Hong Kong is a small but vibrant city where Eastern and Western influences unite to create a diverse and unique environment. Ranked 15th in the QS Best Student Cities 2022,there are numerous reasons why Hong Kong is an incredible place to study. We take a look at the top 5 reasons to study in Hong Kong.
By Cara Fielder. Published 22 November 2018. Last updated 25 November 2021.
East meets West
Located to the southeast of Mainland China, Hong Kong is surrounded by the dynamic skyline of Victoria Harbour. Towering skyscrapers at the forefront of architectural technology can be found next to ancient Chinese architecture and traditional Chinese delicacies are available next door to modern burger joints. If you want to study in somewhere rich in cultural diversity, Hong Kong is the perfect place to do it.
Hong Kong is a city of extremes and shopping is no exception. While home to a large number of gleaming, futuristic multi-levelled shopping malls, it’s also home to neon lit street markets. Head to Causeway Bay for hip, indie fashion, Mongkok for bargains, Hollywood Road for art and go to Hong Kong’s Central district for high-end designer labels.
The outdoor life
70% of Hong Kong is made up of national parks and public transport is excellent so it’s incredibly easy to leave the crowds of the city behind and escape to the country. Whether your fancy long scenic runs, hiking, rock climbing, cycling or even fishing, it’s all just a short journey away.
Hong Kong is an international financial centre and the premier trading hub between mainland China and the rest of the world. Thanks to this, it’s the ideal location for networking and career opportunities. As a student in Hong Kong you will be perfectly placed to make the most of these opportunities, both during your work placements and during your career after you have completed your studies.
If you’re a foodie Hong Kong is the place to be. With one of the highest ratios of restaurants per head in the world you’ll never struggle to find somewhere to eat. From Michelin Star dining to dai pai dongs (open-air food stalls) or Hong Kong’s exclusive McDonald’s menu, whatever your budget you can take a culinary adventure throughout the streets of this vibrant city.
If you want to know more about studying in Hong Kong please visit our Hong Kong campus webpage.