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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 02/20/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/20/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: Exchange
Language(s) of Instruction: Chinese - Cantonese, English & Foreign Language, English Only Prior Language Study: 0
Language Course Offered: Yes Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.50
Eligible Populations: Junior, Second Semester Sophomore, Senior Housing Options: Residence Hall
Academic Highlights: Liberal Arts/Business Internship Available: No
Program Scholarship: No Service Learning Available: No
Program Advisor: Lauren Chow
Program Description:

Program Snapshot


  • Directly enroll in courses at Hong Kong Baptist University alongside local and international students from around the world!
  • Enroll in courses throughout all faculties taught at HKBU.  Faculties include:  Faculty of Arts, School of Business, School of Communication, School of Visual Arts, School of Chinese Medicene and the School of Social Sciences.
  • Explore the urban and rural landscapes of Hong Kong, take cooking classes, visit historical sites, and go strawberry picking with the International Office at HKBU.
  • HKBU is centrally located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. The University has three separate but closely adjacent campuses - the Ho Sin Hang Campus, the Shaw Campus, and the Baptist University Road Campus which are all within easy walking distance of one another

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: September - December
  • Spring Semester: Mid-January - May
  • Orientation: The "East-West Encounters" programme aims to orientate newly arrived international exchange students at HKBU. It does so by dividing and mixing local and non-local students into groups. HKBU student ambassadors will assist non-local students to become familiar with the local cultures, customs and traditions. Activities involve visitng historical places or museums, attending cultural events or festivals and outings. The programme provides also great opportunities for non-local students to make friends with local students.



Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of Core Business curriculum.



Academics at HKBU

Studying at HKBU

HKBU is centrally located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. The University has three separate but closely adjacent campuses - the Ho Sin Hang Campus, the Shaw Campus, and the Baptist University Road Campus which are all within easy walking distance of one another.

HKBU has roughly 5,000 students studying in full-time and part-time undergraduate study programmes and approximately 3,500 students in Masters/MPhil/PhD programmes.



What You'll Learn

Students will study alongside local and international students in the following faculties: Business, Communication, Visual Arts, Chinese Medicene, and Social Sciences.



Academic Culture

The education system in Hong Kong comprises six years at primary school, five years at secondary school and two years of matriculation. The second year of the matriculation course is equivalent to the first year studies in the North American colleges/universities. Therefore the first year of the three-year undergraduate degree programmes at HKBU is equivalent to the second year of North American colleagues/universities.

In some schools within the University, courses will range from 100 - 200 students per class, whereas in other schools courses may have 20 - 30 students in each class.   



Course Load

All HKBU courses are worth 3 HKBU units = 4 Babson credits each.  Students will take a total of 4 courses during the semester to equal 16 Babson credits.  Students cannot take more than 18 units or 6 courses while attending HKBU for the semester.



Students will be graded in most courses throughout the semester as well as at the end of the semester with a final exam.  The Final exam is worth a large percentage of your grade in the course. 



Life at HKBU

Living Arrangements

The Student Residence Halls are composed of the South Tower and the North Tower providing some 800 rooms. Majority of the rooms accommodate two students and are air-conditioned (separately controlled in each room). For each occupant, the room includes one bed, closet, desk and shelf, one chair, and one LAN point connected to the University's network system.

Every two rooms share a common restroom and shower facility. Other facilities include a common lounge (with a small pantry) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a recreation room, a karaoke room, a computer room, a gym room, a study room, and a laundry area.

You can have the option of sharing a room with a local student, a Mainland Chinese student, or an international student, of the same gender.


Student Life

The International Office organizes the East-West Encounters Programme in which HKBU students are grouped together with exchange students in an effort to promote cross-cultural encounters and to enhance language learning. Activities include an Orientation Programme, bi-weekly gatherings at the Global Cafe, tours of the city and a farewell party at the end of the semester.

The Office of Student Affairs organizes a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes for students in order to enrich their educational experiences, such as a new local student orientation, the Leadership Development Programme (LDP), education programmes, University forums, etc.

In addition, a number of activities and programmes are organized by the staff of the Student Residence Halls providing both local and exchange students cross-cultural experiences.

A number of student organizations and interest groups are opened to all students. In addition, the Chaplain's Office organizes Christian programmes, activities, and ministries including the Christian Student Union, the Christian Choir, worship services, Bible studies, cell groups, and outreach services, etc.

Sports activities and facilties are available to Exchange students. Both the Wai Hang Sports Centre of the University and the Joint Sports Centre are multi-purpose sports complexes which provide modern sports facilities to all students. Sports activities are arranged through the sports centres and the Department of Physical Education.



Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city of diversity with a blend of East and West. The population is about 7 million. The majority of the population in Hong Kong is ethnically Chinese, while there is also a large expatriate community. Chinese and English are the official languages in Hong Kong. English is frequently used in government and business dealings. Cantonese is the dialect mostly used for daily conversation. With Hong Kong's close relationship with the Mainland China, the use of Mandarin (Putonghua) is on the rise.

Cost of Attendance