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3 exciting scholarships to study in Hong Kong

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As a cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong is also famous for its diverse multicultural environment -- perfect for the international student. Source: Isaac Lawrence/AFP

There are only six Disneyland parks in the world. One of them is located in Penny’s Bay, Hong Kong and as a cosmopolitan city, it’s also famous for its diverse multicultural environment — perfect for the international student.

Furthermore, Hong Kong boasts more than 300 towering skyscrapers and has many historic temples proving to be the perfect blend of the old and the new. With highly-ranked Hong Kong universities, this country is the perfect international higher education hub.

What fees can you expect as an international student and how do you apply? We’ll take a look at three of the best Hong Kong universities below and all you need to know:

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There are only six Disneyland parks in the world. One of them is located in Penny’s Bay, Hong Kong. Source: Anthony Wallace/AFP

The University of Hong Kong

The Pearl of the Orient’s oldest institution is known as a research-driven academic powerhouse.
It boasts an extremely diverse community with over 8,000 international students. 

If you want to apply here, you need to prepare your academic profile, academic qualifications and choice of programme. Don’t forget to provide your references (letters of recommendation and predicted grades) and spend a lot of time working on your personal statement.

A year of annual tuition fees come up to US$21,987 while accommodation fees vary. Residential halls can cost up to US$4,788 while off-campus housing is around US$6,428. 

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A Star Ferry sails across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Source: Isaac Lawrence/AFP

All of this is slightly less than what you’d pay for a public uni in the US and you can lessen the costs further by applying for scholarships

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Next on our list of Hong Kong universities is this international research institution  focused on science, technology, engineering, management and business studies. 

To apply, you need to nominate an academic referee and submit the required documents. An academic year here is US$18,000 and another US$3,400 on top of that for accommodation on campus. For scholarships, check this page out.

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Minibuses are pictured along a road in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area — this country is the perfect blend of the old and the new. Source: Bertha Wang/AFP

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Four last contender of Hong Kong universities is the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CHUK). It’s a comprehensive research institution and the only one in the country that offers a collegiate system. 

You can check here if you will be able to meet the general, language and programme-specific requirements. A year at CUHK is approximately US$18,648 for a postgraduate programme. There’s also a US$58 caution fee when you enrol that’s eventually used for graduation. 

Hostel fees are about US$1,800 a year and living expenses should round up to about US$25,000. If you want to check out the different types of financial aids they offer, you can do so here.