HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Location

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Availability

Available University-wide


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    Hong Kong Baptist College was founded in 1965 by the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong as a post-secondary college and became a fully-funded public tertiary institution in 1983. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). 
     
    HKBU School of Business is amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide accredited by the three leading international accreditation bodies focused on business education, AACSB, Association of MBAs Accredited and EQUIS Accredited.  
     
    The institution is environment conscious and prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students.  Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person and has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning. 
     
    The International Student Clubs’ Global Engagement Squad (GES) hosts various activities for newly arrived international students such as the HKBU Campus Hunt and Introduction to Campus Life. For more information on these events, please see here

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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 Museum of History 
    • Sik Sik Yuen Wong Yai Sin Temple 
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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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HKBU 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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Fall Semester (SP5)
September to December

Spring Semester (SP2)
January to May


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    Undergraduate

    • Accounting 
    • Art 
    • Biology 
    • Business 
    • Chemistry 
    • Chinese Language and Literature 
    • China Studies 
    • Communication 
    • Computer Science 
    • Creative and Professional Writing 
    • Economics 
    • English Language and Literature 
    • European Studies 
    • Film (Cinema & TV) 
    • Finance 
    • History 
    • Human Resource Management 
    • Law  
    • Language (French, Japanese) 
    • Marketing, PR and Advertising 
    • Mathematics 
    • Music
    • Science and Technology 
    • Physics 
    • Psychology 
    • Sociology 

    Postgraduate

    Limited postgraduate courses available. Please contact HKBU exchange office for more information. 

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Must have a minimum GPA of 5.0 or higher. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • Evidence of English proficiency (if applicable)  
    • Three passport size photos  
    • For students from Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan, please also attach copies of the identity documents, e.g. identity cards, census papers, etc.  
    • Financial evidence (i.e. bank statements) 
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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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    Non-native English speakers are required to have attained an English proficiency level of TOEFL 550 (paper-based)/80 (internet-based) or IELTS 6.0 or above.

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HKBU 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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    HKBU offers a free pick up service from Hong Kong International Airport or Hung Hom Railway Station to campus. 
     
    Students arriving on dates other than the specified arrival dates will need to make their own way to the campus. The International Office will provide them with public transportation information. 
     
    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here

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    HKBU offers on-campus accommodation for exchange students, however if you choose to live off campus it will be your responsibility to make housing arrangement before of after arrival in Hong Kong. 
     
    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.  
     
    Postgraduate exchange students may stay at the NTT International House (NTT) on campus on a first-come-first-served basis. Once admitted, postgraduate exchange students will be put into direct contact with NTT for housing applications 
     
    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 HKBU, 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 
    HKBU Administrative Fee  $326 per semester 
    Accommodation *not including air-cond $1850 per semester 
    Meals/Groceries $745 a month 
    Transportation $100 a month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $200 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. 

HKBU 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
 
HKBU 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. 

HKBU 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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Hong Kong Baptist Summer school

Cultural and leisure activities are built into the programme so that you will have the opportunities to experience and learn about Hong Kong. The highlight of the programme is a 3-day cultural trip in Macao to learn about the history and culture of this city. 

HKBU Summer Program
Location: Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong  UniSA application deadline:
 TBA
Program dates: 30th June to 31st July 2020  Credit: 
2 to 6 Credits
 Duration:  5 weeks
Eligibility:
All students must meet short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
Credit notes:
12 Hong Kong credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 14-15 Hong Kong credits for 18 UniSA units. 
Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Available to Undergraduate students only. 
Program brochure:
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