Tuition and Fees

Students attending the UC Berkeley/HKU Dual Degree program pay tuition and fees to the campus they are physically attending.

For the first two years, tuition and fees are paid to HKU. For the last two years of the program, tuition and fees are paid to UC Berkeley. Tuition and fees for both institutions are subject to change.

The University of Hong Kong

Tuition fees are calculated based on whether students are admitted as a “local” or “non-local” student. The tuition fee for the current intake 2019-2020 is HKD 42,100 (local)/ HKD 164,000 (non-local) applied to both Year 1 and Year 2 studies; these fees are subject to review annually and the new fees – if revised – will be announced at the launch of our application cycle. More information on HKU fees can be found here.


UC Berkeley

Determine your residency status, and then review undergraduate tuition and fees for the current academic year on the Office of the Registrar’s website. Note that fees are listed per semester on the Registrar’s site (there are two semesters per year).

Cost of living estimates can be found of the Cost of Attendance page of the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships website under “Other Estimated Costs”. Costs presented on this page are per year.

Students admitted to the program for Fall 2020 will attend UC Berkeley beginning in Fall 2022. The 2022-2023 cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, and non-resident supplemental tuition rates will be available in late Spring 2022.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Similar to tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarships are administered by the campus of attendance.

The University of Hong Kong

Students accepted to the Dual Degree Program will be considered for the HKU Foundation Entrance Scholarship upon admission to HKU. Separate application is not required. The scholarship may cover up to full tuition plus living expenses.


UC Berkeley

U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens may apply for and receive need-based financial aid through the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships office during the two years at UC Berkeley.

Foreign nationals who will be studying at Berkeley through a visa can review the Berkeley International Office’s webpage on Financial Aid for International Students.