Universities in Hong Kong


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About universities in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has nine universities that are government-funded.  Most of the course instruction is in English.  Dozens of major areas of study range from business, the sciences and humanities to the arts, communication and literature.

Certain institutions also conduct a few courses in Putonghua for Mainland students and for students who demonstrate proficiency.  An agreement between Mainland China and Hong Kong guarantees the compatibility of these programs of study.

The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) allows students to apply to the nine member institutions for full-time undergraduate programs.  JUPAS distributes the individual student academic records upon student application.  Students indicate where they would like to go to school.  JUPAS staff then shares student data with the admissions staff of member institutions. There is no need for students to apply to the schools directly.  This process streamlines the paperwork and saves time for everyone. Placement offers and acceptance decisions are readily made.

The Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and/or the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) are required for every student.  Applicants can select 20 choices of any program offered at any of the 9 institutions.  There is a convenient, on-line portal. Selection of students at any of the institutions and in any of the programs is based partially on student interest. Academic performance, interview performance and extra curricular activities play a significant role.

To help with the college decision-making process, programs are placed on a student’s priority list to reflect preference areas. Every program offered under JUPAS creates a merit order list of applicants.  Both the applicants rank list and the merit order list are entered into a match-making process.

Applicants are eliminated from non-preferred areas of study (merely by self-selection) and all programs in which they do not quality.  Because of the high degree of difficulty of the KHALE and the fixed quota of spots at the university level in recent years, JUPAS is upheld as one of the most competitive university application processes in the world.  

JUPAS applicants can apply for government-funded full-time degrees.  They may also apply for self-financed sub-degree programs or government-funded sub-degree programs.  Sub-degree programs have the authority to grant higher diplomas or associate degrees, depending on the program of study. Length of study varies according to each program.

The “approved” post-secondary colleges are recognized by the Chief Executive-in-Council and subject to approval by the Legislative Council.  Approved post-secondary colleges are registered under the Post-Secondary Colleges Ordinance. They share in the honor of issuing academic awards at the Bachelor degree level and above.  They are granted permission to use Chinese words and the English word “University” on student diplomas.


List of universities in Hong Kong

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Contact: Chu Hai College of Higher Education

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Yi Lok Street, Riviera Gardens, Tsuen Wan, NT, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chu Hai College of Higher Education is a private degree-granting institute based in Hong Kong. The college has gained reputation for its journalism and Chinese history courses. It also offers a newly developed Associate degree program in Computer Science, and ten Bachelor Degree Programs. These... See full description.
Contact: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is an institution of higher education, established in 1963. It is described as a school, firmly rooted in Chinese culture, but continuously growing as a modern, forward-looking institution. Teachers and students at the school come from all over the world,... See full description.
Contact: The Open University of Hong Kong

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