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Annual Costs and Fees

HKUST tuition fees and on campus accommodation and housing costs for local and non-local students differ in many universities. Similarly, opportunities for accommodation, internship, scholarships, employment and financial assistance also differ based on a number of criteria.


Accommodation Fee
 University-provided Accommodation 

Local Student:

HK$10,156 – HK$16,919 per year  more +

Non-local Student:

HK$12,644 – HK$21,058 per year  more + 

Hall fees listed above are ONLY for
new students admitting to HKUST in Fall 2017
for the entire residential period
from August 2017 to June 2018.

Hall charges for 2018/19
will be announced once they are available.

 Off-Campus Accommodation 

Please contact the Off-Campus Housing Section.

Local Tuition Fee
HK$42,100 per year
Non-local Tuition Fee
HK$140,000 per year
Visiting Students Tuition Fee
HK$4,700 per credit
Visiting Intern Tuition Fee
HK$1,754 per credit


HKUST is committed in supporting outstanding local and non-local students who choose to pursue their higher education with the University. Scholarships are awarded to top students from all backgrounds based on academic merit and non-academic achievements.

For further details or inquiry about all scholarships, including application forms and procedures, please click to visit the HKUST Scholarship & Financial Aid Office’s webpage.

Student Employment & Internship

Local: Full time local students can apply for different types of internships (paid or unpaid) and look for graduate job via our Career Centre

Non-local: Full time non-local students with valid student visas are eligible to take up summer jobs and participate in curriculum-related internships – that are endorsed by HKUST. In addition, during the semester, students are eligible to take up part-time jobs on campus for a maximum of 10 hours per week. After completion of their degree program, non-local international students may apply to stay and work in Hong Kong under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-Local Graduates. For details, please visit

For more details on our Career Center, you may click

Financial Assistance

Students who have financial difficulties may apply for financial assistance. There are different types of financial assistances and related services. For more details, you may visit Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.