Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Statistics

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#251 of 14,131 In the World
#27 of 5,830 In Asia
#11 of 960 In China
#2 of 11 In Hong Kong
#1 of 1,368 For Architectural Engineering
Top10 For 10 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
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

We've calculated the 10% acceptance rate for Hong Kong Polytechnic 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

Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a world-class research university with 95,863 scientific papers published and 2,105,738 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 Business.


Hong Kong Polytechnic University majors

by publication & citation count

63,364 / 1,451,022
53,096 / 1,229,365
Computer Science
48,412 / 1,002,876
Environmental Science
42,743 / 1,008,768
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
42,316 / 928,027
41,579 / 1,035,436
37,637 / 938,368
Quantum and Particle physics
36,567 / 836,193
Materials Science
30,372 / 761,104
26,679 / 632,151
Geography and Cartography
26,544 / 612,585
25,352 / 555,991
24,640 / 486,435
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
24,110 / 516,097
Political Science
23,394 / 543,439
22,708 / 535,887
Organic Chemistry
21,971 / 639,564
21,435 / 486,745
20,692 / 429,998
20,053 / 464,509
18,140 / 411,954
Electrical Engineering
17,173 / 372,239
15,520 / 374,727
14,993 / 370,491
Optical Engineering
14,827 / 320,444
14,714 / 404,857
14,365 / 352,785
Mechanical Engineering
13,746 / 260,137
13,701 / 281,600
12,810 / 370,521
12,633 / 268,463
Machine Learning
12,497 / 309,773
11,722 / 208,443
11,531 / 230,009
Metallurgical Engineering
11,169 / 323,081
10,269 / 217,387
9,686 / 214,829
Computer Vision
9,305 / 206,381
9,184 / 210,779
8,880 / 275,533

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 135 140
1991 162 256
1992 217 297
1993 299 475
1994 344 607
1995 435 734
1996 474 998
1997 713 1425
1998 872 1850
1999 1057 2386
2000 1402 3428
2001 1810 4550
2002 2111 6153
2003 2172 8129
2004 2393 11093
2005 2527 14404
2006 2853 18811
2007 2833 23752
2008 2841 29910
2009 3263 36751
2010 3467 44013
2011 3624 54992
2012 3466 64864
2013 3534 76922
2014 3706 89021
2015 4023 97592
2016 4252 104287
2017 4826 117190
2018 5216 134592
2019 5829 172587
2020 6708 223416
2021 8083 307190
2022 7236 314169
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 65)
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producer

    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. Tony Leung Ka-fai

    Tony Leung Ka-fai
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1958-.. (age 65)
    television actorfilm actoractor

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

  3. CY Leung

    CY Leung
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    1971-1974 studied surveying
    chartered surveyorjustice of the peacepolitician

    Leung Chun-ying, also known as CY Leung, is a Hong Kong politician and 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.

  4. Gigi Leung

    Gigi Leung
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1976-.. (age 47)
    recording artistactorsingersongwritermodel

    Gigi Leung Wing-kei is a Hong Kong singer and actress.

All 49 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 7,501,000

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