Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. Like the city in which it is rooted, HKU has achieved great things by being many things- not solely East or West, British or Chinese, but all of these together. Ranked in the upper echelons of the world's top research universities students will enjoy a unique metropolitan experience in one of the world's fastest growing, changing, and impactful countries and economies. HKU has a large course offering in all fields of business.

This is an exchange program that requires a nomination from Northeastern in order to begin an application. Students interested in applying  after doing research on program opportunities should first apply through MyNEU. Attending this program will require students to get a student visa and set up housing through HKU. The application process is long and students applying should not expect to get a final acceptance until one or two months prior to the start of the program.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2018
  • Deadline: March 15, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Official Transcript
  • Evidence of Language: Student will not need to provide this piece of the application to HKU. It is handled by NU.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Students will be sent the link to the HKU online application after nomination by Northeastern. Students can expect 3-4 months from time of nomination to admissions decision.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: Students will start the application process for this program by applying through MyNEU. Upon applying through MyNEU your study abroad coordinator will work with you on the nomination required to begin applying directly to Hong Kong University.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.534 (The University of Hong Kong: Northeastern)
  • Students need to take 30 ECTS credits per semester at The University of Hong Kong to be full time
  • If a student takes 30 ECTS credits abroad, they will receive 16 NU credits

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Course catalogs for the term taken abroad will not likely come out until after you have applied to HKU and on-campus NU course registration. In the event that the course catalog is not available, students should use the previous years catalog, if available, as an indicator of what will likely be offered.

Please refer to the HKU website for additional information.

 

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: August 30, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Official Transcript
  • Evidence of Language: Students will not need to provide this piece of the application to HKU. It is handled by NU.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Students will be sent the link to the HKU online application after nomination by Northeastern. Students can expect 3-4 months from time of nomination to admissions decision.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: Students will start the application process for this program through NU. Upon applying through NU your study abroad coordinator will work with you on the nomination required to begin applying to Hong Kong University.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.534 (The University of Hong Kong: Northeastern)
  • Students need to take 30 ECTS credits per semester at The University of Hong Kong to be full time
  • If a student takes 30 ECTS credits abroad, they will receive 16 NU credits

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Course catalogs for the term taken abroad will not likely come out until after you have applied to HKU and on-campus NU course registration. In the event that the course catalog is not available, students should use the previous years catalog, if available, as an indicator of what will likely be offered.

Please refer to the HKU website for additional information.

 

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2018
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Students must enroll in two six credit courses during the program. Students may enroll in Courses during Session A and Session B. This is a new summer program and the application will involve you working directly with you GEO coordinator to ensure a smooth transition to your program abroad.

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.534 (The University of Hong Kong: Northeastern)
  • Students enroll in two 6 ECTS credits course, for a total of 12 ECTS credits, they will receive 6.4 NU credits

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

 

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $12,140
  • Tuition covers 6-8 Northeastern credits. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

Students will find Hong Kong a metropolis rich in both Asian and Western cultures and traditions, a legacy inherited from its colorful past. The city was ranked the most culturally integrated economy by the Globalization Index 2010.

HKU campuses and facilities are mainly located on the western part of Hong Kong Island with extensions in the New Territories.

The University is spread over 50 hectares of land, with its Main Campus situated on the Bonham Road and Pokfulam Road areas of Hong Kong Island. It accommodates the Faculties of Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Science and Social Sciences.

Sassoon Road Campus is situated about 3km to the southwest of the Main Campus, which mainly houses the departments of the Faculty of Medicine. For the Faculty of Dentistry, it has clinical teaching facilities in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun, a short distance to the north of the Main Campus.

 

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: Student residences and housing are called “halls” at HKU. There are at present thirteen halls, which vary considerably in size and character. The halls are principally for undergraduate students, but they also accept a small number of postgraduate students. All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities. Each floor has its own pantry and is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, hotplate, kettle and drinking fountain. Communal bathrooms and toilet facilities are provided on each floor. All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with beds and mattresses. Each student is provided with a wardrobe, desk, desk-lamp, chair and bookshelf. Internet access and telephone line are provided in each room in most of the halls. Coin-operated washing and drying machines are provided in each hall as well.  For more information visit the HKU housing page.

Host University or Organization

HKU has a population of some 27,000 students and over 2,000 academic staff, and near 6,700 non-local students coming from 80 countries around the world. In 2012, HKU ranked 1st in Asia and 23rd in the world according to the 2012 QS World University Rankings.  As a comprehensive University, HKU offers a wide range of degree programmes, from humanities to science, from architecture to education, from law to medicine, and more. It emphasizes the importance of education as more than just training, and aims at cultivating the ‘whole’ person concept among students, who graduate with knowledge beyond the confines of their subjects.

The University of Hong Kong, as a leading international institution of higher learning in Asia, strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, contributing to the advancement of society and the development of leaders through a global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.

Today, HKU has gained international recognition for its accomplishments as a research-led comprehensive university.

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