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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Hayley Spear
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Accounting, African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Fine Art, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, German, Global Studies, Greek, History, Humanities, Information Technology, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Kinesiology, Korean, Law, Linguistics, Management, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering, Urban Studies
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
University of Hong Kong


Established in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is the territory's oldest institute of higher learning. Over the past century, the University has committed itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. It has grown with Hong Kong and generations of our graduates have helped shape the city from which the university takes its name. Today, HKU is internationally recognized as a research-led comprehensive university, with frontier research endeavors and scholarly achievements that have won it worldwide acclaim. At HKU, the spirit of engagement is very important. From guiding and mentoring our students to supporting and involving our researchers, from listening to and working with the community at large to sharing our experience with society and the world, we are committed to cooperation and collaboration.

Announcements IconAnnouncement

This program is not accepting applications for any terms in Academic Year 2023-2024.

Location IconLocation

With its exhilarating fusion of cultures, its engaging people and unparalleled natural beauty, Hong Kong is like no other place in the world. Adventure to remote islands with intriguing, century-old Chinese traditions. Explore spectacular museums, galleries and historical monuments. Find divine inspiration in a traditional Buddhist temple. Experience the contagious energy of the city; mingle with the people in a colorful local market or a boisterous Chinese festival.

For a unique cultural experience, head to the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, the favorite gathering place for Hong Kong's songbird owners; for sweet scents and exotic, fortune-bringing flowers and plants, stop by Hong Kong's colorful Flower Market. Bring home a beautiful memory of Hong Kong from the Jade Market. Located in Yau Ma Tei, the Jade Market features 450 stalls selling all types, shapes, sizes and prices; open daily from 10am - 3:30pm. No matter what you choose, Hong Kong is an experience you will never forget.

Hong Kong Location Scenic Hong Kong Budha Scenic

Courses IconAcademics

The medium of teaching at HKU is English, and you can learn Mandarin or Cantonese according to your own level. Course information can be found here. A course at HKU usually has 6 credits, so a full load is 30 credits for one semester. With a full load of 30 credits, more than half of them must come from the same faculty (i.e. Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics).

Semester 1: early September - late December
Semester 2: mid-January - late May

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

The University has approximately 4,000 places in 13 residence halls. Exchange students can apply for residential halls once the University admits them. Undergraduate students fill most places in halls of residence. Each hall also admits a small proportion of postgraduate students and reserves a small number of places for non-Hong Kong students (basically undergraduate, exchange and visiting students). Residence hall placement is very competitive, so the University cannot therefore guarantee to provide hall accommodation to every non-local student, but would try its best to find suitable accommodation for him or her.

Halls of HKU are known for their strong hall spirit. Members identify very strongly with their hall. Each hall has its own tradition, culture, and unique characteristics. Through developing a sense of belonging and commitment to the hall, members will also develop a similar sense of commitment to the society.

Halls of residence vary considerably in size and character. All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities as well as quiet places for study.

Cost IconCost

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.