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University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is Hong Kong's oldest and most pre-eminent research university. The University has grown to embrace almost all the major areas of teaching and can confidently claim to be one of the leading universities in Asia. It is currently ranked 23rd in the world. There are ten Faculties including: Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law and Medicine. HKU has an especially strong reputation in arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences and biomedicine. HKU is also one of the 3 Campus Programme host universities.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and the University of Hong Kong allows for up to 30 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for undergraduate students. This equates to 30 students going for a full academic year OR 60 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.

The exchange also allows for 3 PGR students per year. This equates to 3 students going for a full academic year OR 6 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.

Eligibility for King's students

Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.

King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.  

Estimated living costs

Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.

Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.


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