The Hong Kong baptist University

The Hong Kong baptist University

Baptist University Road Campus, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Established in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University has over 50 years of experience in providing broad-based and creativity-inspiring education.
HKBU is consistently at the cutting-edge of the sciences and highly reputed for its commitment to the humanities and arts. The University also encourages service to society among its staff and students, making it a beloved part of the Hong Kong community.

Hong Kong itself offers a unique window into China and a gateway to other Asian countries. There is no better way to learn about the many changes and challenges facing China and Asian as a whole first hand - living and learning with students not only from Hong Kong, but also from China and many other countries. Living in a multi-cultural environment in the heart of Asia, you will also learn what makes another society unique and gain a fresh perspective on your own home.


Website URL: http://intl.hkbu.edu.hk
Accommodations:

Undergraduate exchange students may stay in the 21-storey Undergraduate Halls on campus. All rooms are on sharing basis, and beds are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Application details will be announced to admitted exchange students. If they choose to stay off-campus, it will be individual student’s own responsibility to make their accommodation arrangements.

Postgraduate exchange students may stay at the on-campus NTT International House (http://sass.hkbu.edu.hk/sass/ntt/students/en/index.html) or off-campus housing depending on availability. Accepted PG exchange students will be put into direct contact with the NTT for housing applications.

Cost: Low http://intl.hkbu.edu.hk/student_02_01_08_03.php
External Funding Available: No
Availability: 5
Academic Dates:

Semester 1 (Fall semester) First week of September to late December (exams will end before Christmas)

Semester 2(Spring semester) Second week of January to Late May

Detailed academic calendar dates can be found at http://buar2.hkbu.edu.hk/curr/acad_calendar.

Course Timetable: http://buar.hkbu.edu.hk/uploads/files/admissions/int/int.htm
Program Type: Exchange
Language: English
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , chemistry , computer science , gender studies , history , information and communication studies , mathematics , media and film , music , political science , psychology , sociology , statistics , world literature and culture studies
Travel Information: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/hong-kong
Practical Information:

Fact sheet

The Academic Registry will register courses for exchange students according to their course choices indicated in the application form. Students will receive an email about courses registration result approximately 2 weeks before semester starts. Students are advised to allow flexibility in the study plan in case of unsuccessful registration in some courses. They may adjust the course registration during the course add/drop period during the first two weeks of classes. The Academic Registry will provide details about the course add/drop system at the orientation.

Expected arrival dates for exchange students:

Semester 1 Last week of August
Semester 2 First week of January

Orientation programme:

Semester 1 Last week of August
Semester 2 First week of January

Free-of-charge airport pick-up service will be offered on the two expected arrival dates (exact dates will be announced to students). Students arriving on dates other than the expected arrival dates will need to make their own way to the campus. The International Office will provide them with public transportation information in due course.

Visa Requirements:

All passport holders must apply for a Student Visa in order to study in Hong Kong. HKBU International Office will coordinate with the Hong Kong Immigration Department (IMMD) in Hong Kong on the students’ behalf. Please note that students do not need to arrange their visa at their local Chinese embassy/consulate. It will take the IMMD 6-8 weeks to process a visa application. Once available, HKBU International Office will collect the Student Visa and send it to the student’s home address by courier service. Students will be required to pay HKBU for the visa fee after arriving in Hong Kong.

Visa application form and further information can be found at http://intl.hkbu.edu.hk/student_02_01_05.php .

Summer School Information: http://www.unb.ca/exchange/outgoing/_resources/pdf/hkbusummerschool.pdf
Additional Information:

HKBU Summer school 2nd July - 31st July 2015.

Summer school information

Summer school flyer

Subjects available: Business, Communication, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, Journalism, Marketing, Religion, Science and Sociology.

Students are housed in the University's 21-storey Undergraduate Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC)

Programme Fees: HK$11,820 (approx. 2000 CAD) include Administration Fees
(covers visa processing, courier fees and other misc. expenses), Accommodation on-Campus for 29 days, Activities Fees.
Students are also responsible for their travel expenses, insurance, meals, books, and UNB tuition.

UNB application deadline: February 1, 2015

Testimonial

Jacob Kennedy, Medicinal Chemistry, on exchange Winter 2016 "My time abroad was all that I had hoped for and more. I really didn’t know what to expect before leaving but I knew that I wanted to experience something different, and I definitely did. I also really wanted to meet new people and make new friends, and as soon as I arrived at the airport I met a group of other exchange students from around the world waiting to be picked up as well. We all quickly became amazing friends and still keep in close contact. I learned a lot about Asian culture and religion and was amazed to be able to experience it all first hand. Feeling the excitement of the city during Chinese New Year, the calmness of a Buddhist temple, or the beauty of the mountains in Halong Bay are just a few of the things that I will never forget.
I was lucky to get to go to the country that I wanted, and have a new found love for Asia. Although a few things people would do there could be a little off putting at times, overall they were some of the nicest people I have ever met. For example, while taking a 16 hour overnight train ride from Beijing to Xi’an I accidentally bought a standing ticket. I couldn’t read the ticket and no one around spoke English but a man saw me confused trying to find my seat and gave me his. When I noticed he was standing and that I never had an actual seat he insisted that I keep it. During the trip he downloaded an app on his phone to translate and took me and my friend out for breakfast when we made it to Xi’an. He then spent the next 4 hours showing us around and helped us find our hostel while refusing to take any sort of money or gift. This is just one of many examples of some of the unbelievable kindness I experienced from Asian people.
Another thing that I loved about Hong Kong was it had the perfect balance of eastern and western culture. I travelled to the Philippines, mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Lao which all had overwhelmingly eastern cultures and I found when I would leave these places I really felt like I was “coming home” to Hong Kong. It was also amazing to be able to travel from Hong Kong for so cheap.
I really enjoy nature and hiking and was really surprised how much nature and hiking trails Hong Kong had to offer. I had always imagined it as a concrete jungle and nothing more, however this is very far from the truth. The mountain range running straight through the main city is absolutely beautiful and has a lot of amazing trails. Also the outlying islands are beautiful as well, and a day trip to a remote waterfall or cliff is easily done, the hardest part is picking one.
I definitely feel like my time abroad has made me a much more tolerant person. The patience and kindness that locals showed me was amazing. It can be very easy to get annoyed and frustrated trying to help/communicate with someone who isn’t from your country, doesn’t speak your language, or doesn’t understand your norms and customs. But after being on the other side of this situation I see how it’s even harder for them, and in the future I know I will be much more patient and understanding in these situations. Another thing that’s changed is my desire to travel. I’ve obviously always loved travelling which is why I took this opportunity in the first place but now I really want to see more. Seeing first hand how other people live is an amazing and humbling experience that I think everyone should try at some point in their life. Overall, deciding to take this trip was one of the single best decisions I have ever made in my life, and I’m incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity."
Alexandra Morin-Dube, Psychology, on exchange in Fall 2014 "If I could use one word to describe Hong Kong, I would use contrast. You walk in one part of the city and you feel like you are in the middle of Europe or America. Then, you take a boat and end up on a island with white beaches, small fisher house and a tropical forest in the back ground. On a single street you can pass tons of fancy restaurants butalso these little stand selling chicken feet and other chinese delicacies. So yes, I think these contrasts do make Hong Kong a unique place!"