• #66 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 20,387Total Students
  • 2,822Faculty
  • 5,774Int'l Students

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) nurtures future-ready global leaders by implementing a broad-based curriculum for holistic academic development. It is the only university in Hong Kong that incorporates Work-Integrated Education (WIE) and Service-Learning as mandatory components within the undergraduate curriculum, encouraging students to apply their knowledge in practice to address societal needs and improve the lives of the needy. Hence, graduates are sought after by employers. Students of PolyU will be exposed to countless learning opportunities both inside and outside classroom, allowing them to specialise in their interests and follow their dreams.

PolyU constantly expands its global network of partnerships with student exchange programmes to fosters students’ international outlook with more than 50% of undergraduate students taken part in various International Learning Experience in 2019. PolyU also has a wide variety of local and international leadership and development programmes for a truly transformative education experience – equipping students with the right skills to be socially responsible global leaders of tomorrow.

Life at PolyU is more than academic success. Fuel your passion with our student development programmes and various activities in Athletics and Recreation; Wellness; Art and Culture, etc. Experience the rich tapestry of campus life by joining our clubs and societies

Our halls of residence offer a vibrant ecosystem with many opportunities for you to develop a life-long global network. By immersing yourselves in numerous exciting and joyful hall activities, you may build friendship with fellow students from diverse cultures and nationalities.

For non-local students, going to university may mean being away from home for the first time. PolyU offers a supportive community to help you navigate campus life. A helping hand or two (when it all seems overwhelming) can help you thrive in your new home away from home.

Academic Registry

24-hour hotline: (852) 2333 0600
Fax: (852) 2334 6671
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Global Engagement Office

Tel: (852) 2766 5116
Fax: (852) 2333 9974
Email: General [email protected]  
Exchange / Study Abroad [email protected]
Full Time Study: [email protected]
Website: www.polyu.edu.hk/geo/

At Hong Kong Polytechnic University, students and faculty can enjoy an array of outstanding services and facilities.

When it comes to research, PolyU has a reputation for delivering high-impact research projects and successful student startups. Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged by the university, with various funding schemes in place to provide seed funding to budding entrepreneurs. You can find out more about their incredible research achievements by checking out this page, and information about entrepreneurship development here.

To help students prepare for the world of work, PolyU has close links with institutions, professional and business sectors at home and abroad, giving students countless learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Whilst the student exchange, work-integrated education, the Service-Learning program as well as other co-curricular activities, help students become future leaders with a global outlook.

Explore PolyU’s other services and facilities, including:     

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 Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) nurtures future-ready global leaders by implementing a broad-based curriculum for holistic academic development. It is the only university in Hong Kong that incorporates Work-Integrated Education (WIE) and Service-Learning as mandatory components within the undergraduate curriculum, encouraging students to apply their knowledge in practice to address societal needs and improve the lives of the needy. Hence, graduates are sought after by employers. Students of PolyU will be exposed to countless learning opportunities both inside and outside classroom, allowing them to specialise in their interests and follow their dreams.

PolyU constantly expands its global network of partnerships with student exchange programmes to fosters students’ international outlook with more than 50% of undergraduate students taken part in various International Learning Experience in 2019. PolyU also has a wide variety of local and international leadership and development programmes for a truly transformative education experience – equipping students with the right skills to be socially responsible global leaders of tomorrow.

Life at PolyU is more than academic success. Fuel your passion with our student development programmes and various activities in Athletics and Recreation; Wellness; Art and Culture, etc. Experience the rich tapestry of campus life by joining our clubs and societies

Our halls of residence offer a vibrant ecosystem with many opportunities for you to develop a life-long global network. By immersing yourselves in numerous exciting and joyful hall activities, you may build friendship with fellow students from diverse cultures and nationalities.

For non-local students, going to university may mean being away from home for the first time. PolyU offers a supportive community to help you navigate campus life. A helping hand or two (when it all seems overwhelming) can help you thrive in your new home away from home.

Academic Registry

24-hour hotline: (852) 2333 0600
Fax: (852) 2334 6671
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Global Engagement Office

Tel: (852) 2766 5116
Fax: (852) 2333 9974
Email: General [email protected]  
Exchange / Study Abroad [email protected]
Full Time Study: [email protected]
Website: www.polyu.edu.hk/geo/

At Hong Kong Polytechnic University, students and faculty can enjoy an array of outstanding services and facilities.

When it comes to research, PolyU has a reputation for delivering high-impact research projects and successful student startups. Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged by the university, with various funding schemes in place to provide seed funding to budding entrepreneurs. You can find out more about their incredible research achievements by checking out this page, and information about entrepreneurship development here.

To help students prepare for the world of work, PolyU has close links with institutions, professional and business sectors at home and abroad, giving students countless learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Whilst the student exchange, work-integrated education, the Service-Learning program as well as other co-curricular activities, help students become future leaders with a global outlook.

Explore PolyU’s other services and facilities, including:     

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.

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

Ranking criteria

69.1
Overall
67.1
Academic Reputation
42.9
Employer Reputation
79.2
Faculty Student Ratio
63.8
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
81.3
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
20,387

29%
71%

International students
5,774

64%
36%

Total faculty staff
2,822

1628
1194

Total students
20,387

29%
71%

International students
5,774

64%
36%

Total faculty staff
2,822

1194
1628
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Campus locations

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, HK,

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

English language requirements