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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong
  • 57 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 51 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 5 2014 QS University Rankings: Asia
  • 40 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 34 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 28 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 59 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 5 QS University Rankings: Asia 2015
  • 30 QS World University Rankings 2018
  • 3 QS University Rankings: Asia 2018
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International students 36%
Institution type Public

About Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST – A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities, and educating the new generation of front-runners for the world. Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.

Campus information

The University campus occupies a 60-hectare (150-acre) site of sweeping natural beauty on the Clear Water bay peninsula in East Kowloon, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Central Hong Kong.

Construction began in 1989 and the first phase was completed in 1991, providing accommodation for 2,000 students.  The second phase was completed in early 1993.  Currently, the residential halls accommodate around 5,000 students.

In addition to classrooms, laboratories, and other academic facilities, there are a wide range of athletic and recreational facilities including a multi-purpose sports hall, an athletic field with all weather turf, modern running tracks, playing fields, tennis courts, squash courts, Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor swimming pool.

The University is housed in a hillside and waterfront complex overlooking the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes' driving time from Central Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is only one hour away from China and it is within 6 hour’s flight of other Asian countries. It has served, and will continue to serve, as the economic hub of Asia. Public transportation is very convenient so that any visitor can go to any part of Hong Kong easily.


On-campus Accommodation

The on-campus residential halls provide a total of:

2,976 places in double or triple rooms for UG students in UG Halls I to VI and 1,056 places in single or double rooms for UG students in Chan Sui Kau and Chan Lam Moon Chun Hall (UG Hall VII), UG Hall VIII and UG Hall IX.

120 places in single rooms for MBA students and Visiting Interns. 900 places in single or double rooms for Research Postgraduate Students (RPgs)

Off-campus Accommodation

The University has also rented 21 off-campus apartments in Tai Po Tsai and Sam Long to provide accommodation for full-time postgraduate students on taught programs (TPgs). Application to accommodations (SKCC Hall, Tower C and apartments in Tai Po Tsai and Sam Long) should be directed to respective School / Program Office.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 3 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 2


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