The University of Hong Kong

Main Building, Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Pok Fu Lam

  • #21 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 19,958Total Students
  • 2,957Faculty
  • 8,353Int'l Students

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The University of Hong Kong (HKU) offers a broad range of postgraduate programmes leading to master's and doctoral degrees.

Taught postgraduate (TPg) programmes at HKU are coursework-based degrees, ranging from one to four years in length and accepting both full-time and part-time applicants. HKU provides flexible learning options for you to develop and enrich your professional skills and knowledge for career advancement. HKU taught postgraduate programmes have attracted around 9000 students from Hong Kong, Mainland and other parts of Asia, as well as students from Europe, Australia, Africa, North and South America.

HKU offers Research postgraduate (RPg) degrees, i.e. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and 3-year and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in a wider range of subjects under the Faculties of Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science.

Research Excellence

HKU has won a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. Its research is of proven quality and utility. At HKU, supervisors are dedicated to providing guidance and support to our research postgraduate students in the pursuit of research excellence. You will have a chance to work with renowned professors who are experts in their research areas. Some professors are highly recognized internationally, they are ranked as the world's top 1% scientists, and some are named on the list of 'Highly Cited Researchers 2016' by Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Reuters.

You may choose from the following research postgraduate programmes in both full-time and part-time modes:

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • 3-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Joint PhD Programme between HKU and King's College London
  • Joint Educational Placement for PhD between HKU and the University of Toronto
  • Joint Education Programme for PhD between HKU and Southern University of Science and Technology


HKU supports its researchers well financially through Hong Kong PhD Fellowships, University Postgraduate Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships. MPhil and PhD students are also eligible for various financial support for academic conference and travel.

Check HKU Graduate School website for more information.

About

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) offers a broad range of postgraduate programmes leading to master's and doctoral degrees.

Taught postgraduate (TPg) programmes at HKU are coursework-based degrees, ranging from one to four years in length and accepting both full-time and part-time applicants. HKU provides flexible learning options for you to develop and enrich your professional skills and knowledge for career advancement. HKU taught postgraduate programmes have attracted around 9000 students from Hong Kong, Mainland and other parts of Asia, as well as students from Europe, Australia, Africa, North and South America.

HKU offers Research postgraduate (RPg) degrees, i.e. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and 3-year and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in a wider range of subjects under the Faculties of Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science.

Research Excellence

HKU has won a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. Its research is of proven quality and utility. At HKU, supervisors are dedicated to providing guidance and support to our research postgraduate students in the pursuit of research excellence. You will have a chance to work with renowned professors who are experts in their research areas. Some professors are highly recognized internationally, they are ranked as the world's top 1% scientists, and some are named on the list of 'Highly Cited Researchers 2016' by Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Reuters.

You may choose from the following research postgraduate programmes in both full-time and part-time modes:

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • 3-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 4-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Joint PhD Programme between HKU and King's College London
  • Joint Educational Placement for PhD between HKU and the University of Toronto
  • Joint Education Programme for PhD between HKU and Southern University of Science and Technology


HKU supports its researchers well financially through Hong Kong PhD Fellowships, University Postgraduate Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships. MPhil and PhD students are also eligible for various financial support for academic conference and travel.

Check HKU Graduate School website for more information.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #23
  • 2014
    #26
  • 2015
    #28
  • 2016
    #=30
  • 2017
    #27
  • 2018
    #26
  • 2019
    #25
  • 2020
    #=25
  • 2021
    #22
  • 2022
    #22
  • 2023
    #21

Ranking criteria

87
Overall
97.4
Academic Reputation
62.9
Employer Reputation
84.2
Faculty Student Ratio
72.6
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
98.7
International Students Ratio
81.1
International Research Network
99
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
19,958

26%
74%

International students
8,353

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
2,957

2064
893

Total students
19,958

26%
74%

International students
8,353

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
2,957

893
2064
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Campus locations

HKU Main Campus,

Main Building, Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam , Pok Fu Lam , Hong Kong SAR China ,

4/F, K. K. Leung Building, Hong Kong, , Hong Kong,

4/F, K. K. Leung Building, Hong Kong, , Hong Kong , Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR China ,

Admiralty Towncentre,

3/F, Admiralty Centre, Admiralty , HONG KONG , Hong Kong SAR China , NA

Columbia Business School,

3022 Broadway , New York , New York , United States , 10027

HKU Cyberport Campus,

Room 204, Block B, Cyberport 4, , Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR China ,

HKU MBA Campus,

Room 104, Cyberport 4 , Hong Kong , Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR China , -

HKU Medical Campus,

21 Sassoon Road , Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR China ,

London Business School,

Regent's Park London NW1 4SA , London , United Kingdom ,

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business & Economics,

Cyberport Four, 100 Cyberport Rd, Telegraph Bay, Block B, Cyberport 4, Hong Kong , Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR China ,

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