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Lingnan University, Hong Kong

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Lingnan University, Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR

Ranking

# 711-720QS World University Rankings

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25Undergraduate programs

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66Postgraduate programs

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5+QS stars

About Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Founded in Guangzhou in 1888 and known as Lingnan Xuexiao, Lingnan University has been a distinguished part of Hong Kong's academic landscape for over a century. After flourishing in the field of higher education until 1952, it was reborn in Hong Kong in 1967. Today, Lingnan aspires to be a distinguished research-focused quality education university in the digital age, embracing a heritage that combines a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, and research with a dedication to fostering community ties and striving for international acclaim.

 

Lingnan University stands as a global leader in Quality Education and Impactful Research, dedicated to nurturing well-rounded, informed, and socially responsible individuals. Our commitment is actualized through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates pioneering research and a broadened focus on quality education. We ensure that every aspect of the university experience, from vibrant campus life and diverse extra-curricular activities to proactive community service, extensive workplace experience, and global learning opportunities, contributes to the personal and intellectual growth of our students.

 

Our academic offerings, which include undergraduate, taught postgraduate, and research postgraduate programmes, are delivered by the Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. These programmes empower students to navigate and succeed in a rapidly transforming social, cultural, and economic landscape.

 

Lingnan's commitment to quality education has been recognized with the highest score among the eight UGC-funded universities for "undergraduate satisfaction with the quality and value gained from their teaching and learning experience," as noted in the University Grants Committee’s University Accountability Agreements annual progress report for two consecutive years. Additionally, Lingnan achieved the second-best score in "undergraduate satisfaction with their overall learning environment" based on student evaluations.

 

The university's innovative drive extends to the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI), which serves as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) activities, supporting the Lingnan community to address humanitarian challenges with sustainable development and entrepreneurial spirit.

 

In the realm of research and societal impact, Lingnan has excelled in developing innovation and technology research that drives positive societal and global impact. Success is evident not only in our knowledge transfer projects but also in the establishment of new platforms and the identification of opportunities. We have established several joint research centres in the Greater Bay Area, leveraging our integration with the Northern Metropolis. These centres focus on e-business and logistics, financial inclusion and digital economy, social governance, and ageing in place, fostering collaborative efforts that extend our reach and impact.

 

As a caring liberal arts university, Lingnan University is also deeply committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. This commitment is reflected in our research, academic programmes, teaching and learning, knowledge transfer, social engagement projects, entrepreneurship initiatives, and corporate governance, all aimed at bettering humankind.

About Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Founded in Guangzhou in 1888 and known as Lingnan Xuexiao, Lingnan University has been a distinguished part of Hong Kong's academic landscape for over a century. After flourishing in the field of higher education until 1952, it was reborn in Hong Kong in 1967. Today, Lingnan aspires to be a distinguished research-focused quality education university in the digital age, embracing a heritage that combines a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, and research with a dedication to fostering community ties and striving for international acclaim.

 

Lingnan University stands as a global leader in Quality Education and Impactful Research, dedicated to nurturing well-rounded, informed, and socially responsible individuals. Our commitment is actualized through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates pioneering research and a broadened focus on quality education. We ensure that every aspect of the university experience, from vibrant campus life and diverse extra-curricular activities to proactive community service, extensive workplace experience, and global learning opportunities, contributes to the personal and intellectual growth of our students.

 

Our academic offerings, which include undergraduate, taught postgraduate, and research postgraduate programmes, are delivered by the Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. These programmes empower students to navigate and succeed in a rapidly transforming social, cultural, and economic landscape.

 

Lingnan's commitment to quality education has been recognized with the highest score among the eight UGC-funded universities for "undergraduate satisfaction with the quality and value gained from their teaching and learning experience," as noted in the University Grants Committee’s University Accountability Agreements annual progress report for two consecutive years. Additionally, Lingnan achieved the second-best score in "undergraduate satisfaction with their overall learning environment" based on student evaluations.

 

The university's innovative drive extends to the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI), which serves as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) activities, supporting the Lingnan community to address humanitarian challenges with sustainable development and entrepreneurial spirit.

