Studying in Hong Kong

Three fundamental strengths set Hong Kong apart as a centre for education in our region: cultural diversity, opportunities and international standards.

Hong Kong's rich cultural blend of East and West forms the backbone of a vibrant learning environment. It is easy for students to communicate in both English and Chinese in an intellectually stimulating mix of cultures.

As the premier gateway to China, Hong Kong is in tune with our nation's needs in terms of talent, investment and creative thinking. There is also great opportunity for students to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and learn about different cultures, particularly how to do business in the Mainland.

Hong Kong's third fundamental strength is high standards of education.

The Government is making efforts to further internationalise Hong Kong's academic institutions. In 2017/18, about 17 per cent of students in our publicly funded programmes in universities were from places outside Hong Kong. Another 6 000 students come to Hong Kong every year on exchange.

Foreign students may take up part-time work, internships and summer jobs. After graduating, foreign students may apply to remain in Hong Kong without restriction for up to one year to look for a job.

Top-notch Universities

Hong Kong's universities are among the world's best. Of the 20 degree-awarding institutions, five were among the world’s top 200 universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018: the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

World-class MBA and EMBA

Some of the world's best business administration and executive business management programmes are offered in Hong Kong. The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA programme, jointly offered by HKUST and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, was ranked the best in the world in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking in 2017. The EMBA Global Asia offered by HKU in association with London Business School and Columbia Business School ranked second.

International Schools

Hong Kong has a vibrant international school sector, which helps attract talent and executives from around the world to come here with their families. We have 53 international schools — more than any other Asian city — offering about 43,600 primary and secondary school places. Please click here to find the hyperlinks to international schools, including Korean International School, and schools under English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong.

More information can be found at the following websites:

Last Updated: August 01, 2019

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