Overview

City University of Hong Kong - Commerce

Language of instruction: English
  • Located in the heart of Hong Kong, City UHK is centrally located and easily accessible by MTR
  • Recognized as a young and innovative university
  • Ranked 77th among the top 100 Business Schools worldwide and 7th within the Asia Pacific region by the University of Texas at Dallas (2006-2010)
  • 20,000 students
  • Organised into 4 colleges and 3 schools, including the College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, School of Creative Media, School of Energy and Environment, and School of Law
  • The Innovation Commons was set up after the introduction of CityU's new Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC) in 2012, which provides co-working spaces for individuals or start-ups to get their business off the ground

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Open to COMM students only

Term dates

  • Term 1: (Mandatory Orientation Last week of August) Early September - Late December
  • Term 2: (Mandatory Orientation Second week of January) Mid January to Mid May 
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC Credits

Passing grade

D or 1.0 on a 4.3 GPA scale

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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Aside from business courses, students will also have access to Mandarin and Cantonese courses
  • Minimum 50% of course load must be business courses from the college of business

Full course load information

  • Majority of courses carry 3 credits 
  • Exchange students should take a total of 12 to 18 credits (4 - 6 courses) per semester

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Appreciating Masterpieces of Western Culture
Partner course code: GE 2103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-11
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Economies of China (Mainland) and Hong Kong
Partner course code: EF 3461
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-15
UBC course: ECON 302
Title: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Partner course code: EF 3441
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-15
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Spies, Intelligence and National Security
Partner course code: AIS 3141
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: SOCI 342
Title: Media and Consumption: Food and Fashion in Everyday Life
Partner course code: GE 1225
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Becoming a Smart and Responsible Consumer
Partner course code: GE 1225
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Finance and Banking
Partner course code: EF 4431
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-11-14
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Regulation and Management of Financial Institutions
Partner course code: EF4334
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-04
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business and Hong Kong Society
Partner course code: GE 3204
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Creativity in Marketing
Partner course code: MKT 3607
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-19
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Cultural Advertising
Partner course code: MKT 4633
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Chinese Multinationals
Partner course code: MKT 4671
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-30
UBC course: COMM 471
Title: Mergers and Acquisitions
Partner course code: EF4312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-04
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Derivatives and Risk Management
Partner course code: EF4321
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2019-04-04
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Derivatives Analysis and Advanced Investment Strategies
Partner course code: EF 4420
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-11-14
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategy and Policy
Partner course code: CB 4303
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-11-13
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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’ for Federal 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.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

On-campus

Housing notes

  • Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms in college managed hostels with local roommates
  • Sharing a room with a local student will help students settle in at CUHK and immerse into the Chinese culture
  • On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, additional application is not required
  • Each room is equipped with high-speed internet access

Information on Accommodation

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