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University of Hong Kong, China (Exchange)

Please note, HKU has an early deadline!!! 

The Program

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the oldest university in Hong Kong. HKU is located in the center of Hong Kong.  Ranked as the best university in Asia and a member of Universitas 21, HKU offers exchange students to study in most of its Schools (called Faculties), including Architecture, Arts (including Humanties), Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Science and Social Sciences.

The city of Hong Kong has a population of 7 million. With its expansive skyline and natural deep harbor, Hong Kong is among the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world.  It is also a gateway to other parts of China, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

The Academics

You can receive a full semester worth of UConn credit on this exchange program. For more information on the disciplines you can study at HKU, click on the following: subject areas.  Engineering courses available in disciplines such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Students in the sciences can take courses in Chemistry, Math, Physics, Actuarial Science and Biology. Humanities areas include English, History, Sociology and more. Courses available are found by clicking on the individual departments listed on this page. All classes are taught in English!  All exchange students are also invited to enroll in credit-bearing Mandarin (called in Hong Kong “Putunghau”) or Cantonese, the latter of which is the native language of Hong Kong.  Click on the following for more information: Chinese language courses. Please note that business and economics courses are limited and are very much math-based.  Students who wish to take business at HKU should have a strong background in math (calculus & advanced math) and should be in their junior or senior year at UConn. Business courses are in high demand, and enrollment is not guaranteed in them.  HKU’s academc dates run from early September until mid-December for fall semester. Spring is late January through the end of May.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ACCT 4243 Assurance Services BUSI0006 Auditing 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ACCT 4893 Foreign Study BUSI0021 International Accounting 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ACCT 4893 Foreign Study BUSI001B Hong Kong Taxation 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study BSTC2002 Life and Buddhism 3 12/31/2021
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study BSTC2004 Chinese Buddhism and Ritual 3 12/31/2021
BADM 2893 Foreign Study MGMT 2401 Principles of Managment 3 6/30/2022
BLAW 4893 Business Ethics BUSI 2814 Business Ethics 3 12/31/2021
BLAW 4893 Business Law 3801 Business Law 3 12/31/2021
CHIN 1111 Elementary Chinese I CHIN 1501 Chinese for Foreign Learners 1 4 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
CHIN 1193 Foreign Study CHIN9511 Cantonese as a Foreign Language I 3 6/30/2020
CHIN 3293 Foreign Study CHIN 9504 Chinese Language for Foreign Learners (Level  4) 3 6/30/2018
CHIN 3293 Foreign Study CHIN 2136 Classical Chinese Literary Criticism 3 6/30/2017
CRLP 1193 Foreign Study CLDC0001 Cantonese for Foreign Learners I 3 6/30/2017
DRAM 4193 Foregin Study CLIT2086 Asia on Global Screens 3 6/30/2022
ECON 2110 History of Economic Thought ECON 2272 History of Economic Thought 3 6/30/2020
ECON 2201 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory ECON 2101 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 6/30/2020
ECON 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics ECON 2102 Macroeconomic Theory 3 12/31/2020
ECON 2311 Empirical Methods in Economics I ECON0701 Introductory Econometrics 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2311 Empirical Methods in Economics I ECON0701ABE/ECON2280ABE Introductory Econometrics 3 6/30/2022
ECON 2493 Foreign Study ECON 0602 Foreign Trade & Investment in China 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ECON 2493 Foreign Study ECON 0601 Economic Development of China 3 12/31/2020
ECON 2493 Foreign Study CCGL9030 Understanding the Financial Crisis 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study HKGS 2004 Hong Kong’s Economic Growth: A Modernisation and Internationalisation Miracle 3 12/31/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study 3705 China Economy 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3208 Game Theory ECON 2214 Games & Decision 3 12/31/2020
ECON 3421 International Trade ECON 2252 Theory of International Trade 3 12/31/2020
ECON 3422 International Finance ECON 2253 International Macroeconomics 3 12/31/2020
ECON 3431 Public Finance ECON0104 Public Finance 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3439 Urban and Regional Economics ECON2266/ECON0503 Urban Economics 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3461 Organization of Industry ECON 0402 Industrial Organization 3 12/31/2020
ECON 3493 Foreign Study CCCH9007 China in a Global Community 3 6/30/2017
ECON 3493 Foreign Study ECON0607 Economics of Population Changes 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3493 Foreign Study ECON0206/ECON3243 Capital Thoery 3 6/30/2022
FNCE 3333 Real Estate Finance FINA 2382 Real Estate Finance 3 6/30/2022
GEOG 3100 Geography of Sustainable Development GEOG 3102 China: Environment and Sustainable Development 3 12/31/2019
GEOG 3340 Environmental Planning and Management GEOG 2124 Environmental Management 3 6/30/2020
GEOG 3410 Human Modifications of Natural Environments GEOG 2127 Environmental Change and Socio-Political Conflicts 3 6/30/2020
GEOG 4093 Foreign Study GEOG 3101 China’s Tourism Resources and Management 3 6/30/2020
GEOG 4093 Foreign Study GEOG 3103 Globalizing China II: Economy, Society, Regional Development 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
GEOG 4093 Foreign Study GEOG 3413 Urban Development and Evolution in Hong Kong 3 6/30/2022
GSCI 1070 Natural Disasters and Environmental Change GEOG3205 Environmental Hazards 3 6/30/2022
HIST 1993 Foreign Study HKGS1001 Hong Kong’s Long Twentieth Century 3 6/30/2020
