The University of Hong Kong : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities

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COVID-19 Information:

The University of Hong Kong has moved as much of its activities online as possible, although the library remains open for students, albeit on a restricted basis. It is continuing to monitor how the situation will affect university applications.


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!

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.

About

COVID-19 Information:

The University of Hong Kong has moved as much of its activities online as possible, although the library remains open for students, albeit on a restricted basis. It is continuing to monitor how the situation will affect university applications.


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!

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.

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University highlights

The University of Hong Kong is one of the top Public universities in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China. It is ranked #22 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #23
  • 2014
    #26
  • 2015
    #28
  • 2016
    #=30
  • 2017
    #27
  • 2018
    #26
  • 2019
    #25
  • 2020
    #25
  • 2021
    #22
  • 2022
    #22

Ranking criteria

86.3
Overall
97.9
Academic Reputation
62.1
Citations per Faculty
73.1
Employer Reputation
85.4
Faculty Student Ratio
100
International Faculty Ratio
98.9
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
19,986

27%
73%

International students
8,311

42%
58%

Total faculty staff
2,944

2054
890

Total students
19,986

27%
73%

International students
8,311

42%
58%

Total faculty staff
2,944

890
2054

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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