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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 08/21/2020 08/26/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Academic Area: Biochemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Business Administration, Chinese Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering, English, Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong, as a leading international institution of higher learning in Asia, strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, contributing to the advancement of society and the development of leaders through a global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.

HKU_Fact Sheet_2019-20.pdf

Program Location

Hong Kong Madeline DayThe university's main campus covers 160,000 square metres of land on Bonham Road and Pokfulam Road in the Mid-Levels of Hong Kong Island. HKU buildings are some of the few remaining examples of British Colonial architecture in Hong Kong. The university lends its name to HKU Station, the main public transport access to the campus opened in 2014.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

Course Information for Exchange Students

HKU Business Course Limitations and Business 19-20 course list.pdf
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Please note:
  1. Courses offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) are highly competitive. Students who are in their final year in particular, should note that course enrollment is NOT guaranteed. FBE Business subjects marked *** are open to students nominated for the quota of spots open to UGA students (currently 2 students per year).
  2. Students who apply to FBE should have a grade level of B average / CGPA 3.0 / Satisfactory level.
  3. Students should have already completed the course prerequisites before requesting to enroll in courses with pre- requirements Co-registration (e.g taking Microeconomics I and II together in a semester) is not allowed.
  4. Economics and Finances courses highly emphasize mathematics.
  5. School of Business
  6. School of Economics and Finances
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Generally, the standards for admission for exchange and visiting students are at least upper second-class honours (2:1) results (which converts to approximately a CGPA of 3.33). 
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
Courses offered to Exchange/Visiting Students in Academic Year 2016 (Click here)

Credit Bearing Cantonese/Mandarin Courses for Exchange Students

Common Core Courses

  • Subject to availability, exchange/ visiting students may take up to two Common Core courses from a selective menu, each from a different Area of lnquiry (Aol). They should enroll to special sub-classes created for exchange/visiting students only. Common Core courses will not count as part of the fulfillment of the 50% requirement of course enrollment for exchange students.
  • Available Common Core courses for exchange students:
    Common Core courses offered in Academic Year 2017/18

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • English Language requirements for non-native English speakers
  • Undertaken a minimum of 1 year of university level study by the time you start at HKU
  • Applicants to Faculty of Law: at least upper second-class honours (2:1) results (which converts to approximately a CGPA of 3.33 or above on a 4.2 scale)
  • Applicants to Faculty of Business and Economics: a grade level of B average / CGPA 3.0 / Satisfactory level

Program Itinerary

More information coming soon.
Academic Calendar


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Program Reviews:
Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
Did not experience any culture shock really. HKU is a very modern and Western university, especially since all classes are taught in English.

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
HKU health center is easily accesable and cheap! I went multiple times and was able to get care in English.

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
I was able to network with so many incredible people from around the world! I recommend getting involved in a club or sport! I joined the Taikwondo Club. I regret not doing the internship course (work for social venture) in the business school - all my friends who did it had an amazing experience.

It helped solidify my aspirations for my field of secondary education and opened up opportunities of studying and living abroad.
     — Lanier Brooks, Fall 2018
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