City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR China
  • 35
    Acceptance Rate
  • 70
    Available Programs
  • 19380
  • 140000
    Average Cost
  • 95.5
    Employment Rate


CityU comprises of the College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, and the School of Creative Media, School of Data Science, School of Energy and Environment, and School of Law. 

The university’s education philosophy encourages each student to make an original discovery with support via state-of-the-art technology, funding and learning spaces. Its unique Discovery-enriched Curriculum immerses young people in the processes that lie behind every discovery and innovation, producing the critical skills needed for today's globalised job market.

Recent achievements among current students and alumni include a highly inventive wheelchair that helps users get in and out of automobiles and a film director winning a major international award, to name just two.

Thirteen of university’s top professors are Academicians or Fellows of renowned international societies.

Entry requirements

Depending on their entry qualifications, applicants may seek admission to first-year studies, or admission with advanced standing.

Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification may apply for admission to first-year studies in a Bachelor's degree programme. For the School of Law and Departments offering one major only, students are admitted directly to the major in the first year. For other Schools and Departments, students are admitted with an undeclared major and will enter a major after one year of study.

Applicants who have learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:

• HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese “Attained” or above

• GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or above

• GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C or above.

Most school-leaving qualifications acceptable for university entry are recognised. Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained in a language other than English will need a satisfactory score in TOEFL [550 (paper-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test)], an IELTS (overall band score of 6.5), or other acceptable English qualifications.

Scholarship & funding

CityU has an Entrance Scholarship Scheme for international students with excellent academic performance who are admitted to full-time government-funded bachelor's degree programmes.

The Scheme offers three kinds of scholarships

  • Top Scholarships of HK$180,000 (approximately US$23,000), covering annual tuition fees, on-campus accommodation and living expenses
  • Full Tuition Scholarships, covering annual tuition fees (approximately US$18,000)
  • Half Tuition Scholarships, covering half of the annual tuition fees (approximately US$9,000).

Applicants do not have to apply for these scholarships. The appropriate level of scholarship is awarded based on merit. Students receiving it are required to attain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.2 or above every year during the period study for renewing the scholarship.


Student life

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