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Why PolyU?

PolyU is a place where dreams take flight and become reality. We welcome students to be part of this exciting journey.

We are committed to opening the minds of the next generation so that young people can create positive change in the world and help shape a brighter future.

We pioneer new ways of delivering higher learning. PolyU’s four-year undergraduate academic curriculum offers a flexible, student-centred and holistic professional education, with an aim to nurture all-round students with high levels of professional competence, a strong sense of social responsibility and a global outlook.

Our innovative education model combines professional knowledge with Service-Learning and real-world experience. We nurture students to become critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders.

Broad Discipline Programmes

PolyU offers over 160 postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programmes supported by more than 1,200 faculty members from different parts of the world.

Ø    #1 in Hospitality and Tourism Management (ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017)

Ø    #1 in research performance and citation impact in the field of Textiles and Clothing (a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters)

Ø    #3 in Civil Engineering (ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016)

Ø    #15 in Engineering (Best Global Universities Rankings 2017 by the U.S. News and World Report)

Ø    #27 in Art and Design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)

Ø    #30 in Nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)

Ø    #34 in Linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)

Ø    #40 in Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)


Eight Faculties and Schools

Our teaching units are grouped under the following six faculties and two schools. Please visit the faculties/schools’ websites to find out the wide range of professional programmes offered.

Ø   Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

Ø   Faculty of Business

Ø   Faculty of Construction and Environment

Ø   Faculty of Engineering

Ø   Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Ø   Faculty of Humanities

Ø   School of Design

Ø   School of Hotel and Tourism Management


Academic Structure

Under the four-year academic structure, undergraduate students are required to achieve 30 credits in subjects under the General University Requirements, with the objective of broadening their horizons and promoting their holistic development. Students are also required to fulfill Discipline-Specific Requirements to develop fundamental discipline-specific knowledge and skills, so as to prepare them to become professionals in their chosen field.

Infinite Opportunities

Students of PolyU will be exposed to countless learning opportunities both inside and outside classroom, allowing them to specialise in their interests and follow their dreams.

Vigorous classroom learning is designed to build up students’ professional knowledge and hone their skills. A wide array of "Out-of-classroom" learning activities, such as mentorship programmes, industry-based student projects and study tours, are also made available for students to equip themselves and explore possible career paths. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are offered to accommodate different interests and needs, and for the all-round development of students.

With a focus on multidisciplinary collaboration, PolyU fosters innovative research to meet the changing needs of society and advance technology frontiers. Students have vast opportunities in engaging in research projects.

The University has outstanding performance in knowledge transfer, contributing to the advancement of businesses and industries. Many innovative ideas of students have been turned into reality, bringing positive impact to the world.

Unique Curriculum

To nurture bright minds to become leaders of tomorrow, PolyU put strong emphasis on Service-Learning, Leadership Training and Work-Integrated Education.

PolyU is the first institution in Hong Kong to launch the credit-bearing Service-Learning programme, which connects professional education with societal needs, providing opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in improving the lives of those less fortunate.

In addition, PolyU provides a wide variety of leadership development programmes for students in Hong Kong and Greater China through its Global Youth Leadership Institute, aiming to nurture the mindset, knowledge and skills needed to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Another unique feature of PolyU’s undergraduate programme is our mandatory Work-Integrated Education (WIE) programme that requires students to engage in authentic projects or work as interns in an organisational context. With a variety of local and offshore intern opportunities offered in Hong Kong, Chinese mainland and overseas countries and regions, WIE enables our students to attain workplace readiness before graduation, thus enhancing their competitiveness.

Global and Mainland Exposure

PolyU’s extensive global connections help broaden the international perspectives of future generations. The Belt and Road Initiative has further given a new momentum to the University’s effort to internationalise and broaden students’ outlook. Also, PolyU has a solid presence in the Chinese mainland, with six regional centres established in Shenzhen, Sichuan, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Beijing and Shanghai.

We have established strategic partnerships with universities, institutions, industries and corporations all over the world to offer study, exchange, internship and Service-Learning opportunities for students to learn without borders and unleash their talents under different cultures.

In particular, our Student Exchange Programme offers the opportunity to study in over 240 renowned universities across 36 countries and regions. Every year, some 700 PolyU students go on exchange and a similar number of inbound exchange students come to the University.