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University of Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong, China
WebsiteUniversity of Hong Kong (see Incoming Student Exchange Programme)
Language of instruction: English is the language of instruction. Free Mandarin and introductory Chinese language training courses are offered to all undergraduate exchange students
Terms: 1st Semester (September – January), 2nd Semester (January – June) with a three-week break between semesters. Students may study for 1 or 2 terms


  • "The world is our classroom" is the motto for Hong Kong’s oldest university, founded in 1911
  • HKU is a leading research university in Asia Pacific region
  • The University provides a wide range of facilities and support for students, including Residences, Libraries, Health Services, Counseling, a Financial Aid Office, a Computer Centre, and Sports Centers that provide many recreational opportunities

Area of study

  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Humanities
  • Some courses may be available in: Education, Engineering, Law, and Business.

The confirmed course list for each academic year will only be ready in early August. Please take reference from courses offered in the past academic year for your course study plan. See the University of Hong Kong's Course Information page for more detail on course availability.

Exchange credit history

Exchange credit history: See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Hong Kong. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On-campus housing: Available. Further details on residential halls are available on the Accommodation website
  • Off-campus housing: Available (may be slightly more expensive than on campus housing options)

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

 Students are required to apply for a Hong Kong student visa prior to their arrival, detailed instructions on the visa application process can be found at HKU's Student Visa page.

How to apply

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