Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University or PolyU is home to one of the largest business schools in the Asia Pacific region and their programmes are outcome orientated, with emphasis on integrating theory with business practice.

PolyU has a proud history dating back to 1937.  The university has over 27,900 full-

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time and part-time students, the largest student community amongst publicly-funded universities in Hong Kong.

The Faculty of Business at PolyU has a community of 200 academics and 5200 students from around the world and an alumni of 36,000. There are over 1,000 international students from over 40 countries at any one time.

The University campus is strategically located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a 9.34-

Hong Kong Poly U President Professor Tonghectare 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 close to the campus.

Triple Accreditation

The Hong Kong PolyU Faculty of Business is among a handful of business schools in the world with Triple Accreditation from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (Association of MBAs).

PolyU is dedicated to the pursuit of IDEAS (Innovation-driven Education and Scholarship) with a 3D focus on Discovery, Design and Delivery. The university  delivers knowledge and technology transfer through high-quality educational programmes, as well as partnership and close links with industry and the professional community.

To maintain the currency of their academic programmes and specialist consultancy, faculty members undertake application-oriented research, both within and across their disciplines, facilitated by the Faculty’s centres for research in competition law, corporate governance, logistics, maritime studies and marketing. HKPU’s research has been ranked 65th in the world (The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on Research Contributions 2008-2012).

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Undergraduate programmes of the Faculty of Business provide diversity, flexibility and

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choice. PolyU’s 4-year undergraduate curriculum will offer students an exciting learning experience to help them develop holistically and fulfill their dreams of becoming outstanding practitioners in their chosen professions. The Faculty’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) scheme consists of seven awards.

  1. BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
  2. BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (Minor not available)
  3. BBA (Hons) in Financial Services
  4. BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management
  5. BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics
  6. BBA (Hons) in Management
  7. BBA (Hons) in Marketing


There is only one intake a year which is in September. For applications made by January 15, students will receive confirmation by Mid-March. For applications made in March, confirmation is given latest by July. Late applications will be processed on a case-to-case basis.

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Entry Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Level, or equivalent, with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects
  • Passes in 3 subjects (3 Cs) in Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM), other than the language subjects; or
  • Passes in 5 subjects (5 Bs) in the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) (not including English)
  • (English language requirement is waived for those attaining B3 in UEC English or Band 4 in Malaysian University English Test.)

English Entry Requirements

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  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test, 550 for the paper-based test, or 213 for the computer-based test;
  • An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Academic Year

There are two teaching semesters, each of 14 weeks, and a 7-week summer term. The

Students performing their 300-hour Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

academic year starts in early September, with the second semester ending sometime in May and the summer term running from May to July.

Tuition Fees

The application fee is HK$450, which is non-refundable.

Tuition fees are HK$110,000 (approximately US$14,100 or RM44,000) per academic year payable by two equal instalments before the start of the first and second semesters of the academic year.

New students in government-funded full-time Bachelor’s degree programmes are

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required to pay a registration fee of HK$15,000 when they take up their offer.

The registration fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable, will be converted to form part of the first semester tuition fee. The remainder must then be paid on or before the payment deadline specified on the debit note.

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Post-entry Scholarships and Prizes

In addition to entry academic scholarships, post-entry scholarships and prizes,

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normally ranging in value from around HK$5,000 to HK$80,000 each, are available to full-time undergraduate students.

These scholarships and prizes are normally awarded on academic merit. Some are specifically intended for travel so that students can broaden their professional knowledge and widen their personal horizons.

Most scholarship and prize candidates are nominated by the Heads of academic

Hong Kong PolyU Library is well equipped with the latest journals and books.

departments, but some scholarships and prizes are open to competition.


  • PolyU has been ranked 159th in the “QS World University Rankings 2012/2013”. In the subjects of Accounting & Finance, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Modern Languages andStatistics & Operational Research, PolyU has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.
  • PolyU is one of the top 200 universities globally according to QS World University Rankings 2011.
  • PolyU is among the top 30 institutions in Asia according to QS Asian University Rankings 2012.
  • The Faculty is ranked No. 65 in the world in the latest UTD (University of Texas at Dallas) Top 100 Business School Worldwide Rankings based on research published in 24 top business journals for the period of 2008 to 2012.
  • The Faculty’s shipping research is ranked 1st in the world, based on 2009 toStudents have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice at top companies with the Work Integrated Education (WIE) at Hong Kong PolyU.2011 data from Thomas Reuter’s ISI Web of Science
  • The Faculty’s port research is ranked 4th in the world, based on an analysis of port literature presented at the 2011 International Association of Maritime Economists conference in a paper entitled “Port Research since 1980: An analysis of Authorship and Institutional Affiliation”.
  • Publications in UTD List of Journals. The Faculty is ranked 42nd in the world for its Finance and Economics research by a study published in the Journal of Financial Economics 93 (2009) 353, 356. PolyU is the only university in Asia and Australia to make the cut in the ranking of the top 50 universities in the world.

Unique Features of the business programmes at PolyU

1. Strengthened Language and Communications Component

The WIE is an excellent platform for students to gain experience as well as potential jobs upon graduation.

PolyU aims to nurture their students to become effective communicators, both biliterate and trilingual (English and Chinese, including Putonghua). In addition to the English and Chinese language subjects in the core curriculum, extensive reading and writing components with adequate support from the teaching team are introduced to the general education programme and the discipline-specific curriculum.

