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Ranking   87   1
Country Hong Kong
City Hong Kong
Bachelor (foreigners) 18,633 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 18,633 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Bachelor (citizens) 42,100 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Living expenses $1,197 -2,129 USD/month
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1911
Abbreviation HKU
Teachers 2,944
Students 20,491
Foreigners 41%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Sapientia et Virtus
• Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
• Universitas 21
World ranking 87
Country ranking 1
Academic Reputation 28
Employer Reputation 41
Quality of teaching 107
International Faculty 22
International Students 30
Citations per Faculty 256
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 19
Engineering and Technology 26
Life Sciences and Medicine 36
Natural Science 16
Social Sciences and Management 14
Ranking in world by discipline
Chemistry 101
Computer Science 76
Economics & Business 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 87
QS World University Rankings 30
ARWU Academic Ranking 151
Cost of living in Hong Kong
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 756 1,280
Food 246 401
Transportation 46 116
Communications and utilities 78 113
Clothing 27 101
Sports and leisure 43 117
Total 1,197 2,129
Accommodation in Hong Kong USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 764
Shared room in city centre 1,293
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 1,132
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,732
Alternative title
Russian Гонконгский университет
Arabic جامعة هونغ كونغ
German Universität Hongkong
Spanish Universidad de Hong Kong
French Université de Hong Kong
Japanese 香港大学
Korean 홍콩대학
Portuguese Universidade de Hong Kong
Chinese 香港大学
old University of Hong Kong
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University of Hong Kong — Overview

The University of Hong Kong is the territory's oldest university, and with a history that stretches back nearly 100 years, it has grown with and helped shape the city from which it takes its name. Today, HKU, as it is fondly called, is a dynamic, comprehensive, university of world-class standing. With ten Faculties and numerous research centres, its reputation as a centre of intellectual excellence is recognised around the world. It continues to build on its strengths with innovative research and teaching, producing well-rounded graduates with outstanding leadership qualities. Background The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is Hong Kong's first and foremost tertiary institution. It served as an international university for South-East Asia in the early years of the last century, having almost as many Malayan students as Hong Kong students during some decades. Today, the University has more than 20,500 students from 80 different countries around the world, and 2,250 academic staff. World-Class Comprehensive Research University HKU has won a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. It offers internationally recognized qualifications and it is renowned for its academic and research excellence worldwide.

University of Hong Kong — International Reputation

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 today ranked amongst the most respected comprehensive research-led universities in the world, ranked as the 26th best university in the world (according to the QS World University Rankings 2013). In Hong Kong, the University leads the way in terms of funding and awards, which means you can experience exceptional support and learning facilities. You’ll find the largest international student population in Hong Kong here. English as the medium of instruction, countless exchange, internship and other experiential learning opportunities, plus the location of its campus near to the dynamic business and entertainment heart of Hong Kong, are among many factors that attract tens of thousands of applicants each year and the highest admissions standards in the territory. HKU alumni continue to be the most preferred by employers here, as indicated by a virtually 100% employment rate for every one of the last seven consecutive years (99.8% Graduate Employment Rate, CEDARS, HKU, 2013). Learn about opportunities, admissions and life at HKU through our e-brochure.

The University of Hong Kong, with its 100 year old history, has grown with and helped shape the city from which it takes its name. Today, HKU has a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university, having been consistently ranked over the last decade as the top English-medium university in Asia. The University recruits excellent academic staff from around the world, 50% being from outside Hong Kong. Just as Hong Kong is a confluence of East and West, so HKU also offers researchers unique opportunities to bridge cultures and continents, and to explore more on China-related studies. In what the Times Higher Education termed an “extreme makeover”, HKU recently “rebuilt its curriculum from the ground up to embrace ‘experiential learning’ and internationalism so as to produce ‘global citizens’”. A recent report by an international panel of experts commended HKU for its integration of local and international students, recognizing its friendly and internationalized campus and the high student satisfaction with the HKU learning experience.

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