The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (香港科技大學)

About the university

Location: Hong Kong, China

(official name – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in Chinese – 香港 科技 大學, abbreviated – HKUST) is one of the most successful educational institutions in China. Despite the fact that HKUST was founded not so long ago, it is developing rapidly and dynamically, and is already one of the leading universities. An innovative teaching approach has led the institution to develop unique research that can only be compared with specialized companies. Now HKUST is known all over the world as an international research university.

Hong Kong University was founded in 1991 and since then has been dynamically developing along with the best educational institutions in Asia. Since 2001, tops the top QS Asian University Rankings. HKUST specializes in deep research in biology, chemistry and environmental protection.

University ranking and its advantages

HKUST University is the only science and technology teaching institution in Hong Kong and ranks 3rd in China and Asia as one of the best universities in the country. It occupies 112th place in the international ranking, and only 30th in the well-known World in the QS World University Rankings, which indicates a high level of education. Teachers try to instill in students an innovative way of thinking, which is why university graduates are appreciated all over the world.

The main advantages of HKUST University:

  • active participation in international research;
  • cooperation with the best scientific companies in the world;
  • participation in the international student exchange program.

Students’ student life is very rich. Various competitions in all sports are held here, so students can realize their capabilities not only in the educational process, but also in sports.

University composition and infrastructure

HKUST University is located along the coastline and mountainside, and has a total area of ​​60 hectares. Buildings, schools and dormitories are connected by green paths and bridges. There is a descent to the sea. The balconies and windows of the buildings offer a breathtaking view of the South China Sea.

The best teachers from different countries are involved in the educational process, so students have the opportunity to get an international level education with innovative skills.

The main structure of the university:

  • about 1200 teachers, of which 40% are from other countries;
  • more than 13,500 students, of which 30% are foreigners.

The structure of the university includes 4 independent schools, namely:

  • School of Science
  • Engineering school
  • School of Business and Management
  • Humanitarian School of Social Sciences

In addition, the campus houses a world-famous five-story library, which contains more than 700,000 books in various fields, as well as various publications and electronic files.

Admission and tuition fees at HKUST

Admission to the university is carried out on a general basis provided for by the legislation of China. The student provides the admissions committee with a Certificate for 11 grades with grades, an international passport, a resume and, if necessary, the results of the SAT Reasoning Test in English proficiency. The questionnaire is filled out only online, which is located on the official website of the HKUST institution. The entire package of documents, certified by a notary, is transferred to the university in advance also online, but upon direct admission, the student must provide them to the admissions committee in paper form.

Tuition fees at HKUST per year:

  • Undergraduate – $ 5,000 to $ 7,000;
  • Master’s degree – from 7,000 to 10,000 dollars;
  • compulsory insurance premium – 600 yuan.

Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree course with proven high performance are eligible to continue with a Master’s degree. At the same time, the student has the right to receive a state scholarship in the amount of 1300-1500 US dollars.


HKUST University provides grants to foreign students who are eligible to receive benefits for the entire course of study in the amount of 100%, 50% or 20%. To do this, it is necessary to submit the relevant documents in advance, which indicate the high academic performance of the student. Legislative grants are issued to students who have at least 6.0 IELTS test results and at least 80 TOEFL IBT test results. Since training for foreign students is conducted in English, passing the exam is required.

Studying programs

For foreign students, undergraduate studies are available in the following areas:

  • Department of Business and Management (Business and Social Sciences)
  • Department of Engineering (Applied and Technological Engineering)
  • Department of Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Science and Technology)
  • Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (Arts and Humanities)
  • Department of Medicine and Health (Medicine, Medical Research)
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Ecology, Management and Environmental Risk Management)

Men and women from any country are trained, while at the time of admission the student must be at least 18 years old.


The faculties of the university include a huge number of specialties, but the following are the most popular among foreign students:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer techologies
  • Information Systems
  • Environmental and Economic Risk Management
  • Operations and Engineering Management
  • Civil engineering


HKUST University provides nonresident students with a comfortable residence-style dormitory with windows overlooking the sea. The dormitory of nine buildings is located on campus. The most expensive room is HK $ 2,500 (Hong Kong dollar) per month with full utility bills. Standard room rates range from $ 750 to $ 1200. At the same time, it is quite difficult to find housing in Hong Kong on their own, so students choose a student hostel.


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