A Fun and Dynamic City
There’s a reason why Hong Kong was ranked #10 in QS’s Best Student Cities 2019. People from around the world come to Hong Kong to study, work and live, attracted by the culture and heritage, and it’s unique fusion of East meets West. It’s a fast-paced city that never sleeps, and you’ll never run out of things to do here.
Most people think of Hong Kong as a ‘concrete jungle’. However, there’s another side to the city. Did you know that 70% of Hong Kong is actually national parkland. Efficient public transit makes it easy to travel to spectacular spots for outdoor activities on the mainland and on some of the many outlying islands. Want to escape city life for a few days? Go cycling, sit on a beach, or head up a mountain.
World Class Education
All of Hong Kong’s 13 universities are internationally recognized, and five are ranked in the Top 100 worldwide (QS Rankings 2019). Hong Kong’s university degrees include Bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate degrees, with both research-based programs and post-grad courses. Universities in Hong Kong are often world-leading in technical and engineering subjects.
Most university programs are taught in English, and English is widely spoken in and around the city.
A Land of Opportunities
Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading international financial centres and, due to its proximity to China and other Asian markets, is a hub for corporations and start-ups. Seventy of the world’s largest banks have a base in Hong Kong. Studying in Hong Kong can help you develop a social and professional network that can help you kickstart your career.
There are a number of scholarships and awards offered by the Government, post-secondary institutions and other public or private organizations to international students to help finance their studies in Hong Kong.
Learn Cantonese, or even Mandarin
Cantonese is the local language of Hong Kong, but with many migrants from China also living, studying and working here, Mandarin (the most spoken language in the world) is also widely spoken. Speaking a second language looks great on your resume!