2. Mandatory Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
All PolyU full-time undergraduate students will complete a mandatory WIE

Hong Kong PolyU students have access to top companies in Hong Kong for their Work Integrated Education (WIE)

component (300 hours) to gain real-life experience in the actual workplace before graduation. This will enable PolyU students to deepen their understanding of industries and professions, to apply classroom learning to deal with real-life problems, and to develop their workplace skills.

For the Spring Internship Programme, students are released from day-time study and they are required to study only two subjects in weekday evenings or on Saturdays during the internship period. The other option is the Summer Internship Programme where students work full time from June to August (Summer holidays).

The provision of compensation and/or benefits is at the discretion of employers. PolyU encourages the employers to provide students an allowance for meals and transport.

3. Enrich Students’ Experience with Industries and the Professions
With PolyU’s strong and long-standing relationship with industries and the professions, they

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are able to organize many “out-of-classroom” learning activities (e.g. mentorship programme, talks by experts from various disciplines, site visits and study tours, industry-based student projects, etc.) that bring students closer to real-life professional practice.

This relationship has also further stepped up collaboration between the University and industries in research, high-level consultancy projects and knowledge transfer activities which in turn support the application orientation of their academic programmes.

4. Capstone Project
Included in all programmes is a capstone project or thesis to enable students to

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consolidate their learning experience accumulated over the entire undergraduate study to deal with or solve a complex problem related to their profession/discipline.

5. Developing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Problem-Solving Skills
The university places a strong emphasis on nurturing students’ entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and offer a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities, e.g. PolyU Micro Fund for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Pilot Scheme, and PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student  Challenge, to help students develop these skills.

Professional recognition of HK PolyU programmes

The Faculty offers a comprehensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate

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programmes, many of which are recognised by professional bodies in the fields of accounting, finance, logistics, management, marketing and transport.

Programmes of HK PolyU School of Accounting & Finance are recognized by:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • CPA Australia
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) /Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI)
  • The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK)

Programmes of HK PolyU Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies are recognized by:

  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)HKPU07
  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • The Chartered Institute of Purhasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
  • The International Institute of Management (IIM)
  • Marine Department of the HKSAR Government

Programmes of HK PolyU Department of Management and Marketing are recognized by:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)Hong Kong PolyU aims to create holistic students
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Hong Kong Institution of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)
  • Our taught postgraduate programmes are recognized by:
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTHK)
  • The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)


There are altogether two blocks of student halls, namely, Hung Hom Halls and

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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.

All rooms are fully furnished with a shared bathroom between two adjacent rooms. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with broadband Internet access.

Hall Building

Room Types

Daily Rate

Lodging Fee for the Whole Period

Hung Hom Halls

Double Room



Triple Room



Homantin Halls

Double Room



Triple Room



General Expenses or Cost of Living

Non-local students should be aware of the high cost of living in Hong Kong. Apart from

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tuition fee and hall fees, academic expenses (excluding computer and related expenses) for full-time students are likely to be in the region of HK$6,000 – HK$9,000* for most disciplines and around HK$28,000 for design programmes. Basic meal charges at campus catering outlets are likely to be about HK$20,000* per annum (excluding summer terms).

Non-local students in government-funded programmes are eligible to apply for accommodation in the Student Halls of Residence, which charge a reasonable rent of around HK$11,000 for an academic year 2012-13(excluding the summer term). RM1 is about HK$2.5

An estimate of one year studying at PolyUas a non‐localstudent:
Items HK$
Academic fees
1. Tuition fee 100,000
2. PolyUcautionmoney 390
3. Students’Union one‐off membership fee 80
4. Students’Union annual subscription fee 140
5. Repayment ofstudent visa fee 160
Hall fees (if applicable)
6. Hall lodging fee – Homantin Halls 11,440
(for 1st and 2nd semesters)
7. Hall cautionmoney 500
8. Hall function fee ‐ Homantin Halls 300
(for 1st and 2nd semesters)
Other Expenses*
9. Basic meal charges at campus catering outlets 20,000
 (excluding summer term)
Academic expenses 7,000
(e.g.textbooks but excluding computer &
related expenses)
Total in HK Dollars 140,010
Total in RM  56,004


  • Self-study Language Centres
    You can learn and enhance your Chinese and English language proficiencyComputer Lab at Hong Kong PolyUwhenever you like on your own terms at our self-study language centres, all the centres are equipped with a wide range of multimedia materials and equipments to help you in your learning.
  • Multi-purpose Auditorium
    With a seating of 1,025, this elegant auditorium is an excellent venue for you to enjoy a variety of cultural, academic and social activities.
  • Pao Yue-kong Library
    The main library of the university where you can find more than 2.14 million items in its collection and it offers more than 3,500 reader places.Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Computing Facilities
    You can enjoy our full range of computing facilities and services, including access to more than 500 PCs, email systems, network services, internet connections and video-on-demand facilities.
  • Innovation Tower
    An Innovation Tower designed by Zaha Hadid built in 2011 to facilitate further inter-disciplinary research and design education, reinforcing Hong Kong as Asia’s design hub.

Visa Requirements

To study in Hong Kong as a university student you must also have a confirmed offer to

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study at a public or private university or similar institution. You must also prove that you can meet the any fees that are required as part of the course.

It takes about 6 weeks to process the Student Visa. Students must fill up the form ID 995A. The nearest Chinese diplomatic and consular missions

Working in Hong Kong

Students are allowed to work part time for 20-hours a week on campus only. During

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Non-local students may apply for employment after they have completed the studies and left Hong Kong. Persons who have obtained a degree or higher qualification in a full-time and locally accredited programme in Hong Kong may apply to stay/return and work in Hong Kong under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates.

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