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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Advanced Sophomore, Junior, Senior Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chinese Language, Communication and Media Studies, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Geography, History, International Studies, Mathematics and Statistics, Political Science, Social Science, Sociology
Program Description:
Button - OverviewChina- Hong Kong Baptist
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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), as a community of scholars, is committed to a distinctive mission of higher education that incorporates teaching, research and service, and which inculcates in all who participate a sense of value extending beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. The University has eight Faculties/Schools/Academy - Arts, Business, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, and Continuing Education, which offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various disciplines.

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers one semester and one year exchanges, and the freedom to take courses from across our undergraduate programmes. Experienced and caring faculty members provide expert and individual tuition. Our campus facilities, located in the heart of the vibrant city, offer world-class library and research resources. Student life is dynamic and varied. Exchange students come to HKBU from partner institutions world-wide. 

Hong Kong itself offers a unique window into China and a gateway to other Asian countries. There is no better way to learn about the many changes and challenges facing China and Asian as a whole first hand - living and learning with students not only from Hong Kong, but also from China and many other countries. Living in a multi-cultural environment in the heart of Asia, you will also learn what makes another society unique and gain a fresh perspective on your own home.  
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A list of courses offered to international exchange students can be found here

Academic Notes:
  • Students must take a minimum of 12 credits and maximum of 18 credits.
  • Credit-bearing Mandarin and Cantonese courses for non-Chinese speakers are available.
  • The Academic Registry will register courses for exchange students according to their course choices indicated in the application forms.  Students will receive an email about course registration approximately 2 weeks before semester starts.
  • Students are advised to allow flexibility in the study plan in case of unsuccessful registration in some courses.
  • Please note that you are REQUIRED to stay through the semester(s). The examination system in Hong Kong is VERY different from that in North American universities/colleges with very tight security, centrally-controlled examination files, and external examiner-reviewed examination papers. Therefore, it is not possible for early examinations to be arranged
  • Fall - 1st week September - Late December (exams will end before Christmas)
  • Spring - 2nd week January - Late May

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Exchange students can choose to live on- or off-campus.  In order to integrate more fully into the University experience, you are encouraged to live in on-campus dormitories.  For students who decide to live in on-campus housing, you will be notified of the application details after you are formally admitted for studies at HKBU.

If you choose to live off-campus, it will be your responsibility to make housing arrangements either before or after arrival in Hong Kong.  Please note that often times, off-campus housing is more expensive than on-campus housing.  Also, places closer to campus are normally quite difficult to acquire and often cost much more than those farther away.  You should begin searching right away and prior to your arrival.  And because of the high demand of on-campus dormitories, once you have decided to live off-campus, it will not be possible for us to entertain your later request to live in on-campus dormitories.  Please do keep this in mind when you make your decision as to whether you should be accommodated on- or off-campus.

For Undergraduate Exchange Students 
Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the University's 21-storey Undergraduate Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC). The Undergraduate Halls are composed of the South Tower and the North Tower providing some 800 rooms. Majority of the rooms accommodate two students and are air-conditioned (separately controlled in each room). For each occupant, the provision includes one bed, closet, desk and shelf, one chair, and one LAN point and wifi connected to the University's network system. 

Linens (sheets, pillows, towels, etc.) are the responsibility of the individual occupant. Please bring your own or buy them in Hong Kong. Every two rooms share a common restroom and shower facility. There is no telephone in the bedroom, but you can use the public telephones at the common areas of the Halls. Other facilities include a common lounge (with a small pantry & kitchenette) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a table tennis room, a computer room, a gym room, a study room, and a laundry area. You may indicate your preference to stay on a single-gender floor or a co-ed floor. Your preference will be considered as far as possible subject to availability. For more details and to view rates click here

For Postgraduate Students:
Postgraduate exchange students may stay at the on-campus NTT International House or off-campus housing depending on availability.  Accepted postgraduate exchange students will be put into direct contact with the NTT for housing applications.

The University does not operate any meal plan, mandatory or optional. Students can dine where they want, on or outside campus. There are several canteens and two full-service Chinese restaurants on the university campuses. Cost per meal in the canteens ranges from HK$30 (~US$4) up.
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Estimated Program Costs:
  • CSULB Tuition
  • CSU Insurance
  • HKBU Administration Fee (visa processing) $1650 HK
  • Monthly Meals $3000 HK - $5000 HK
  • Monthly Entertainment $1000 HK
  • Monthly Transportation $150-800 HK
  • Monthly Air Conditioning $150-700 HK
  • Monthly Misc $200 HK - $1000 HK

Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

ASI Scholarship

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/07/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/07/2022 ** 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.