The question you need to ask yourself: what do you want from a university education?
To us, education is about showing students the beauty of knowledge, the greatness of wisdom; and letting our students experience the thrill of learning.
We are dreamers and visionaries. Two decades ago this university started on a dream. See how far our dreams and visions have taken us. Today, HKUST is the No.1 University in Asia and the third among the world’s young universities (under 50) – we have secured a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time. We have today a reputation of high academic standards which has been built on the outstanding teaching and research of our four Schools – Science, Engineering, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science.
If HKUST is defined by anything, it is defined by the boldness of its action and vision. Continuing this heritage, we encourage our students to be bold, to dream big, to work hard and to make their dreams happen. We have created an environment that assists our students to achieve their full potential and turn their aspirations into realities.
Do you have dreams? Come join us. We are here to help you crystallize your vi
At HKUST. Prospective students only need to choose one of the four Schools (Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science) they wish to join at the admission stage. Two additional entry routes (International Science Research Enrichment and Global Business) are also provided to students with specific academic interests.
Students will start taking School foundation and common core courses to broaden their knowledge and establish a solid foundation. They will enter their majors after completing the first or second year, depending on the majors they will enroll in.
In this way, students have ample time to develop a thorough understanding of the subject and explore their interest before committing to a particular study path.
Apart from foundation courses provided by their enrolled School, students will be required to take up to 36 credits of University Common Core courses to enhance their exposure in different areas of knowledge.
Each Common Core broad area has clearly defined learning outcomes that are presented as statements of what students might be able to do with what they have learned.
All undergraduates will complete the same set of Common Core requirements regardless of their major program of study. Students are expected to complete the majority of the Common Core credits in Years 1 and 2. The 6 credits of English Communication are to be taken in the first year.
Students in the Schools of Science, Engineering and the Humanities will enter their major programs after one year, while most students in the School of Business and Management will enter their major programs after two years; students in Global Business, Economics and Finance, and Quantitative Finance programs will enter their major programs after Year 1. In addition to the standard single-major track, other academic options such as double major and major-minor combinations are also possible.
Tuition Fees & Scholarships
The tuition fee for local students in 2014/15 is HK$42,100*.
Note: The final year of the Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management is offered on a self-financing basis. For reference, the tuition is HK$60,000 p.a. in 2013/14.
* Subject to confirmation by the HKSAR Government
Scholarships are awarded to honor students’ excellent academic performance, as well as other personal qualities such as leadership potential, achievements in extra-curricular activities and community services.
In the 2012/13 academic year, over 1,400 scholarships and prizes were awarded through the University to more than 1,000 students in various programs of study, accounting to more than HK$42 million.
We offer various scholarships for recruiting talented students with outstanding academic performance, from different academic backgrounds, who choose to pursue their undergraduate education with us. In addition, we offer a number of scholarships to honor our outstanding postgraduate and continuing undergraduate students in various programs of study.
Non-JUPAS -Direct Entry Scholarships
Outstanding local Direct Entry students will be considered for Direct Entry Scholarships. In 2013/14, the scholarship award was equivalent to half-a-year tuition fee (+Sch/Dept top-up), tenable for the first year of study. The University also offers scholarships to IB Diploma candidates/holders. In 2013/14, students with IB Total Points (including Bonus Points) 36 or above will be offered the scholarship.
HKSAR Governement Talent Development Scholarship
This Scholarship aims to recognize students who have demonstrated achievements or talent in non-academic areas. Students in any year/discipline of study are eligible to apply.
Update for 2014/15 scholarships: http://sfao.ust.hk/scholarships
|HKUST Counselors with Pres. Chan