undergraduate & postgraduate education

Four out of five of the University's Schools – Science, Engineering, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science together with the Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education. The fifth School, Fok Ying Tung Graduate School at Nansha, offers postgraduate study opportunities to students from the Mainland and the surrounding region. The medium of instruction is English. Below please find a chart showing the enrollment of undergraduate and postgraduate students as of December 2017.


Undergraduate Studies

  • The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for providing leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives for undergraduate students including student recruitment and admissions, student affairs and activities, credit-bearing co-curriculum activities, Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Program, scholarship, internationalization and undergraduate curriculum development. It works closely with academic units, faculty and students to create a vibrant and broadening learning environment to nurture responsible citizens and professionals.
  • The 4-year undergraduate curriculum is designed with a Common Core Curriculum, which forms an integral component of the undergraduate program and plays a key role in students’ whole person development to fill in the gaps left by academic pursuits in highly specialized disciplines and address the need for open and broad-minded generalists. For more information about the Common Core Curriculum, please visit the website of Undergraduate Core Education Team.
  • HKUST attracts some of the best students in Hong Kong, as well as top academic achievers from the Mainland and overseas. One of the main reasons HKUST is able to attract top students is the high quality of academic programs and faculty members. HKUST is fully committed to developing students' full range of skills and personal attributes. You may visit the webpage of International Qualifications Applicants for more information.


Postgraduate Studies

  • The Office of Postgraduate Studies is a central unit that coordinates matters related to postgraduate studies including admissions, policies and regulations as well as collection of feedback from students.
  • Postgraduate programs are offered in the form of research programs (Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy) and taught programs (leading to the award of Executive Master's degree in Business Administration (EMBA), Master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Arts (MA), Science (MSc), or a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)). Details about postgraduate studies can be found here. They are offered in 5 schools: Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, and the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.