Guangzhou, China

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Fully-Funded Research Study @ The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) | Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), which was established in June 2022, is a cooperatively-run higher education institution between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. HKUST(GZ) has obtained approval from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and become the first legally-independent educational institution co-established by the Mainland and Hong Kong since the announcement and implementation of the “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” and the “Overall Plan for Deepening Globally Oriented Comprehensive Co-operation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Nansha of Guangzhou”.

HKUST and HKUST(GZ), with their respective pedagogical approaches, are synergistically connected under the framework of "Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses". With the former being curiosity-driven and the latter mission-motivated, our unique academic structure is designed to tackle today's complex global issues. HKUST offers disciplinary programs through their well-established Schools and the Interdisciplinary Programs Office, while HKUST(GZ) trail-blazes a cross-disciplinary approach featuring four Hubs serving as a nexus among disciplines, under which are the Thrust Areas representing key emerging areas for mission-focused cutting-edge research. The Hubs and the relevant Thrusts are listed below.

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

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Convenient Location

The campus locates at the heart of the Greater Bay Area which is adjacent to the Qingsheng Railway station. And it is only 30 minutes away from the Hong Kong West Kowloon railway station!

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Why Study at HKUST (GZ)?

  • Cross-disciplinary Research
  • Cross-Campus Study Opportunities: to encourage collaboration between two campuses, students have opportunities for cross-campus study and access to research facilities at the Hong Kong Campus.
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant: MPhil candidates will serve as teaching assistants to gain and enhance teaching experience in an academic environment, preparing our candidates for a path to professors.
  • Abundant extracurricular activities
  • Cultural exposure to the local community
  • On-campus accommodation: fully furnished student housing on campus, with affordable annual rent ranging from CNY 3,000 to 6,600 (≈USD 430 to 950).
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Red Bird MPhil Program is open for application now

Red Bird MPhil (RBM) Program is HKUST(GZ)’s key vehicle for practicing and promoting the interdisciplinary “Hub Concept” in cultivating talented young people. Based on the notion of student centeredness, students, academic supervisors from hubs/thrusts, industry advisors and project supervisors work together to complete group projects and teaching tasks. Students develop quickly in this total immersion in knowledge and skill.


  • Project-based active learning model, encouraging students to form project teams to conduct research on integrated systems with challenging group project goals.
  • Well-designed group projects that practise the hub concept, are multidisciplinary and driven by real needs, are proposed by students, industry partners, academic faculties, or other channels.
  • Empower students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge, practicing team spirit and project management skills through project development process.
  • Breakthrough the traditional classroom, modularized courses are embedded into projects to ensure students get the best out of them.
  • Individual projects have a clearly defined research content to ensure student who completed the projects successfully are able to meet the MPhil academic requirements of HKUST.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)


Our Makerspaces are specially designed for students to finish and display their projects. Spacious and well-equipped, Makerspaces enable students to turn ideas into reality.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)


CNY 120,000 (≈USD 17,000) per year, up to 2 years for full-time MPhil students. More scholarships and fees can be found here

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