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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

4.2 out of 5 (23 ratings / 21 reviews) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
Today, HKUST has risen through the ranks and become a global powerhouse in tertiary education as a result of our continuous pursuit of excellence in everything we do, leaving its mark in life science, engineering, business education, humanities and social science, and much more. 

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



In 1989, the leaders of Hong Kong saw a need to build a new, research-focused university to support the city’s future ambitions—to become not just the financial hub of Asia, but also a center of knowledge advancement, economic growth and influence in the Pearl River Delta Region, leveraging Hong Kongs unique status with China who just recently opened to reforms.


A full array of state-of-the-art facilities, institutes, and research centers create an environment for fostering frontier research and innovation.

The Central Research Facilities are a pillar of the University’s research infrastructure and play a vital and integral role in our multidisciplinary approach.

HKUST’s research centers make up an essential part of the University's research infrastructure, by enhancing synergy and fostering collaboration for interdisciplinary research within each research focus. 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Dean of Students' Office are here to help you get the best out of your university education—making your time here at HKUST dear to your heart, significant to your growth and transforming to your life.

Housing services

The on-campus residential halls provide a total of:

  • 4,544 places for undergraduate students in UG Halls

  • 120 places in single rooms for MBA students and Visiting Interns

  • 900 places in single or double rooms for Research Postgraduate Students

We also have off-campus accommodation, and the university has also 21 apartments in Tai Po Tsai and Sam Long to provide accommodation for full-time postgraduate students on taught programs. You can apply to these at your school or program office.

Library services

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the University must use their university or library cards for entry. Access to the Learning Commons after the Library closes is restricted to current HKUST students and staff only, using their own university cards. 

Medical services

All registered HKUST students are entitled to use the primary healthcare service available at the Medical Clinic. This facility provides free outpatient service to full-time students. However, it is not equipped to handle emergency situations and is only open during normal office hours.

Student Life

Campus life

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s 60-hectare campus in Clear Water Bay is regarded by some as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Housed in a hillside and waterfront complex with spectacular sea view, its lush landscaping and modern facilities contribute to a pleasant living and learning environment. All education support services, state-of-art laboratories, the library and sport facilities are within walking distance. 

Sports 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.

Student clubs

Active participation in campus life is an important component of university education. You are encouraged to join or even form your own student organizations and participate in activities for enjoyment and personal development.You can also participate in the governance of the University through various means, from serving as members on University Committees to conveying student's opinions and suggestions to staff members in a formal or informal manner.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Technology is one of the best Universities in my Country Iraq which is all the specialties are related to Engineering that contains 16 Departments of Engineering.

Stress and Tension!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mostly high-quality education with some exceptions of individual faculty members, very intense learning environment. HKUST is also called the HK University of Stress and Tension

Career-oriented university, launch pad to a good career
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great professors, a lot of support from the university in terms of graduate career opportunities. However, students generally do not have much of a work-life balance and workload of business courses are very heavy.

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