City University of Hong Kong: Statistics

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#308 of 14,131 In the World
#39 of 5,830 In Asia
#18 of 960 In China
#3 of 11 In Hong Kong
#8 of 1,368 For Architectural Engineering
Top100 For 39 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate36%
Admissions RequirementsMeet general requirement, English and/or Chinese proficiency. Individual programmes may have additional entrance requirements. Consult university for details.
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May), Summer term, June-August

We've calculated the 36% acceptance rate for City University of Hong Kong based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

City University of Hong Kong is a world-class research university with 72,462 scientific papers published and 1,807,681 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Materials Science, and Mathematics.


City University of Hong Kong majors

by publication & citation count

48,881 / 1,288,190
42,930 / 1,167,765
Computer Science
37,681 / 865,632
34,693 / 988,660
Quantum and Particle physics
32,824 / 905,704
30,273 / 853,705
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
29,515 / 649,578
Environmental Science
28,334 / 719,885
Materials Science
26,163 / 775,683
19,983 / 453,408
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
19,527 / 464,435
Organic Chemistry
19,251 / 613,382
18,007 / 471,314
Electrical Engineering
15,947 / 422,257
15,868 / 350,889
Political Science
15,816 / 344,690
Geography and Cartography
15,377 / 365,651
15,261 / 333,040
Optical Engineering
13,960 / 359,576
13,902 / 306,176
13,544 / 345,780
13,349 / 313,898
12,652 / 288,921
11,190 / 236,791
10,976 / 315,447
10,934 / 399,028
10,713 / 301,639
10,510 / 311,028
10,494 / 228,119
Machine Learning
10,361 / 263,313
Metallurgical Engineering
10,288 / 333,252
9,576 / 184,109
9,226 / 228,185
9,197 / 197,839
9,105 / 196,687
Computer Networking
9,063 / 195,753
Chemical Engineering
8,955 / 345,139
8,736 / 192,751
Mechanical Engineering
8,009 / 186,718
Computer Vision
7,153 / 138,578

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 15 23
1991 29 27
1992 45 52
1993 74 49
1994 96 114
1995 314 152
1996 581 301
1997 774 653
1998 841 1136
1999 1036 2060
2000 1174 2933
2001 1213 4155
2002 1371 5735
2003 1492 8142
2004 1624 11100
2005 1727 15132
2006 1912 20399
2007 1940 24416
2008 2157 30847
2009 2292 38160
2010 2374 42554
2011 2571 50416
2012 2820 58676
2013 2838 67608
2014 3087 78205
2015 3254 85641
2016 3354 94259
2017 3695 107246
2018 3779 118492
2019 4535 149234
2020 5010 179848
2021 6481 248862
2022 5884 251671
Academic rankings


The tuition table for City University of Hong Kong gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor's Degree HKD 120,000
Master's Degree HKD 140,000
Doctoral Degree HKD 160,000

The City University of Hong Kong has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by City University of Hong Kong.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Applied Physics, Architecture, Asian Studies, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chinese, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Criminology, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English, English Studies, Finance, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Management Systems, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Multimedia, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Structural Architecture, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science
Bachelor's Degree Honours Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, Social Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma Accountancy, Building Technologies, Computer Networks, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Management, Law
Master's Degree Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Law, Natural Sciences
Master of Philosophy Accountancy, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Asian Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Building Technologies, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, History, International Business, International Economics, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Physics, Public Health, Social Sciences, Technology, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science
Doctor's Degree Accountancy, Architecture, Asian Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Management, Finance, History, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Public Health, Social Sciences, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science

City University of Hong Kong alumni

  1. Ali Lee

    Ali Lee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1982-.. (age 41)

    Ali Lee Kai-sum is a Hong Kong actress and television host contracted to TVB.

  2. Anson Lo

    Anson Lo
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1995-.. (age 28)

    Anson Lo Hon-ting is a Hong Kong singer, dancer and actor. In 2018, Anson Lo made his debut as a member of the Hong Kong boy group Mirror. Anson Lo made his solo debut in February 2020 with his first single "A Lifelong Mission" (一所懸命). In 2021, he won the Best New Asian Artist Award at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

  3. Ian Chan

    Ian Chan
    1993-.. (age 30)
    volleyball playersingeractor

    Ian Chan Cheuk-yin, is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actor, and a member of the Cantopop group Mirror. He was a former volleyball player for the Hong Kong men's national volleyball team and South China Athletic Association. He is also the founder of the clothing brand Indipandant (stylised as iNDIPANDANT and idpt.).

