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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energising the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.

Recognised by Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017 as the top university in Asia, HKUST has developed a distinctive East-West global profile through strategic partnerships, academic agreements, research collaborations, internationalisation of students and faculty, and overseas alumni connections.

Our Campus
The HKUST campus occupies a 60-hectare (150-acre) site of sweeping natural beauty on the Clear Water bay peninsula in East Kowloon, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Central Hong Kong. In addition to classrooms, laboratories, and other academic facilities, there are a wide range of athletic and recreational facilities including a multi-purpose sports hall, an athletic field with all weather turf, modern running tracks, playing fields, tennis courts, squash courts, Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor swimming pool.

Here at HKUST, there are treasures of knowledge, friendships, and multi-faceted experiences awaiting you.

Student Life
Life of a university student goes far beyond studying. Here at HKUST, there are treasures of knowledge, friendships, and multi-faceted experiences awaiting you, whether you’re a local, mainland or international student. Discover more about our exciting study environment, the friendly and energetic students and the vibrant student life on campus here.

First Year Success
The First Year Success (FYS) programme at HKUST is designed to help new students make themselves at home in this university. The programme begins with orientation activities in August and continues throughout the academic year.

Programmes Offered

HKUST offers full-time undergraduate study organised under the four Schools and cross-discipline degree programmes from the Interdisciplinary Programs Office.

Students studying a 4-year bachelor’s degree are required to complete the following requirements:

Courses listed here will be offered according to resources available in each term and year. Details of course offerings in a particular term will be announced at course registration time. For the complete list of courses, please click here.

Computer Science and Engineering
Electronic and Computer Engineering
Life Science
Risk Management and Business Intelligence
Social Science


HKUST offers a wide range of scholarships for attracting and recruiting high caliber students with outstanding academic backgrounds from Hong Kong and around the world to pursue their undergraduate education with us. Most scholarships are nominated from Schools, Departments and/or the University Scholarship Committee. A small number of scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

With the generous support from our donors, scholarship opportunities are ever increasing at HKUST. In the 2014/15 academic year, more than 2,300 scholarships and awards were awarded through the University to students with the total value amounting to over $64 million. Most scholarships are awarded on the strength of academic merit, and some also on other non-academic achievements as specified by the donors.

Check out the scholarship opportunities now!

Admission Requirements

Foreign and local students with international qualifications applying to HKUST are expected to graduate from high school and satisfy the General Admission Requirement, English Language Requirement and School-specific Requirement prior to the start of the year of admissions. For details of the specific requirements pertaining to your curriculum, please click here.

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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2358 8888
Admissions – Undergraduate (International): (852) 2623 1118
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ust.hk
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Last Updated on 23 May 2023

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