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Studying in Hong Kong

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As one of the world’s most competitive cities, Hong Kong is home to some of Asia Pacific’s top-notch universities in terms of their teaching and research achievements. According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023, five Hong Kong universities rank among the top 100.

  • The University of Hong Kong: 21st
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong: 38th
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: 40th
  • The City University of Hong Kong: 54th
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University: 65th

HK’s attraction for Mainland and overseas students

  • Academic freedom and learning in a cosmopolitan and liberal environment
  • Excellent prospects for internships and further education provided by universities
  • High-ranking, internationally recognised qualifications
  • International perspective and employment opportunities
  • Vibrant multi-cultural scene expanding students’ horizons
  • Geographical and cultural proximity favourable to Mainland students

More information about studying in Hong Kong can be found here.

Scholarships for non-local students
With a view to attracting outstanding local students to advance their studies at home, and meritorious non-local students to pursue higher education opportunities in Hong Kong, the HKSAR Government established in 2008 a HK $1 billion HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund to recognise outstanding local and non-local students. To strengthen education collaboration with Belt and Road countries, Belt and Road Scholarships have been offered to students coming from countries along the Belt and Road regions. Please click here for more information.

International school
Hong Kong has a vibrant international school sector, which helps meet the demand for international school places from non-local families living in Hong Kong and families coming to Hong Kong for work or investment. In the 2022/23 school year, there are 54 international schools and 7 Private Independent Schools (PISs) offering non-local curriculum in Hong Kong. The international schools provide more than 10 curricula, including British, American, Australian, Japanese, Singaporean, French, German, Korean, Canadian and the International Baccalaureate programme.
To search for information about international schools, please click here for more information.

(Persons coming to study in Hong Kong are required to obtain an appropriate visa or entry permit before arrival. Click here for general information on studying in Hong Kong, including entry arrangement.)