Lingnan University: Statistics

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#1594 of 14,131 In the World
#445 of 5,830 In Asia
#165 of 960 In China
#8 of 11 In Hong Kong
#261 of 1,002 For Accounting
Top50% For 24 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate33%
Admissions RequirementsCompetitive admission
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May)

We've calculated the 33% acceptance rate for Lingnan University 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

Lingnan University has published 3,109 scientific papers with 73,645 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Computer Science, Social Psychology, Medicine, and Art & Design.


Lingnan University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,285 / 21,345
847 / 32,882
626 / 13,751
499 / 23,651
335 / 6,067
Political Science
326 / 2,490
Computer Science
285 / 6,247
Social Psychology
272 / 15,585
247 / 6,955
Art & Design
227 / 1,067
195 / 3,620
Communications and Public Relations
167 / 7,963
Development Studies
154 / 1,140
Investment Banking and Stock trading
149 / 3,625
146 / 6,894
131 / 5,309
Environmental Science
117 / 788
110 / 7,779
98 / 1,875
97 / 869
92 / 75
90 / 621
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
89 / 1,210
86 / 781
International Business
80 / 4,164
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
79 / 1,377
77 / 2,977
Political Economy
73 / 491
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
71 / 9,479
Media Studies
71 / 231
Gender Studies
66 / 921
Actuarial Science
65 / 1,483
Geography and Cartography
65 / 212
Public Policy / Administration
62 / 568
Management Information Systems
57 / 3,839
Education Majors
54 / 693
52 / 188
51 / 105
51 / 285
Creative Writing
49 / 54

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 6
1992 1 8
1993 0 19
1994 2 13
1995 4 13
1996 11 5
1997 14 7
1998 14 10
1999 11 17
2000 46 48
2001 73 97
2002 80 223
2003 78 362
2004 96 563
2005 100 825
2006 106 1136
2007 133 1619
2008 128 2332
2009 124 3044
2010 136 3308
2011 162 4085
2012 168 4780
2013 174 5801
2014 193 6721
2015 193 6920
2016 207 6402
2017 214 7094
2018 262 6446
2019 321 7954
2020 369 9921
2021 413 11773
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Lingnan University 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 (HKD)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese 120,000
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English 120,000
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) 140,000
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing and Data Analytics 140,000
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Applied Psychology 140,000
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology and Social Policy 120,000
Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour 160,000
Master of Science in International Banking and Finance 160,000
Master of Science in Marketing and International Business 160,000

All costs are in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).

Lingnan University 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 Lingnan University.

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 No No No
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry No No No
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science No No No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics No No No
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Honours Accountancy, Business Administration, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Economics, English Studies, Finance, History, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma Business and Commerce
Master's Degree Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, English, Finance, History, Human Resources, International Business, International Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts
Doctor's Degree Business Administration, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts

Notable alumni

  1. Julian Cheung

    Julian Cheung
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1971-.. (age 52)
    actorsingersongwritertelevision actor

    Julian Cheung Chi-lam, better known by his stage name Chilam, is a Hong Kong singer and actor. Cheung is popularly known for his role as Guo Jing in the 1994 TV series adaptation of the Wuxia novel, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, and also as Chi-Kin from the TVB drama Cold Blood Warm Heart (1996).

  2. Nathan Law

    Nathan Law
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1993-.. (age 30)

    Nathan Law Kwun-chung is an activist and politician from Hong Kong. As a former student leader, he has been chairman of the Representative Council of the Lingnan University Students' Union (LUSU), acting president of the LUSU, and secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS). He was one of the student leaders during the 79-day Umbrella Movement in 2014. He is the founding and former chairman of Demosistō, a new political party derived from the 2014 protests.

  3. Terence Lam

    Terence Lam
    1991-.. (age 32)

    Terence Lam Ka-him is a Hong Kong composer, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Lam had a musical interest since a young age, which he started to learn playing the piano when he was four or five years old. He attended the Lingnan University, where he received the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary English Studies in 2013. During his university studies, Lam participated in several college singing competitions, where he met the singer-songwriter Chet Lam who brought him into the music industry. In 2014, he became a composer, signing a contract for Warner Chappell Music Hong Kong where at one point he was composing one song a week.

  4. Yau Wai-ching

    Yau Wai-ching
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1991-.. (age 32)

    Regine Yau Wai-ching is a Hong Kong former politician and former member of the localist group Youngspiration. She was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong as a member for Kowloon West in the 2016 Legislative Council election, but has since been disqualified pursuant to a judgment delivered by the High Court on 15 November 2016. As the youngest female parliament member in the Hong Kong history being elected on the age of 25, she is acclaimed to be a "daughter of Hong Kong" by the Chinese historian and political commentator Zhongjing Liu for her pro-democracy statesmanship and the advocacy for the self-determination of the Hong Kong national identity.

  5. Andrew Lau

    Andrew Lau
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1960-.. (age 63)
    cinematographerfilm directorfilm producer

    Andrew Lau Wai-keung is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and cinematographer. Lau began his career in the 1980s and 1990s, serving as a cinematographer to filmmakers such as Ringo Lam, Wong Jing and Wong Kar-wai. In the 1990s, Lau decided to have more creative freedom as a cinematographer by becoming a film director and producer. Apart from making films in his native Hong Kong, Lau has also made films in China, Korea and the United States. A highly prolific filmmaker, Lau has made films in a variety of genres, and is most notable in the West for his action and crime films which include the Young and Dangerous film series, the Infernal Affairs trilogy (the latter co-directed together with Alan Mak), and Revenge of the Green Dragons (executive produced by Martin Scorsese).

  6. Anna Chennault

    Anna Chennault
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1925-2018 (aged 93)

    Anna Chennault, born Chan Sheng Mai, later spelled Chen Xiangmei, also known as Anna Chan Chennault or Anna Chen Chennault, was a war correspondent and prominent Republican member of the U.S. China Lobby. She was married to American World War II aviator General Claire Chennault.

  7. Herman Yau

    Herman Yau
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1961-.. (age 62)
    screenwriterfilm directoractor

    Herman Yau Lai-to is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

  8. Andrew To

    Andrew To
    1966-.. (age 57)

    Andrew To Kwan-hang is a Hong Kong politician and activist. He is the former chairman of the League of Social Democrats and former member of the Wong Tai Sin District Council.

  9. Chan Shu Fai

    Chan Shu Fai
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1990-.. (age 33)

    Eddie Chan Shu-fai is a Hong Kong pro-democracy politician of the New Territories West, social activist, former vice-convener of the Civil Human Rights Front, Secretary of the Hong Kong Catholic Justice and Peace Committee, president of the Lingnan University Student Union, Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students and a former district Councillor for the Yuen Long District.

Lingnan University faculties and divisions

Centre : Asian Pacific Studies Asian Studies, Pacific Area Studies
Course/Programme : Hong Kong and South China Historical Research History, South Asian Studies
Course/Programme : Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Cultural Studies
Course/Programme : Public Governance Government
Faculty : Arts Chinese, Cultural Studies, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts
Faculty : Business Accountancy, Computer Science, Finance, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing
Faculty : Social Sciences Economics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology
Research Division : Humanities Research Arts and Humanities

General information

Alternative names LU
Founded 1967
Accreditation Education Bureau
Motto Education for Service

Location and contacts

Address 8 Castle Peak Road Tuen Mun
Hong Kong
City population 7,501,000

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