HKUST occupies a stunning 150-acre site overlooking the pristine Clearwater Bay, located on the Sai Kung Peninsula. The area is often considered as one of Hong Kong’s havens for outdoor lovers.


People do not normally associate Hong Kong with nature. But the truth is that only around 25% of Hong Kong is the dense urban space that is so well known to the world. The other 75% is undeveloped, and comprises country parks and nature reserves. Of course, with the efficient public transport system, you are never far from urban areas. A 15-minute bus ride will take you from HKUST to the nearest subway station.


HKUST Aerial Video (shot by aerial filming technology)

Sunrise at HKUST

HKUST Introduction


HKUST is a publicly funded university that opened in 1991. It is a leading international research university dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge in science, engineering, business, humanities and social science.


As a young university – only into its second decade – HKUST’s achievements are remarkable. It has consistently gained top international rankings, a demonstration of the university’s high academic quality and the global recognition it has achieved.


No. 1 – World’s Top 350 Young Universities 2019 in Times Higher Education

No. 16 – Global University Employability Ranking 2018 (No. 1 in Greater China, 6 years in a row) in Emerging/Trendence

No. 32 – World’s Top 1000 Universities 2020 (No. 2 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings


You can also refer to the rankings achieved by our individual subject areas here.


HKUST is coeducational, with a total enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. The university comprises five Schools: Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, and the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School. The student body comprises 61% local students and 39% non-local students. In addition, with over 1000 exchange students passing through HKUST every year, you really can make friends with people from around the world.



The HKUST library is a centrally located five-storey building that provides over 3,300 reader seats. In addition to over 720,000 print volumes and a large collection of media resources, it provides access to more than 120,000 electronic and print journals, a large number of e-books, databases and other digital information resources. The library and the Learning Commons provide many places for individual and group projects or studying.

Student societies and clubs

Joining a club is a great way to make new friends or pick up a new skill or passion. There are more than 100 student societies affiliated to the Students’ Union, covering sports, recreational, academic, religious, music and other themes. There are over 30 sports clubs. No matter what your interests are, there is something for you.


The International Students’ Association (ISA) and the Mainland Students and Scholars Society also host a number of events throughout the term.

Sports and recreation facilities

There is a wide variety of sports and recreation facilities available for your use. All the facilities at the Indoor Sports complex are fully air-conditioned. We have a large indoor sports hall of 1,600 sq m for activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball and handball. In addition, there are courts for squash and table tennis, and areas for fencing, dance, indoor archery, martial arts and weight training.


Outdoor sports facilities include an artificial turf soccer pitch, a 400-meter 8-lane track, a hard-surface mini-soccer pitch, a basketball court, a lawn area and tennis courts. We also have a 50-meter outdoor pool and a 25-meter indoor pool for aquatic activities.

Food on Campus

There are many eateries on campus, and they are great places to meet with friends. Please click here for more details.

American Diner

  • Location: Courtyard opposite to LT-B


  • Location: LG1 and LG7, Academic Building; G/F, LSK Business Building

China Garden

  • Location: G/F, Academic Building

Ebeneezer’s (Halal-certified)

  • Location: G/F, LSK Business Building

Fusion (Supermarket)

  • Location: LG7, Academic Building

Hungry Korean

  • Location: Courtyard opposite to LT-B

LG7 Kitchen 3 (Vegetarian)

  • Location: LG7, Academic Building

McDonald’s & McCafe

  • Location: LG5, Academic Building

Pacific Coffee

  • Location: G/F, LSK Business Building


  • Location: Academic Concourse (opposite to LT-B)

Seafront Cafeteria

  • Location: G/F, UG Hall VI


  • Location: Piazza (beside the bookstore)


  • Location: G/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building

UniBistro & The UniBar

  • Location: University Center


  • Location: Conference Lodge