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City University of Hong Kong

Program Location Hong Kong, China
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20131
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2016 08/29/16 to 12/18/16
Past Dates
Spring 2016 01/11/16 to 05/18/16

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Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
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City University of Hong Kong
The impressive Hong Kong skyline

CityU in Hong Kong, the “doorstep” of China, is waiting for you.  With over 580,000 expats living, working, and studying in Hong Kong, you’ll fit right in to this melting pot in the east.

Students at CityU will have the opportunity to:

  • Become part of an educational community that celebrates diversity and intercultural learning
  • Take classes in state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities in a high-technology environment
  • Explore everything ancient and modern, east and west, that Hong Kong and mainland China have to offer!

University: City University of Hong Kong, also known as CityU, was founded in 1984 with an emphasis on diversity and intercultural learning and prides itself on having international partnerships with 300 institutions from 37 countries. The University aspires to become a leading global university in research and technology.  CityU offers programs in science and engineering, liberal arts and social sciences, and business. More than 900 exchange students studied at CityU last year with an overall student population of 22,000 students.

Location: Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, home to seven million people. The cosmopolitan city is a blend of Asian and European languages, religious denominations, and is a gateway to the world’s trade market. Rich in history, Hong Kong’s tourist attractions include Chinese Temples, bargain-shopping hot spots, tea rooms, and country parks and greens.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


City University of Hong Kong

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Science]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Course Load: 12 Purdue credit hours minimum

CityU strives to nurture well-rounded students who are critical thinkers and life-long learners equipped to cope with the challenges of a globalized work environment. Their approach to education is heavily influenced by the philosophy of “whole-person development”, a contemporary theory about learning and development that strongly resembles traditional Chinese educational philosophy. Subject to particular focus are the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and aesthetic elements of education, coupled with the special attention paid to the emotional and career development aspects typical to Western educational philosophies. Employing interactive, IT-based teaching methodologies, CityU creates an ambiance that encourages intellectual curiosity, social interaction, self-expression, and mutual support.


There is always something new to discover in this global city Get to know the locals and culture at the Temple Street Night Market, or check out shops and restaurants along the Kowloon waterfront. Take a ride on the Star Ferry at night to see the city lights over the bay. Or take a break from the city and head to Sai Kung, for hiking, mountainous views, and some of Hong Kong’s most beautiful landscape. 


Students have the option of living both on and off campus at CityU. Find more about housing options here:

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2016

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,800.00
Local Transportation$400.00
Books and Supplies$300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,500.00 -$4,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
The CityU Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences offers Purdue students enrolled in that college a grant to cover housing costs.  This grant is not available to students enrolled in the College of Business.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
City University of Hong Kong

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin