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, if required.

In addition to what is offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong:
  • a monthly stipend of HK$25,800 (~US$3,289) for 3 years; and
  • a yearly allowance of HK$12,900 (~US$1,644) 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)
5th (ii)
Faculty of Construction and Environment
Civil & Structural Engineering
Dept of Civil & Environ Eng
15th (ii)
Architecture & Built Environment
Dept of Building Services Eng
20th (ii)
Transportation Science & Technology
Dept of Civil & Environ Eng
19th (i)
Remote Sensing
Dept of Land Surveying & Geo-Info
26th (i)
Faculty of Business
Dept of Management & Marketing
10th (i)
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering in General 16th (iii)
Mechanical Engineering
Dept of Mech Eng
37th (i)
Computer Science
Dept of Computing;
Dept of Electronic & Info Eng
34th (iii)
School of Design
Art & Design 16th (ii)
Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
Art & Design
Institute of Textiles and Clothing
16th (ii)
Dept of Applied Math
74th (iii)
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
School of Nursing
31st (ii)
Faculty of Humanities
Dept of English
Dept of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
48th (ii)

Note: Source of Rankings: (i) Shanghai Ranking 2019; (ii) QS World University Rankings 2019; (iii) U.S. News 2019

*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.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Academic Ranking of World Universities 301-400 301-400 201-300 201-300
Best Global Universities Rankings 235 217 240 234 225
QS World University Rankings 162 116 111 95 106 91
QS University Rankings: Asia 27 27 29 27 31
QS Top 50 Under 50 8 6 6 6 7 8
Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China 14 26 24 20
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 201-225 201-250 192 182 159
Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 29 22 17 19 20
Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings - - 27 27 28
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 23 27 20 18 15
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 2019 at Hong Kong Time 12:00 (GMT +8 hours) to 2 December 2019 at Hong Kong Time 23:59 (GMT +8 hours).

Words from Awardees