Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Statistics



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#261 of 14,131 In the World
#31 of 5,830 In Asia
#15 of 960 In China
#3 of 11 In Hong Kong
#1 of 1,513 For Architectural Engineering
Top10 For 10 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Hong Kong Polytechnic University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsLocal Student, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE); Non local student, an academic level equivalent to GCE A level standard, or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Summer Term: May to August

Research profile

Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a world-class research university with 109,933 scientific papers published and 2,486,302 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, and Geography and Cartography.


Hong Kong Polytechnic University majors

by publication & citation count

74,328 / 1,773,389
62,890 / 1,541,232
Computer Science
58,149 / 1,275,008
Environmental Science
51,025 / 1,286,433
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
50,064 / 1,158,738
48,952 / 1,279,228
45,243 / 1,212,605
Quantum and Particle physics
44,334 / 1,097,805
Materials Science
35,748 / 942,468
Geography and Cartography
31,654 / 789,963
31,482 / 776,250
31,363 / 744,962
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
29,498 / 652,261
28,813 / 600,885
Political Science
27,535 / 681,630
26,831 / 675,019
Organic Chemistry
25,875 / 799,956
25,500 / 597,777
24,933 / 558,181
24,497 / 622,088
23,101 / 577,877
Electrical Engineering
21,638 / 507,772
18,580 / 485,146
18,392 / 559,687
Optical Engineering
18,073 / 421,901
17,962 / 479,711
17,420 / 450,789
Mechanical Engineering
16,872 / 346,664
16,466 / 386,164
Machine Learning
15,992 / 431,588
15,489 / 471,154
15,052 / 337,805
14,354 / 273,919
14,091 / 293,400
Metallurgical Engineering
13,711 / 431,642
12,467 / 282,125
11,563 / 266,489
Computer Vision
11,500 / 258,145
11,259 / 289,148
Computer Networking
10,965 / 215,943

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 189 258
1992 229 294
1993 323 496
1994 376 595
1995 429 765
1996 474 988
1997 682 1384
1998 858 1830
1999 1053 2385
2000 1403 3416
2001 1780 4500
2002 3088 7730
2003 2571 9190
2004 2660 12165
2005 2857 15689
2006 3121 20611
2007 3096 26012
2008 3043 32012
2009 3475 39362
2010 3728 47636
2011 3920 60231
2012 3730 70803
2013 3923 84772
2014 3880 97195
2015 4226 105755
2016 4574 113509
2017 4989 124672
2018 5498 150600
2019 6134 187096
2020 6938 236051
2021 7301 289281
2022 8214 331251
2023 9422 355095
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Hong Kong Polytechnic 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 and Bilingual Studies 120,000
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions 120,000
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Language and Speech Sciences 120,000
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Translation 120,000
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Accounting and Finance 140,000
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management 140,000
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Building Services Engineering 140,000
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering 140,000
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Computing 140,000
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronic and Information Engineering 140,000
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering 140,000
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering 140,000
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology 120,000
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing Mathematics 120,000
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health 120,000
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing 120,000

All tuition costs are in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).

Hong Kong Polytechnic 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 Hong Kong Polytechnic 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 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 Honours Accountancy, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Building Technologies, Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Design, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Fashion Design, Finance, Food Technology, Hotel Management, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Technology, Laboratory Techniques, Linguistics, Management, Marine Transport, Marketing, Modern Languages, Multimedia, Nursing, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Physics, Production Engineering, Radiology, Real Estate, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Safety Engineering, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Structural Architecture, Sustainable Development, Textile Design, Textile Technology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Transport and Communications, Transport Management, Welfare and Protective Services
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma Accountancy, Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Fashion Design, Hotel Management, Industrial Engineering, Medical Technology, Nursing, Operations Research, Real Estate, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Textile Design, Tourism, Transport Management
Master's Degree Accountancy, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Construction Engineering, Data Processing, Design, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Fashion Design, Finance, Food Technology, Hotel Management, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Multimedia, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Operations Research, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Real Estate, Safety Engineering, Social Policy, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surveying and Mapping, Sustainable Development, Textile Design, Textile Technology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management
Master of Philosophy Accountancy, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Air Transport, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Building Technologies, Chemistry, Coastal Studies, Computer Networks, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Family Studies, Fashion Design, Finance, Food Technology, Hydraulic Engineering, Information Management, Information Technology, Linguistics, Management, Marine Transport, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Media Studies, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Nursing, Optometry, Phonetics, Power Engineering, Psychology, Real Estate, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Robotics, Safety Engineering, Social and Community Services, Social Policy, Social Welfare, Social Work, Software Engineering, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Sustainable Development, Textile Design, Textile Technology, Thermal Engineering, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management
Doctor's Degree Business Administration, Construction Engineering, Health Sciences, Hotel Management, Management, Real Estate, Social Work, Tourism

Hong Kong Polytechnic University alumni

  1. Wong Kar-wai

    Wong Kar-wai
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1958-.. (age 66)
    film producerfilm directorscreenwriter

    Wong Kar-wai is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films are characterised by nonlinear narratives, atmospheric music, and vivid cinematography involving bold, saturated colours. A pivotal figure of Hong Kong cinema, Wong is considered a contemporary auteur, and ranks third on Sight & Sound's 2002 poll of the greatest filmmakers of the previous 25 years. His films frequently appear on best-of lists domestically and internationally.

  2. Li Qiang

    Li Qiang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1959-.. (age 65)

    Li Qiang is a Chinese politician. He became the 8th premier of the People's Republic of China in March 2023, having been elevated to the second-ranking member on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee Politburo Standing Committee in October 2022. Li was the party secretary for Shanghai City from 2017 to 2022 where he pursued pro-business policies and handled the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Tony Leung Ka-fai

    Tony Leung Ka-fai
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1958-.. (age 66)
    actorfilm actortelevision actor

    Tony Leung Ka-fai is a Hong Kong actor who is a four-time winner of the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor.

  4. CY Leung

    CY Leung
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1954-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    1971-1974 studied surveying
    politicianjustice of the peacechartered surveyor

    Leung Chun-ying, also known as CY Leung, is a Chinese politician from Hong Kong and a chartered surveyor, who has served as vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since March 2017. He was previously the third Chief Executive of Hong Kong between 2012 and 2017.

All 52 notable alumni

Hong Kong Polytechnic University faculties and divisions

Faculty : Business Accountancy, Finance, International Business, Management, Marine Transport, Marketing, Transport Management
Faculty : Construction and Environment Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Real Estate, Regional Planning, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Engineering Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Health and Social Sciences Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Nursing, Optometry, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Treatment Techniques
Faculty : Humanities Asian Studies, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Chinese, English, Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Science Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Food Technology
School : Design Design
School : Fashion and Textiles Fashion Design, Textile Design, Textile Technology
School : Hotel and Tourism Management Hotel Management, Tourism

General information

Alternative names PolyU
Founded 1937
Accreditation Education Bureau
Motto 開物成務,勵學利民

Location and contacts

Address Hung Hom
City population 7,413,000

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