Hong Kong



The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sharpen your Competitive Edge in Hong Kong

When you consider studying abroad, your aim is not only to stay overseas for a few years and earn a degree. It is important that your choice will enable you to benefit from the experience and pave the way for a prosperous future. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a pathway to your aspirations.


We offer a wide range of academic programmes, many of which are among the best in Asia and the world. Applied and professionally-oriented, they are designed to meet the requirements of the business and industrial sectors and the community. For practicality, our graduates are ranked first above their counterparts from other local tertiary institutions.

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and prosperous metropolitan cities of China and the world. At our University, all our programmes are taught in English, but you will be exposed to both English and Chinese, the most widely spoken languages of the world, and gain knowledge and understanding of the culture, society and people of China. With China’s emergence as the world’s focal point of economic development, such exposure will create a competitive edge for your future career development.

International Student Scholarships for Outstanding Students

PolyU offers non-local students with outstanding academic achievements the International Student Scholarships for undergraduate studies at the University.  Scholarships up to an amount of HK$110, 000 (approx. US$14, 200) per annum are available to cover tuition fee and living expenses, subject to satisfactory academic progress of the award recipients at PolyU.  The University will identify outstanding applicants for award of scholarship and there is no need for students to apply for it.  Applicants will be informed of the award of scholarships upon notification of the offer for admission.

Faculties and Schools

The University has six faculties and two schools as follows:

  Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

Faculty of Business

Faculty of Communication

Faculty of Construction and Land Use

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

School of Design

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

For more details, please visit: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Academic Programmes

The University prides itself on offering a wide range of programmes to meet the demands of the professions. The various top quality programmes, distinguished by the University's close ties with key players in Hong Kong's industries, lead to the awards from Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Sub-Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Doctoral/Master's Degree, to MPhil and PhD levels.  For details of postgraduate research programmes (PhD/MPhil), please visit the website of our Research Office at: www.polyu.edu.hk/ro.

Special Features on Student Development

 All-round development of students: We strive to ensure that our students possess a global outlook, sound general and professional knowledge, and effective communication skills. We offer an extensive range of general education subjects for full-time students and organize cultural activities to promote cultural appreciation among students.

Student Exchange Programme: Students will have opportunity to take part in the Student Exchange Programme, not only to earn credits for the degree, but also to experience a different culture and enhance their language proficiency. Presently the University exchanges students with over 170 universities spanning more than 20 countries.

Development of Preferred Graduates: With the collaboration of more than 1, 100 companies and organizations under the 'Preferred Graduate' Development Programme, we arrange summer placements every year for students to work in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland or overseas. This is one of the largest work-integrated learning programmes among universities in Hong Kong.  More than 7, 500 students have been successfully placed through this programme since its introduction in 1997. A large-scale intensive training programme, namely 'Leadership and Competence for Success', is also in place to enhance students' leadership skills and prepare them for future challenges.


International Students are guaranteed a place in our Student Halls of Residence, which are located near the University campus. The colourful and dynamic hall life instills many out-of-classroom values, complementing and forming an integral part of the University education. Rooms are designed for double occupancy, fully furnished, air-conditioned and provided with a bathroom shared between two adjacent rooms, as well as free telephone and broadband Internet service.

Tuition Fee & Scholarships

The tuition fee is approx. US$9, 000 per academic year, which is highly subsidized by the Hong Kong Government.  International Student Scholarships up to US$14, 200 per annum are offered to students with outstanding academic achievements to cover both tuition fee and living expenses for their undergraduate studies at PolyU.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications

Our Bachelor’s degree programmes normally last for three years. Applicants holding non-local qualifications are expected to have at least achieved an academic level equivalent to GCE A-level standard, or completed the first year of a recognized degree programme. Applicants holding the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are also considered having satisfied our minimum entrance requirement.

Other acceptable qualifications may be considered for admission to our four-year undergraduate programmes taking an additional foundation year designed to prepare non-local students to take up undergraduate studies at PolyU.

Language Requirement

Applicants who have not studied in an English-medium school for at least two years are required to hold any of the following qualifications to be considered as fulfillment of the minimum language requirement for admission:


1. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 for the paper-based test, PLUS a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5; OR a TOEFL score of 213 or above for the computer-based test; OR a TOEFL score of 79 or above for the Internet-based test; OR

2. A Band Score of at least 5.5 in each of the sub-tests of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


Our application deadline for the 2007-08 entry is 31 March 2007 and please submit your application through the Online Admission System of PolyU at: www.polyu.edu.hk/admission  


Mailing: Admissions Office, Academic Secretariat
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Website:  www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Email:   asnlocal@polyu.edu.hk

Telephone:  +852 2766 5177




Admissions Office, Academic Secretariat

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong

+852 2766 5177
Fax:+852 2334 6671 Email: asnlocal@polyu.edu.hk
Website: www.polyu.edu.hk/study

























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