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Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has a proud and illustrious history dating back to 1937. Formerly known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic, PolyU assumed full university status in 1994. PolyU is strategically located in Hung Hom, in the heart of Kowloon and the campus continues to grow with extensive development and rapid expansion in the last 10 years.The university?s mission is to provide high quality education of an applied nature to meet the changing requirements of the world, and preparing students for the challenges they will meet in their future careers. PolyU offers a wide range of academic programmes, many of which are among the best in Asia, and indeed the world.PolyU has over 330,000 graduates, many of who have become leaders in their professional fields, contributing their knowledge and expertise to the building and development of Hong Kong's thriving economy.

  • A true city of the 21st century, Hong Kong is a place that is easy to get swept away in, with its towering skyscrapers, amazing cuisine and vibrant culture. Hong Kong is a city of endless possibility, spend days and nights sampling ancient traditions, visiting the Cantonese opera, doing taichi or singing karaoke.With a world-class transport system, Hong Kong is easy to travel, home to many neighbourhoods and islands along with a stunning harbour. It?s also a place known for its cheap shopping, where there?s always a bargain to be haggled.

  • PolyU has its own fully-functioning hotel; Hotel ICON is the teaching and research hotel of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. It is also the world?s first teaching and research hotel that completely integrates teaching and research in a full-service environment.


Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

Language requirements

Although Cantonese is the primary spoken language in Hong Kong, most courses are conducted in English.Places for Hong Kong Polytechnic's School of Design are limited. Preliminary assessment applies.Undergraduate and Postgraduate study options available.

Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace engineering and aviation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology and biological sciences
  • Business IT, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science
  • Construction and project management
  • Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Environmental and sustainable engineering
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Food science and technology
  • Games and interactive media
  • Graphic and communication design
  • Industrial, furniture and product design
  • Information and security
  • Interior design
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Languages, translating and interpreting
  • Management
  • Mathematics, statistics and analytics
  • Mechatronics and manufacturing systems engineering
  • Nursing and allied health
  • Physics
  • Social work
  • Surveying and geospatial sciences
  • Transport Systems Engineering

Full time load





3 HKPU credits =

RMIT credits



The university has halls of residence available for exchange students, alternatively there are off-campus options available.

Health insurance

Students need to organise their own health insurance whilst studying in Hong Kong.A copy of this insurance should be provided to the University at commencement.

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs

More information


Students will need to obtain a student visa, see application page for more details

Further information is available here.

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