Hong Kong

General Information:

Located at the southeastern coast of China mainland.
Total Area
1,100 square kilometers
Consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and 235 outlying islands.
Hong Kong Population
6.90 million (2004 figure)
Official Languages
Chinese and English are the official languages.  Most people in shops, restaurants and hotels speak some English.
Subtropical, Hong Kong enjoys seasonal weather changes.
Spring - March to mid-May (18-27oC,64-80F)
Summer - late-May to mid-September (26-33oC,79-91F)
Autumn - late-September to early December (18-28oC,64-82F)
Winter - mid-December to February (14-20oC,57-68F)

Universities and Higher Education in Hong Kong:

Education in Hong Kong has entered a new era. With the introduction of the new academic structure, our undergraduate programmes last for four years rather than three from 2012 onwards. The new system is more aligned with the academic systems worldwide, and allows more opportunities for student exchanges with other parts of the world. Taking the opportunity of an additional year, our higher education institutions have revamped their curriculum with a view to nurturing global citizens with academic excellence and international outlook through inter-disciplinary studies, service learning in local and global settings, exchange programmes and enriched learning experiences.

There are 20 higher education institutions in Hong Kong with local degree-awarding power. These institutions offer a wide array of high quality programmes from sub-degree to doctoral levels. Apart from these, there are about 20 post-secondary institutions offering a variety of locally-accredited sub-degree programmes.

Hong Kong has many world-class institutions. Of the 20 local degree-awarding institutions in Hong Kong, three were ranked within the top 50 by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and another two within the top 200. Hong Kong universities also host the world’s best executive business management programmes. They also offer a wide array of joint programmes in collaboration with prestigious universities around the world.

Other than local academic qualifications, there are about 1 100 courses in Hong Kong offered by non-local institutions outside Hong Kong, leading to non-local higher academic or professional qualifications (i.e. non-local programmes). 


Entry Requirements:

In general you need to have completed secondary school, have earned satisfactory results in your country's Leaving or Aptitude exams, if offered (for example, A Levels, International Baccalaureate, SATs, etc.). If English is not your mother tongue, you will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or equivalent exams. Of course, you should contact the admission office of institutions for more detailed information.
Cost of Studying In Hong Kong:
Item Amount (HK$/US$) (per year)
Tuition Fee (for non-local students) HK$90,000 - HK$265,000 US$11,500 – US$34,000
- Hostel
- Rental for flat (with one bedroom)

HK$15,000 – HK$45,000
HK$96,000 – HK$180,000

US$1,900 – US$5,800
US$12,600 – US$23,000
Living expenses Approx. HK$50,000 Approx. US$6,400
Miscellaneous Approx. HK$15,000 Approx. US$1,900
As a non-local student, your tuition fee of studying in Hong Kong varies according to your level of study and your choice of programme.

Of course, other than tuition fee, you need to allow for other expenses during your study, for example, course materials, examination fee, and graduation fee, etc. Normal ranges of study-related expenses are

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