The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology invites applications for the academic session of 2021



India, March 18, 2021: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), ranked No. 1 in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2020 and featured among the top 30 global universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021, is inviting applications for the 2021-2022 academic session. Applications invited cover some of the university’s most popular courses across Engineering, Science, Humanities and Business streams that are designed to help students with ingenuity, entrepreneurship and leadership skills required for 21st century job market.


The student body at HKUST comes from around 90 countries – with Indian comprising the third largest international student community. They study under the guidance of one of the world’s most qualified faculty staff – among whom 142 were recently rated by Stanford University as the world’s top 2% scientists. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis to allow Indian students with more flexibility amid the pandemic this year. Students are encouraged to submit applications at and visit for admissions related updates.


HKUST has a proven track record in its graduates’ employment and promoting entrepreneurship culture among students. Many Indian students have been successfully placed in organisations like Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, IBM, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and PwC, despite a downturn in global economy and the job market.


Eligibility Criteria for all courses:


Students who wish to apply must fulfil the General Admission, School/Program-Specific and English Language requirements. The university reviews each application holistically, considering both academic performance and non-academic achievements. For students using Indian Boards exams, the requirements are “Pass Certificates obtained on completion of Standard XII (State and National boards)” and reference score of previous students admitted to HKUST is “Overall average of 85% or above”.


Note: Applicants are also expected to submit the Standard X (State and National Boards) results.


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Scholarship Criteria at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


The university awards academic scholarships to outstanding students on competitive merit basis. These awards may be one-off or renewable, full, or partial tuition waivers.


All applicants will be considered, and no separate application is required. The highest amount of scholarship is equivalent to Full Tuition Fee plus an allowance of HK$55,000 (INR ₹ 5 lakh 13 thousand approx.) per academic year – renewable for the normal duration of study subject to satisfactory academic performance. For more details about HKUST’s Admissions Scholarship Scheme for IB Diploma Holders & GCEAL/ International AL Qualification Holders, please visit . For other qualifications, the university awards scholarships on a case-by-case basis.


Webinar next week


HKUST is organizing a special free webinar on March 24, 2021 for interested students and parents. The university’s representatives will walk through its popular programs while Indian students and graduates will share their study and work experiences in Hong Kong. Registration for this free webinar can be done through the following link:


About the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Established in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) ( is a world-class research university that focuses on science, technology, and business as well as humanities and social science. In just over 25 years, this young and high-achieving University has risen with miraculous speed to take its place among the world’s elite institutions, climbing to the peaks of international esteem and receiving numerous honours and accolades.


HKUST offers an international campus as well as a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, strong entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative thinking. HKUST attained the highest proportion of internationally excellent research work in the Research Assessment Exercise 2014 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee and is ranked as the world’s best young university in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings for the three years to 2020. Its graduates were ranked 26th worldwide and among the best from universities from Asia in Global University Employability Survey 2020.


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