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Contemporary Challenges Credits

University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Sep 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0 | 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Credits

12-16

Program Advisor

The Program

Further boosting its reputation as a leading university in Asia, The University of Hong Kong received well-deserved recognition from prestigious global institutions.

Established in 1911 the University of Hong Kong is the territory's oldest institute of higher learning.  As an international student at HKU, you will have access to courses across most of the HKU schools. What’s more, you can take advantage of Chinese language classes before trying out your new skills on the streets and in the restaurants. The HKU campus is situated on the north-western slopes of Hong Kong island, overlooking Victoria Harbour.

Hong Kong City

Program Locations

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Hong Kong City

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Thirteen years after its reunification with mainland China, Hong Kong has adjusted well to its new status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR). The former British colony on the South China Sea is today one of the world’s most densely populated areas, home to some seven million people. According to the principle of ‘One country, two systems,’ Hong Kong maintains a different political system from the mainland, with an independent judiciary and an emerging multi-party system. The city also remains one of the world’s financial centers, as evidenced by its high-rise skyline, an international hub for business, a gateway to China and a springboard to other Asian cities.  Public transport in Hong Kong, whether by ferry, subway, bus or tram, is first-class while connections to China and Southeast Asia are equally good. As if all of that weren’t enough, many people consider Hong Kong to be the best place in the world for Chinese food.
 

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Hong Kong website.  Please, notice that business courses are usually very popular and it is sometimes quite difficult for exchange students to enroll. 

HKU also offers Chinese courses for visiting students.  A description of these courses can be found on the School of Chinese web page.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both HKU and Rutgers University.  A full-time course load at the University of Hong Kong is 30 credits. Each HKU course is usually worth 6 HKU credits so most students end up taking 5 courses.  At least half of your credits must come from a single faculty while the remaining courses can be chosen from other faculties. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the HKU web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 


 

Fall Semester

Early September

Late December

Spring Semester

Late January

Late May

Housing and Meals

Student residences and housing are called "halls" at HKU. There are at present thirteen halls, which vary considerably in size and character. The halls are principally for undergraduate students, but they also accept a small number of postgraduate students.  All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities. Communal bathrooms and toilet facilities are provided on each floor. All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with beds and mattresses.

*Please note that on-campus housing isn't guaranteed.  If students aren't placed in on-campus housing the HKU Housing Office will assist in securing off-campus accommodations.

For more information about housing options, please visit the HKU web page.


 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

Tuition
Administrative Fees
International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $1,500
Airfare $1,400
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,000
HK Exchange Student Fee $190
Total $7,490.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance
 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $1,500
Airfare $1,400
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,000
HK Exchange Student Fee $190
Total $7,490.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

 

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.