• #=65 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 21,207Total Students
  • 2,971Faculty
  • 6,103Int'l Students

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The Graduate School of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is newly established in September 2020 and committed to the scholarly excellence and success of our research postgraduate (RPg) students.  We invest significantly to provide our students with high-quality educational experience and professional development. 

Our missions are:
- Formulate strategies and policies to ensure a coherent, efficient and forward-looking approach to RPg education;
- Facilitate educational and training activities to ensure a holistic educational experience for RPg students; 
- Represent PolyU in RPg education in our outreach activities; and
- Increase the sense of belongings of our RPg students to the University. 

Although the Graduate School is new, PolyU has been offering RPg education over the past three decades.  We currently offer a wide variety of world-class RPg programmes from 6 Faculties and 2 Schools. Our research students from all over the world receive trainings in different fields including applied sciences and textilesbusinessconstruction and environmentdesignengineeringhealth and social scienceshotel and tourism management and humanities. Our research graduates are making contributions to the society worldwide and teaching in universities or schools, conducting research in institutes, working in industries, financial firms and investment banks, governments, hospitals, consultant companies, real estate or social agencies, etc. 

For perspective students, please browse our RPg programmes to find your preferred supervisors and start your research study on the wonderful PolyU campus.

For current research students, please feel free to contact the Graduate School for any assistance and join our activities to enrich your educational experience. We welcome any valuable suggestions that can help you to excel in your academic and professional development. 


Home to an exclusive lineup of multinationals and business giants, Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and exciting metropolises in the world. Students here are encouraged to take advantage of this and fully enjoy the gorgeous landscape and fabulous city life. 

The international student life at PolyU is vibrant and welcoming, and with the university’s campus just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong’s city center, you won’t need to go far to explore and get everything you need. 

Visualize your university life at PolyU

Student accommodation

PolyU students can live either on-campus or off-campus. International students can apply to live on-campus  at one of the university’s two halls of residence; HungHom Halls, and Homantin Halls.


Admission requirements at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University vary between programs. You can find out more about the application process as well as international admission requirements (including English language proficiency requirements) below.

Undergraduate

Master’s

PhD

English language proficiency

The university’s main language of instruction is English, so those who wish to enroll in a degree program will need to have proven language proficiency. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the university’s requirement for the TOEFL or IELTS:

  • TOEFL minimum score of 80 for the internet-based test, or 550 for the paper-based test (for undergraduate, master’s and PhD)
  •  IELTS score of at least 6.0 (for undergraduate and master’s)
  •  IELTS score of at least 6.5 (for PhD)


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University also vary between programs.

The average tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students are HK$140,000 (approximately US$18,000) per academic year.

Tuition fees for master’s students can vary widely depending on your desired program of study. You can compare tuition fees for each program here

To study a PhD, the average tuition fees range between HK$42,100 (~US$5,400) and HK$84,200 (~$10,700) per academic year. There’s also a registration fee of HK$5,000 (~US$600). Click here to find out more.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers a number of scholarships and other various forms of financial aid for international students. Options include:

  • Service-learning scholarship
  • Scholarship for overseas exchange/internship students
  • Scholarship for academic achievements
  • Scholarship for non-academic achievements

Explore scholarships at PolyU

Other forms of financial assistance are:

  • Government Financial Assistance Schemes
  •  PolyU Financial Assistance Scheme
  •  PolyU Emergency Financial Assistance Scheme

Browse other forms of financial assistance

In 2019, over 92 percent of PolyU graduates were in employment or pursuing further studies.

The University’s strong industry links and career development programs help support students and graduates in their job hunt after graduating.

About

The Graduate School of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is newly established in September 2020 and committed to the scholarly excellence and success of our research postgraduate (RPg) students.  We invest significantly to provide our students with high-quality educational experience and professional development. 

