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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The vision of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is to be a leading university that excels in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world. Bearing in mind our motto "To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind", PolyU takes pride in offering a wide range of quality programmes.



The story of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University can be traced back to the founding of the Government Trade School in 1937. Situated in Wood Road, Wanchai, the School was the first publicly funded, post-secondary technical institution in Hong Kong. Under Mr G. White, the then principal, it ran classes in marine wireless operating, mechanical engineering and building construction.


With the emphasis on practical training and connecting classroom theory with workplace applications, PolyU is well recognized for providing professional education to meet the needs of society. This explains why the University’s graduates are extremely popular with employers, as reaffirmed by independent surveys over the years.

PolyU offers 220 postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programmes for more than 32,000 students every year. It is the largest UGC-funded tertiary institution in terms of number of students.


PolyU’s internationally recognised research has produced an abundance of innovations, from world changing discoveries to business and industrial solutions and innovations for social good. 


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University places top priority on nurturing all-round students with professional competence. All students taking undergraduate degree programmes are required to complete a mandatory Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component as part of the curriculum requirement. 

Students can choose from a number of programmes to fulfill the WIE requirements. The Office of Careers and Placement Services (CAPS) also offers different placement opportunities for students to obtain valuable working experience before graduation.


Student services

The International Affairs Office (IAO)

IAO offers a variety of services to encourage the development of international relations and to assist students, academics, faculties and departments seeking quality international exchanges with their counterparts. They are responsible for the acceleration of internationalization of PolyU.

Housing services

There are altogether two blocks of student halls, namely, Hung Hom Halls and Homantin Halls, which are available for the application of the following non-local students, subject to the hall admission policy and the availability of hall places:

  • Full-time non-local research students (within normal study period);
  • Full-time non-local students pursuing publicly funded degree programmes; and
  • Full-time incoming exchange students in publicly-funded degree programme

Library services

As the learning hub of the University and a dynamic scholarly gateway, the Library strives to facilitate and inspire students and faculty to acquire, create and share knowledge and to excel through education and scholarship.

ICT services

Learning and Teaching Technology Support Services provides a standardized information technology learning environment to support learning and teaching using computer technology. Computers, printers & scanners are provided in the central Student Computer Centre for staff and student use in support of their teaching and learning activities. 

Medical services

We provide high quality service through a group of well-trained doctors, who have diversified training background and special interests. 

Healthcare facilities:

  • Primary medical care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Emergency service
  • Investigation & treatment services
  • Counseling service
  • Health checkup
  • Travel health clinic
  • Vaccination service
  • Women's health clinic

Student Life

Campus life

The University campus is strategically located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a 9.46-hectare site adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel. In addition to classrooms, laboratories and other academic facilities, the campus offers sport, recreational facilities and other facilities including multi-purpose auditorium, Industrial Centre and language learning centres. A full range of campus services including restaurants, bookstore and banks are also provided. Student hostels are located in the vicinity of the campus.

Sports facilities

The PolyU has different Sports Facilities provided to all students. They are Shaw Sports Complex, Fong Shu Chuen Hall, Kwong On Jubilee Sports Centre, Michael Clinton Swimming Pool, Hall Fitness Room etc. And there is a Joint Sports Centre in Kowloon Tong.

Besides Sport Facilities, Amenities Centre (which Located at the podium floor, 4/F and 5/F of Communal Building) provides Communal Facilities.

Student clubs

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students' Union

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