- Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses
- Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees
- Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships
- Immerse yourself in a new culture
- Study for one semester or an academic year
- Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China
Hong Kong is a fast-paced cosmopolitan and an exciting city with over seven million people. It is a gateway to China and has long been a hub of international transportation, communication and commerce in East Asia. Once part of the British Empire, Hong Kong is now a Special Administrative Region of China, maintaining much of it’s autonomy by retaining many aspects of it’s legal system, currency, and customs under the “one country, two systems” policy. Hong Kong, which means “fragrant harbor” in Cantonese, is a unique blend of East and West with English and Cantonese being the official languages of the area, and Mandarin in growing usage. A fast paced metropolis, Hong Kong is a center for business, education, and entertainment. It is an ideal location from which to explore the unique culture of Hong Kong as well as the traditional culture of mainland China.
City University of Hong Kong is one of eight universities funded by the government of Hong Kong SAR. CityU was established in 1984 and has quickly grown to a major university with an international reputation for teaching and scholarship. Currently, over 22,000 students are enrolled in the 140 academic programs in a wide range of disciplines. CityU was recently ranked among the world’s best 200 universities, with its social sciences departments ranked 61st in the world, by the Times Higher Education Supplement in the UK. CITYU is located at the heart of the city. The University is close to the Kowloon Tong Station, which connects the Mass Transit Railway (MTR).
- be enrolled as an SJSU student for one semester prior to departure, or be a California community college student eligible to enter SJSU by the semester of departure
- have completed lower division requirements for your intended field of study
- have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing by the semester of departure
- have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
- there is no language prerequisite, but students are strongly encouraged to take beginning Chinese prior to participation in the program
Applicant can choose to enroll in either the College of Business or the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at City University of Hong Kong.
- College of Business
- Accounting, Advertising, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Management Sciences, Marketing, Business Administration, and International Business.
- Non-Business electives offered by other Colleges and Departments and Chinese Language Courses (Mandarin and Cantonese) are also available to exchange students enrolled in the College of Business at City U. However, students are required to enroll at least 50% of their course load with the College of Business (CB). For 12 credit units of the course load during the exchange semester, a minimum of 2 courses (or 6 credit units) must be taken from CB.
- For business course listings please refer to City University's College of Business Tentative Course listings for Semester A and for Semester B.
- College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
- Department of Asian and International Studies: East and Southeast Asian Studies, International Studies, Political Science, Economics, Korean Language, and Japanese Language
- Department of Chinese and History: Chinese Language, Cultural Studies, Chinese History, Modern Chinese Studies, Chinese Literature, Putonghua (Mandarin), Cantonese and other Asian languages for nonnative learners
- Department of English: Popular Culture, Literature, Asian Literature, Creative Writing, Travel Writing, and Cinema.
- Department of Linguistics and Translation: Linguistics, Language & Society, Language Technology, and Translation
- Department of Media and Communication: Visual Communication, Communications, Media and Society, Film, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, and Radio & T.V. Production.
- Department of Public Policy: Political Science, Philosophy, Justice Studies, and Public Administration
- Department of Applied Social Sciences: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Justice Studies, and Research Methods
- Other Global Languages: Spanish, French, and German Courses available
- Please refer to City University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences tentative course listings for Semesters A and B.
Students may participate in internships while studying in Hong Kong. The exchange program does not have formalized internships organized, but the university can provide support with internship placements, or students can arrange their own internship.
Peer Buddy Scheme:
Global Services Office (GSO) administers a Peer Buddy Scheme to promote international friendship and to help the inbound exchange students familiarize themselves with CityU and the wider Hong Kong environment. In addition, local students can also benefit from enhancing their language and cross-cultural communication competencies through this exchange interaction.
Sports & Athletics:
CityU has over 15 sports teams that take part in interschool sports competitions. All students are welcome to try out for the teams. Also, Physical Education (PE) courses are available. Students are encouraged to participate on voluntary basis during their free periods. Courses offered include Archery, Aerobic Dance, Badminton, Basic Mountain Craft, Basketball, Canoeing, Exercise and Weight Control, Fencing, Fitball, Golf, Handball, Indoor Soccer, Physical Fitness, Physical Training for Disciplinary Forces Candidates, Pilates- Mat, Running Improver, Snorkel Diving, Soccer, Social Dance, Softball, Sports Climbing, Squash, Step Aerobic Dance, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tai Chi Chuan (24 Forms), Tai Chi Sword, Tennis, Volleyball, Woodball, Workshop on building up Muscular Strength and General Fitness, Yoga- Refreshing and Yoga-Dynamic, etc.
The City-Youth Empowerment Project provides opportunities for students to engage in the local community through voluntary service and community immersion activities. Also, the English Language Centre (ELC) organizes various programmes and activities to help students polish their English. Native English speakers are invited to volunteer as peer English mentors and interact with students whose mother tongue is not English through lively and interesting English communication projects.
Students can learn about traditional Chinese culture and immerse themselves in an ambiance rich in diversity through a variety of multicultural activities and celebrations held on campus every year.
Clubs & Organizations:
City University of Hong Kong Students' Union (SU) - CityU has more than 60 student associations and societies under the umbrella of the Students' Union (SU), so it's easy to get involved on campus and meet people with similar interests.
On-campus accommodations are available for exchange students and are highly recommended as the most affordable housing option. The Student Residence is within 10 to 15 minutes walking distance to the main campus and provides an environment that integrates the intellectual, social, and emotional development of students. Single rooms are available. For more information about Student Residence Click Here
Fall semester: late August – December
Spring semester: January – May
BUDGETING FOR YOUR SEMESTER
**These costs are current as of 2018–19. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses do vary between students: those who eat out at restaurants or plan to travel frequently should estimate higher.
* Health Insurance Students: All outgoing exchange students are required to purchase the SJSU-approved University health insurance plan through JCB Insurance Solutions.
- SJSU Tuition & Fees $3,900.00
- Round Trip Transportation $1,300.00
- Room & Meals $2,250.00
- Books & Supplies $150.00
- Insurance $350.00*
- Personal Expenses $1,500.00
- Total $9,450.00
FINANCING YOUR SEMESTER
Students who are participating in certified SJSU study abroad programs can use all of the financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans (except work study) for which they are normally qualified. For more information click Here.
Scholarships for study abroad come in many forms: SJSU Study Abroad Scholarships, Program Specific, National and International scholarships. Find links for these scholarships and online scholarship search engines by clicking Here.