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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 2015 08/31/15 to 12/19/15
Past Dates
Spring 2015 01/12/15 to 05/16/15

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Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

China Map

City University of Hong Kong
The impressive Hong Kong skyline
Founded in 1984, City University of Hong Kong now has 3 colleges and 4 schools, including the College of Science and Engineering, College of Business, and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

As a modern, international university, CityU emphasizes diversity, intercultural learning and global vision. Their distinguished faculty are recruited from all over the world, including Hong Kong, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The official languages of Hong Kong are Chinese and English.  The language of instruction at CityU is English.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) adjoins the mainland province of Guangdong and is comprised of Kowloon, the New Territories, an island named Hong Kong and 235 outlying islands. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with a population of close to seven million people.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


City University of Hong Kong

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

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
City University of Hong Kong is a public university with over 22,000 students in more than 140 academic programs. 

Click here for more information on courses.


Program participants will be housed at the Cornwall Street Student Residence Hall in doubles; singles can be reserved at extra cost.  Click here for more information about the residence hall.

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: Fall 2015

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