City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong S.A.R.

Public

City University of Hong Kong

Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R.

Public

57:43

Male : Female

57:43

Male : Female

History, Affiliations and Rankings

City University of Hong Kong was established in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and received full university status in 1994. It is one of the eight statutory universities in Hong Kong. The University is affiliated with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), EMFD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and University Grants Commission (UGC). With its consistent drive for creating positive change, CityU has managed to claim rank #53 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 while it has been ranked #151 in THE World University Rankings 2022 making it one of the top universities in Hong Kong for foreign students. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Situated at the heart of Kowloon Tong, CityU has two clusters of quarters available for visitors - the Wong Fung Ling Hall and CityU Lodge in the Academic Exchange Building. The University has state-of-the-art facilities available for the convenience of the students. These include the Run Run Shaw Library, Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin Language Center, Activity Venues, Sports & Recreation Facilities, Joint Sports Centre, Health Care, Administrative Information Management System (AIMS), Apps and Computers and Internet. Its multicultural and vibrant campus promotes integrated living and learning. The University offers research degrees, professional doctorates, taught Postgraduate programs along with Bachelors degree programs in Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Creative Media.  

Accomplishments and Alumni

With qualified faculty from around the world, CityU brings a wealth of research and professional experience to its programmes. Among these, 14 faculty members have been named as Highly Cited Researchers for 2020 by Clarivate, and has ranked #1 in Hong Kong among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities to be granted US Utility Patents. Further, CityU is supremely recognized among the universities in Hong Kong and ranks #1 in QS World University Rankings for the maximum citations per faculty for the period of 2017-21. With its dynamic curriculum and global exposure, CityU has produced notable personalities across fields. The CEO of Christfund Securities and legislative councillor, Christopher Cheung, a noted painter, Matthew Wong and David Chung Wai-keung, the Undersecretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau among several others have graduated from the CityU. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

To ensure diversity within the campus, the university has some teams and societies in place, like Global Mixer (G-mixer) that helps foreign students assimilate into the local culture and develop a sense of belonging to the local community. Further, the International Friends Club (IFC), a student buddy programme designed to support inbound and outbound exchange students at CityU, fosters cultural integration through various cultural activities. Senior Managers and HRM Professionals have delivered guest talks at CityU, giving students the opportunity to learn from and socialize with corporate professionals. In recent years, CityU has organized talks with representatives from Microsoft, Pfizer Pharmaceutical Group, Choie Holding Ltd., INSEAD, Sharp HKG Ltd. and more. Apart from these visiting companies, CityU also gives students the opportunity to intern at reputed local brands like B & W Far East Publicity Ltd., Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong Seibu Ltd. and more.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

City University of Hong Kong was established in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and received full university status in 1994. It is one of the eight statutory universities in Hong Kong. The University is affiliated with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), EMFD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and University Grants Commission (UGC). With its consistent drive for creating positive change, CityU has managed to claim rank #53 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 while it has been ranked #151 in THE World University Rankings 2022 making it one of the top universities in Hong Kong for foreign students. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Situated at the heart of Kowloon Tong, CityU has two clusters of quarters available for visitors - the Wong Fung Ling Hall and CityU Lodge in the Academic Exchange Building. The University has state-of-the-art facilities available for the convenience of the students. These include the Run Run Shaw Library, Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin Language Center, Activity Venues, Sports & Recreation Facilities, Joint Sports Centre, Health Care, Administrative Information Management System (AIMS), Apps and Computers and Internet. Its multicultural and vibrant campus promotes integrated living and learning. The University offers research degrees, professional doctorates, taught Postgraduate programs along with Bachelors degree programs in Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Creative Media.  

Accomplishments and Alumni

With qualified faculty from around the world, CityU brings a wealth of research and professional experience to its programmes. Among these, 14 faculty members have been named as Highly Cited Researchers for 2020 by Clarivate, and has ranked #1 in Hong Kong among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities to be granted US Utility Patents. Further, CityU is supremely recognized among the universities in Hong Kong and ranks #1 in QS World University Rankings for the maximum citations per faculty for the period of 2017-21. With its dynamic curriculum and global exposure, CityU has produced notable personalities across fields. The CEO of Christfund Securities and legislative councillor, Christopher Cheung, a noted painter, Matthew Wong and David Chung Wai-keung, the Undersecretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau among several others have graduated from the CityU. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

To ensure diversity within the campus, the university has some teams and societies in place, like Global Mixer (G-mixer) that helps foreign students assimilate into the local culture and develop a sense of belonging to the local community. Further, the International Friends Club (IFC), a student buddy programme designed to support inbound and outbound exchange students at CityU, fosters cultural integration through various cultural activities. Senior Managers and HRM Professionals have delivered guest talks at CityU, giving students the opportunity to learn from and socialize with corporate professionals. In recent years, CityU has organized talks with representatives from Microsoft, Pfizer Pharmaceutical Group, Choie Holding Ltd., INSEAD, Sharp HKG Ltd. and more. Apart from these visiting companies, CityU also gives students the opportunity to intern at reputed local brands like B & W Far East Publicity Ltd., Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong Seibu Ltd. and more.

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

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Global Ranking

USN-2021

48

Global Ranking

QS-2021

126

Global Ranking

Times-2021

141

Global Ranking

USN-2021

48

Global Ranking

QS-2021

126

Global Ranking

Times-2021

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Admission Requirements

FAQs

All the Degree programmes offered by CityU have been accredited by HKCAAVQ to reach HKQF Level 5, which makes them equivalent to the standing of bachelor’s degrees offered by the Hong Kong Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service. It is indiscretion for individual employers to recognize the qualification of the program.
All the Degree programmes offered by CityU have been accredited by HKCAAVQ to reach HKQF Level 5, which makes them equivalent to the standing of bachelor’s degrees offered by the Hong Kong Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service. It is indiscretion for individual employers to recognize the qualification of the program.
The application fee for foreign applicants applying to CityU is HK$ 450. Each applicant can submit one application only with three programme choices. The application fee can be paid with a credit card - Visa, MasterCard or UnionPay through the University’s application system. The application fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and must be paid for the application to be processed.
The application fee for foreign applicants applying to CityU is HK$ 450. Each applicant can submit one application only with three programme choices. The application fee can be paid with a credit card - Visa, MasterCard or UnionPay through the University’s application system. The application fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and must be paid for the application to be processed.
No, CityU SCOPE will not sponsor student visa applications. It is the individual responsibility of the students to comply with the immigration rules, regulations and conditions governing their eligibility for higher education and stay in Hong Kong.
No, CityU SCOPE will not sponsor student visa applications. It is the individual responsibility of the students to comply with the immigration rules, regulations and conditions governing their eligibility for higher education and stay in Hong Kong.
Applicants are advised to submit their applications well before the application deadlines. However, late applications may be accepted with the sole discretion of the relevant programme admission panels.
Applicants are advised to submit their applications well before the application deadlines. However, late applications may be accepted with the sole discretion of the relevant programme admission panels.
Applicants accepted to a programme at CityU will receive individual notification by post/e-mail right after the selection process. Unsuccessful applicants and applicants being placed on the waiting list will also be notified via post/e-mail before the commencement of the programme.
Applicants accepted to a programme at CityU will receive individual notification by post/e-mail right after the selection process. Unsuccessful applicants and applicants being placed on the waiting list will also be notified via post/e-mail before the commencement of the programme.

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