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The University of Hong Kong

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Columbia Business School, New York City United States

Ranking

# 21QS World University Rankings

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9Undergraduate programs

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17Postgraduate programs

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About The University of Hong Kong

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 The University of Hong Kong

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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Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

The University of Hong Kong is one of the top public universities in , Hong Kong SAR. It is ranked #21 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #23
  • 2014
    #26
  • 2015
    #28
  • 2016
    #=30
  • 2017
    #27
  • 2018
    #26
  • 2019
    #25
  • 2020
    #25
  • 2021
    #22
  • 2022
    #22
  • 2023
    #21

Ranking criteria

87
Overall
97.4
Academic Reputation
62.9
Employer Reputation
84.2
Faculty Student Ratio
72.6
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
98.7
International Students Ratio
81.1
International Research Network
99
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Available programs

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) prepares students to become globally minded thinkers and leaders by providing them the best international education.

Currently, HKU ranks:

  • 26th in the world overall
  • 3rd globally forour international outlook
  • 1st in Hong Kong


Some of our programmes are amongst the best in the world:

  • 1st in Dentistry for the 2nd consecutive years
  • 7th in Education
  • 9th in Civil and Structural Engineering
  • 10th in Architecture
  • 10th in Linguistics
  • 10th in Social Policy and Administration

     HKU’s flexible cross-discipline learning approach allows you to customize programmes to suit your own interests. You may select your own unique combination of majors, minors and electives offered by our 10 faculties, and also to choose from a variety of innovative Common Core Courses offered by many faculties that are open to all students, which allows you to pursue interests and knowledge outside your discipline.       

     Dual Degree Programme in two countries

    In a world without borders, why limit yourself?  At HKU, you can also choose our dual degree programmes, in which you get to study at, and graduate from, two world’s leading universities. Be it France’s Sciences Po, Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies or the United Kingdom’s University College London, you too can get the best of both worlds! Find out more

     Scholarships

    We offer merit-based entrance scholarships for top-ranking students who are admitted to our undergraduate programmes. The entrance scholarships may go up to a value equivalent to a FULL tuition fee waiver plus accommodation and general living allowance per year, and are renewable to cover your entire undergraduate study at HKU. Check here for more information.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) offers a broad range of postgraduate programmes leading to master's and doctoral degrees.

Taught postgraduate (TPg) programmes at HKU are coursework-based degrees, ranging from one to four years in length and accepting both full-time and part-time applicants. HKU provides flexible learning options for you to develop and enrich your professional skills and knowledge for career advancement. HKU taught postgraduate programmes have attracted around 9000 students from Hong Kong, Mainland and other parts of Asia, as well as students from Europe, Australia, Africa, North and South America.

HKU offers Research postgraduate (RPg) degrees, i.e. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and 3-year and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in a wider range of subjects under the Faculties of Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science.

Research Excellence

HKU has won a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. Its research is of proven quality and utility. At HKU, supervisors are dedicated to providing guidance and support to our research postgraduate students in the pursuit of research excellence. You will have a chance to work with renowned professors who are experts in their research areas. Some professors are highly recognized internationally, they are ranked as the world's top 1% scientists, and some are named on the list of 'Highly Cited Researchers 2016' by Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Reuters.

You may choose from the following research postgraduate programmes in both full-time and part-time modes:

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • 3-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Joint PhD Programme between HKU and King's College London
  • Joint Educational Placement for PhD between HKU and the University of Toronto
  • Joint Education Programme for PhD between HKU and Southern University of Science and Technology


HKU supports its researchers well financially through Hong Kong PhD Fellowships, University Postgraduate Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships. MPhil and PhD students are also eligible for various financial support for academic conference and travel.

Check HKU Graduate School website for more information.

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