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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.

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)

How to apply

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