Our missions are:
- Formulate strategies and policies to ensure a coherent, efficient and forward-looking approach to RPg education;
- Facilitate educational and training activities to ensure a holistic educational experience for RPg students; 
- Represent PolyU in RPg education in our outreach activities; and
- Increase the sense of belongings of our RPg students to the University. 

Although the Graduate School is new, PolyU has been offering RPg education over the past three decades.  We currently offer a wide variety of world-class RPg programmes from 6 Faculties and 2 Schools. Our research students from all over the world receive trainings in different fields including applied sciences and textilesbusinessconstruction and environmentdesignengineeringhealth and social scienceshotel and tourism management and humanities. Our research graduates are making contributions to the society worldwide and teaching in universities or schools, conducting research in institutes, working in industries, financial firms and investment banks, governments, hospitals, consultant companies, real estate or social agencies, etc. 

For perspective students, please browse our RPg programmes to find your preferred supervisors and start your research study on the wonderful PolyU campus.

For current research students, please feel free to contact the Graduate School for any assistance and join our activities to enrich your educational experience. We welcome any valuable suggestions that can help you to excel in your academic and professional development. 


Home to an exclusive lineup of multinationals and business giants, Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and exciting metropolises in the world. Students here are encouraged to take advantage of this and fully enjoy the gorgeous landscape and fabulous city life. 

The international student life at PolyU is vibrant and welcoming, and with the university’s campus just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong’s city center, you won’t need to go far to explore and get everything you need. 

Visualize your university life at PolyU

Student accommodation

PolyU students can live either on-campus or off-campus. International students can apply to live on-campus  at one of the university’s two halls of residence; HungHom Halls, and Homantin Halls.


Admission requirements at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University vary between programs. You can find out more about the application process as well as international admission requirements (including English language proficiency requirements) below.

Undergraduate

Master’s

PhD

English language proficiency

The university’s main language of instruction is English, so those who wish to enroll in a degree program will need to have proven language proficiency. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the university’s requirement for the TOEFL or IELTS:

  • TOEFL minimum score of 80 for the internet-based test, or 550 for the paper-based test (for undergraduate, master’s and PhD)
  •  IELTS score of at least 6.0 (for undergraduate and master’s)
  •  IELTS score of at least 6.5 (for PhD)


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University also vary between programs.

The average tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students are HK$140,000 (approximately US$18,000) per academic year.

Tuition fees for master’s students can vary widely depending on your desired program of study. You can compare tuition fees for each program here

To study a PhD, the average tuition fees range between HK$42,100 (~US$5,400) and HK$84,200 (~$10,700) per academic year. There’s also a registration fee of HK$5,000 (~US$600). Click here to find out more.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers a number of scholarships and other various forms of financial aid for international students. Options include:

  • Service-learning scholarship
  • Scholarship for overseas exchange/internship students
  • Scholarship for academic achievements
  • Scholarship for non-academic achievements

Explore scholarships at PolyU

Other forms of financial assistance are:

  • Government Financial Assistance Schemes
  •  PolyU Financial Assistance Scheme
  •  PolyU Emergency Financial Assistance Scheme

Browse other forms of financial assistance

In 2019, over 92 percent of PolyU graduates were in employment or pursuing further studies.

The University’s strong industry links and career development programs help support students and graduates in their job hunt after graduating.

Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #159
  • 2014
    #161
  • 2015
    #=162
  • 2016
    #116
  • 2017
    #111
  • 2018
    #=95
  • 2019
    #106
  • 2020
    #91
  • 2021
    #75
  • 2022
    #66
  • 2023
    #=65

Student & Staff

Total students
21,207

31%
69%

International students
6,103

66%
34%

Total faculty staff
2,971

1682
1289

Total students
21,207

31%
69%

International students
6,103

66%
34%

Total faculty staff
2,971

1289
1682
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Campus locations

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, HK,

No.11 Yuk Choi Rd , Kowloon , Hong Kong SAR China ,

English language requirements