HIST 2993 Foreign Study CHIN 2222 History of the Wei, Jin, and the Northern and Southern Periods 3 12/31/2019
HIST 2993 Foreign Study HIST 2118 Chinese and Americans, A Shared History 3 12/31/2019
HIST 3832 Modern Japan HIST 2106 Imperial Japan: Its Modern Wars and Colonial Empire 3 12/31/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST 2153 Stalin 3 12/31/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST 2053 The Cold War 3 12/31/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study CHIN 9522 Exploration of Major Cultural Themes Across Chinese History 3 6/30/2022
LING 2793 Foreign Study 2002 Language in Society 3 12/31/2021
MATH 3793 Foreign Study 3401 Math 2 12/31/2021
MATH 3793 Foreign Study MATH3911 Game Theory and Strategy 3 12/31/2021
MATH 3793 Foreign Study MATH 3408 Computational Methods and Differential Equations with Applications 3 6/30/2022
MCB 3246 Virology BIOL3214 General Virology 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ME 3220 Mechanical Vibrations MECH 3020 Vibration 3 12/31/2018
ME 3242 Heat Transfer MECH 3011 Heat Transfer 3 12/31/2018
ME 3285 Sustainable Energy Sources & Systems MECH 3009 Energy Conversion Systems 3 12/31/2018
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study 2709 A Applications of Strategic Thinking in Business 3 6/30/2021
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management MKTG 2501 Introduction to Marketing 3 12/31/2020
MSE 2101 Materials Science and Engineering I Materials for Engineering Applications 3 12/31/2017
NRE 4170 Climate-Human-Ecosystem Interactions GEOG3203 Climate Change and the Environment 3 6/30/2022
PHIL 1102 Philosophy and Logic PHIL1068 Elementary Logic 3 6/30/2022
PHIL 1106 Non-Western and Comparative Philosophy PHIL 1004 Chinese and Western Thought 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
PHIL 1106 Nonwestern and Comparative Philosophy PHIL 1034 Ethics and Politics, East and West 6 6/30/2022
PHIL 3250 Philosophy of Mind 2220 Philosophy of the Mind 3 12/31/2021
PHIL 3263 Asian Philosophy Phil2800 Buddhist Philosophy 3 6/30/2022
POLI 3993 Foreign Study CCCH 9010 Understanding China’s Governance: Challenges and Prospects 3 12/31/2019
POLS 1002 Introduction to Political Theory POLI 2107 Introduction to Political Theory 3 6/30/2022
POLS 1202 Introduction to Comparative Politics POLI 2105 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 6/30/2022
POLS 1402 Introduction to International Relations POLI2106 Introduction to International Relations 3 6/30/2022
POLS 2998 Political Issues POLI 0059 China and the World 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3245 Chinese Government and Politics POLI 0022 Governing China 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3406 Globalization and Political Change POLI3097 Modernity and Globalization 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3410 International Political Economy POLI3080 Global Political Economy 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3842 Public Administration POLI2108 Introduction to Public Administration 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3847 The Policy Making Process POLI3039 Public Policy Analysis 3 12/31/2021
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI 0020 Hong Kong Politics 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI 3052 International Relations of East Asia 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI 3098 Nonprofit Management 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI 3067 Liberalism and Its Limits 3 12/31/2021
PSYC 2501 Cognitive Psychology PSYC 2007 Cognitive Psychology 3 6/30/2021
PSYC 2600 Industrial/Organizational Psychology PSYC 2063 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 6/30/2021
PSYC 2700 Social Psychology PSYC 2020 Fundamentals of Social Psychology 3 6/30/2021
PSYC 3501 Sensation and Perception PSYC 2051 Perception 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study PSYC 2005 Introduction to Counseling and Therapeutic Psychology 3 6/30/2022
SOCI 1001 Introduction to Sociology SOCI1101 Introduction to Sociology 3 6/30/2022
SOCI 1993 Foreign Study 9011 Social Divisions in Contemporary Societies 3 12/31/2021
SOCI 2993 Foreign Study SOCI 2042 Social Research Method 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3251 Social Theory SOCI 2001 A History of Social Theory 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3271 Topics in the Sociology of Culture SOCI 2085 Understanding Media 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3271 Topics in the Sociology of Culture SOCI 2019 Life Styles and Modern Culture 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3601 Sociology of Gender SOCI 2012 Gender and Society 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study 2044 Sociology of Economic Life 3 12/31/2021
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study SOCI2044 Economic Sociology 3 12/31/2021
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study 9009 Local Cultures and Global Markets 3 12/31/2021
STAT 3375 Mathematical Statistics I STAT2601 Probability and Statistics I 3 6/30/2020
STAT 3445 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II STAT2602 Probability and statistics II 3 6/30/2021
STAT 3515 Design of Experiments STAT 2304 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3 6/30/2021

The Experience

As an exchange student, you have the opportunity to live in one of HKU’s 13 resident halls. 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.Exchange students have a ‘buddy’ mentor while overseas, who will be able to provide support, answer questions, and help international students ease into life better while abroad. A semester of housing at HKU costs around $1000 with an additional $600 or so for a meal plan.
Scholarships may be available for incoming exchange students. The Office of International Student Exchange will contact you after you arrive if you are eligible.

Visit HKU’s exchange student website for additional information on this exciting exchange program.


Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/07/2017 10/09/2017 01/15/2018 05/26/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Engineering, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3