• #40 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 9,581Total Students
  • 1,176Faculty
  • 3,041Int'l Students

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To achieve its mission ‘to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly at the postgraduate level’, HKUST offers postgraduate programs leading to graduate diplomas, and masters and doctoral degrees.

The University seeks to train its research postgraduates to develop sound research skills, to acquire the latest theoretical knowledge and become critical thinkers in their chosen fields of study, and to conduct enquiries in their areas of specialization in a professional, expert and ethical manner.

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees involve the completion of coursework in addition to the preparation of research theses. The MPhil thesis reports work on a significant topic; the PhD dissertation entails original research that contributes to a specific field and expands the frontiers of knowledge.

Taught postgraduate (TPg) education is an integral part of the structure of the University’s academic provision. To achieve the institution’s vision and mission in the area of postgraduate education, the planning and development of TPg programs take into consideration the research strengths and resource priorities of the University, as well as the prevailing community and market needs. These represent the overall strategic context within which senior management annually reviews the full range of academic programs to ensure alignment with the mission and strategic direction of the University.

The University’s vision for TPg education is to offer the highest-quality, advanced-level study opportunities to the Hong Kong community, as well as candidates from around the world.  The mission for TPg education is to benefit students and practitioners in both their personal and professional development by offering carefully designed curricula that reflect the latest developments in the respective fields of study.

For more information, please visit HKUST Postgraduate Admissions at https://pg.ust.hk/.

 

About

To achieve its mission ‘to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly at the postgraduate level’, HKUST offers postgraduate programs leading to graduate diplomas, and masters and doctoral degrees.

The University seeks to train its research postgraduates to develop sound research skills, to acquire the latest theoretical knowledge and become critical thinkers in their chosen fields of study, and to conduct enquiries in their areas of specialization in a professional, expert and ethical manner.

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees involve the completion of coursework in addition to the preparation of research theses. The MPhil thesis reports work on a significant topic; the PhD dissertation entails original research that contributes to a specific field and expands the frontiers of knowledge.

Taught postgraduate (TPg) education is an integral part of the structure of the University’s academic provision. To achieve the institution’s vision and mission in the area of postgraduate education, the planning and development of TPg programs take into consideration the research strengths and resource priorities of the University, as well as the prevailing community and market needs. These represent the overall strategic context within which senior management annually reviews the full range of academic programs to ensure alignment with the mission and strategic direction of the University.

The University’s vision for TPg education is to offer the highest-quality, advanced-level study opportunities to the Hong Kong community, as well as candidates from around the world.  The mission for TPg education is to benefit students and practitioners in both their personal and professional development by offering carefully designed curricula that reflect the latest developments in the respective fields of study.

For more information, please visit HKUST Postgraduate Admissions at https://pg.ust.hk/.

 

Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #33
  • 2014
    #34
  • 2015
    #40
  • 2016
    #28
  • 2017
    #36
  • 2018
    #30
  • 2019
    #37
  • 2020
    #32
  • 2021
    #=27
  • 2022
    #34
  • 2023
    #40

Ranking criteria

79.8
Overall
82
Academic Reputation
50.1
Employer Reputation
62.6
Faculty Student Ratio
98.6
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
87.9
International Students Ratio
56.2
International Research Network
91.2
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
9,581

18%
82%

International students
3,041

48%
52%

Total faculty staff
1,176

928
248

Total students
9,581

18%
82%

International students
3,041

48%
52%

Total faculty staff
1,176

248
928
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Campus locations

Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, HK,

Clear Water Bay , Kowloon , Hong Kong SAR China ,

English language requirements