City University of Hong Kong: Statistics



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#310 of 14,131 In the World
#39 of 5,830 In Asia
#20 of 960 In China
#4 of 11 In Hong Kong
#11 of 1,513 For Architectural Engineering
Top100 For 37 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 83,893 scientific papers published and 2,170,363 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Materials Science, and Mathematics.


City University of Hong Kong majors

by publication & citation count

57,800 / 1,611,185
51,240 / 1,481,197
Computer Science
44,225 / 1,075,115
41,571 / 1,240,613
Quantum and Particle physics
40,102 / 1,178,826
37,257 / 1,121,474
Environmental Science
34,773 / 954,939
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
34,659 / 824,074
Materials Science
31,259 / 978,150
24,105 / 606,932
Organic Chemistry
23,509 / 783,465
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
23,120 / 590,609
21,169 / 603,352
Electrical Engineering
19,698 / 564,920
18,916 / 455,625
Geography and Cartography
18,765 / 488,357
Political Science
18,702 / 446,502
18,171 / 437,501
17,284 / 433,004
Optical Engineering
17,155 / 483,100
16,859 / 470,074
16,290 / 404,174
15,093 / 362,187
13,768 / 417,529
13,659 / 415,892
13,442 / 518,160
13,141 / 303,282
Metallurgical Engineering
12,813 / 447,846
Machine Learning
12,799 / 360,652
12,540 / 407,169
12,371 / 301,604
11,390 / 301,784
11,372 / 249,041
Chemical Engineering
11,324 / 451,199
11,178 / 275,172
10,862 / 250,379
Computer Networking
10,808 / 255,826
10,638 / 269,806
Mechanical Engineering
9,825 / 256,284
Physical chemistry
9,330 / 324,960

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 48
1992 37 70
1993 50 58
1994 61 95
1995 283 132
1996 508 257
1997 675 592
1998 782 1075
1999 1013 1953
2000 1136 2803
2001 1192 4150
2002 2207 6752
2003 1851 9231
2004 1880 12410
2005 2001 16774
2006 2212 22931
2007 2116 26887
2008 2375 33630
2009 2512 41445
2010 2603 46596
2011 2789 56420
2012 3035 65093
2013 3132 75095
2014 3371 87133
2015 3399 94027
2016 3597 103380
2017 3903 114898
2018 4156 134494
2019 4874 164003
2020 5275 195131
2021 5985 238318
2022 6632 273813
2023 7381 297126
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 42)

    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 29)

    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 31)
    actorsingervolleyball player

    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 43)
    singeractorrecording artist

    Fiona Sit is a Hong Kong singer and actress.

All 41 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 7,413,000

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