Fees and Charges

Program Fee

Tentative tuition fee for intake 2022/23 is HK$250,000.

A caution money of HK$300 will also be charged on top of the program fee and is payable in first installment. Charges will be made against the caution money if there is any unpaid claim against the student, such as outstanding library dues. At graduation, the full amount of the caution money will be transferred to cover the graduation fee.

Charges for non-local students

Student Visa Application

The application and the mailing fee of the student visa is HK$550. Students are expected to settle the fee at the time submitting a visa application via the university.

Compulsory Medical Insurance

A compulsory medical insurance is required for all registered full-time degree-seeking non-local postgraduate students studying at HKUST on student visa/entry permit.

The annual medical insurance fee is HK$300 (subject to review for 22/23).

More details on the insurance coverage can be obtained here.

Payment Schedule for Intake 2022-23 (tentative)

InstallmentPayment DeadlineAmount
Deposit Upon offer acceptance HK$40,000
1st Installment

Caution money

Compulsory Medical Insurance Fee (For non-local students)

Students' Union Fee
  • Initial Entry Fee
  • Annual Subscription
Early September HK$85,000


HK$300 (subject to review for 22/23)


  • HK$100
  • HK$100
2nd Installment Early February HK$125,000