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2020 Hong Kong University Rankings - Top Choices for Postgraduate Study

With its East-meets-West mixture of tradition and modernity, the city-state of Hong Kong has established itself as an economic powerhouse of innovation and commerce.

A population of 7 million people make it the fourth-most densely populated place in the world, a statistic which hasn't seemed to deter the city's 14,000 international students from studying at its 20 universities.

Students in Hong Kong enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the 'World City' and are encouraged to understand local and global society through volunteering programmes and other kinds of social engagement.

This page summarises the performance of Hong Kong universities in different global rankings.

Top Ranked Hong Kong Universities

The following table gives the six best universities in Hong Kong in 2020, according to global rankings.

This information is based on the latest rankings tables, researched and published by Times Higher Education, QS and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Each ranking system uses its own methodology, with different factors having more or less influence on a university's result.

For more information on using international rankings as a postgraduate, see our guide.

Top Hong Kong Universities in 2020
University THE 2020 QS 2020 ARWU 2019
University of Hong Kong 35 =25 101-150
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 47 32 201-300
Chinese University of Hong Kong =57 46 101-150
City University of Hong Kong 126 52 201-300
Hong Kong Polytechnic University 171 91 201-300
Hong Kong Baptist University 401-500 261 701-800
Information in this table is based on the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Visit their websites for more information.

How do rankings work for Masters study?

International rankings use all sorts of metrics to assess universities and they aren't all equally relevant to postgraduate study. That's why we've put together a guide to university rankings for Masters students.

So, how good are Hong Kong universities for Masters study?

For such a small region, Hong Kong ranks impressively high across the three global league tables.

Of the 20 universities in Hong Kong, five rank amongst the top 200 in the world. The highest ranking, the University of Hong Kong (the city's oldest higher education institution) also ranks at number 4 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2019.

Although Hong Kong is now governed by China , the city's universities still reflect much of the educational structures established during its time as a British colony . Most degree programmes are taught in both English and Cantonese, and many universities offer Chinese-language courses for international students.

These universities also boast high employment rates for graduates due to their strong connections with local and international employers in a wide range of areas, such as Business, Architecture, Engineering and Technology.

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Last updated - 30/09/2019

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