China, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University


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Hong Kong Baptist University was established in 1956. It has over 50 years of experience in providing broad-based and creativity-inspiring education.

HKBU is consistently at the cutting-edge of the sciences and highly reputed for itscommitment 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. 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. The University offers world-class,
innovative undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programs leading to
Masters or PhD degrees as well as associate degree programs. On this link you will find the courses offered at HKBU. This link shows you the promotional video of HKBU.

The Country

Peoples Republic of China is the most populous country in the world with a population of over 1.3 billion and the second largest country by land area covering approximately 9,6 million kilometers. It exercises jurisdiction over twenty two provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 direct-controlled municipalities and 2 mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong
Kong and Macau). It is situated in the eastern Asia. China is also one of the world fastest growing major economies. As of 2013 it is the world’s second largest economy by both nominal total GDP and purchasing power parity. As a world and especially regional power, People’s Republic of China has been characterized as a potential superpower by numerous commentators.

The City

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China situated on
China’s south coast and enclosed by the Peral River Delta and South China Sea. The city is
known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. Also, a Time Magazine article in 2008 coined the phrase “Nylonkong”, which referred to New York City, London and Hong Kong, that these three cities form a global network that facilitates the global economy. As Hong Kong ranks the third most important leading international financial centre, after London and New York City, Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterized by low taxation and free trade, and the currency, Hong Kong dollar is the eighth most traded currency in the world. Hong Kong’s population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups.


Exchange students can choose to live on-campus or off-campus. In order to integrate more fully into the University experience, you are encouraged to live in on-campus dormitories.
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 approximately 800 rooms. Majority of the rooms accommodate two students and are air-conditioned. For each occupant, the provision includes one bed, closet, desk and shelf, one chair, and one LAN point and Wi-Fi connected to the University’s network system. Please note that often times, off-campus housing is more expensive than on-campus housing.

Travel Opportunities

Due to great location of Hong Kong, there are many places in vicinity to visit. Either by plane (Phillipines, Thailand) or otherwise. Some suggestions: Guangzhou is the provincial capital a few hours up the Pearl River. It was known as Canton in the teaclipper era. Guangzhou is thousands of years old and has always been the most important city of Southern China. Macau is a former Portuguese colony on the West side of the river mouth. It was the first European enclave in East Asia, and a major trading port from its founding in the 1500s. Shenzhen is on the mainland next to Hong Kong. It was basically a fishing village until the 1970s. Then it was made a Special Economic Zone and developed incredibly rapidly.