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Hong Kong at a glance

Hong Kong, often called the place where "East meets West", was voted as one of the most popular places to follow a degree abroad, by international students worldwide. Here, you can enrol in some of the world’s top universities that have received awards for excellent teaching, are mostly research-oriented and use a modern curriculum. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea. Hong Kong is one of the world's largest metropolises, in terms of total population.


Studying in Hong Kong

Most university courses are conducted in English. Applicants should have an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language, with IELTS, TOEFL, or HKDSE, HKCEE tests, the last two are authorized by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.

In Hong Kong universities, you will find a plethora of study programmes for all degree levels: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and PhD courses.

Choose from numerous specialisations, among them are: law, architecture, arts, education, medicine, engineering, earth sciences, biology, pharmacy, business administration, technology, computing, philosophy, journalism and more.

You can apply for online and MOOC (Massively Open Online courses) programmes available for subjects like: epidemics, humanity, vernacular architecture, Hong Kong cinema, economics and society.

If you are interested in distance degree courses, you can select from: MBA, Chinese law, English, strategic management, Chinese culture, Chinese medicine.


Career opportunities in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is in the world’s top ten in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita and was stated as one of the three most important financial centres after New York and London. The major and most important sectors are: finance, trade, services sector, logistics, and tourism.

Big company names in Hong Kong are: Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Fujikon, Vtech, Qnet, Bank of China, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Philips, Apple.

International students can apply to many internship opportunities, available in the numerous local companies that operate in various fields.


Hong Kong city life

Hong Kong is a unique place, with an always busy and lively atmosphere, a fascinating architecture and a thriving night life. You couldn’t possibly ask for more in Hong Kong, as you will always have something to do and you will always discover an intriguing site that you can visit.

Places to see and visit in Hong Kong are:

  • The Hong Kong Heritage Museum
  • The Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • Victoria peak – highest point on Hong Kong Island
  • Man MO Temple
  • Tian Tan Buddha
  • Ngong Ping Village
  • Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
  • Clock Tower

Walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and admire the unique and stunning architecture, and check the Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row (also known as “Cat Street”). On this street you can find nice antique shops and an open-air market.

Enjoy the Symphony of Lights, the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by Guinness World Records. Hong Kong is also home to a famous and lovely relaxation venue, the Ocean Park, and has its own Disneyland too.

Attend sport events of the local football, basketball teams and watch swimming, badminton, table tennis, cycling and running tournaments and marathons.

In the evening, you can relax in some nice lounge and wine bars, international cuisine restaurants and many fashionable night clubs.

Whenever you feel like seeing other places, take a trip to Macau and to Lantau Island, around 30 minutes away by car or by train.

International atmosphere in Hong Kong

Generally, the population in Hong Kong does not reflect a multicultural society. Over 90 % of the inhabitants are Chinese, while the rest of them are Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalese and a few Vietnamese. A very small part are minorities like Britons, Americans, Canadians, Japanese, and Koreans that are temporary residents working in local multinationals, mostly in the commercial and financial sector.

However, since Hong Kong is a member of APEC, IMF, WTO, FIFA, and International Olympic Committee, the city has strong relations with foreign states in many fields, such as: economic, financial, trade, communications, culture and sports.

Weather Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, you will experience hot and humid summers, with occasional showers and thunderstorms, and mild winters, with occasional cool winds. Spring and autumn are temperate, but also changeable seasons, generally sunny. The daily average temperature in December – January are 16 – 17 °C (61 – 64 °F), and in summer temperatures are around 27 – 28 °C (82 – 83 °F).

Universities in Hong Kong

Established in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class research-focused university located at Hong Kong, the heart of Asia. With the robust research infrastructure, distinguished faculty and generous funding support, HKUST nurtures well-rounded graduates with a global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. 

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong's mission is to assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge by teaching, research and public service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China as a whole, and the wider world community.

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HKSYU promotes the spirit of humanity and the freedom to learn. It strives to nurture well-rounded young people and to equip them with professional abilities that answer the needs of society. 

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Being an integral part of an advancing metropolis, we offer a wide range of innovative, professional and industry-responsive programmes to meet your learning aspirations and address the contemporary needs of the city and neighbouring regions.

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