Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is the city's oldest tertiary institution. Ranked among the top twenty-five universities in the world and first in Asia, HKU is a public institution with a multinational student body of over 22,0000. With English as its official language of instruction, course offerings include the humanities as well as natural and social sciences.
The program is suitable for most students, especially those concentrating in the humanities and sciences. Participants reside in university of housing in an urban setting.
Ms. Iris Ip
Office of International Student Exchange
G/F, Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Academics & Support
For program dates visit here
Course selection information is here
and on-site orientation activities
in Hong Kong.
For more information about life at HKU and helpful resources
, check the incoming student program guide
- Fall Term: Starts in late August and ends in late December.
- Spring Term: Starts in late January and ends in late May.
For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website
Boston College students will, in most cases, be accommodated on campus in modern University of Hong Kong residence halls. Please note that HKU does not guarantee housing to exchange students and in some cases BC students will be responsible for finding independent housing. Check-out dates and procedure vary by hall. More about accommodations and costs can be found here
Some halls have compulsory meal plans, others do not (see “Hall Charges” for details). For those residents whose halls do not provide compulsory meal plans, they can have meals on the campus catering outlets.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of HKU’s world-class sports facilities and wide array of activities including volunteer programs.
Exchange students may apply for the HKU Buddy Programme
. A current HKU student will be assigned to be your buddy and help you throughout your stay at HKU. Your buddy may also meet you at the Hong Kong station, the terminal station of Airport Express and bring you to the HKU campus. You are expected to establish direct contacts and exchange emails with your HKU buddy before your departure. You can apply for a buddy directly on the website of the Office of International Student Exchange
(OISE) after you have received the admission letter.
Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website
Please note that places on this program are limited and there is no waiting list. Due to the high volume of applications, candidates who are selected typically have a GPA higher than the minimum GPA listed on the program page. Students are encouraged to research a second program as a back-up option. Students interested in applying for this program are strongly encouraged to meet with the appropriate advisor to go over any questions. Many programs with limited spots are early deadline (December 15).
Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.