Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Hong Kong, China
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
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Ranked 18th best university in the world by The Times Higher Education Supplement 2007 and, founded in 1911, is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. More information here.
All courses taught in English. No prior study of Chinese required.
Courses offered in many disciplines ranging from science, humanities, social sciences as well as business.
Student population of over 14,000, including postgraduate students.
'Buddy programme' available for incoming exchange students.
HKU offers university owned accommodation both on and off campus
Exchange Student Information: http://www.als.hku.hk/admission/exchange
Hong Kong University's basic approach to pedagogy is based on the British university education model. Courses consist of both lectures, tutorials (seminars) and laboratory classes, where appropriate. Lectures are much larger than tutorials, which typically have 10-15 students. The tutorial is the traditional strength of the British university system. Participation in the tutorial is very important and can count for a significant part of the total grade.
Except for courses in the Departments of Chinese and Japanese Studies, the curriculum, classes, written work and examination papers are generally in English.
Richmond students are required to register for the Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese course at HKU offered to international students. More information regarding these courses can be found on the web page http://www.hku.hk/chinese/other%20programs/index.html.
The grading and GPA scale is the same as the University of Richmond.
Credits: Students will be expected to take 30 HKU credits per semester or 60 per year. The credit weighting of each course is varied so students must consult the course descriptions or syllabus on the individual HKU faculty web pages for further information. Students are expected to take all exams and assessments expected of the HKU students. No special arrangements can be made for early examinations.
To determine the unit value of an HKU course, the following formula will be used by the University of Richmond Registrar's office: HKU credits/7, round up to nearest tenth of a unit = equivalent units.
Keep in mind that a minimum unit load at .
Below is a sample table with the conversion into units as it will appear on the
HKU Credits Richmond Units 5 .8 6 .9 7 1 8 1.2 10 1.5
Exchange students can apply to live in one of HKU's halls of residence. If a student does not meet the deadlines or if the accommodation is full, the University will assist students in finding alternate accommodation. *Note that on-campus housing in the fall semester is much more difficult to obtain that HKU housing in the spring.
Click here for HKU dates and costs.
Contact Michele Cox in the Office of International Education or Dr. Thomas Cosse, E. Claiborne Robins School of Business.
Revised May 2016
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the documents are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.