Universities and Programmes

In Hong Kong, there is a total of 8 publicly-funded universities offering postgraduate studies in a wide range of disciplines. You could refer to the following table for programme options offered by each university.

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City University of Hong Kong
CityU has a well-earned reputation as an innovative hub for research and professional education and for addressing global issues. CityU is 1st among local universities in the top 100 worldwide universities granted US utility patents by the National Academy of Inventors. We are 54th in the latest QS worldwide ranking.
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is dedicated to nurturing future generations of civically engaged community members, and providing students with a broad-based, transdisciplinary and creative education. It offers a diverse range of postgraduate programmes, from the arts, business, communication, and social sciences to science and technology, Chinese medicine and sport.
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Lingnan University
Lingnan University, a global leader in quality education and high-impact research, is ranked 3rd for “Quality Education” for two consecutive years in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings (2021 and 2022).
The University offers research/taught postgraduate programmes in Arts, Business, Social Sciences and Environmental Science, some of which are in collaboration with renowned overseas/Mainland institutions.
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university currently ranked 47th in the world and 6th in Asia. CUHK offers over 220 postgraduate programmes, ranging from research degrees of PhD, MPhil to taught doctoral and master’s degrees, PG diplomas and certificates, to cater for different students’ needs.
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The Education University of Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines with a focus on educational research, development and innovation.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a world-class research university committed to holistic education and interdisciplinary research for the benefit of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. Highly acclaimed disciplines for practicality are Business, Construction and Environment, Design, Engineering, Fashion and Textiles, Health and Social Sciences, Hotel and Tourism Management, Humanities and Science.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a young, world-class international research university dedicated to cutting-edge education and research. HKUST offers wide-ranging postgraduate programs to the global student community in the fields of science, engineering, business and management, humanities and social science, environmental studies, and public policy.
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The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is an English-speaking university that was founded in 1911. It is recognized internationally as a dynamic and comprehensive university of world-class standing. According to the QS World University Rankings 2023, HKU is ranked 1st in Hong Kong.