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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. Find out more about the programs here.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

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 40 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: PhD 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).
  • Around 40-minute journey to Hong Kong SAR
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

PhD programs are open for application now!

HKUST(GZ) is now inviting applications for 2024/25 Fall Term (commencing in September 2024) admissions.

Function Hub

Function Hub welcomes students with strong analytical minds and from a diverse set of backgrounds. We will strive to provide an environment to facilitate collaboration among students and between students and faculty members across disciplines and across the Hubs.

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Systems Hub

Research highlights of Systems Hub include, but are not limited to, molecular medicine and implanted devices, information fusion from multiple traffic sensing modalities, personal assistive robotics and human-robot interaction, implementation of Industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing.

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Information Hub

Information hub welcomes students from diverse backgrounds, ranging from Computer Science, Statistics, and Engineering to Business, Design, and the Arts.

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Society Hub

Society Hub welcomes students from diverse backgrounds in Economics/Business, Social Sciences, as well as Science and Engineering.

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CNY 180,000 (≈USD 26,000) per year, up to 4 years for full-time PhD students. More scholarships and fees can be found here.

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