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HKU or HKUST

michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
edited January 2014 in International Students
Which school is better and why in your opinion? im thinking of applying to HKUST, already applied to HKU. HKU is better location wise as its closer to the big city shopping part of HK, but HKUST might be better academic wise? i have no idea really...Anyone with knowledged of either school? Im applying for bachelor of science degree.
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  • ysberaysbera 531 replies27 threads Member
    I like HKUST more. Its got more funding, newer campus, beautiful campus and it is very famous for science. Apply for both, the HKUST application is fairly simple.
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  • khan91khan91 437 replies11 threads Member
    Yayy..I also applied to HKUST, and yes their application is quite easy.
    Academics wise, both are almost the same, but i'd say HKU edges it. Anyone else applied. When are you expecting the decisions?
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  • michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
    im going to finish up my app today for HKUST then. But, what are the supporting documents needed besides transcript and copy of passport? anything?

    khan91, why would you say HKU edges it? just curious, i hear mixed things all the time, some say HKUST is better, some say HKU. im expecting desicions april-may-ish, if i dont hear from them ill have to call them up, because schools here require you declare them by May 1st.

    ysbera, do you attend HKUST? how far from the city of Hong Kong is it?
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  • khan91khan91 437 replies11 threads Member
    michelleger, HKU edges it because it has a fairly large campus and more resources. It's ahead in the rankings and we even had an HKUST adcom at our school and i had the temerity to ask him that :D and he had the honesty to tell me that technology wise HKU 'ever-so-slightly' edges it.

    Oh and HKUST is about half an hour from the city center.
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  • shspycshspyc 180 replies37 threads Junior Member
    I heard HKUST is suffering a huge endowment decline.
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  • IúilebIúileb 233 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Have you considered City U of HK? I've been to their recruiting event and it seemed very decent. I'm not sure about technology though
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  • michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
    hkust is suffering huge endowment decline? what about HKU?

    ive heard of city U of HK, im not sure why i didnt check it out...probably b/c i was so focused on HKU. ill check out their website today
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  • khan91khan91 437 replies11 threads Member
    "I heard HKUST is suffering a huge endowment decline"
    ^^^
    Nothing could be farther from the truth. HKUST has just started it's most intensive 'applicant scouting' program. They're handing out scholarships like toffee! At least for international students they are.
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  • michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
    really?? is that with the swire's program thing or the school? because they have some swire scholarship thing, i was going to do it, but i have to finish the 2 essays today then...*Sigh*. unless the scholarships youre talking about are the automatic ones they screen for.
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  • khan91khan91 437 replies11 threads Member
    It's only the swire scholarships that you have to apply for, the rest you're automatically considered.
    And if your application's really good, and you havent applied for the Swire thing, HKUST themself ask you to apply
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  • TheGrandTheGrand 307 replies4 threads Member
    I think HKU still remains the top for Hong Kong Universities.
    The prestige, history, standard of acceptances, international students (%), intl profs.. etc etc edges HKUST.
    But UST is catching up real quick, esp its EMBA is ranked top 20 worldwide.
    Chinese Uni is probably slightly better than UST in terms of ranking.
    HKU > CUHK > HKUST - top 3 i believe.
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  • michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
    yea the thing is, HKUST had caught up FAST. it was founded in 1991, no? and yea HKU probably had better facilities right now, but i hear HKUST education is extremely competitive and rigorous, esp since they accept many mainlanders who tend to be very diligent and conscientious. and yea ust is ranked high for MBA
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  • TheGrandTheGrand 307 replies4 threads Member
    a little correction @ michelleger
    i think you meant EMBA instead of MBA for HKUST*
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  • DonutzDonutz 39 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Nice to meet you everyone. Does anyone of you apply for the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)? I found the undergraduate admission a little strange as one of the requirements to apply is you must have attended a university recognized by CUHK for at least 2 semesters. Does anyone have any details or information regarding this?
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  • TheGrandTheGrand 307 replies4 threads Member
    Hi Donutz,
    I don't really know much about CUHK, but are you sure you are looking at the correction section for Prospective Students instead of Transfer student. Because studying for 2 semester in another University sounds like its for Transfers.
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  • michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
    oh yeah i meant that, but i didnt know there was a difference...whats the e stand for anyway? its probably a stupid question but i dont know what it is.

    TheGrand, so would you pick HKU over HKUST for a bachelor of science degree, or anything for that matter? just curious, and i was wondering what your reasoning would be besides that one is just better in general.
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  • ysberaysbera 531 replies27 threads Member
    hey, I haven't checked out this thread for a long time
    No I don't go to HKUST but I did apply there. If I got accepted to both HKU BBA(IBGM) or HKUST Double Degree I would go to HKUST because as I have said its newer, next to the beach, very good for technology and the dual degree program really appeals to me. Furthermore, my dad told me Nokia recruits extensively at HKUST so I am guessing many other top firms do to.

    Btw did anyone get accepted into HKUST already? Conditional or Unconditional
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  • michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
    i didnt get a reply yet but i just applied like a week ago but ill probably post on this thread when i find out
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  • DonutzDonutz 39 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Regarding to the CUHK problem, I think I did not make a mistake. The criteria is on this link.

    Admissions
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  • michellegermichelleger 149 replies7 threads Junior Member
    hmmm thats funny, i might send over an email and ask about it. I think they say university study is required since in HK theres an entire extra year of secondary school than in US...not sure if thats where u r located though.....If i were you and i really wanted to go I would just apply anyway. Are you taking AP courses? those will probably help. But idk, maybe CUHK isnt scouting for internationals as much...
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