Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Program Details

Program Location Hong Kong, China
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20134
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2023 01/06/23 to 05/06/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a proud and illustrious history. Formerly known as Hong Kong Polytechnic, the institution assumed full university status in 1994. PolyU is strategically located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a site of approximately 93,500 square metres and adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel, and has an enrollment of approximately 22,000 students.

Hong Kong is on the southeast coast of China, at the mouth of the Pearl River. English is widely spoken among the citizens since it was a British colony until 1997, but it has always been Chinese at its heart. The best part about spending a semester in Hong Kong is that students can live quite reasonably in one of the world's most exciting, vibrant, colorful cities!  Students can study in one of Asia's top universities, try one of Hong Kong's many superb restaurants, enjoy the city's vibrant night life, go shopping in its numerous shopping districts, travel to neighboring cities, or take advantage of Hong Kong's top tourist destinations for no more than what they would spend in West Lafayette.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong by day

This program is open to students who will have reached junior status (completed four semesters of course work at a college or university). Applicants should be in good standing. 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 Engineering] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Health & Human Sci] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: IE (ENG), MET, CT, IT, BCMT, ECET, CGT (TECH)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load: 12 Purdue Credits


Students will be housed in Student Halls of Residence.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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 2021

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

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $1,300.00
Local Transportation $150.00
Visa $100.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online 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
Fall Semester Mar 1
Spring Semester Sep 1

Returnees Information

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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 studyabroad@purdue.edu.