City University of Hong Kong

Program Details

Program Location Hong Kong, China
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20131
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
2024-25 Academic Year 08/26/24 to 05/13/25
Past Dates
Fall 2022 08/22/22 to 12/17/22
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


City University of Hong Kong

The impressive Hong Kong skyline

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. 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 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.  

Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, is home to seven million people. With over 580,000 expats living, working, and studying in Hong Kong, you’ll fit right in to this melting pot in the east.

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] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Science]

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

Course Load: 12 Purdue credit hours minimum 


Students have the option of living both on and off campus at CityU. You can find information about both of these options on CityU's program website. 

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 2022

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 $1,600.00
Housing $3,000.00
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

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