The University of Hong Kong

Virtue and Wisdom

The University of Hong Kong has given unparalleled service to Hong Kong and the region since its foundation in 1911, drawing on the great cultural traditions of the West and China.

HKU is one of the most internationalised universities in the world, with over 104 nationalities represented. The University of Hong Kong is one of the most prestigious universities in Asia and in the top 30 in the world. It has c.30,000 students across 70 major areas of study, with 11 disciplines within the world's top 20 universities. HKU currently has more than 340 partner institutions across the world, sending and welcoming around 1000 per year. Based on Hong Kong Island in Luncg Fu Shan, the main campus is 160,000 square metres, with it's on MTR station. HKU has 13 residence halls across Hong Kong.

HKU will partner you with a buddy mentor who will help you navigate the Study Abroad programme in Hong Kong. HKU offers over 100 student associations. There is also a broad range of health, fitness, sports, recreation facilities and programmes offered by the Centre for Sports and Exercise

HKU offers you a chance to study in one of the best institutions across the world.

HKU information:

Who can participate?

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

Minimum 55% average

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

Reading application deadlines:

27 January 2019 (further details to follow)

Cost of Living:  See HKU Finance Guide
Additional Costs:

Visa might be required to study in Hong Kong (HKU Visa Information )

Insurance might be required (Medical Care and Insurance)

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 HKU 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 HKU 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


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