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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Top reasons to study here

  • Worldwide Recognition: #3 World’s Top Young University (THE Young University Rankings, 2024); #12 Top Asian University (THE Asia University Rankings, 2024)
  • Strong Team of International Faculty: Over 740+ faculty at HKUST, coming from 40 countries and regions, and all are PhD holders from leading universities
  • Research excellence: Ranked 1st in world leading and internationally excellent research work among universities in Hong Kong


In 1989, the leaders of Hong Kong saw a need to build a new, research-focused university to support the city’s future ambitions—to become not just the financial hub of Asia, but also a center of knowledge advancement, economic growth and influence in the Pearl River Delta Region, leveraging Hong Kong’s unique status with China who just recently opened to reforms.

The herculean task—building an institution with global ambitions from the ground up—soon attracted a group of high-spirited scholars from around the globe, who embraced the challenge with open arms and started what would become the eventual Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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English is the medium of instruction at HKUST. The University offers a wide-range of research postgraduate programs through well-established disciplinary foundation (Science, Engineering, Business, Humanities and Social Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies), leading to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. 

Besides, to encourage collaboration between HKUST and HKUST(GZ), students have opportunities for cross-campus study and access to research facilities on both campuses. With the University's enlarged scope and resources, students are empowered to pursue their passion and engage in in-depth research from multiple angles to tackle real-world problems in the 21st century.


HKUST has been powered by its enduring quality of research across disciplines. Our researchers have shown persistence in their pursuit of knowledge and have made breakthroughs, laying the groundwork to embrace transdisciplinarity.


Riding on the robust network of research partnerships, institutes, centers, and joint labs, the University aims to elevate and intensify synergistic collaborations with institutions, governments, industries, and communities globally, especially the Greater Bay Area.


HKUST ranks 29th in Global University Employability Ranking, 2023. HKUST graduates consistently rank among the top 30 worldwide and top 10 in Asia, highlighting their competitiveness in the global job market. 

To enhance student's all-around growth and professional career development, HKUST provide ample resources and practical opportunities to equip students with comprehensive transferable skills via Professional Development Courses, Trainings for Graduate Teaching Assistants, and various research funding opportunities.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

HKUST provides students with resources necessary for their academic life and daily life, for instance, online learning platforms, amenities, catering services, counseling and wellness services, career services, sports facilities, and many more. These supports are easily accessible through the various systems developed by HKUST. Students can choose the right tools to fit their academic needs and improve their well-being. 

Housing services

Guaranteed university accommodation will be provided to students in the first 2 years of full-time research postgraduate studies. The type of bed spaces include single room, double room and room for married couples. The rooms are fully-furnished and air-conditioned. 

Library services

The Lee Shau Kee Library offers a rich array of resources, databases and collections online and offline to students and University members. Students can also find a wide-range of services (e.g. 3D printing, copying, borrowing of AV equipment) and facilities (e.g. 24-hour Learning Commons, individual carrels, group study rooms) in the Library. 

ICT services

HKUST is the first local institution to embrace the use of ChatGPT, addressing the rise of generative AI in the higher education sector. The University aims to provide members with advanced tools that can assist in various educational tasks and continue to lead in the integration of technology within the academic community.

Also, the campus is covered by a high-performance Wi-Fi and data network.

Medical services

All registered students are entitled to use the primary health care service available at the Medical Clinic. Full-time students are provided with free outpatient service.

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Campus life

Surrounded by splendid sea views, the HKUST campus occupies a stunning 150-acre site overlooking the pristine Clear Water Bay, on the Sai Kung Peninsula. Students are enabled to study, learn, research, and develop interests in a relaxing yet stimulating environment. 

Besides, Hong Kong, located on China's southern coast, is a dynamic city where East meets West. Students can enjoy the amazing culture, cuisine, and cosmopolitan lifestyle. 

Sports facilities

The University provides a variety of sports and recreation facilities for the enhancement and promotion of students' well-being. To name a few, the facilities include Indoor Sports Complex, Water Sports Center, Fitness Centers, swimming pools, artificial turf soccer pitch, basketball court, tennis courts, and more. Sports skill classes, sports team practices and organized sports events including the intervarsity and intramural sports competitions are also held in various facilities throughout the year. 

Student clubs

Students can join a wide variety of programs and activities to puruse their interests, ranging from student association, community outreach, wellness program, sports skill class, to arts and cultural activity. 


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