Key Dates (Dates vary on a yearly basis, depending on weekends)
Application to HKU Start Date (after students have applied to DU and received a GO place):
Accommodation Application Deadline
Visa Application Deadline
Full list of programmes available to Exchange students.
Students should choose at least 50% of all semester credits within one faculty. This means that 3 courses should be chosen from one faculty whilst the remaining can be chosen from other faculties.
Undergraduate academic requirements:
Courses offered in the Faculty of Business and Economics are highly competitive and limited.
Some Faculties at HKU require students to have a minimum GPA (or equivalent Durham grades) in the relevant subject area before being accepted.
All courses, except those offered in the School of Chinese are taught in English.
Subject to availability, exchange students may take up to 2 courses in Cantonese/Mandarin.
If you are a non native English speaker, you may be required to submit evidence of English language ability at application.
The Centre of Development and Resources for Students provides support services for students including: Counselling, Housing, SEN and Disability Support
Students are required to submit an application for accommodation at HKU. Students are not guaranteed to be offered on campus accommodation. Students who stay in on campus halls of residence are required to pay a compulsory meal charge. The costs of accommodation and meals for the year would be roughly $23,000 HKD (depending on exchange rate, roughly £2000).
Full information on all accommodation options can be found on the CEDARS webpage.
Students must arrange health and accident insurance for their time in Hong Kong. HKU recommends Federal Insurance Company but students can email email@example.com for more advice and information.
HKU offers a fee paying Summer Institute programme which offers a wide variety of programmes throughout the summer period. The cost of the Summer programme depends on how many courses students would take. These programmes allocate credits but this does not mean that Durham University would allow students to bring these credits back into their Durham degree programme.
More detailed information can be found on our Summer Opportunities Page.
'A Symphony of Lights' is Hong Kong's daily light, laser and sound show . It is the world's largest permanent light and sound show with 42 buildings participating in the show