CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

City University of Hong Kong

Location

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Website

cityu.edu.hk

Availability

Available for UniSA STEM students only


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    Established in 1994 CityU has a well-earned reputation as an innovative hub for research and professional education and for addressing global issues and empowering positive change. The University is ranked 15th in Asia and 52nd in 2020 QS World University Ranking.  
     
    Situated at the heart of Kowloon peninsula, the CityU campus is well connected to major transportation in Hong Kong. It is an easy, quick trip to CityU from almost every part of the city, especially when travelling by MTR, as the University is just a 5-minute walk from Kowloon Tong Station. 
     
    The School of Energy and Environment (SEE) is the first and only School in Hong Kong that to establish missions in advancing research in targeted themes of benefit to societal needs in energy, environment, and sustainability; educating engineers and professionals at undergraduate and  graduate  levels  while adopting  holistic  approaches that  provide  innovative  solutions  to  local  and regional  problems.  
     
    The School’s interdisciplinary faculty has research expertise in sustainable technologies for energy, environment and health; urban atmospheric and aquatic environment: science and policies; and smart and healthy cities.  
     
    International Friends Club (IFC) is a student buddy programme designed to support inbound and outbound exchange students at CityU. IFC Buddies are senior students who devote their time and effort to foster cultural integration and to promote Student Exchange Programme through various activities. 

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    Kowloon is an urban area in Hong Kong S.A.R. comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon. With a population of 2 million, Kowloon is the most densely populated urban area in Hong Kong S.A.R.

    Kowloon is a popular arts, entertainment and shopping district, with options ranging from high fashion shopping to traditional Chinese shophouses. The Kowloon Waterfront overlooks Victoria Harbour and offers a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island. Strolling along the waterfront on Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, you will discover Avenues of Stars, Hong Kong's version of Hollywood's walk of fame.

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    • High Island Reservoir East Dam 
    • Man Mo Temple 
    • P Lin Monastery & Big Buddha 
    • Lai Chi Wo 
    • Victoria Peak 
    • Peak Tram 
    • Hong Kong Musuem of Histrory 
    • Sik Sik Yuen Wong Yai SinTemple 
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    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region in southern China. It maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of "one country, two systems".

    Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world, with over 7.4 million people living in a 1,104-square-kilometre area. Cantonese, Mandarin and English are the official and most used languages, with a scattering of dialects and other languages also present. As the world's tenth-largest exporter and ninth-largest importer, Hong Kong is one of the world's most significant financial centres and commercial ports. This highly developed territory ranks fourth on the UN Human Development Index.

    The dense nature of the region has been a cause for innovation, making it a centre for modern architecture. Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city, with the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world. Despite the scale of development, this cosmopolitan city also has a surprisingly green side, thanks to zoning laws.

    There is plenty to do and see here. Wander along Victoria Harbour for daily light shows, commute to class via ferry, hike mountains by the sea, shop for cutting edge fashion in massive malls and make your way through night markets. Everything is easily accessible as Hong Kong has some of the best public transportation in the world. There's a lot of history and culture to be found here, as well as the chance to experience the very best of modern living and education.

    Did you know?

    Hong Kong is made up of more than 200 islands which is why it is often necessary to travel over water bodies. Some of these islands are completely uninhabitable and unreachable.

    The Hong Kong Sevens which is a rugby tournament held in March of every year is the largest in the world, with over 28 international teams competing for the prize of $150,000.

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City University of Hong Kong Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester A (SP5)
September to December

Semester B (SP2)
January to May


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    Undergraduate

    • Air Pollution 
    • Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies 
    • Climate Change and Extreme Weather 
    • Energy and Environmental Policy 
    • Engineering Thermofluids I 
    • Engineers in Society 
    • Environmental Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development 
    • Environmental Systems Modelling 
    • Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 
    • Introduction to Computing for Energy and Environment 
    • Introduction to Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 
    • Nanotechnology in Energy Conversion and Storage: Concepts and Creative Science 
    • Principles of Sustainability 
    • Sustainable and Renewable Energy 
    • Urban Green City: Pollution and Solution 
    • Waste and Wastewater Treatment Engineering 

    Postgraduate

    • Atmospheric and Climate Science 
    • Boundary-Layer Meteorology and Wind Energy Engineering
    • Building Performance Assessment
    • Carbon Audit and Management
    • Climate Change: Science, Adaptation and Mitigation
    • Climate Modelling  
    • Data Analysis in Environmental Applications
    • Dissertation
    • Emerging Energy Technologies
    • Energy and Environmental Economics
    • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Technologies
    • Energy Generation & Storage System
    • Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
    • Environmental and Energy Policy
    • Environmental Impact Assessment: Principles and Practice
    • Environmental Pollution: Theories, Measurement and Mitigation
    • Experimental Techniques in Energy and Environment
    • Scientific Writing and Communication
    • Skills for Scientists
    • Special Topics in Energy and Environment
    • Wastewater Engineering and Water Quality Assessment
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Only courses from the School of Energy and Environment at City University of Hong Kong is open to exchange students. 

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    • UniSA Academic Transcript 
    • Passport
    • Your completed online application form (online form will be sent to you after you have been nominated by UniSA)
    • One Passport photo
    • Post-graduate students will also need to upload their Bachelor degree certificate
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    Students are classified as full time when registering for a minimum of 12 credits per semester (students must maintain 12 credits to satisfy the Hong Kong Immigration student visa requirements). 
     
    Students must take 12 Hong Kong credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 14-15 Hong Kong  credits for 18 UniSA units. 

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    UniSA students are exempted from meeting language requirements. 

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City University of Hong Kong Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 14°c to 28°c 
Spring/Summer: 20°c to 30°c 

Currency
$ Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) 

Local language/s
Cantonese


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    City University of Hong Kong does not offer airport pick up. Students will need to make their own way to the campus from Hong Kong International Airport

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    City University of Hong Kong offers on-campus accommodation in private of shared dormitories. On-campus accommodation is highly competitive, please see allocation criteria for further information. 
     
    If you would like to consider off-campus accommodation, please see the Student Residence Office website for information and recommendation. 
     
    More information on accommodation can be found here

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to City University of Hong Kong, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1100 
    Accommodation $1800 per semester 
    Meals/Groceries $800 a month 
    Transportation $95 a month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $1000 a month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     
    Please click here to read City University of Hong Kong’s insurance information. Young Chung-Yee Health Centre is a medical and dental clinic on campus that provides general medical consultations and dental care services to members of CityU. Fees may vary depending on your student type – see here for more information. 

City University of Hong Kong Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.   
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Hong Kong is available here
  
Hong Kong embassy website can be found here
 
City University of Hong Kong student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

City University of Hong Kong Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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No available summer/winter school

City University of Hong Kong is not an exchange partner for a Winter/Summer School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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