid for international students. Options include:

  • Service-learning scholarship
  • Scholarship for overseas exchange/internship students
  • Scholarship for academic achievements
  • Scholarship for non-academic achievements

Explore scholarships at PolyU

Other forms of financial assistance are:

  • Government Financial Assistance Schemes
  •  PolyU Financial Assistance Scheme
  •  PolyU Emergency Financial Assistance Scheme

Browse other forms of financial assistance

In 2017, almost 96 percent of PolyU graduates were in employment or pursuing further studies.

The university’s strong industry links and career development programs help support students and graduates in their job hunt after graduating.

Programs available

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Deparment of Marketing and Management

Department of Logistics

School of Accounting and Finance

University Highlights

Total students - 19,994


International students - 5,543


Total faculty staff - 2,745


Total students - 19,994


International students - 5,543


Total faculty staff - 2,745

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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