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    The University of Hong Kong Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    The University of Hong Kong (HKU), is one of the oldest universities of Hong Kong. HKU offers diplomas, bachelors, masters and doctoral programs to students. Ranked #3 globally for international outlook, HKU has a consistent rate of employment of 100% for the past 12 years. 5 of its subjects have also been ranked in top 10 globally as well.


    University type Public
    Campus Urban
    Scholarships 100+
    Residential Halls and Colleges 17
    Accommodation Capacity 1,800
    No. of Faculties 10
    No. of Courses Offered 146
    Applications Accepted Online
    Application Fee UG: HKD 450; PG: HKD 300
    Part Time Job Available, to support studies

    Programs and On-Campus Accommodation

    • Some of the internationally ranked courses offered at HKU are: Dentistry, Education, Civil/Structural Engineering, Linguistics, Architecture, Law, Business, etc.
    • There are 13, on-campus residential halls and colleges which can accommodate students from almost 51 countries. There also three off-campus residential halls available for accommodation.

    The University of Hong Kong Application Process

    • Documents required: personal statement, referee report and valid personal identification documents. The following documents required for:
      • PG admissions- bachelor degree/diploma proof and award certificates.
      • Research admissions- research proposal, research experience, publications record and referee comments.
    • Application deadlines: November 23, 2018 and July 15, 2019
    • Additional Requirements: good academic records and/or non- academic excellence and preferable knowledge of second language, boost the application. Depending upon the choice of course, there may or may not be an interview.
    • English Language Test Score Requirements:
    Test Name UG Required Score PG Required Score
    IELTS 6.5 6.0
    TOEFL (IBT) 93 80
    TOEFL (PBT) 583 550
    SAT 1100 -
    CPE 180/Grade C1 Grade C and above

    Cost of Attendance (approximate values)

    Expenses Total Cost
    Tuition Fee HKD 161,000
    Accommodation Fee HKD 14,000 – HKD 28,000
    Living Expenses HKD 42,000
    Miscellaneous HKD 15,000
    Total HKD 246,000


    There over a 100 scholarshipsare offered to international students at HKU. Some of them are:

    • HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship

    • Vietnam Van Thinh Phat Scholarships: for Vietnam students.

    • Hon Ping Entrance Scholarships: for Nigerianstudents.

    • HKU Foundation Scholarships: for Indianstudents taking Board Examination.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    Master Data Science
    Round 1 (15th Dec 2021)
    Round 2 (1st Feb 2022)
    $22,230 /Yr
    USD 18,703/Yr

    Bachelor Medicine and Surgery

    4 years
    Full Time
    USD 18,612/Yr

    Bachelor of Arts [B.A] Architectural Studies

    4 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 18,703/Yr
    USD 18,704/Yr


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    Overall #30 out of 1200 in Global Ranking

    Engineering #30 out of 1200 in Global Ranking
    Medicine #30 out of 1200 in Global Ranking
    Law #30 out of 1200 in Global Ranking
    Agriculture #30 out of 1200 in Global Ranking

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    My mother has always been the driving force for my education. And my scholarships allowed me to make her proud. I cannot show enough gratitude to the University of Hong Kong for the opportunity to make my future better. By paying $450 for the application form I was able to submit my application along with my documents.

    Fees :

    Being a non-local student I had to pay $17,000 as my tuition fee. Aside from the tuition fee I also paid approximately $15,000 for the miscellaneous expenses such as entertainment, supplementary academic expenses, etc.

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    9 /10 accomodation
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    9 /10 extracurricular

    The University of Hong Kong - HKU, Hong Kong, hong-kong: 1 answered questions


    Ques. In terms of everything, which one should I choose: McGill University or University of Hong Kong?

    ● Top Answer By Aman Kumar on 11 Jan 21

    Ans. It really depends on your own requirements. Both are one of the top Global Universities as per majority of the ranking agencies so you can’t go wrong with them. Moreover, they're both consecutively ranked so reputation wise, both are brilliant. University of hong kong is ranked at #39 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, while McGill is at #40 position. Thus, both are good universities for international students. HKU gives you a chance to enter the whole Asian economy if you're not from here, while McGill is perfect for those considering working or settling in the Americas. HKU is also feasible for South Asian students because it means proximity to your home country and similar study-culture and job-market. Medium of instruction is English at both places so that’s a plus.  So what remains are some numbers and expenses to take a look at if you’ve no major preferences: Parameter McGill University Hong Kong University Acceptance Rate 45% 10% Tuition Costs 13583 - 34242 USD 11,500 – 34,000 USD Living Expenses 29142 USD 28,000-31,000 USD Placements 81%-95% depending on major Nearly 100% (2018) Subjects Subject wise- Rankings according to US News and World Report for University of Hong Kong and McGill are given below, respectively: Arts and Humanities: #23, #37 Engineering: #36, #84 Computer Science: #67, #127 Microbiology: #33, #60 Social Sciences and Public Health: #54, #36 Placements: Average monthly salary of HKU graduates ranged from 20,000-25,000 USD/month, whereas McGill graduates were offered an average salary of 87,000 CAD per annum.Read more
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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $18,575 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $18,704 / Year

    Nearby This Campus

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    • Book Store
    • Super Market
    • Hospital
    • Restaurant
    • Airport
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall

    Bus Station

    The University of Hong Kong West Gate0.10 km
    Chiu Sheung School HK0.13 km
    The University of Hong Kong East Gate0.16 km
    Chiu Sheung School Hong Kong; Pok Fu Lam Road0.17 km
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    Super Market

    Tung Tai Supermarket0.42 km
    Gateway Supermarket1.90 km
    Market Place By Jasons - Nexxus Building - Central1.98 km
    ThreeSixty3.61 km
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    ABC Kitchen1.15 km
    Tim's Kitchen1.43 km
    Luk Yu Tea House1.90 km
    Yung Kee Restaurant1.91 km
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    Victoria Dispensary1.83 km
    Wai Yuen Tong - Central1.90 km
    ActiveCarePharmacy4.19 km
    Lung Shing Dispensary4.24 km
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    Book Store

    Spirit Book Store0.39 km
    Hau Yau Book Store0.61 km
    Books & Co.0.65 km
    JP Books1.92 km
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    Prince Philip Dental Hospital0.79 km
    Tung Wah Hospital1.04 km
    Queen Mary Hospital1.53 km
    Canossa Hospital (Caritas)1.85 km
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    VHSS / HHP1.69 km
    Shun Tak Heliport (VHST)1.72 km
    SKYRA Travel Retail Ltd. Hong Kong3.66 km
    Helipad 13.79 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Cyberport2.55 km
    Pacific Place3.07 km
    ELEMENTS3.47 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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