The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, HK, Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR China
    • QS World University Rankings
      34
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio8
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students3,033
    • SizeM
    • Exam TypeTOEFL,IELTS

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    Established in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is an international research university dedicated to top-notch education and research. Founded on its mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research particularly in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, as well as assisting in Hong Kong’s socioeconomic development, this young and ambitious University has gone beyond the wildest dreams of many, climbing high in international esteem and reaping numerous honors and accolades. In 2021, HKUST is ranked 27th among 1000 universities and no.2 in the world’s top 50 Universities Under 50 by QS.

    With respect to individual Schools, HKUST also puts in a strong performance. The School of Engineering is named No. 20 amongst world’s top 500 engineering and technology universities by QS Rankings published in 2019. It is ranked No. 2 in Greater China. Its much sought-after Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program, amid high expectations, also topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings for ten times from 2007 - 2020.

    Hailed widely as a ‘miracle’, the stunning achievements of HKUST do not come about miraculously. They boil down to the University’s positioning as a focused elite research university; its strong ties to global institutions and wide-ranging connections with Mainland China; the championing of interdisciplinary studies; its dedication to educating well-rounded students who flourish in today’s world, strong in entrepreneurial spirits and innovative in thinking; its mission to be a global premier knowledge hub, crystallized in the Institute of Advanced Study; and, last but not least, a spectacular setting by the sea that makes the University an attractive location for the pursuit of intellectual and academic excellence. Furthering its mission of providing holistic education to its students, the University welcomed the new Shaw Auditorium in Fall 2021. It became the home to its cultural activities and a new landmark for large scale events, providing new flexibilities and possibilities to create a vibrant arts and cultural scene on campus.

    Keen on curating a diversified and international learning environment, HKUST is now home to over 16,000 students spanning more than 80 countries over five continents. Whereas world’s amazing talents are flocking to the campus for an eclectic educational experience, students enrolled are earnest in expanding their horizons by joining the University’s varied exchange programs, which now include over 300 partners worldwide. An international mix of students aside, HKUST also lives up to its promise as a stronghold of cutting-edge research and magnet for distinguished academics and influential thinkers. HKUST has consistently achieved the highest success rate in the Research Grant’s Council’s annual competitive General Research Fund exercise, which reaches 45% in 2019-2020. The University sees a total of 42 faculty named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is among the highest in Hong Kong. In 2011, its faculty reaped five State Science and Technology Awards, which are among the most prestigious awards in science and technology conferred by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, the largest share among local tertiary institutions. In addition to the six Chinese Academy of Sciences academicians at HKUST, nine faculty members also entered the National Science and Technology Programs Expert Database.


    Faculty Awards

    2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award
    2019 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology), The Ministry of Education
    2020 Nick Holonyak Jr Award, Optical Society of America
    2020 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Scholars
    2020 Fellow of The Optical Society
    2020 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    2020-2021 AUA Scholars Award, Asian Universities Alliance
    Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering 


    All faculty awards:
    https://hkust.edu.hk/about/awards


    HKUST Pilot Scheme Admission for HKUST(GZ), 2021/22

    In concert with the preparatory work for establishment of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)) in Nansha, the University has rolled out a Pilot Scheme in Hong Kong campus for HKUST(GZ) to start enrolling research postgraduate (RPg) students since 2019-20 cohort. 

    HKUST(GZ) is positioned to offer the same quality and standard of teaching and learning environment as HKUST. In line with the requirements of HKUST, we are recruiting high-performing students from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, and with different interests, perspectives, abilities, and entrepreneurial spirit.  Upon the solid foundation of leadership in cultivating high-end talents and nurturing future leaders for the academia and industry, HKUST is now well placed to adopt an innovative approach through cross-disciplinary education and research at HKUST(GZ), to meet the needs of the ever-changing world.

    For more information, please visit HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School at https://pg.ust.hk/prospective-students/GZ-Pilot-Scheme


    HKUST(GZ) Faculty Recruitment 

    HKUST(GZ) adopts the Hub structure which facilitates Cross-disciplinary Education, Research and Knowledge Transfer.

    Below is just a partial list of research areas of HKUST(GZ). We welcome all talents from all areas of research.

    Function Hub
    Advanced Materials
    Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
    Microelectronics
    Sustainable Energy and Environment

    Information Hub
    Artificial Intelligence
    Computational Media and Arts
    Data Science and Analytics
    Internet of Things

    Systems Hub
    Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering
    Intelligent Transportation
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    Smart Manufacturing


    Society Hub 
    Financial Technology
    Innovation Policy and Entrepreneurship
    Urban Governance and Design
    MBA+


    Priority Areas
    Urban Governance and Design
    Center for Computational Science
    Center for Technology Entrepreneurs
    Synthetic Biology

    For more information, please visit HKUST(GZ) faculty recruitment at https://gz-faculty-recruitment.hkust.edu.hk/

    About

    Established in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is an international research university dedicated to top-notch education and research. Founded on its mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research particularly in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, as well as assisting in Hong Kong’s socioeconomic development, this young and ambitious University has gone beyond the wildest dreams of many, climbing high in international esteem and reaping numerous honors and accolades. In 2021, HKUST is ranked 27th among 1000 universities and no.2 in the world’s top 50 Universities Under 50 by QS.

