Hong Kong Polytechnic University

159 th
World University Rankings 2019
18 th
Young University Rankings 2018
11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The PolyU Promise

Since our beginnings in 1937, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside economic and social development in Hong Kong and the world. We have done more than change with the times. We have nurtured many bright minds who have contributed to the advancement of society. We are also a platform where practical, yet world-changing, ideas are conceived and brought to life.

Through our relentless pursuit of excellence, we pioneer new ways of delivering higher learning. Our innovative model combines professional knowledge with service-learning and real-world experience. Our global connections open the minds and broaden the perspectives of our future generations. And our culture of blazing new trails drives us to challenge boundaries and uncover knowledge that benefits mankind.

The results speak for themselves. Over the decades, our graduates have become movers and shakers in different fields. We conduct thousands of research – ranging from improving daily life to opening up new horizons in space. We are committed to finding cures and fighting poverty, shaping fashion trends and making the world greener. And most importantly, we will never stop inspiring the people who will shape tomorrow.

This is why at PolyU, we proudly say that our promise has always been and will always be “Opening Minds • Shaping the Future”.

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Email:  irpo.notice@polyu.edu.hk

Over 160 programmes, some internationally recognised, making PolyU distinctive from other institutions in the region. We are the sole provider of some unique programmes in Hong Kong in the following areas: design, engineering in air transport, aviation and transportation systems, environment and sustainable development, geomatics, mental health nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, physiotherapy and radiography.

PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong that incorporates Work-Integrated Education (WIE) and Service-Learning as mandatory components within the undergraduate curriculum, encouraging students to apply their knowledge in practice to address societal needs and improve the lives of the needy. Hence, graduates are sought after by employers. In 2015/16 alone, more than 1,100 PolyU students participated in offshore internships in Chinese mainland and overseas countries, while some 3,800 students enrolled in over 60 Service-Learning subjects.

Students of PolyU will be exposed to countless learning opportunities both inside and outside classroom, allowing them to specialise in their interests and follow their dreams.

The University has a solid presence in the Chinese mainland, with six regional centres established to offer subjects, internship and Service-Learning opportunities for students in collaboration with mainland universities and corporations.

With a focus on multidisciplinary collaboration, PolyU fosters innovative research to meet the changing needs of society and advance technology frontiers. Students have vast opportunities in engaging in research projects.

The University has outstanding performance in knowledge transfer, contributing to the advancement of businesses and industries. Innovative ideas of students and teachers have been turned into reality, bringing positive impact to the world.

PolyU is a place where dreams take flight and become reality. We welcome students to be part of this exciting journey.

Students’ life at PolyU

Hong Kong is a place where “East meets West” with its diversified cultures and historical heritage. Overseas students will not only experience the rich Chinese and Western culture embedded in the city, but will also have opportunities in gaining exposure in the Chinese mainland and other Asian countries.

Apart from the benefits provided by the city, a wide array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are offered at PolyU to accommodate different interests and needs, and for the all-round development of students.

Developmental programmes

"Out-of-classroom" learning activities, such as mentorship programmes, talks by experts from various disciplines, study tours, industry-based student projects, etc. are designed for students to equip themselves and explore possible career paths.

Vibrant hall life

As “home away from home”, student hostels provide safe, pleasant, supportive and nurturing living-learning environment for hall residents. Hall life is rewarding and exciting thanks to the many hall activities, such as high-table dinners, inter-hall sports competitions and festive parties. These are great opportunities for local and international students to appreciate different cultures and learn to become global citizens.


PolyU offers full or partial scholarships to students with outstanding academic or non-academic achievements to cover tuition fee and living costs.

Academic Secretariat

International Affairs Office

Tel: (852) 2766 5116

Fax: (852) 2333 9974

Website: www.polyu.edu.hk/iao/


PolyU is fully committed to academic excellence with a view to designing, developing and delivering professional education and training programmes. With a 1,200-strong faculty from around the world, the University’s teaching units are grouped under 6 faculties (with 26 academic units) and 2 schools. It also has an independent research institute.

The University engages in a broad portfolio of research and scholarly activities in a focused manner, covering areas in safety, personal healthcare, sustainable development, transportation and many more. In addition to research funding obtained from external sources, PolyU provides internal funding for research. Over the years, the University has developed close partnerships with industries, businesses and universities at home and abroad. It has an Institute for Entrepreneurship established especially for the purpose of supporting industrial and commercial development.

Committed to shaping the future, we engage in research and innovations that save lives, sustain the world and provide industry solutions. The University embraces an interdisciplinary and forward-thinking research culture. Over 3,000 research projects are underway. Impactful innovations include:

Career opportunities available in PolyU: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/index.php

As much as the career opportunities PolyU provided for its human assets, Hong Kong brings added advantages to the talents who work in this Asia’s world city - multicultural environment, dynamic city life, fascinating international cuisines, and many more.

Explore rankings data for Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Key statistics

  • 25%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 21,977
    Number of FTE Students
  • 27.8
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings