University of Hong Kong
According to the Times Higher Education Supplement 2006 World University Rankings, HKU (a member of the U21 network) was ranked 33rd in the world and 3rd among universities in China.
Professors at the University of Hong Kong are top researchers in many major areas of research including Human Health and Development, Biotechnology and Drug Development, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Build and Natural Environments, Theoretical and Computational Sciences, Public Law and Public Policy, China Studies, and Communications.
UHK has over 20,000 students and over 1,000 international students.
The University of Hong Kong is located on the beautiful north western slopes of Hong Kong island.
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. There are specific programs for Commerce (UBCV) and Law students. Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'University of Hong Kong-COMM' on their Go Global application. Engineering: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Engineering students must select 'University of Hong Kong-Engineering' on their Go Global application. Law: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Law students must select 'University of Hong Kong-Law' on their Go Global application. Please research applicable course restrictions on HKU's exchange website. If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit proof of English level as a part of your partner application.
HKU semester 1: Late August to Late December
HKU semester 2: Early January to Late May
HKU Summer Program: June to July
Course equivalency formula
UHK credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
Most fields of study, including Architecture, Commerce Specific, and Science Co-op.
For the Faculty of Business, please see the following website for more information:
Also note: the maximum course loaded for exchange students in FBE is 30 credits, and the minimum is 18 credits (in general 6 credits per courses), and 50% courses have to be enrolled within FBE (i.e. if a student taking 5 courses, 3 must be FBE courses and 2 can be electives, and language course is not counted into course load).
Full course load information
A course at HKU usually has 6 HKU credits (3 credits for broadening courses). A full load is 30 credits for one semester (60 credits for a year) but you might also take a minimum of 24 credits to a maximum of 36 credits each semester, subject to the approval of the Dean/Head of the Department. Within each semester's full load of 30 credits, more than half of them must come from one single faculty. That means you should pick three courses from one faculty while the remainding can be chosen from other faculties. All courses, except those offered by the Department of Chinese, are taught in English.
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. For summer school, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner. Some exceptions may apply.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.