Why HKU-Cambridge

Spend two years in Hong Kong followed by three years in Cambridge and earn a Bachelor of Engineering from HKU and both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Engineering from the University of Cambridge upon successful completion of this five-year programme. 

Two Exceptional Universities, Three Degrees

HKU is the best university in Hong Kong, a preferred choice for talented students in the region, and was ranked 22nd in the world by QS World University Rankings 2022. Steeped in history and tradition, the University of Cambridge is one of the top-ranking universities in the world in terms of education, reputation, and academic excellence. In this programme, you will spend three years in Cambridge and two years in Hong Kong to earn three degrees over five years.

Cultivate Global Engineering Leaders

During the exclusive five-year programme, you will experience two highly sought-after universities with different academic styles and campus cultures, and receive three degrees in five years. Successful completion of the programme means you’ll be eligible for professional accreditation and be able to pursue desirable career opportunities around the world.

Your Five-year Study

Be admitted to HKU’s Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science/Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

In year one, HKU will nominate students for assessment by the University of Cambridge. Following a written test and interview, nominated students who meet the entry conditions will be accepted for entry to Cambridge in year three. If you don’t meet the requirements, you will remain at HKU to complete the Bachelor of Engineering.


Study Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science at HKU.


Study Engineering/Computer Science in their first year of study at the University of Cambridge.


Upon completion of this year’s study at Cambridge, you may apply for a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge.


Study Master of Engineering at Cambridge. Upon completion, you will receive a Master of Engineering from the University of Cambridge and also may apply for a BENG degree from HKU.

Fees and Scholarships

Tuition fees are to be paid to each host institution (two years at HKU and three years at Cambridge) and are fixed at the time of enrolment. 

  HKU(2 years) Cambridge(3 years)
Tuition fees HKD171,000 per year* GBP33,825 per year
Accommodation (approximate costs) HKD17,290-37,940 per year College fees: GBP9,300-10,470 per year
Living expenses (approximate costs) HKD50,000 per year GBP11,230 per year

*Subject to change. If you have the right of abode in Hong Kong, you will pay local fees of HKD42,100 per year.


Merit-based entrance scholarships for outstanding students at HKU range from one-off grants to full coverage of tuition fees and living expenses. Learn more. 


Scholarships by the Cambridge Overseas Trust and Cambridge College offer financial support for students and typically include full coverage of tuition fees, college fees, and living expenses. Learn more about the Cambridge Overseas Trust and Cambridge College.


How to Apply

If you wish to apply to the dual degree programme, please first apply to HKU’s Faculty of Engineering and enter your preferred Bachelor of Engineering programme as your top choice. Following your admission to the Faculty of Engineering, you can apply to enter this scheme. Applicants have to pass both preliminary screening at HKU and selection by Cambridge. Unsuccessful candidates will continue their studies at HKU. 

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