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The award

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

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About Architectural Studies at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies BA(AS) is a four-year, full-time program that introduces students to architecture as a cultural discipline. It is the first degree needed to qualify as an architect, and provides an excellent general education that gives students the confidence to pursue related careers both within the design professions and further afield.

The course of study is centered on research based learning in the design studio and is structured to foster a sense of community, develop deep knowledge of the discipline, and encourage creativity. Design studios look at diverse contemporary issues relevant to Hong Kong and the world and are structured by five thematic platforms that introduce students to a range of methodologies and approaches to the territorial, political, technological, urban and environmental issues that comprise architecture as a cultural discipline.

The BA(AS) program offers numerous opportunities for knowledge exchange and international experience, including study-abroad at the Faculty’s Shanghai Study Centre, semester exchanges with leading international schools of architecture, study trips to foundational sites of Asian architecture and urbanism, and hands-on experience through the summer field studies workshops. Courses in the program are offered in the areas of Architectural Design, History and Theory of Architecture, Technology, and Visual Communication.

Professional Recognition

The BA(AS) degree is recognized by the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level / International A-Level, SAT / AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 33, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 550 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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