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The University of Hong Kong

Main Building, Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam Hong Kong View map
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The University of Hong Kong (HKU), is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institution, with a history stretching back over a hundred years. The University of Hong Kong is ranked 26th amongst the most respected comprehensive research-led universities in the world. 

  • A research driven university- 111 of our professors have been ranked as the world's top 1% scientists by Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Reuters.
  • A globally connected university with more than 340 leading universities across 43 countries.
  • A diverse community with more than 9,000 international students from 96 countries.
  • A world class curriculum with English as medium of instruction.
  • Over 99.4% graduate employment rate for the last 11th consecutive years.


An Academic Powerhouse 

Apart from being the 26th best university overall globally, HKU has 6 subjects placed amongst Top 10 worldwide, while HKU Dentistry programme was ranked 1st in the world for the second consecutive years.  

HKU's exceptional academic standards and pioneering research attract many top-performing scholars in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. Studying at HKU, you will have a chance to meet and learn with some of the world’s top scholars.


A Globally Connected Campus

At HKU, you will meet students from 96 countries and learn from some of the best professors in the world, amongst which 60% are from outside Hong Kong. You get the opportunity to have a life experience abroad during your studies at HKU. In 2015, more than 4,000 HKU undergraduate students have gone on either one semester or one year's student exchange programme at our partner universities, or have participated in service learning projects, field trips, undergraduate research programme or internships in overseas. With HKU as your base, you get to go to places like Cambridge, MIT or Harvard to Myanmar, or South Africa to further expand your horizons!


The Gateway between East and West

The resurgence of China is this century’s biggest story. While China is modernizing fast, its ancient culture continues to inform its development. Studying at HKU, you are in a unique position to participate in this seismic shift. With our China Vision initiative, our students can participate in a wide range of China-related activities ranging from studying three gorges environment and resources in the southwest China, building village schools in mountainous Guangxi or interning in Beijing or Shanghai to feel the pulse of China's economic growth.


A Degree that Opens Doors

For the last 11 years, more than 99.4% of our graduates have received at least one job offer in every consecutive academic year, with many embarking on careers in fields as diverse as finance, law, engineering and technology, and working at international corporate including the likes of Apple, Google and Goldman Sachs.


There is a whole lot more to HKU. To find out more about the educational adventures awaiting you in one of the world’s most exciting cities and leading universities, just spend some time on our admissions website.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Dentistry

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 20,214


International students - 8,230


Total faculty staff - 3,012


Total students - 20,214


International students - 8,230


Total faculty staff - 3,012


Postgraduate Program

10,000 - 12,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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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.