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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Hong Kong, University of


Opportunity Description

Study at an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university in a modern and dynamic city

What is unique about this program?

  • The medium of teaching at HKU is English, and you can learn Mandarin or Cantonese according to your own level;
  • Professors at HKU are selected from around the world and come from over 40 different countries;
  • There are thirteen halls of residence at HKU. Hall life has been regarded as an important component of the HKU experience since the University's inception, and remains so today.
  • HKU has a supportive learning environment, with a library opened seven days a week and wireless internet access throughout the main campus.
  • Students at HKU are able to enjoy a well-rounded campus life. We have fitness centers, swimming pools, computer centres, health clinic and dental services, canteens (dining halls) serving various cuisines, and numerous student societies and interest clubs.
  • The HKU alumni network is the most venerable of its kind in Hong Kong and China. Students can inquire about internship opportunities via the HKU Career Center.

What is unique about Hong Kong?

  • home to some of the world’s top 50 universities including those ranked 2nd and 5th in Asia in 2015.
  • an international city where both English and Chinese are official languages and English is used as teaching medium in most university courses.
  • a melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures with diversity in lifestyle.
  • a cosmopolitan city offering super global, regional and local connectivity.
  • a unique destination consisting of beautiful countryside punctuated by a dramatic skyline filled with skyscrapers.

How do I choose among programs?

·         See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations

·         Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas

·         Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad

·         Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)