 

In the realm of research and societal impact, Lingnan has excelled in developing innovation and technology research that drives positive societal and global impact. Success is evident not only in our knowledge transfer projects but also in the establishment of new platforms and the identification of opportunities. We have established several joint research centres in the Greater Bay Area, leveraging our integration with the Northern Metropolis. These centres focus on e-business and logistics, financial inclusion and digital economy, social governance, and ageing in place, fostering collaborative efforts that extend our reach and impact.

 

As a caring liberal arts university, Lingnan University is also deeply committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. This commitment is reflected in our research, academic programmes, teaching and learning, knowledge transfer, social engagement projects, entrepreneurship initiatives, and corporate governance, all aimed at bettering humankind.

Available programs

At undergraduate level, Lingnan University offers a total of 25 four-year programs, which include:

  • Contemporary English studies
  • Philosophy
  • Risk and insurance management
  • Business administration


Browse all undergraduate programs our website or prospectus.


To be eligible for undergraduate study at Lingnan University, you would need to pass their English language fluency requirements and an IT fluency test.

Undergraduate tuition fees for international students are HKD 145,000 (USD 18,637.53), although Lingnan University offers international scholarships to outstanding applicants. Some of these scholarships are tuition fee waivers, a reduction in tuition fees or tuition fee waivers with a monthly stipend. Each one is offered annually and may be renewable. A number of other scholarships and prizes are donated by companies, departments and bodies. Find out about them here.

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Lingnan University offers 30 taught master’s degrees and 32 MPhils and PhDs, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Organisational psychology
  • Finance
  • Cultural studies
  • E-business and supply chain management
  • Education
  • Policy Studies


Browse all postgraduate courses at our website or prospectus. (Prospectus for TPg programmes / Prospectus for MPhil and PhD programmes)

To be eligible for postgraduate study at Lingnan University, you would need a relevant first-class or second-class degree from a recognised institution (or any international equivalent). For PhDs, you would also need a master's degree.

Average tuition fees for international students are US$10,800 for full-time degrees and US$7,200 for part-time degrees, although postgraduate scholarships and studentships are available for international and local students. Explore funding here.

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University information

COVID-19 Information:

  • What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? 

All public events and visits are suspended due to COVID-19.  The University currently has no plans to organise any on-campus admission open days/tours in the near future but will provide the admission information via online channels.  Promotion of TPg and RPg programmes will continue to be conducted through multiple channels including but not limited to online and social media platforms.  TPg programmes also conduct online promotion seminars through education agencies. 

  • How can applicants contact the university about their application?

Applicants can contact the School of Graduate Studies for RPg admission/general TPg admission enquiries or individual TPg programme offices and departments/units concerned directly through email, phone and online audio/video channels during normal office hours.  Contact details of the School of Graduate Studies and individual TPg programmes are available at https://www.ln.edu.hk/sgs/.

  • How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?

Conditional offers will be made to eligible applicants.  For TPg programmes having two intakes in a year, viz. September and January, affected applicants will be considered for admission in January 2021 if they cannot submit all necessary documents due to the delay of graduation/obtainment of language test results before programme commencement in Sept 2020.  Similar flexibility will also be applied to applicants of RPg programmes.        

  • What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?

Flexibility within the admission process is given as far as possible, and applicants are given the flexibility to fulfil the University’s English requirement via different means, e.g. IELTS, TOFEL or the English course offered by our own University. During the coronavirus epidemic, applicants are advised to attempt the English test at home if this method is available by the test provider, e.g. TOEFL in some regions. In addition, conditional offers will be made to applicants and, if necessary, grace period will be granted on a case-by-case base for the affected applicants in gathering required documents and fulfilling the University English language requirement for admission. 

  • How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?

The School of Graduate Studies for RPg and individual programme offices for TPg will be in touch with offer holders with the steps leading up to registration and will notify any affected applicants should alternative arrangements apply.  Applicants can contact the School of Graduate Studies or their respective TPg programmes in case there are any questions regarding visa applications.  If applicable, late registration may be arranged.
    

  • Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?

Admission is on-going and applications are considered for TPg programmes for the time being.  The University welcomes both local and non-local applicants to apply for our programmes and we will ensure applications from all applicants are considered fairly and that there are no discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, race, religion, ethnic origin or physical disability.  Application deadlines of TPg programmes for 2020-21 intake have been extended in view of the cancellation of public examinations.  Late applications to TPg and RPg programmes will be considered subject to the availability of places.