    With respect to individual Schools, HKUST also puts in a strong performance. The School of Engineering is named No. 20 amongst world’s top 500 engineering and technology universities by QS Rankings published in 2019. It is ranked No. 2 in Greater China. Its much sought-after Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program, amid high expectations, also topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings for ten times from 2007 - 2020.

    Hailed widely as a ‘miracle’, the stunning achievements of HKUST do not come about miraculously. They boil down to the University’s positioning as a focused elite research university; its strong ties to global institutions and wide-ranging connections with Mainland China; the championing of interdisciplinary studies; its dedication to educating well-rounded students who flourish in today’s world, strong in entrepreneurial spirits and innovative in thinking; its mission to be a global premier knowledge hub, crystallized in the Institute of Advanced Study; and, last but not least, a spectacular setting by the sea that makes the University an attractive location for the pursuit of intellectual and academic excellence. Furthering its mission of providing holistic education to its students, the University welcomed the new Shaw Auditorium in Fall 2021. It became the home to its cultural activities and a new landmark for large scale events, providing new flexibilities and possibilities to create a vibrant arts and cultural scene on campus.

    Keen on curating a diversified and international learning environment, HKUST is now home to over 16,000 students spanning more than 80 countries over five continents. Whereas world’s amazing talents are flocking to the campus for an eclectic educational experience, students enrolled are earnest in expanding their horizons by joining the University’s varied exchange programs, which now include over 300 partners worldwide. An international mix of students aside, HKUST also lives up to its promise as a stronghold of cutting-edge research and magnet for distinguished academics and influential thinkers. HKUST has consistently achieved the highest success rate in the Research Grant’s Council’s annual competitive General Research Fund exercise, which reaches 45% in 2019-2020. The University sees a total of 42 faculty named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is among the highest in Hong Kong. In 2011, its faculty reaped five State Science and Technology Awards, which are among the most prestigious awards in science and technology conferred by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, the largest share among local tertiary institutions. In addition to the six Chinese Academy of Sciences academicians at HKUST, nine faculty members also entered the National Science and Technology Programs Expert Database.


    Faculty Awards

    2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award
    2019 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology), The Ministry of Education
    2020 Nick Holonyak Jr Award, Optical Society of America
    2020 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Scholars
    2020 Fellow of The Optical Society
    2020 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    2020-2021 AUA Scholars Award, Asian Universities Alliance
    Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering 


    All faculty awards:
    https://hkust.edu.hk/about/awards


    HKUST Pilot Scheme Admission for HKUST(GZ), 2021/22

    In concert with the preparatory work for establishment of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)) in Nansha, the University has rolled out a Pilot Scheme in Hong Kong campus for HKUST(GZ) to start enrolling research postgraduate (RPg) students since 2019-20 cohort. 

    HKUST(GZ) is positioned to offer the same quality and standard of teaching and learning environment as HKUST. In line with the requirements of HKUST, we are recruiting high-performing students from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, and with different interests, perspectives, abilities, and entrepreneurial spirit.  Upon the solid foundation of leadership in cultivating high-end talents and nurturing future leaders for the academia and industry, HKUST is now well placed to adopt an innovative approach through cross-disciplinary education and research at HKUST(GZ), to meet the needs of the ever-changing world.

    For more information, please visit HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School at https://pg.ust.hk/prospective-students/GZ-Pilot-Scheme


    HKUST(GZ) Faculty Recruitment 

    HKUST(GZ) adopts the Hub structure which facilitates Cross-disciplinary Education, Research and Knowledge Transfer.

    Below is just a partial list of research areas of HKUST(GZ). We welcome all talents from all areas of research.

    Function Hub
    Advanced Materials
    Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
    Microelectronics
    Sustainable Energy and Environment

    Information Hub
    Artificial Intelligence
    Computational Media and Arts
    Data Science and Analytics
    Internet of Things

    Systems Hub
    Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering
    Intelligent Transportation
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    Smart Manufacturing


    Society Hub 
    Financial Technology
    Innovation Policy and Entrepreneurship
    Urban Governance and Design
    MBA+


    Priority Areas
    Urban Governance and Design
    Center for Computational Science
    Center for Technology Entrepreneurs
    Synthetic Biology

    For more information, please visit HKUST(GZ) faculty recruitment at https://gz-faculty-recruitment.hkust.edu.hk/

    Available programs

    University highlights

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is one of the top Public universities in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China. It is ranked #34 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #33
    • 2014
      #34
    • 2015
      #40
    • 2016
      #28
    • 2017
      #36
    • 2018
      #30
    • 2019
      #37
    • 2020
      #32
    • 2021
      #27
    • 2022
      #34

    Ranking criteria

    82.2
    Overall
    84.2
    Academic Reputation
    98.2
    Citations per Faculty
    60.7
    Employer Reputation
    64.8
    Faculty Student Ratio
    100
    International Faculty Ratio
    89.2
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    9,583

    18%
    82%

    International students
    3,033

    50%
    50%

    Total faculty staff
    1,173

    893
    280

    Total students
    9,583

    18%
    82%

    International students
    3,033

    50%
    50%

    Total faculty staff
    1,173

    280
    893

    Scholarships

    Yes
    The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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