The composition (tuition) fees for the MBBS, BNurs, BChinMed, BPharm, BBiomedSc, and BASc (GHD) programmes for each academic year is about $42,100 (indicative) for local students, and $171,000 (indicative) for non-local students.
Scholarships and prizes are awarded to students as a reward of outstanding academic achievement, providing students with financial aids for covering the tuition fee, accommodation fee, enrichment activity cost and other expenses in university life. Students with limited financial means are supported to pursue their studies and expand their ambitions. With generous donations from a large number of patrons and distinguished graduates, additional scholarships and prizes are designated to our HKUMed students.
Upon admission to HKUMed, a wide range of Entrance Scholarships are offered to students with outstanding results in open examinations and to degree holders with excellent academic performance. Students with diverse background and/or financial needs could be supported by Springboard Scholarships scheme, which purposes to promote equal learning opportunities. These schemes are often renewable annually in the entire study period, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Enrichment Scholarships aim to support students’ participation in enrichment activities, research attachments and/or experiential learning programmes. The value of award is based on students’ academic merit, financial needs; and the activity’s learning objectives, duration and destination, etc.
Around 100 prizes are offered to students in HKUMed, in recognition of their academic excellence and community engagement. Prizes are often awarded based on students’ exceptional performance in course assignments, essay writings, assessments, competitions, etc.
Students in need of financial assistance to help cover the costs of their university education will find a number of options available to them. More than 40% of our undergraduates receive Government Loans and Grants. In addition, the University offers loans and bursaries for needy students supplemental to the Government Loans and Grants.
The Medical Campus
The Faculty of Medicine Building on Sassoon Road is a state-of-the-art architectural piece comprising the William MW Mong Block, the Laboratory Block and a beautiful Fan Pui Garden in between. The Building is one of the best-equipped medical education and research centres in the region. The Building provides a gross floor area of 48,250m2 to accommodate the department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Biomedical Sciences, Yu Chun Keung Medical Library, and most of the research centres and laboratories including the State Key Laboratories, the Area of Excellence research laboratories and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Clinical Research Centre.
Other facilities of the Building include the Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre comprising four lecture theatres with a total seating capacity of 1,000, seven seminar rooms, an exhibition area, a teleconferencing centre, Suen Chi Sun Clinical Skills Training Centre for medical students, the Clinical Skills Laboratory for nursing students, a mock pharmacy and two teaching laboratories for pharmacy students, a computer-assisted learning laboratory, two virtual reality laboratories, three multi-disciplinary teaching laboratories and Wei Lun Education Centre with more than 25 tutorial rooms.
Opposite to the Faculty of Medicine Building are the Estates Building that houses the School of Chinese Medicine, the Laboratory Animal Unit that supplies animals for teaching and research, and the Pauline Chan Building has been converted into a comprehensive Multidisciplinary Clinical Skills Training Centre with a total area of about 1,300m2. It is the first and only one in Hong Kong that supports multidisciplinary and cross- professional clinical skills education for medical, nursing, pharmacy and Chinese medicine students.
Queen Mary Hospital & Other Teaching Hospitals
The main teaching hospital for the Medical Faculty is Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) situated on Pokfulam Road just above the Medical Faculty. It is not only the regional hospital for the Hong Kong Island but is also a tertiary referral centre for the whole territory. Most of the major specialties and subspecialties are represented in the Hospital. There are more than 1,500 beds and over 4,800 staff . Most of the clinical departments of the Faculty are located in QMH (Anaesthesiology, Clinical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Pathology, Psychiatry and Surgery). It is also home to many lecture theatres, seminar rooms and other teaching facilities.
Other hospitals of the Hospital Authority where teaching is conducted include Grantham Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital, Tung Wah Hospital, The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Ruttonjee Hospital, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre, United Christian Hospital, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Castle Peak Hospital, Fung Yiu King Hospital, Kowloon Hospital, Tsan Yuk Hospital, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Tuen Mun Hospital, Haven of Hope Hospital and Yan Chai Hospital. The University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital, The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital and Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital are also key partners of the Faculty in teaching, training and research.
Study with a View
The learning environment at HKUMed has been greatly enhanced by the newly-renovated common area, known as the Learning Commons, where you can not only study but meet up with fellow students for a variety of academic and learning exchanges. The Learning Commons enjoys a full view of the ocean and its features include a mini amphitheater, an innovative lecture theatre, areas to relax from your studies, and group study areas.
Yu Chun Keung Medical Library
Established in 1965, the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library is the largest branch library among all specialist libraries in the University of Hong Kong Libraries. It is recently renovated as a technology-rich, flexible and collaborative learning space with a pleasant environment conducive to study and research.
To support teaching, study and research of the Medical Faculty the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library has built up a comprehensive and in-depth collection comprising over 235,728 books and bound volumes, 49,771 e-books, 7,639 items of audiovisual materials, 198 current print journals, 11,450 e-journals, and 169 electronic databases.
New facilities are introduced after a recent renovation, including a 24-Hour Study Room/Printing Room, a technology zone equipped with 30 networked computers with software packages for learning, class presentation and digital publishing, a Knowledge Hub for library/faculty instruction classes, 6 group discussion rooms and increased learning spaces with dual electrical power points and USB drives for individual studying. The Library is built as a wireless environment to facilitate access to resources via mobile devices.