The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. While recognising the strength of its heritage and traditions, HKU also engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world.
There is one thing about the University that will not change: the importance of its people. HKU’s greatest assets have always been, and will always be, its staff, students, alumni and friends. I look forward to exploring, as a community, the opportunities we already have and those that we can newly create. Together, we can stride confidently into the future, with HKU making ever-greater contributions in education, research, leadership and public engagement, locally and globally.
Today, HKU has gained international recognition for its accomplishments as a research-led comprehensive university.
In 2003, during the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), HKU medical researchers became the first in the world to identify the coronavirus that caused the SARS.
In 2005, the Faculty of Medicine was renamed the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.
From 2010 to 2012, the University held Centenary Celebrations to mark its 100th anniversary.
In 2012 – along with all the other institutions of higher learning in Hong Kong and in accordance with the government’s education policy – the University officially launches its 4-year undergraduate curriculum.
HKU continues to attract the best local students, along with many Mainland China and international students. The University’s academics have outstanding achievements in teaching and research, and about half of HKU’s faculty are fromoverseas.
All ten faculties and their departments provide teaching and supervision for postgraduate-level research (MPhil and PhD) students, with administration undertaken by the Graduate School.
HK$9,200 – HK$16,560 p.a.
~US$1,150 – ~US$2,070 p.a.
Approx. HK$40,000 p.a.
Approx. US$5,000 p.a.
Approx. HK$15,000 p.a.
Approx. US$1,875 p.a.
|US$1 is approximately equivalent to HK$8|
|2||Tuition fee for non-local students. Non-local students are those that require a student visa to study in Hong Kong|
|3||Tuition fee for local students. Local students are those who DO NOT require student visa to study in Hong Kong|
Halls of Residence:
Halls of HKU are known for their strong hall spirit. Members identify very strongly with their hall. Each hall has its own tradition, culture, and unique characteristics. Through developing a sense of belonging and commitment to the hall, members will also develop a similar sense of commitment to the society. All halls reserved a small quota of places for non-local students.
Halls of residence vary considerably in size and character. Most of the rooms available are double rooms. There are very few single rooms available only. All rooms have air-conditioning. All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities as well as quiet places for study. Toilet and bathroom facilities are communal.
HKU Residential Colleges (Jockey Club Student Village III):
Other than halls, there are four residential colleges in which undergraduate and postgraduate students actively engage themselves in various activities that benefit the community and contribute to the intellectual development and global outlook of students. The residential colleges provide accommodation to 1,800 students with not less than half of the places assigned to undergraduates. For information of the Colleges, please click here.
Non-hall Student Housing:
Student Flats (SF) and Pokfield Road Residences (PFR)
They are "non-hall" student hostels of the University managed by CEDARS. Students may be assigned to non-hall housing when all hall vacancies for non-local undergraduate students are filled up. For more information about non-hall housing, please click here.
University-rented Off-Campus Accommodation (OCH):
In anticipation of the growing numbers of non-local students and the corresponding shortage of residential places, HKU has rented some flats in the vicinity of the University as an alternative housing option for students. We call this University-rented Off-Campus Housing (OCH). They are within walking distance to the Main Campus and are close to fresh food markets, supermarkets and shops as well. All flats are furnished and managed by CEDARS. Each flat can accommodate 4-6 HKU students in double-shared air-conditioned bedrooms with bunk beds, bathroom, and pantry facilities equipped with hot plate, microwave oven and refrigerator for preparation of light meals. For more information about OCH, please click here.
Bursary Scheme for Off-campus Accommodation will be offered to non-local undergraduate students who are living in OCH.
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