University of Hong Kong: Statistics



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#620 of 14,131 In the World
#104 of 5,830 In Asia
#46 of 960 In China
#6 of 11 In Hong Kong
#435 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 106 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate17%
Admissions RequirementsHong Kong Certificate of Education (HKCEE) or equivalent, and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) or equivalent, or other qualifications as equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June

We've calculated the 17% acceptance rate for 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

University of Hong Kong has published 9,723 scientific papers with 156,916 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Political Science, Medicine, Law, and Chemistry.


University of Hong Kong majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,343 / 76,377
Computer Science
4,170 / 59,332
4,038 / 101,428
3,981 / 53,722
Environmental Science
3,905 / 46,436
3,426 / 41,873
Political Science
3,353 / 42,459
3,168 / 89,116
3,168 / 41,825
2,966 / 75,593
2,657 / 29,524
2,552 / 57,812
Geography and Cartography
2,550 / 21,676
2,464 / 29,407
2,339 / 39,915
2,200 / 38,196
Quantum and Particle physics
2,138 / 23,808
2,088 / 15,866
2,010 / 21,810
1,839 / 14,682
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,825 / 21,026
1,804 / 60,189
1,698 / 49,662
1,638 / 22,087
1,527 / 57,108
1,477 / 21,110
Materials Science
1,322 / 17,194
1,271 / 47,926
1,266 / 20,268
1,085 / 18,106
1,081 / 16,487
Art & Design
1,069 / 8,066
Organic Chemistry
992 / 18,506
Machine Learning
972 / 18,377
935 / 7,433
Electrical Engineering
824 / 9,632
801 / 24,025
Optical Engineering
798 / 11,605
Mechanical Engineering
771 / 10,116
755 / 17,685

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 37 95
1991 44 99
1992 34 125
1993 41 150
1994 54 161
1995 52 203
1996 72 232
1997 104 270
1998 117 282
1999 121 358
2000 157 464
2001 266 594
2002 194 814
2003 201 1061
2004 249 1257
2005 310 1582
2006 347 2043
2007 325 2588
2008 359 3693
2009 397 4637
2010 467 5380
2011 500 5901
2012 446 6941
2013 481 7407
2014 501 7815
2015 498 8240
2016 486 8619
2017 476 9544
2018 476 9482
2019 455 11467
2020 540 15111
2021 434 18032
2022 88 14592
Academic rankings


The tuition table for 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 42,100 - 145,000
Master's Degree HKD 90,000 - 220,000
Doctoral Degree HKD 42,100 - 145,000

All costs are in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).

The 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 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 Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Master's Degree Accountancy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Asian Religious Studies, Business Administration, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Criminology, Dentistry, Development Studies, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Food Science, Gerontology, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, International Studies, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Medicine, Nursing, Orthodontics, Pharmacy, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Real Estate, Social Sciences, Social Work, Town Planning, Transport and Communications, Writing
Master of Philosophy Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Doctor's Degree Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

University of Hong Kong alumni

  1. Carrie Lam

    Carrie Lam
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1957-.. (age 66)
    international forum participantjustice of the peacepolitician

    Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is a Hong Kong retired politician who served as the 4th Chief Executive of Hong Kong from 2017 to 2022. She previously served as Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2017, Secretary for Development from 2007 and 2012, Director General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London from 2004 to 2006, and Director of Social Welfare from 2000 to 2004.

  2. Stanley Ho

    Stanley Ho
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1921-2020 (aged 99)
    Enrolled in the University of Hong Kong
    Studied in 1939-1941

    Stanley Ho Hung-sun was a Hong Kong-Macau billionaire businessman. His original patrilineal surname was Bosman, which was later sinicized to 何 (Ho). He was the founder and chairman of SJM Holdings, which owns nineteen casinos in Macau including the Grand Lisboa.

  3. Eileen Chang

    Eileen Chang
    1920-1995 (aged 75)

    Eileen Chang, also known as Chang Ai-ling or Zhang Ailing, or by her pen name Liang Jing (梁京), was a Chinese-born American essayist, novelist, and screenwriter. She was a well-known feminist woman writer of Chinese literature, known for portraying life in the 1940s Shanghai and Hong Kong.

