Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Room M1601, Li Ka Shing Tower The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon

Hong Kong Polytechnic University is located in one of the world's busiest and most culturally diverse cities. The city is a shopper's paradise and home to a Disneyland, and it's one the leading financial centres in the world.

There are about 7 million people living in Hong Kong, and as it is a small region, Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city with lots of tall buildings.

Until 1997, Hong Kong was a British colony, and is now a Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong's location makes it easy to explore the rest of Asia. You can easily visit China, one of the fastest growing countries, or Macao just across the water from Hong Kong.

If you wish to experience nature, there are numerous country parks and hiking trails that let you take in Hong Kong from above. Public transportation is well-developed and bi-lingual signage will help you navigate anywhere in the city. The climate is sub-tropical with humid and hot summers and mind and sunny winters.

The Hong Polytechnic campus is located in the heart of Hong Kong with easy access to major attractions.The university offers courses in most disciplines. There are around 11,500 fulltime students and a large number of international exchange students. Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked among the top 30 Asian universities by 2010 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings. The institution offers 170 programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, under six faculties and two schools.

Website URL: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/
Accommodations: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/iao/study-campus-life.php
Cost: Low http://www.polyu.edu.hk/iao/study-se-fee.php
External Funding Available: No
Availability: 5
Academic Dates: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/as/students/AC.pdf
Course Timetable:


Most course descriptions can be found under the different academic departments.

Program Type: Exchange , Summer school
Language: English
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , chemistry , computer science , education , gender studies , geodesy and geomatics engineering , health sciences , hospitality and tourism , mathematics , nursing , physics , political science , psychology , sociology , engineering - civil , engineering - electrical , engineering - computer , engineering - mechanical , engineering - biomedical
Travel Information: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/hong-kong
Practical Information:


Visa Requirements: http://www.immd.gov.hk/en/services/hk-visas/study/guidebook.html
Summer School Information: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/summerschool/about_us.php
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HongKongPolyU


Eric Root, Geomatics Engineering, on exchange in Fall 2014.

"My time at UNB has been a life changing experience. I have had the opportunity to work outdoors all over Canada and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. What I never anticipated, however, was the opportunity to live on the opposite side of the world in a culture that I had misunderstood for my entire life. This experience will allow me to better understand the many different value systems that exist in international business decision making. I plan to be as respectful as possible when working with people from different backgrounds and to take the opportunity to broaden my understanding of the world we live in.”


Miles Goff, BSc/BIOCH 2011, ME/ChE 2014, on exchange in Fall 2009 and Winter 2010.

"The year I spent in Hong Kong on UNB's exchange programme proved for me to be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a differnt part of the world. The programme was flexible enough to mold in any way I wanted with a focus on academics, travelling, or both. I struck a balance between getting out and absorbing Chinese culture and keeping grades up; a moderation which allowed me to reflect and gain broader understanding of both. I met a variety of beautiful people, from both inside and outside Asia, and I dabbled in a language and culture that is unique the world over. Hong Kong p[roved to be an invaluable urban educational experience. I encourage anyone with courage and desire to try something new to get involved with UNB's exhange programme. I promise you, you will not be the same person in the end."