Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) was first established in 1937 as the Government Trade School and assumed full university status in 1994. The student population at PolyU is the largest among all publicly funded university in Hong Kong. English is the main language of instruction and courses are offered via six faculties and two schools
HKPU is ranked 75th in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and is renowned for its spirit of determination and for providing students with global perspectives and opportunities, keeping with a vision of ‘Opening Minds – Shaping the Future’.
Hong Kong itself is a unique destination, one of Asia Pacific’s leading design and innovation centres, an international financial centre, where Eastern and Western cultures meet. The city has fantastic transport links, scenic hiking trails, an energetic arts community and English is one of the official spoken languages.
Programmes of study
Learn more about campus activities and events
At HKPU, art and culture are an integral part of holistic education. Therefore, they offer a range of programmes and events in music, performing art, visual art, literary art, cultural heritage, film or media art. They have an Artist-in-Residence for fresh insights, or students can listen to the PolyU Orchestra. Students can also join one of the many clubs and societies or participate on a student development programme. The halls of residence also offer a vibrant ecosystem with many opportunities for students to develop a global network by building friendships with fellow students from diverse cultures and nationalities. Students can also stay active, engaged and healthy with the physical education programme, training courses and sports classes.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Hong Kong tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Hong Kong: