The university is one with a strongly interntional character, and its medium of instruction is English. Though its acceptance rate is unpublished, the general consensus is that HKU's admissions are very selective–some even consider it exceedingly selective, which is compounded by a high demand for limited spots in Hong Kong's universities. The tuition fee for local students (defined as students who do not need a visa to study in Hong Kong, which excludes students from mainland China) is around $6000. Foreign students have to pay roughly $19000 in tuition, on top of their room and living expenses in one of Asia's most expensive cities. While entrance scholarships are available to foreign students, financial aid is generally unavailable, as the government already keeps the international student tuition fee low. Foreign students are allowed to take up part-jobs and work in Hong Kong after their studies.
The results for HKU's students, however, are stellar. The university not only sends its students to elite institutions around the world to do graduate and professional studies. It also has a very good (to say the least) employment record–almost 100% of all HKU alumni over the past 7 years have obtained employment shortly after graduation.