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PolyU Design

PolyU Design

PolyU Design has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964. The School thrives on its geographical position in bridging the East and the West, allowing its students to develop their design strengths with a uniquely international cultural awareness at both professional and social levels.

Top reasons to study here

  • Most Competitive Tuition Fees among Top 25 D-Schools
  • Professional Network in Asia
  • Welcoming Immigration Policy for a post-degree career in Hong Kong

History

  • 1960: Founded at the Hong Kong Technical College; Part-time evening General Certificate courses offered
  • 1970: Renamed as Department of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic’s establishment 
  • 2005: Multimedia Innovation Center became part of School of Design
  • 2017: BA (Hons) in Social Design programme launched

Education

  • We nurture nearly 900 students yearly in a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with some 50 of them being PhD students.
  • The School provides a high level, well equipped environment that includes significant research infrastructure with eight laboratories and a variety of first class technical workshops in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, a landmark building designed by Zaha Hadid. We believe new premises drives new thinking.  

Research

  • Research in the School of Design generates conceptual and technical resources that shape Hong Kong’s social and material futures. Research is currently organised under three initiatives of interest;  Social Design (?????), Design Economy (?????) and Design Making (?????). 
  • Social Design: collaborative design with communities to improve their lives through participatory, theoretical and critical approaches 
  • Design Economy: collaborative design that enhances the role of design in innovation and value creation in the private sector
  • Design Making: user-centred design investigations with communities and practices of making, such as the “maker movement,” with technological, organizational as well as sociological facets.

Career

MDes graduates have been successful in securing ideal positions in their chosen field. Some are hired in-house or in agencies as specialists into a wide range of functions in design. Some have broadened their professional fields and took on positions in project management, research and teaching.  Others run their own design firm. Industries that have hired our graduates include fashion, retail, hospitality, financial services, healthcare, toy, consumer electronics, information technologies, advertising, research and development, higher education and also public services. 

Non-local graduates can stay in Hong Kong for 12 months under the “Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates” (IANG) scheme.

PolyU Design Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to PolyU Design. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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Beijing Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 CNY
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Beijing Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 CNY
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

Read more about eligibility

Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for PolyU Design, visit our scholarship search.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
65
2023
65 1
2022
66
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
87 -8
2023
79 12
2022
91
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
151
2022
151
2021
151
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
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2023
100 24
2022
124
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Student services

PolyU's Non-local Student Services Team (NLSST) helps non-local students make the best use of the opportunities and facilities available during your stay at PolyU and in Hong Kong.

Housing services

Non-local postgraduate students have to arrange their own accommodation in Hong Kong. Given the central location of our University, students living off campus can still travel to the campus conveniently. 

Library services

Our academic library is Pao Yue-kong Library, which is linked with all public and university library services in Hong Kong. The Library provides a wide variety of computing facilities,  services and spaces to suit different user needs.  The Library Extension and Revitalisation Project (LER) is in progress and will be completed by the end of 2023.

Medical services

PolyU's University Health Service (UHS) provides a comprehensive range of primary health care for all full-time students. 

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