Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong, China
HKBU is consistently at the cutting-edge of the sciences and highly reputed for its commitment to the humanities and arts. The University also encourages service to society among its staff and students, making it a beloved part of the Hong Kong community.
At HKBU, education is far more than simply equipping students with professional knowledge and skills. The University is committed to providing Whole Person Education that inculcates intellectual, cultural, social and sporting skills outside the classroom in addition to training the minds within. We are not just grooming the workforce of tomorrow, we are shaping future leaders.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Hong Kong is one of the world's most vibrant cities; a cultural crossroads where Eastand West meet. Though very much an open society informed by Western traditions, Hong Kong still has its feet firmly planted in the Chinese cultural traditions.
Hong Kong is at the heart of Asia, and just a short hop by air takes you to many of the region's countries, including Taiwan, Thailand, The Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, and Viet Nam. China, of course, is also at your doorstep.Hong Kong is compact enough that most residents use an excellent transportation network of buses, taxis, and a subway.
Hong Kong Baptist University is one of Asia's oldest universities with a Christian heritage. Founded in 1956, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Baptist University has more than 5000 undergraduate and 2000 postgraduate and research students. The university has 28 departments in three faculties: Arts, Science, and Social Sciences; and three schools: Business, Chinese Medicine, and Communication.
A wide variety of courses in different departments are available in English.
Faculty of Arts: Chinese language & literature; English language & literature; music; religion & philosophy; visual arts
Faculty of Social Sciences: Education; Geography; Government & International Studies; History; Physical Education; Social Work; Sociology
Faculty of Science: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics; Physics
School of Business:
Accounting & Law; Economics; Finance & Decision Sciences; Management; Marketing
School of Communication: Cinema & Television; Communication StudiesJournalism
In addition, if you want to see what classes prior NAU students have taken in the past at this program, as well as how these classes were transferred back, please check out our course
Special Semester Certificate Study Options are for International Exchange Students only. The following semester study options are especially designed for exchange students. To recognize and award the academic achievement of students who enroll in and complete these special semester options, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to each student completing FIVE subjects in each semester option in addition to the issuance of an official academic transcript.
In addition, HKBU offers an interdisciplinary summer institute offering global and Chinese studies coursework. Information can be found at http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~lewi/website2011/summer_institute.html
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.
Getting Credit for Studies Abroad
Semester I: Early September to Mid December
Semester II: Mid January to Mid May
Hong Kong Baptist University has a student residence hall available for visiting exchange students. Rooms are double occupancy, and furnished with attached bathroom and shower. Each room has internet access. In addition, each hall has: air conditioning, telephone and computer connections, laundry facilities, common kitchens, television and game rooms, fitness center, computer center, study rooms and cafeteria.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
Visa fees to obtain a Chinese visa amount to $140.00. For further visa information regarding your travels to China please refer to the following link below:
International students in China are required to purchase both medical insurance and personal accidental death and injury insurance. These can be purchased before or after arrival in China. International students staying in China longer than six months are required to be covered by health insurance for the duration of their stay in China. For more information please refer to the link below:
Health Insurance Information
The requirements for this program are:
Junior status or above
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.
"A few of us made some awesome Chinese friends. They showed us their favorite places to eat and constantly helped us learn common Chinese phrases. For many days, we just shared our differences and lifestyles with one another."
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