Semester Exchange - University of Hong Kong (HKU)
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. Founded in 1911, it is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. Today, HKU is organised into 10 academic faculties with English as the main language of instruction. It exhibits strength in scholarly research and education of accounting & finance, biomedicine, dentistry, humanities, law, social sciences, and political sciences, and is the first team in the world, which successfully isolated the corona virus, the Causative agent of SARS.
HKU consistently ranks high among the world’s top universities. It has the most Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences/Engineering of any local institution, and many of its scholars are amongst the top 1% in their field according to ISI’s Essential Science Indicators. Research in the Arts and Humanities, with diverse fields focusing on both local and global concerns, also makes a vital contribution to HKU’s high international standing.
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First Semester: September - December
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GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)
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To be eligible for this program, you must:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher for Law, 3.0 for Business and Economics
- Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad,
- Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
- Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.
Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.
Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.
*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.
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HKU is organised into 10 academic faculties with English as the main language of instruction
Area of study
Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Society, history and languages
Has a GPA requirement
Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Admisnistration, Art, Economics, Business, Exchange, Hong Kong
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