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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) was founded in 1991, as the first research-focused university in Hong Kong, with a mission to support the city’s future ambitions — to become not just the financial hub of Asia, but also a center of knowledge advancement, economic growth, and influence in the Pearl River Delta Region, leveraging Hong Kong’s unique status.

Innovation is in our DNA, and we welcome everyone to join our cause to change people's lives for the better — as long as you are willing to defy the odds and push yourself beyond your limits to make a difference.

Our undergraduate programs are offered by our Schools and Program Office:

      - School of Science
- School of Engineering
- School of Business and Management
- School of Humanities and Social Science
- Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies

Today, HKUST has risen through the ranks and become a global powerhouse in tertiary education as a result of our continuous pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We have achieved a strong global reputation and shot up in global rankings:

  • 2nd, Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023
  • 7th, Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2023
  • 60th, QS World University Rankings 2023
  • 30th, Global University Employability Survey and Ranking 2022


HKUST is now home to over 16,000 students spanning more than 80 countries over five continents. Whereas world's amazing talents are flocking to the campus for an eclectic educational experience, students enrolled are earnest in expanding their horizons by joining the University's varied exchange programs, which now include over 240 partners worldwide. An international mix of students aside, HKUST also lives up to its promise as a stronghold of cutting-edge research and a magnet for distinguished academics and influential thinkers.


When you study at HKUST, you learn from the best. Our faculty are all doctorate holders, converging from leading institutions around the globe, and regularly receiving international awards in recognition of their groundbreaking research. Sparking by the excellence of our faculty members, HKUST creates a genuine sense of academic community for like-minded talents to inspire one another and extend the University's reputation with successful careers around the world.


Education at HKUST is designed and structured to help students thrive and maximize their potential. We offer flexibility and various types of programs to fit students’ needs, interests and abilities, ranging from traditional major programs to extended major in various emerging interdisciplinary areas such as artificial intelligence and digital media and creative arts, joint-school programs, interdisciplinary programs, dual degree programs, and joint-university programs.

To provide students with a balanced and comprehensive education, the undergraduate curriculum is complemented by the Common Core Program, therefore students will not only excel in their chosen discipline of study but will also be nurtured through the study of a wide spectrum of areas including but not limited to arts, humanities, and cultural studies.

Students are also offered with the flexibility to enter a major program either at the point of admissions or select one after two or three semesters. Irrespective of their chosen pathway, all first-year students will take foundation courses offered by their respective Schools or Program Offices.