Why PolyU?
Why PolyU?
  • a government-funded university in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China;
  • a long and proud history of providing internationally competitive professionally oriented education;
  • a strong team of academic staff with solid experience in supervising research postgraduate students;
  • many of our Chair Professors/Professors being internationally leading experts in their research areas.

We conduct world-class research in a large number of areas and our research emphasizes high application value. Our ideas have made the world we live in a better place.

We offer:
  • tuition waiver scholarship for the entire normal study period; and
  • guaranteed hall accommodation for 2 years;
  • the 4th year stipend/allowance with the same provision is only applicable for awardees with a four-year normal study period.

In addition to what is offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong:
  • a monthly stipend of HK$26,600 (~US$3,430) for 3 years; and
  • a yearly allowance of HK$13,300 (~US$1,715) for conference and research related travel allowance for three years.
World Rankings
Ranking and Awards

Ranking Highlights

List of World Class Disciplines in PolyU:
Subject Area
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Hospitality & Tourism Management 1st (i)
Hospitality & Leisure Management 7th (ii)
Faculty of Construction and Environment
Civil & Structural Engineering
Dept of Civil & Environ Eng
Dept of Building & Real Estate
19th (ii)
Architecture & Built Environment
Dept of Building Services Eng
Dept of Building & Real Estate
22nd (ii)
Transportation Science & Technology
Dept of Civil & Environ Eng
7th (i)
Remote Sensing
Dept of Land Surveying & Geo-Info
33rd (i)
Faculty of Business
Dept of Management & Marketing
6th (i)
Business & Economics
Dept of Management & Marketing
School of Account & Finance
34th (iv)
Business & Management
Dept of Management & Marketing
39th (ii)
Account & Finance
School of Account & Finance
47th (ii)
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering in General 20th (iii)
Mechanical Engineering
Dept of Mech Eng
28th (i)
Computer Science & Engineering
Dept of Computing;
Dept of Electronic & Info Eng
41st (i)
School of Design
Art & Design 15th (ii)
Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
Art & Design
Institute of Textiles and Clothing
15th (ii)
Dept of Applied Math
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
School of Nursing
31st (ii)
Faculty of Humanities
Dept of English
Dept of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
45th (ii)

Note: Source of Rankings: (i) Shanghai Ranking 2020; (ii) QS World University Rankings 2020; (iii) U.S. News 2020; (iv) Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

*percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited

League Tables

The table below shows how PolyU has performed in a selection of international league tables over the past 6 years.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Academic Ranking of World Universities 301-400 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300
Best Global Universities Rankings 217 240 234 225 200
QS World University Rankings 116 111 95 106 91 75
QS University Rankings: Asia 27 29 27 31 25
QS Top 50 Under 50 6 6 6 7 8 6
Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China 26 24 20 17
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 201-250 192 182 159 171
Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 22 17 19 20 24
Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings - 27 27 28
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 27 20 18 15 19
Research Excellence
Impactful Projects
Strategic Location and Excellent Facilities
Our Strategic Location

Located in one of the most fascinating cities in the world, Hong Kong is literally a gateway to the Chinese mainland and living here will offer wonderful opportunities to travel to China as well as the rest of Asia. Our campus is strategically located right in the heart of Hong Kong with easy access to key districts and major attractions. The Hung Hom Railway Station, next to the campus, is the gateway for trains departing for Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and beyond.

Our Excellent Facilities

Our campus is equipped with many world-class facilities to facilitate the learning needs of our students. These include:


In addition to academic facilities, the campus also provides students with accommodation, sports and recreational facilities, and a full range of campus services including cafés, restaurants, banks and a bookstore. Our new campus developments provide an additional net floor area of 25,600m2 for teaching and research purposes, extra facilities and 1,650 hostel places.

Areas of Studies at PolyU

For the details on research areas and contact information of respective academic staff members, please click here to check the research postgraduate e-Prospectus.

The application period for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) is from1 September 2020 at Hong Kong Time 12:00 (GMT +8 hours) to 2 December 2020 at Hong Kong Time 23:59 (GMT +8 hours).

Words from Awardees