Postgraduate Admissions

According to the latest QS World University Rankings, HKUST is ranked the 34th globally, and our CSE department ranked the 30th worldwide in the Subject of Computer Science and Information Systems. Our department has produced pioneering work in several areas, including but not limited to, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data and knowledge management, human-computer interaction, networking and computer systems, software engineering and programming languages, theoretical computer science, and vision and graphics.

Our department consists of over 50 faculty members, about 70 MPhil students and 300 PhD students. The MPhil study takes two years, and the PhD study four to five years. Many of our postgraduate alumni work at major IT companies such as Baidu, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, and Tencent, and a significant number of our PhD graduates pursue their careers at research institutes and universities all over the world. If interested, please check out the departmental web page on where do our PhD graduates go.

Postgraduate students have sufficient scholarship support during their study at HKUST. The amount of scholarship is around HKD216,360 (USD27,700) per person per year. The School of Engineering selects excellent postgraduate students to award additional scholarship to cover the tuition. The annual tuition of a postgraduate student is HKD42,100 (USD5,300).

We recruit postgraduate students in two phases. The first phase is early recruiting, usually from July to September, targeted at excellent MPhil and PhD applicants.

After the early recruiting phase, applicants can still send regular application packages to the HKUST Postgraduate Admissions.

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