Information on applying for our TPg and RPg programmes can be found online at https://www.ln.edu.hk/sgs/.     

  • How are applications for university accommodation being handled?

Students with needs for a student hostel place can submit an application to the Student Services Centre but hostel places are subject to availability.  They will be required to follow the University’s preventive measures against COVID-19 and to complete a health declaration form before coming to campus.  For students entering Hong Kong, they must declare their travel history by filling in the health declaration form and undergo a 14-day compulsory self-quarantine imposed by the HKSAR Government before their admission to the hostels. Assistance will be provided to students.

The University continues to observe the latest guidance and policies from the HKSAR government and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the University and will review its arrangements as and when necessary.       

  •   Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?

The University currently has no plan to make changes to its admission requirements for TPg and RPg programmes but will closely monitor the updates of Education Testing Service (ETS) and relevant exam boards around the world and will promulgate corresponding changes as and when necessary.

Rich campus life through hostel education: we have 10 hostel blocks with 2,600 hostel places. The diverse hostel activities and immense interaction with students of different disciplines and cultural background creates an environment that is conducive to transformation of students from protected teenagers into independent and caring young leaders of broad exposure and international perspectives. For more info, please refer to: https://www.ln.edu.hk/campus-life

 

Library: The Library is committed to become the knowledge hub and intellectual heart of Lingnan University to advance its scholarly pursuits. Building on rich electronic resources comprising more than 1.4 million of e-books, 0.92 million of e-journals and more than 300 databases, plus the print collections of more than 0.5 million of books, bound journals, and print journals, the Library provides a suite of learning, teaching and research support services ranging from information literacy workshops, course readings, research consultation, copyright support, to scholarly communication services to support the learning and research journey of students and faculty. The Library also creates technology-enabled space and facilities to further enrich the learning experience of students. More details are available at: http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/.

 

Sports Complex: We offer plenty of sports programmes for students to develop a healthy lifestyle and provide a variety of sports facilities for promotion of students’ total well-being. For more information, please refer to: https://www.ln.edu.hk/co/facilities/sports

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Student life

At Lingnan, learning is not confined to the classroom. It is a place where students can acquire knowledge and life skills through multi-faceted experiences. Come and experience the campus life in our multi-cultural vibrant environment.

Hostel life is an essential part of Lingnan’s liberal arts education. In 2014.  We now have 10 hostel blocks with 2,600 hostel places. The diverse hostel activities and immense interaction with students of different disciplines and cultural background creates an environment that is conducive to transformation of students from protected teenagers into independent and caring young leaders of broad exposure and international perspectives.

Experiential learning is conducive to students’ whole-person development. The co-curricular provisions offer a wide range of learning opportunities complementing the formal curriculum. Students also have many opportunities to learn through participating in field trips and study tours.

Our students participate in Exchange Programmes to widen their horizons and acquire the necessary global-mindedness during their university education. Over the years, Lingnan has established exchange partnerships with 180+ higher education institutions in about 40 countries which provide abundant exchange opportunities each year. About 80% of our undergraduate students can spend a term abroad for exchange or participate in short-term summer programmes.

We are the first university in Hong Kong to set up an individual office in 2006 to focus on Service-Learning, which enables students to put theory into practice and deliver meaningful services to the community using their academic knowledge. The Office of Service-Learning makes available a wide variety of local, mainland and overseas for students. In 2016-17, Service-Learning will become a graduate requirement, signifying our commitment to community engagement and deep learning through experience.

We offer a wide range of overseas, mainland and local internship opportunities for students to gain experience in the real working situations, broaden their exposure in culturally diverse and rich environments, and equip them with the requisite skills for future career development.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

5,365 USD
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International Students

17,845 USD
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Rankings & ratings

Lingnan University, Hong Kong is one of the top universities in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. It is ranked #711-720 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    #551-600
  • 2015
    #601-650
  • 2016
    #601-650
  • 2017
    #601-650
  • 2018
    #551-600
  • 2019
    #601-650
  • 2020
    #591-600
  • 2021
    #571-580
  • 2022
    #581-590
  • 2023
    #601-650
  • 2024
    #641-650
  • 2025
    #711-720
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