City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR

Language of instruction

English

City University of Hong Kong was established as a university in 1994 and has grown to become a modern and international university. CityU places emphasis on diversity, intercultural learning and global vision in its approach to teaching, and has built an international network for academic collaboration. CityU is ranked 4th among the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age.

The University is located in the heart of Asia's World City. Hong Kong combines the best of the East and West with its never-ending medley of food, fashion, culture, science and technology.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester B January–May
Semester 2 Semester A September–December

View the CityU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

City University of Hong Kong has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

12 credits per semester at CityU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.
You are not permitted to study fewer than 12 credits (8 UQ units)

Minimum academic requirements

GPA

  • You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at CityU.
  • Law students will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.25 to study at CityU.

Study Options 
Not applicable to this university. However, you are required to take the majority of courses (50%+) within a single department.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice. 

Find courses

Search the CityU course catalogue.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business administration
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Criminology
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Finance
Information technology
International business
Law
Linguistics
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Sociology

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

CityU has a limited number of on-campus student residences available for exchange students. Incoming students are encouraged to apply for this accommodation when applying for exchange studies, however, places in on-campus residences are not guaranteed.

Exchange students at CityU should be prepared to arrange off-campus accommodation for the duration of their stay. The Student Residence Office of CityU will provide information and assistance to students in search of off-campus housing. 

Cost of living

CityU provides a guide to the cost of living for exchange students in Hong Kong, factoring tuition fees, accommodation and general expenses.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange students at CityU are required to have an adequate health insurance policy for the entire period of their studies in Hong Kong.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

CityU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Immigration Department of Hong Kong for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)