The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Arts, Engineering, Languages
Course Language(s) English, Chinese
Average Credit Load 9-18 Credits
Semester dates September - December
January - May

About the University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was first established in 1937 as the Government Trade School and assumed full university status in 1994. The student population at PolyU is the largest among all publicly funded university in Hong Kong. English is the language of instruction (except language specific programmes) and courses are offered via six faculties and two schools. PolyU ranked 95th in the QS World University Rankings 2017/18.


Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Kowloon encompasses the northern part of Hong Kong, on the mainland across Victoria Harbour. Once a separate city, it was acquired by Britain in 1860 and returned to China with the rest of the colony in 1997. It’s now a shopping, arts and entertainment district. Stores line Nathan Road, while traditional markets offer goods from flowers and goldfish to clothes and jade.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on English taught courses, visit the HKPU website.


Exchange students are guaranteed accommodation at the PolyU Student Halls of Residence for a twin-sharing room, no single room is available.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one month including on-campus accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies and spending is estimated at approximately HKD 4,500.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

Exchange students will obtain a student visa sponsored by HK PolyU. In order to complete the online application, students have to pay an administrative fee of HKD 550. Such fee covers the visa application and courier of the visa. The PolyU International Affairs Office will handle your visa application for you. You are required to send by post completed visa application form and two passport-sized photos to International Affairs Office by the application deadline.

The administration fee is HKD 550 which covers the visa fee and courier to your home. More details can be found in the PolyU Exchange Factsheet.

Other information

According to the condition of stay, exchange students are not allowed to take up any employment, whether paid or unpaid; or establish or join in any business. Should any student want to take up an internship after the study, a training visa sponsored by the employer is required.

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