HKSYU was established in 1971 and holds the distinction of being the first private university in Hong Kong. It has been ranked in the top 350-400 in the QS Asia University Rankings since 2019, making it the highest-ranked private and self-funded institution in Hong Kong. 
International Foundation Year Programme (IFYP) is designed to equip students from different countries with the skills and knowledge to study undergraduate courses at HKSYU.
HKSYU not only provides academic studies but also offers accommodations, scholarships, student societies, and an education pathway for IFYP students.