University of Hong Kong: Statistics



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#84 of 14,131 In the World
#6 of 5,830 In Asia
#3 of 960 In China
#1 of 11 In Hong Kong
#6 of 1,025 For Industrial Engineering
Top100 For 171 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 is a world-class research university with 190,978 scientific papers published and 5,782,477 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, and Genetics.


University of Hong Kong majors

by publication & citation count

106,440 / 3,770,974
102,416 / 3,262,595
93,949 / 3,381,625
90,069 / 2,854,104
Computer Science
83,422 / 2,276,628
76,315 / 2,473,949
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
74,816 / 2,106,465
Environmental Science
73,393 / 2,372,597
Quantum and Particle physics
62,203 / 2,009,399
50,702 / 1,856,144
50,198 / 1,955,424
Materials Science
49,888 / 1,774,624
48,789 / 1,370,959
Organic Chemistry
44,983 / 1,751,491
42,706 / 1,185,206
Geography and Cartography
38,539 / 1,181,278
Political Science
38,361 / 990,701
38,074 / 1,216,787
37,142 / 975,776
36,779 / 1,070,854
36,199 / 1,292,766
35,202 / 897,733
35,129 / 1,014,661
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
34,922 / 868,404
29,295 / 801,952
28,863 / 996,690
Electrical Engineering
28,343 / 849,567
Optical Engineering
27,352 / 922,071
25,191 / 677,314
24,729 / 766,982
23,165 / 746,940
23,079 / 791,493
20,898 / 615,974
Machine Learning
20,370 / 584,021
Metallurgical Engineering
19,888 / 752,601
19,469 / 485,951
19,260 / 556,307
19,210 / 535,458
18,600 / 583,935
17,478 / 771,193

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 607 2762
1992 611 3672
1993 771 3513
1994 870 4185
1995 1250 5039
1996 1522 6180
1997 1835 8063
1998 2096 10416
1999 2349 12832
2000 2785 17146
2001 3110 21262
2002 4302 29428
2003 4080 38183
2004 4345 49178
2005 4495 60777
2006 4856 74455
2007 4953 88664
2008 5082 104332
2009 5530 123706
2010 6021 143070
2011 6337 167394
2012 6414 190045
2013 7051 217212
2014 7385 243565
2015 7725 264538
2016 8353 280590
2017 8686 303138
2018 8897 344153
2019 10086 397733
2020 11885 544837
2021 12582 617954
2022 13561 638658
2023 14430 648930
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 67)
    politicianjustice of the peaceinternational forum participant

    Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is a retired Hong Kong politician who served as the fourth Chief Executive of Hong Kong from 2017 to 2022, after serving as Chief Secretary for Administration for five years.

  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.

  4. Samuel Hui

    Samuel Hui
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1948-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Hong Kong
    Studied in 1969-1972
    actorsongwriterscreenwritermusicianfilm actor

    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 the 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 7,413,000

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