In concert with the preparatory work for the establishment of HKUST(GZ), we have rolled out a Pilot Scheme on the Clear Water Bay (CWB) campus to start enrolling research postgraduate (RPgs) students in relevant PhD and MPhil programs to conduct cross-disciplinary research in Thrust Areas identified under the Hubs to be established in HKUST(GZ). We have also initiated a global faculty search to develop HKUST(GZ)’s academic and research possibilities before the physical campus is ready. HKUST(GZ) will provide multi-faceted opportunities for students to develop their personal attributes and competencies, discover their own passion and interests, and widen their horizons intellectually and globally. This includes, but not limited to, hall life, international research or learning opportunities, exchanges and internships with choices in various forms and durations, etc.

HKUST(GZ) is positioned to offer the same quality and standard of teaching and learning environment as HKUST. We look for high-performing students from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, and with different interests, perspectives, abilities, and entrepreneurial spirit.

The second cohort of RPg students recruited through the Pilot Scheme began their study on CWB campus in Fall 2020. All students of the Pilot Scheme are registered as HKUST students and those who have satisfactorily completed the degree program will be awarded the HKUST degree. 

Competitive scholarships and studentships are available. For more information about admission for the Pilot Scheme, please refer to