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University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Outgoing Program)
Thirteen years after its reunification with mainland China, Hong Kong has adjusted well to its new status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR). The former British colony on the South China Sea is today one of the world’s most densely populated areas, home to some seven million people. According to the principle of ‘One country, two systems,’ Hong Kong maintains a different political system from the mainland, with an independent judiciary and an emerging multi-party system. The city also remains one of the world’s financial centers, as evidenced by its high-rise skyline. Public transport in Hong Kong, whether by ferry, subway, bus or tram, is first-class while connections to China and South East Asia are equally good. As if all of that weren’t enough, many people consider Hong Kong to be the best place in the world for Chinese food.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Hong Kong website.
HKU also offers Chinese courses for visiting students. A description of these courses can be found on the School of Chinese web page.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both HKU and Rutgers University. A full-time course load at the University of Hong Kong is 30 credits. Each HKU course is usually worth 6 HKU credits so most students end up taking 5 courses. At least half of your credits must come from a single faculty while the remaining courses can be chosen from other faculties. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Late January – Late May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the HKU web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Student residences and housing are called "halls" at HKU. There are at present thirteen halls, which vary considerably in size and character. The halls are principally for undergraduate students, but they also accept a small number of postgraduate students. All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities. Communal bathrooms and toilet facilities are provided on each floor. All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with beds and mattresses.
*Please note that on-campus housing isn't guaranteed. If students aren't placed in on-campus housing the HKU Housing Office will assist in securing off-campus accommodations.
For more information about housing options, please visit the HKU web page.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.