University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMarch 31early Septmid MayBudget
FallMarch 31early Septmid DecBudget
SpringSeptember 1mid Janmid MayBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Ranked as one of the top 3 universities in all of Asia, the University of Hong Kong combines academic prestige with the chance to experience one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world.  All classes are held in English, and the exchange is open to nearly all disciplines.  Exchanges can be either semester or year-long.


All courses at the University of Hong Kong are taught in English. Language courses are available for students who want to study Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese. The University of Hong Kong is multidisciplinary and almost all full-time programs are available for exchange students except for those in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine. Exchange students are thus able to study Art, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Social Sciences, and Chinese Studies. The University of Hong Kong is renowned for its highly-ranked Engineering Department. To find out more about the Department and course offerings, click HERE


The University of Hong Kong is located on Hong Kong Island. This island is a thriving economic center while being firmly rooted in the culture of East Asia. The University is a few miles away from the western coast of the island. Hong Kong Island contains various mountains and peaks that make for great hikes, including Victoria Peak. The Peak Trail runs near the university and is full of overlooks that allow for stunning views of Hong Kong’s Central District. Hong Kong Island allows its inhabitants to enjoy the high pace of city life as well as luscious greenery and wildlife.


Exchange students may find their own accommodations in Hong Kong or apply for UHK residence halls. The University has a total of 3,195 dorm rooms in 10 halls. Undergraduate students fill most rooms in the residence halls. Each hall also admits a small proportion of postgraduate students and reserves a small number of places for non-Hong Kong students (exchange and visiting students). Residence halls vary considerably in size and character. All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities as well as quiet places for study. Residence Halls facilitate opportunities for students to meet each other, while off-campus housing allows for greater independence. The University of Hong Kong does have resources available to help students find off-campus accommodations.

Links of Interest

HKU Links

Blogs from UA students who studied at HKU

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