B.A. On Campus

Architectural Studies

The University of Hong Kong

48 months
22037 USD/year
5425 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies BA(AS) is a four-year, offered by The University of Hong Kong, full-time program that introduces students to architecture as a cultural discipline. 


It is the first degree needed to qualify as an architect, and provides an excellent general education that gives students the confidence to pursue related careers both within the design professions and further afield. This bachelor degree Architectural Studies is available at The University of Hong Kong. 

The course of study is centered on research based learning in the design studio and is structured to foster a sense of community, develop deep knowledge of the discipline, and encourage creativity. Design studios look at diverse contemporary issues relevant to Hong Kong and the world and are structured by five thematic platforms that introduce students to a range of methodologies and approaches to the territorial, political, technological, urban and environmental issues that comprise architecture as a cultural discipline.

Career Prospects

  • The BA(AS) program provides an excellent general education that gives students the confidence to pursue careers both within design professions and further afield. 
  • Students who have successfully completed the BA(AS) program may apply to enter a two-year Master of Architecture curriculum -- either at the University of Hong Kong or elsewhere -- and afterwards pursue professional qualifications and registration as an architect. 
  • Qualified architects are employed by both the private and the public sectors.

Programme Structure

  • The BA(AS) program offers numerous opportunities for knowledge exchange and international experience, including study-abroad at the Faculty’s Shanghai Study Centre, semester exchanges with leading international schools of architecture, study trips to foundational sites of Asian architecture and urbanism, and hands-on experience through the summer field studies workshops. 
  • Courses in the program are offered in the areas of Architectural Design, History and Theory of Architecture, Technology, and Visual Communication.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-local students requiring a student visa/entry permit to study in Hong Kong: at least 4-6 weeks for assessment, and up to 8-10 weeks for visa application.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Create an application account
  • Complete the Online Application Form
  • Payment of Application Fee 
  • After successful online payment, a final report of your application will be displayed which contains an application number, a payment invoice number, a payment reference number and a payment approval code.
  • Upon successful submission of your online application, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail. Please log into the application account using the same login name and password to access your application account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22037 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22037 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5425 USD per year during 48 months.
  • Local: 42,100 HK$
  • Non local: 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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