For each role, we need to confirm eligibility for HKU senior staff quarters and the amount of housing allowance on offer.
What health care benefits are provided?
Medical care in Hong Kong is world class. Hong Kong has a well-developed public health care system and numerous options for private health care provided in clinic and hospital settings. A helpful overview of the health care system in Hong Kong is available here: https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/health/hosp/overview.htm.
HKU employees may access care from both public and private health care providers. Faculty members are entitled to medical care at HKU's Health Service, with most regular outpatient services provided free of charge. In addition, the University provides a Catastrophic Insurance Plan for all faculty, and offers faculty members the option of enrolling in a Top-Up Medical Insurance Plan to provide more comprehensive coverage.
Does the University provide education subsidise to cover school tuition for dependants?
No. While HKU does not provide tuition remission for faculty children, we will work with you throughout the process to answer questions about schooling options in Hong Kong. Schools in Hong Kong are excellent and there are many options from which to choose.
Retirement and Pension
What is the retirement age at HKU?
Currently, the formal retirement date at HKU is June 30 following the appointee's 60 birthday.
Re-appointment may be approved for any period up to five years after the retirement age of 60.
Extended contracts may also be offered to highly qualified individuals.
What kind of retirement benefits does the University provide?
The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme is the Hong Kong government's formal system of retirement protection, and all HKU employees between the ages of 18 and 65 are required to participate.
Professoriate staff appointed on a tenured/substantive basis may elect to join the Staff Provident Fund, for which the University's contribution to the fund is 15% of monthly salary with a 5% mandatory contribution from the appointee.
Professoriate staff appointed on a fixed-term basis are eligible for a gratuity (bonus) equivalent to 15% of the salary which they earn during the contract period.