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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/23/2019 08/30/2019 TBA TBA
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 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_2018-19.pdf

Program Location

The 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
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Information for Exchange Students

1. Courses From Faculties

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.
  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)

2. Credit Bearing Cantonese/Mandarin Courses for Exchange Students

3. 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 2015/16

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
Great value! My housing in Hong Kong was a fifth of the cost of housing at UGA. I was able to spend the difference on traveling (and flights to HK).

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
I love that I was able to take classes with local students. All classes at HKU are taught in English, so I had a wide variety of classes to choose from.

Justin Nima, Fall 2016 Participant
It is definitely a new challenge and a different style than UGA, but it is not impossible if you study.

Definitely meet the locals.
     — Justin Nima, Fall 2016
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