Hong Kong Universities Notable facts:
- 8 public and 8 private higher education institutions
- Plus one American art college (SCAD)
- Follow a UK style to learning and instruction but education was revised so university degress now are 4 years
- Direct entry to Law and Medicine
- Virtually all courses are taught in English
- Chinese students are capped at 20%–9000 Chinese students with about 5000 other international students
- Very familiar with IB and A-Levels; becoming more familiar with US education. Admission often based upon predicted results of external exams.
- Check out the Guide for IB students wishing to study in Hong Kong for help information.
- Also helpful is Bridge U’s Guide to Studying in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Universities use Advanced Placement scores for admission purposes. More details at the Collegeboard AP recognition website.
- Spring Junior Year: Research Universities
- Early fall: Applications open typically early September
- Mid-November: University of Hong Kong deadline
- Mid-November HKUST early deadline
- Mid-January: Regular deadline for many universities.
- For most universities you will apply directly on the university website.
- Most HK University applications require:
- Your personal information
- list of programs you are applying for,
- your transcripts and/or IB Predicted grades
- statement of motivation (similar to a personal statement in the UK)
- Study in Hong Kong with a searchable database.
- Direct Entry into your major:
- Not sure what you want to study? Try this tool which allows you to enter you primary courses (it is designed for A-Levels, but you can put in your three Higher Levels for IB or Advanced Placement courses).
- Looking for a deeper exploration of career possibilities? Career Explorer offers one of the most comprehensive and interesting set of reports after answer questions for about 30 Minutes. And it is completely free.
- The Complete University Guide — Studying in Hong Kong
- Global Bachelors of Business (HKUST with University of Southern California and Bocconi University in Italy)
- American Art Degree by SCAD _Closed 2020 🙁
HKU Admissions Webinar
- More on HKU Youtube Chanel
HKUST admission tips
Admission talk overview at HKUST
- HKUST youtube channel has many more in-depth videos in Chinese and English for admissions by department.
Check out UNESCO’s interactive map