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Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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 2014 01/13/14 to 05/16/14

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Overview
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The 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.

A Day at PolyU

Location:  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. 

Calendar:  Link here for a detailed academic calendar.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University program is terrific! What are you waiting for?  Apply now!

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

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). A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale is required. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Technology]
Specifically from: IE, MET, CT, IT, BCMT, ECET, CGT

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

Courses: Link here for more information on courses. 

 Students may participate in this program for a semester or an academic year. The first semester is from early September to late December, while the second semester starts in mid- to late January and ends in early June.

The University prides itself on offering a wide range of courses to meet the demands of the various professions.  These top-quality programs are enhanced by the University's close ties with key players in Hong Kong's industries.  Consequently, Hong Kong PolyU continues to design and deliver application-oriented education and training programs, conduct applied research, and provide consultancy services to support the development of business and industry. The University has 29 academic departments/units grouped under six Faculties. 

Hong Kong PolyU is particularly attractive to Purdue students majoring in Management, Consumer Sciences and Retailing, Apparel and Fashion Design, Hotem and Tourism Management, and Engineering Technology because PolyU courses provide contact with and exposure to the diverse, dynamic, and exciting world of Hong Kong business and industry. 

Housing

Students will be housed in Student Halls of Residence, centrally located and adjacent to the commercial and shopping areas of Hung Hom and Tsimshatsui. It is accessible by a convenient comprehensive transportation network.

Exploring PolyU Student Halls of Residence.

All are double rooms, equipped with mini-fridge, air-conditioner, IP phone and unlimited access to the Internet. A toilet and shower facility is shared between two adjoining rooms. Linens are provided.

Additional information about accommodations can be found at by linking 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 2014

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
Housing$1,000.00
Local Transportation$400.00
Visa$100.00
Books and Supplies$500.00
Meals$2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,500.00 -$4,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
The Purdue Global Engineering Program may offer modest financial assistance for students approved for this program.  Interested students should inquire at GEP:  gep@purdue.edu.

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
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.

Resources

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.

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