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Why Korean Students Choose The University of Hong Kong
- 3rd most international university in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
- 25th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)
- Nearly 100% graduate employment rate for 12 consecutive years.
Nearly 40% of HKU's graduates are able to secure a job offer even before they graduate. Therefore, it is not surprising that a majority of our graduates from around the world choose to stay in Hong Kong and work. This bustling metropolis is full of opportunities and graduates can easily get a work visa. HKU has helped several students launch their careers in Hong Kong and rest of the world.
Many of our students also say that taking up internships during semester breaks is how they narrowed down their interests, gained experience, travelled and even secured jobs. HKU has a culture that actively encourages students to take up internships; our student advisory body, CEDARS has several resources which students can use to find internships that match their interests.
Hear From Our Students
I was the Managing Director of Eureka Consulting Group (ECG) – a student-led pro bono consulting group and a registered social enterprise – from 2016 to 2017. As a final year student yet to graduate from university, my team and I was negotiating with local businesses on client engagement contracts, spearheading professional interviews with 200+ students a year and essentially running an organization of nearly 50 people. What is more, we were making impact in the businesses of our clients in measurable ways, from designing marketing campaigns to pricing strategies. None of this would have been possible if it were not for the community of dedicated and talented students at HKU and the access HKU allowed to some of our key mentors. I was later able to leverage on my leadership experiences at ECG for success in future graduate program and job search process.
I also felt that Hong Kong and HKU genuinely welcomes international students. It is hard to find institutions like HKU that grant significant amount of scholarships to international students. Internship and job opportunities are very open to them as well.
HKU is located in Hong Kong Island and in an urban environment, meaning I can easily gain hands-on experience of the culture and its dynamism. As a person interested in art, Hong Kong is a great place to live and study as it is the center of the Asian art market.
I think studying in HKU means you are surrounded by people from all over the world - even the places that you might not have expected. I would like to take this invaluable opportunity to learn their culture.
Of course I will be studying hard, but what I really expect to make use of the knowledge outside in a wider context - in and out of the business world, Korea and Hong Kong.
HKU Open House in Seoul
|Date:||January 12, 2019 (Saturday)|
10:00 am - 12:30 pm (South Korea Time)
Undergraduate Interviews for Main Round Applicants
|Date:||Jan 12 - 13, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)|
January 12, 2019: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (South Korea Time)
January 13, 2019: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (South Korea Time)
Interview invitations will be made on a selective basis to those who have already submitted applications to HKU. Shortlisted candidates for an interview will receive confirmation through their registered e-mail nearer the time of the interview.
COEX Convention Exhibition Center
513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul