HONG KONG: City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

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  • Fall Semester - Early September - Late November
  • Spring Semester - Mid January - Late April
  • Summer 2 Semester - Early June to Early August

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - February 13th


Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

Spend the fall or spring semester studying at one of the top universities in Asia, located in the dynamic city-state of Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong is a rapidly growing institution with 20,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff spanning the fields of business management, liberal arts and social sciences, science and engineering, creative media, energy and the environment, and law.


Undergraduate exchange students may take classes from any of CityU's colleges and schools: the College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, School of Creative Media, School of Energy and Environment, and School of Law. Students take four classes, typically worth 3-4 credits each. Please refer to the CityU's course catalog for a full list of courses available to exchange students.


Students will take 2 courses for a total of 8 Northeastern credits.

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Host University

Founded in 1984, CityU now has 3 Colleges and 4 Schools: College of Science and Engineering, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, School of Creative Media, School of Energy and Environment, School of Law and School of Veterinary Medicine. Their curricula are designed to promote knowledge creation, original discoveries and innovative thinking by integrating learning and research on all levels of professional education.

As a modern, international university, CityU emphasizes diversity, intercultural learning and global vision. Their distinguished faculty are recruited from all over the world, including Hong Kong, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. They have established an excellent international network for academic collaborations, and have developed agreements for staff/student exchange with more than 100 prestigious institutions from over 28 countries/jurisdictions.

The University has just completed an ambitious campus development project and has added 3 iconic buildings with a total of 60% new space to the campus. These premier facilities will further support their pioneering research and innovative programmes. International rankings place CityU at the 4th in the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age and 12th in Asia, while their world ranking is currently placed at around the 100 mark.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time Northeastern student
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing or above

Application Procedure

    Fall or Spring:

    • Completed OISP Application
    • Completed CityU exchange and hall applications

    Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official Transcript
    • Copy of Passport Photo ID Page
    • Nomination from OISP

    Summer 2:

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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). 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.


As an exchange student, you may apply for on-campus student residence. Applications should be made online when you apply for your exchange studies. Please note that there is no guarantee of accommodation in the student residence because of limited capacity, therefore all students are encouraged to apply early. Exchange students may also arrange their own off-campus accommodation.

Information on on-campus housing can be found here.

On-campus residences typically include the following:

  • Close to the campus, accessible within walking distance
  • 24-hour security and supervision
  • Single or double furnished room with shared bathroom
  • Self-help laundry facilities
  • Computer room, music room and common room

For students who are looking for off-campus accommodation, please visit Housing Alternatives


Hong Kong is a unique meeting place for East and West, blending Chinese heritage, British colonial influences, high-tech modernity and Cantonese gusto. Hong Kong was a British colony until 1997 when it returned to China. Explore food, festivals and architecture, which integrate the East and West in perfect harmony... and experience how history has blended to create the vibrant, multicultural city of today. Hong Kong maintains close ties with the rest of China--it takes just one hour to travel to the closest mainland city by train. As the gateway to China, Hong Kong is also one of the world's largest recipients of foreign direct investments. The city has the world's freest economy and is seen as the world's 3rd leading financial center, after London and New York. The two official languages of Hong Kong are English and Chinese; most universities, including CityU, instruct primarily in English.