  4. Fiona Sit

    Fiona Sit
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1981-.. (age 42)
    recording artistactorsinger

    Fiona Sit is a Hong Kong singer and actress.

All 36 notable alumni

City University of Hong Kong faculties and divisions

Centre : Chinese Civilisation Architecture, Chinese, Literature, Music, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Sculpture, South Asian Studies
Centre : Electronic Packaging & Assemblies, Failure Analysis & Reliability Engineering (EPA Centre) Electronic Engineering
Centre : English Language English
Centre : Innovative Applications of Internet and Multimedia Technologies (AIMtech Centre) Computer Networks, Multimedia
Centre : Maritime and Transportation Law (HKCMT) Maritime Law
Centre : Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research (CSCR) Energy Engineering
College : Business Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Management, Marketing
College : Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Chinese, Communication Studies, East Asian Studies, English, Linguistics, Media Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Studies, Social Work, Southeast Asian Studies, Translation and Interpretation
College : Science and Engineering Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Building Technologies, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Structural Architecture
Department/Division : Accountancy Accountancy, Commercial Law, Information Management
Department/Division : Applied Social Studies Criminology, Educational and Student Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Department/Division : Asian and International Studies East Asian Studies, International Studies, South and Southeast Asian Languages
Department/Division : Biology and Chemistry Applied Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies
Department/Division : Building Science and Technology Architecture, Building Technologies, Construction Engineering, Engineering Management, Surveying and Mapping
Department/Division : Chinese, Translation and Linguistics Chinese, Cultural Studies, Heritage Preservation, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Translation and Interpretation
Department/Division : Civil and Architectural Engineering Architecture, Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Management, Real Estate, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping
Department/Division : Computer Science Computer Education, Computer Science
Department/Division : Economics and Finance Economics, Finance, Insurance
Department/Division : Electronic Engineering Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Department/Division : English English
Department/Division : Information Systems Business Computing, E-Business/Commerce, Information Management, Marketing
Department/Division : Management Business Administration, Human Resources, International Business, Management
Department/Division : Management Sciences Business Administration, Management, Statistics
Department/Division : Marketing Business and Commerce, Marketing
Department/Division : Mathematics Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Finance, Mathematics and Computer Science
Department/Division : Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department/Division : Media and Communication Communication Studies, English, Media Studies
Department/Division : Physics and Materials Science Applied Physics, Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics
Department/Division : Public Policy Administration, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Management, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Studies, Town Planning
Department/Division : Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Electronic Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Safety Engineering
Research Division : Ability R&D Energy (AERC) Energy Engineering
Research Division : Advanced Structural Materials (CASM) Materials Engineering
Research Division : Applied Computing and Interactive Studies (ACIM) Computer Science, Media Studies, Multimedia
Research Division : Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCCC) Environmental Studies, Meteorology
Research Division : Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology (CBNN) Biotechnology, Nanotechnology
Research Division : Chaos and Complex Networks (CCCN) Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
Research Division : Chinese and Comparative Law (RCCL) Comparative Law
Research Division : Communication Research (CCR) Communication Studies
Research Division : East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP) Philosophy
Research Division : Governance in Asia (GARC) Asian Studies, Government
Research Division : Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS) Communication Studies, Linguistics
Research Division : Mathematical Sciences (LBJ) Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics
Research Division : Multimedia Software Engineering Research Centre (MERC) Software Engineering
Research Division : Robotics and Automation (CRA) Electronics and Automation
Research Division : Social Media Marketing and Business Intelligence (CSMR) Business Administration, Marketing
Research Division : Southeast Asia (SEARC) Southeast Asian Studies
Research Division : State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution (SKLMP) Environmental Management, Marine Science and Oceanography
Research Division : State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves (SKLMW) Physics
Research Division : Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) Nanotechnology
Research Division : System Informatics Engineering (CSIE) Computer Engineering
Research Division : Transport, Trade and Financial Studies (CTFS) Business and Commerce, Finance, Transport and Communications
School : Creative Media Cinema and Television, Media Studies, Photography, Writing
School : Energy and Environment Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies
School : Graduate Studies Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering Management, Law
School : Law Comparative Law, International Law, Law, Maritime Law

General information

Alternative names CityU
Founded 1984
Accreditation Education Bureau
Motto Officium et Civitas

Location and contacts

Address 83 Tat Chee Avenue
City population 7,501,000

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