Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses

We support the pursuit of academic investigation in any disciplines and the exploration of expertise across disciplines through integration of Hong Kong (HK) Campus and Guangzhou(GZ) campus.

To understand more about the unique features of the programs under the respective campus, please visit “Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses”.


Complementary Academic Structure

It allows establishment of new intellectual domains to address the broader scope of research and educational endeavors.


Globally Recognized

Upholding our excellence in scholarship and research, we intend to stay globally focused and diversely grounded, and extend our welcome to the brightest minds like you.

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Research outputs, Impact cases & Environment statements


rated “Internationally excellent” or “World leading”

Research Assessment Exercise 2020, University Grants Committee


World's Top Young University


Top Asian University


Global University Employability


World's Top University

Brilliant Minds

Do join us and get inspired by our outstanding faculty who are distinguished scholars, dedicated teachers and passionate life explorers.

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with PhD Degrees


and Regions

Generous Scholarships

Our priority is not only to provide the best education and research opportunities, but also the means for that to be achieved. Financial concerns should not be a hurdle for you to pursue your dreams.

Postgraduate Studentship (PGS)
Up to 2 years for full-time MPhil students and 4 years for full-time PhD students.

HK$216,360/year (~US$27,750/year)
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
It is an internationally recognized award to draw the best PhD students around the globe to Hong Kong.

HKUST has the largest HKPFS awardee community in Hong Kong, with around 700 HKPFS recipients, coming from 45+ countries and regions.
RedBird PhD Award Program
Recruitment Award for new PhD students: HK$40,000 (~US$5,130) and a waiver of tuition fee in the first year.

Academic Excellence Award for current PhD students: HK$20,000 (~US$2,560) per year, subject to academic performance.
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)
It is a scholarship for new students from East, Southeast and South Asia to pursue master's studies and cross-cultural enrichment.

Scholarships covering tuition, lodging and daily subsistence costs throughout the normative study period.
Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
The Fellowships Scheme is set up by the University Grants Committee to award meritorious local students to pursue further studies in priority areas conducive to the development of Hong Kong.

Tuition Waiver up to HK$120,000
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Global Community

Our students are coming from diverse backgrounds and cultures, who share one thing in common – studying at HKUST is an enjoyable and valuable experience!


from Italy

PhD Graduate in Management

Specializing in the branch of management studies examining 'organizational behavior', Federico's work looks at micro-level behaviors, both individual and on a team level, and their impact on workplace dynamics.
Yingqing HE

from the Mainland of China

PhD Student in Robotics and Autonomous Systems under Guangzhou Pilot Scheme

MSc Graduate in Information Technology

I am very glad to have the opportunity to study at HKUST. The strong learning atmosphere, delightful sea view and beautiful and peaceful library all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling campus life.
Nan XU

from the Mainland of China

PhD Student in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program under Guangzhou Pilot Scheme

MPhil Graduate in Electronic and Computer Engineering

MSc Graduate in IC Design Engineering

Motivated by the desire to acquire more advanced knowledge and benefit from a multicultural setting outside Mainland China, I chose to continue my MPhil studies at HKUST.
Keat Ping YEOH

from Malaysia

PhD Student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration) under Guangzhou Pilot Scheme

MPhil Graduate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Having obtained my bachelor’s degree from HKUST, it was an obvious choice to return to pursue my MPhil and now PhD here when I decided to go for graduate studies.

6600 + Postgraduate Students

75% + Non-Local Students

Coming from
Countries and Regions

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