  4. Sam Hui

    Sam Hui
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Hong Kong
    Studied in 1969-1972
    film actorsongwritersingeractorrecording artist

    Samuel Hui Koon-kit, usually known as Sam Hui, is a Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is credited with popularising Cantopop both via the infusion of Western-style music and his usage of vernacular Cantonese rather than written vernacular Chinese in biting lyrics that addressed contemporary problems and concerns. Hui is considered by some to be the first major superstar of Cantopop, known as the God of Song. As an actor, he is well-known for portraying the main character "King Kong" in five installments of Aces Go Places film series.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Hong Kong faculties and divisions

Centre : Advancement in Special Education Special Education
Centre : Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research Chinese
Centre : Ageing (Sau Po) Gerontology
Centre : Alimentary Research and Education Food Science
Centre : American Studies American Studies
Centre : Anthropological Research Anthropology
Centre : Applied English Studies English Studies
Centre : Applied Spectroscopy and Analytical Sciences Chemistry
Centre : Architecture and Urban Design for China and Hong Kong Architecture and Planning
Centre : Asian Entrepreneurship and Business Values Small Business
Centre : Asian Studies Asian Studies
Centre : Behavioural Health Health Sciences
Centre : Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering
Centre : Buddhist Studies Asian Religious Studies
Centre : Cancer Research Oncology
Centre : Cellular Biology Cell Biology
Centre : China Development Studies East Asian Studies
Centre : China Financial Research Finance
Centre : Chinese Law Law
Centre : Chinese Management Management
Centre : Civil Society and Governance Social Sciences
Centre : Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
Centre : Clinical Trials Health Sciences
Centre : Cognitive Science Cognitive Sciences
Centre : Communication Disorders Communication Disorders
Centre : Comparative and Public Law Comparative Law, Public Law
Centre : Construct I.T. Building Technologies
Centre : Criminology Criminology
Centre : Cultural Policy Research Cultural Studies
Centre : E-Commerce Infrastructure Development E-Business/Commerce
Centre : Educational Leadership Educational Administration
Centre : Electrical Energy Systems Electrical Engineering
Centre : Endocrinology and Diabetes Diabetology, Endocrinology
Centre : Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Pedagogy
Centre : Environmental Engineering Research Environmental Engineering
Centre : European Studies European Studies
Centre : Financial Innovation and Risk Management Finance
Centre : Genomic Sciences Genetics
Centre : Globalization and Cultures International Studies
Centre : Hong Kong Prehistory Archaeology
Centre : Hong Kong Putonghua Education and Assessment Educational Testing and Evaluation
Centre : Human Reproduction Genetics
Centre : Humanities and Medicine Arts and Humanities, Medicine
Centre : Infection (Carol Yu) Virology
Centre : Influenza Research Virology
Centre : Information Security and Cryptography Information Technology
Centre : Information Technology in Education Information Technology
Centre : Infrastructure and Construction Industry Development Building Technologies
Centre : Journalism and Media Studies Journalism, Media Studies
Centre : Language Modern Languages
Centre : Law and Technology Law, Technology
Centre : Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Environmental Studies
Centre : Materials Science Materials Engineering
Centre : Navigational Dentistry Dentistry
Centre : Neuroscience Neurosciences
Centre : Nonlinear Mechanics Mechanical Engineering
Centre : Real Estate and Urban Economics Real Estate
Centre : Renewable Energy in Architecture Architectural and Environmental Design
Centre : Research in Plant Drugs Development Pharmacology
Centre : Social Sciences Research Social Sciences
Centre : Study of Liver Disease Hepatology
Centre : Teachers of English Language Education Foreign Languages Education
Centre : Technology Support Technology
Centre : Theoretical and Computational Physics Physics
Centre : Urban Studies and Urban Planning Town Planning
Faculty : Architecture Architecture
Faculty : Arts Arts and Humanities, Modern Languages
Faculty : Business and Economics Business and Commerce, Economics
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Education Education
Faculty : Engineering Engineering
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Medicine (Li Ka Shing) Medicine
Faculty : Science Natural Sciences
Faculty : Social Sciences Social Sciences
Institute : Advanced IT Training Information Technology
Institute : Cardiovascular Science and Medicine Cardiology
Institute : China and Global Development East Asian Studies
Institute : Economics and Business Strategy Economics
Institute : Emerging Technologies Technology
Institute : Family (HKU) Family Studies
Institute : Human Reproduction Genetics
Institute : Humanities and Social Sciences Asian Studies
Institute : Kadoorie Environmental Studies
Institute : Management (Poon Kam Kai) Management
Institute : Marine Science (Swire) Marine Science and Oceanography
Institute : Mathematical Research Mathematics
Institute : Medical and Health Sciences Education Science Education
Institute : Transport Studies Transport Management
Research Division : Advanced Mechanical Systems (Fong) Mechanical Engineering
Research Division : Asia Case Asian Studies
Research Division : Chinese Language Cognitive Science Chinese
Research Division : Comparative Education Education
Research Division : Electric Vehicles Automotive Engineering
Research Division : Geographical/Land Information System Geography
Research Division : Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging Gerontology
Research Division : HKU-Pasteur Virology
Research Division : Rock Engineering Geological Engineering
Research Division : Social Sciences Social Sciences
Research Division : Women's Studies Women's Studies
School : Chinese Medicine Traditional Eastern Medicine
School : Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) Continuing Education

General information

Alternative names HKU
Founded 1911
Accreditation Education Bureau
Motto 明德格物

Location and contacts

Address Pok Fu Lam Road
Pok Fu Lam
City population 7,501,000

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