Please note, spring semester applicants have an early deadline!
Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the oldest university in Hong Kong. HKU is located in the center of Hong Kong. Ranked as the best university in Asia, HKU offers exchange students to study in most of its Schools (called Faculties), including Architecture, Arts (including Humanties), Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Science and Social Sciences.
The city of Hong Kong has a population of 7 million. With its expansive skyline and natural deep harbor, Hong Kong is among the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. It is also a gateway to other parts of China, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
You can receive a full semester worth of UConn credit on this exchange program. For more information on the disciplines you can study at HKU, click on the following: subject areas. All exchange students are also invited to enroll in credit-bearing Mandarin (called in Hong Kong "Putunghau") or Cantonese, the latter of which is the native language of Hong Kong. Click on the following for more information: Chinese language courses. See also China-Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong Course Equivalents. Please note that business and economics courses are limited and are very much math-based. Students who wish to take business at HKU should have a strong background in math (calculus & advanced math) and should be in their junior or senior year at UConn.
As an exchange student, you have the opportunity to live in one of HKU's 13 resident halls. All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities. Each floor has its own pantry and is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, hotplate, kettle and drinking fountain. Communal bathrooms and toilet facilities are provided on each floor. All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with beds and mattresses. Each student is provided with a wardrobe, desk, desk-lamp, chair and bookshelf. Internet access and telephone line are provided in each room in most of the halls. Coin-operated washing and drying machines are provided in each hall as well. Exchange students have a 'buddy' mentor while overseas, who will be able to provide support, answer questions, and help international students ease into life better while abroad. Visit HKU's exchange student website for additional information on this exciting exchange program.