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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Kowloon, Hong Kong

# 162 QS World University Rankings 2014
49 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 20%
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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), established in 1937, has been dedicated to bringing positive impact to the world’s development through its quality education and innovative research. PolyU emphasizes nurturing and unleashing students’ creativity and preparing them to be leaders of tomorrow with a serving heart to the community. As the largest publicly funded university in Hong Kong in terms of student population (over 32,000 students), PolyU is a dynamic international learning and research community with international students and academic staff-members from over 40 countries. 

We have earned our reputation as a progressive, forward-thinking university. All PolyU programmes are designed to equip students with knowledge and professional skills needed for the globalised world.  Students can choose from a diverse and wide range of programmes offered by six faculties and two schools, many of our programmes are internationally recognised for their unique combination of theory and practice, and our programmes are ranked in the world’s top 50 subject rankings. PolyU has 6 faculties and 2 schools:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences and Textiles
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Construction and Environment
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
  • School of Design
  • School of Hotel and Tourism Management

PolyU offers a wide range of programmes, which are specially- designed to meet the needs of the job market not only today but also in the future. Our programmes include internships, work placements and applied research projects that provide you with the skills and experience you need to achieve your goals. 
Over the years, PolyU has groomed more than 340,000 graduates, many of whom have become leaders in their professional fields, contributing their knowledge and expertise for the wellbeing of Hong Kong and the world.

Why to study at PolyU?

  • Unique world-class programmes that combine studying with real working experience
  • Ranked 116th in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16
  • Ranked 29th in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015 
  • Strong focus on innovation and solving real-world problems
  • Best Student Accommodation in Hong Kong (iGraduate Survey 2014)
  • Vibrant student life and variety of student communities 



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Courses available 49

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Immerse yourself in student life by staying in our Student Halls of Residence. The halls are clean, safe and modern, and all rooms are fully furnished, air-conditioned, equipped with broadband Internet access and have shared bathroom facilities. Living in student halls is a great way to support your studies whilst enjoying a dynamic social life. PolyU guarantees accommodation for all international students throughout the course of their studies. 


The PolyU campus is home to a series of cultural events. We are dedicated to inviting well-known artists to perform on campus, ranging from orchestras and dramas to art installations. We are also committed to providing performance platforms for our students to explore their artistic potential both in Hong Kong and internationally. In addition to performances, PolyU is an art hub, where we showcase many in-house and international exhibitions. 

PolyU campus is strategically located in the heart of Hong Kong. The campus continues to grow greener and larger with extensive development and rapid expansion in the last two decades. Our students have the possibility to study in state-of-the-art facilities. One of our signature buildings, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, is designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid for facilitating inter-disciplinary research and design education.

Student population

Large (More than 10,000)

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PolyU provides an online application possiblity. Applicants can upload their documents via the eAdmission portal on the official website. PolyU will review your application and arrange an online interview if necessary As departments will consider applications on a rolling basis, you’re encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.


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