Globally Recognised with an International Approach

With the longest history of liberal arts education in Hong Kong, Lingnan University is committed to providing first-class, whole-person tuition informed by the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. Lingnan excels as an internationally recognised liberal arts university distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. Most recently, Lingnan came second worldwide for "Quality Education" in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, and leaped 20 places in the overall QS World University Rankings 2021. Citations per faculty are up by 21, and by 77 in "International Students". As well as being in the top 35 in "International Faculty", Lingnan was named one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts College in Asia” by Forbes in 2015.

Lingnan is accredited as a Five Stars Institution by The QS Intelligence Unit, which evaluates universities worldwide across a wide range of important performance indicators set against pre-established international standards. Lingnan receives the maximum five stars in the areas of Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Arts and Culture, and Inclusiveness.

Lingnan University offers a wide range of taught postgraduate programmes in diverse disciplines. The teaching pedagogy is to provide students with opportunities to learn about their chosen discipline through cross-cultural interactions and exchanges worldwide. The students are exposed to different cultures and practices to better prepare themselves for work in a global society. They also have ample opportunities to get ahead by participating in international symposiums and seminars and keeping up-to-date with growing trends and challenges. Exciting internship opportunities overseas, on the Mainland and locally give students practical work experience.

Admissions for 2021/2022 are now open. Don’t wait —act now and enrol in one of LU’s exciting postgraduate programmes!

 [Lingnan's taught doctoral and taught master's/postgraduate diploma programmes are pitched at level 7 and level 6 respectively under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) (Details about the HKQF and its QF level, as well as the comparability with qualification frameworks of other countries are available at and under the section "International Networking").]

Lingnan University & National Chengchi University co-launch Dual Doctoral Degree Programme

Lingnan University and National Chengchi University (NCCU) jointly run a Dual Degree of Doctor of Policy Studies (DPS) and PhD of Education Policy/Administration, leveraging the outstanding academics and researchers from the two leading universities in Asia to provide research training for students with international and comparative perspectives. Students can be awarded two doctoral degrees in just 3-4 years.

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School of Graduate Studies launches Master of Arts in International Affairs – Concentration on China-Africa Studies

Given the growing degree of economic collaboration between China and the countries of Africa, and the ever increasing flow of people in both directions, there is clearly a need for a postgraduate programme that offers a serious comparative international understanding of this deepening relationship. That’s why Lingnan is excited to announce the launch of a specialisation programme, Concentration on China-Africa Studies, as part of its existing MA in International Affairs. This one-year full-time programme commences in September 2020.

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School of Graduate Studies launches Master of Cities and Governance

Lingnan's innovative new Master programme in Cities and Governance, which will be launched in September 2020, aims to equip students with the type of practical skills and understandings required to tackle the huge challenges facing today's mega-cities and regions.

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