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Tuition Fee and Living Expenses


As a non-local student, your tuition fee of studying in Hong Kong varies according to your level of study and your choice of programme.

Of course, other than tuition fee, you need to allow for other expenses during your study, for example, course materials, examination fee, and graduation fee, etc. Normal ranges of study-related expenses are as follows –

Item Amount (HK$/US$) (per year)
Tuition Fee (for non-local students) HK$90,000 - HK$265,000

US$11,500 – US$34,000

Accommodation
- Hostel
- Rental for flat (with one bedroom)

HK$15,000 – HK$45,000
HK$96,000 – HK$180,000

US$1,900 – US$5,800
US$12,600 – US$23,000
Living expenses Approx. HK$50,000 Approx. US$6,400
Miscellaneous Approx. HK$15,000 Approx. US$1,900
Item & Amount (per year)
Tuition Fee (for non-local students)
HK$90,000 - HK$265,000
US$11,500 – US$34,000
Accommodation - Hostel
HK$15,000 – HK$45,000
US$1,900 – US$5,800
Accommodation - Rental for flat (with one bedroom)
HK$96,000 – HK$180,000
US$12,600 – US$23,000
Living expenses
Approx. HK$50,000
Approx. US$6,400
Miscellaneous
Approx. HK$15,000
Approx. US$1,900


Before making decision, you are advised to visit institutions’ websites or contact the institutions direct to check out the tuition fees of the programme that you plan to apply.

The following links will direct you to the relevant webpage of institutions, which contain more detailed information on tuition fee for non-local students.

Publicly-funded Local Degree-awarding Institutions :

Hong Kong Baptist University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
The Education University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The University of Hong Kong


Self-financing Local Degree-awarding Institutions :

Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Centennial College
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Hang Seng Management College
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council
The Open University of Hong Kong
Tung Wah College
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
HKCT Institute of Higher Education
Gratia Christian College


Institution Providing Locally-accredited Non-local Degree Programmes :

Savannah College of Art and Design


Self-financing Institutions Providing Locally-accredited Sub-degree Programmes :

Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
City University of Hong Kong - Community College of City University
HKU SPACE *
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong College of Technology
Hong Kong Institute of Technology *
Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies *
The Community College at Lingnan University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
The Open University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education *
The University of Hong Kong - HKU SPACE Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - The School of Professional Education and Executive Development
Vocational Training Council *
Yew Chung Community College
YMCA College of Careers *

* Institutions running locally-accredited non-local post-secondary programmes in collaboration with non-local institutions

Find a University Grants Committee-funded post-secondary course