Where can I go?

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong



City Information

The bustling city and world-famous skyline make Hong Kong one of the most unique and exciting destinations in Asia. Hong Kong is a hub for business moguls and young expats travelling from all corners of the world to experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle. Whilst Students will be able to experience Hong Kong culture in their everyday they will also have the luxury of being a stone’s throw distance from the boarder to Shenzhen, China's closest city. Hong Kong frequently celebrates various holidays with parties in the streets and fireworks over the harbours.  Outside of the hustle and bustle, students will often hike in the mountains (Dragons Back is a good place to start), visit soft white beaches (San Wan, Repulse Bay and Big Wave Bay are all very accessible) and sometimes hire out boats to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sun. Other fantastic activities to complete would be visiting Big Buddha, exploring the street markets and taking a trip to Macau!


University Information

City U is located in the heart of Hong Kong. It is currently ranked 49th in the QS World University rankings and is globally recognised as a top centre of higher learning and research. City U has a student population of around 20,000 and is known as one of the best sporting universities in Hong Kong thanks to its five-story purpose built sports centre and on-campus Olympic size pool available to all students. The university joins an upmarket mall and metro service so travelling from your halls to various HK locations is quick and simple. The university hosts exchange students from universities from all over the world and runs a very successful orientation week where expats are able to network and befriend. As a student you will have access to a wealth of academic knowledge and resources as well as support for those with specific learning disabilities.


Additional Information

Additional Fees:
Visa - 600 HKD

It should be noted that some modules may be graded using a bell curve.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are monitoring the political situation in Hong Kong very closely. Current Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice is that travel to Hong Kong remains at an acceptable risk level and therefore we are continuing to offer Hong Kong Study Abroad opportunities at the present time. Applicants should be aware however, that, as with any destination, should the situation escalate and FCO advice change, the University may have to withdraw study abroad opportunities in Hong Kong. Whilst every effort would be made to offer alternative destinations/opportunities to students who had received an offer for a Semester/Year/Summer in Hong Kong, we cannot guarantee this would always be possible.

Summary Table

Competitiveness Less competitive
Number of places open for application 2
Do UK students need a visa? Yes
Total estimated cost per semester in local currency
(check xe.com for current exchange rates)
46,000 HKD per semester.
City type Very large city (1m+)
Campus Type(s) Urban
Where do exchange students normally live? Mixture of university halls of residence & private off-campus accommodation
Are exchange students guaranteed a place in University halls of residence? No
Which UoL semester would a student normally spend at this partner? Semester 1
Term Dates

Semester 1: September to December

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Courses Offered