City University of Hong Kong

Full of tradition and promise for tomorrow....

A dynamic academic institution dedicated to excellence, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has had an incredible rise within its short history. Located in Kowloon in Hong Kong and founded in 1994, CityU is currently among the top 10 universities in Asia and in the top 150 in the world. It is a fast-growing institution with c.20,000 students and an incredible reputation based on academic and research excellence. It also has c.450 partner universities worldwide welcoming c.1000 exchange students per year with a very global outlook.

Based in Hong Kong, CityU is campus environment located in one of the most fast-paced, diverse and exciting cities in the world. With a mainly ethnic Chinese population Hong Kong is a global city that intertwines Chinese traditions harmoniously with Western culture, and with classes taught in English, CityU offers an amazing opportunity to experience Asia without needing to be fluent in a second language (although we encourage learning some!).

Student life is vibrant. CityU has 15 sports teams and 60 student associations and societies as part of the City U's Students' Union (SU). CityU's Global Services Office (GSO) is a dedicated function that creates a supportive and welcoming environment for all students, managing their Orientation activities, buddy system and International Friends Club so that students can share their own culture as well as helping to integrate exchange students into the local student community.

CityU gives you the chance to live and study in a city like no other.

CityU information:

Who can participate?

All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad that are taught at CityU
Entry requirements:

Minimum 55% average

Semester dates:
  • Semester 1: September - December
  • Semester 2: January - May

Reading application deadlines:

01 January 2019 (further details to follow)

Cost of Living:  See CityU Cost of Living pages.
Additional Costs:

Visa might be required to study in Hong Kong (CityU Visa information )

Insurance might be required (CityU Health & Insurance webpages )

NB - Eligible students can recoup funds through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before the CityU will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a year when there is a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at CityU than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
  • Capacity constraints at partner institution
  • Academic performance
  • Personal Statement
  • Spread of subjects
  • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
  • Duration of Study Abroad placement
  • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


Things to do now

Contact us

Follow us

Page navigation

Student Experiences



Search Form

A-Z lists