Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University is Hong Kong’s second-oldest higher learning institution. It has an established place in Hong Kong’s tertiary education sector, emphasizing academic excellence and a well-rounded education. The university has four campuses located in the heart of Kowloon. Together they provide an attractive, student-focused, urban university environment that helps to nurture body, mind, and spirit.

Program Overview

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Academic Program

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Language of Instruction

English and Cantonese

Best for

Business, Communication and Media Studies, Liberal Arts, Film and Media Arts, STEM.

Learn more about the academic program, course approvals and transfer credit process.

    Location & Facilities

    Location

    The campus is located in Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. Kowloon is located on the peninsula to the north of Hong Kong Island. With over 2.1 million people living in an area of less than 47 square kilometers, Kowloon is one of the most densely populated places on the planet, and has a matching array of places to shop, eat and sleep. “Kowloon side,” as it is often known, managed to escape some of the British colonial influences that characterize the “Hong Kong Island” side. Kowloon is a less touristy part of Hong Kong; therefore less English is spoken, and prices overall tend to be less expensive.

    Facilities

    • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
    • Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
    • Student Union
    • Gym and Sports facilities
    • Library
    • Creative Arts Center
    • Art & Exhibition Galleries
    • Conference Center
    • Administrative offices
    Program Dates
    • Fall Semester: late August through late December
    • Spring Semester: early January through late May
    • Academic Year: late August through late May

    Program participants are required to be present for the entire length of the program, from the official arrival date through the program end date.

    Housing

    Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing or find independent housing.

    Students who decide to live in university-arranged housing will be placed in the University's Undergraduate Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC). Facilities include a common lounge (with small pantry and kitchenette) on each floor, a music and TV room, multi-purpose room, table tennis room, computer room, gym room, study room, and laundry area.

    Undergraduate Halls on BURC
    Exchange students are assigned to double rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with the following amenities:

    • Bed, desk, closet, shelf, chair
    • Internet access (ethernet and wifi)
    • Bathrooms shared between two rooms

    Linens are the responsibility of each occupant; students will need to bring their own or buy them in Hong Kong.

    Students may request to stay on a single-gender floor or co-ed floor. Requests are subject to availability.

    Independent Housing

    Students may elect to find independent housing, but please note that off-campus housing can be significantly more expensive than on-campus housing. Students will need to start searching immediately for independent housing if they choose to do so. Once students have decided to live off-campus, they will not be able to request on-campus housing should they be unable to find off-campus housing.

    Faculty & On-site Support

    As an Exchange Program participant, you will have access to the support provided by your host institution.

     

    Program Costs

    Temple Tuition and Standard University Fees

    Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple. Visit Temple’s Bursar for per-credit tuition rates. All students pay University Services Fee.

    More details

    For complete details about billable costs and estimate for non-billable expenses, such as airfare, meals, and personal expenses, view the program cost sheet.

    View Program Cost, Scholarships and Financial Aid.

    Health & Safety

    Your health and safety abroad are our highest priority. View our Health & Safety page, and stay tuned for more details about health and safety on this program.

    Contact

    For more information, contact Education Abroad: 215-204-0720; study.abroad@temple.edu.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Temple programs are open to qualified students matriculated at any U.S. or Canadian college or university.

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements.

    Are enrolled fulltime and will have completed 2 semesters before studying abroad
    • You are enrolled as a full-time matriculated student at the time of application as well as during the semester prior to studying abroad.
    • You will have completed at least two (2) semesters of college-level study by the program start.
    Are in good academic standing and meet minimum GPA requirement for the program

    You meet minimum cumulative GPA requirement, on a 4.0 scale from all colleges/universities attended. The requirement varies by program:

    • Temple Semester Programs: 2.75 (Internships: 3.0)
    • Temple Summer Programs: 2.5
    • Exchange Programs: 2.75
    • External Programs: 2.5

    You remain in good academic standing from the time of application until the start of your term abroad; students on academic warning are not eligible to participate.

    Have a valid passport

    You will need a passport, valid well beyond the length of your program, by the application deadline.

    View deadlines and validity requirements for your host country.

     

    Are in good disciplinary standing

    You are in good disciplinary standing at the time of application and remain so through the start of your term abroad. Students who have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation and will not be in good disciplinary standing (including disciplinary probation) may submit a petition for review.

    Meet the minimum age requirement

    You are at least 18 years old at the time of application.

    For HKBU, the following additional considerations apply.

    • Students will be selected mainly on the basis of their intellectual purpose and emotional maturity.
    • If you are a citizen of Hong Kong, please contact our office to make an appointment with our program management team to discuss your eligibility for the program.

    Non-U.S. citizens: you are welcome to study abroad if you meet the eligibility requirements; however, you are not permitted to study abroad on an exchange program in your home country. Please speak to Education Abroad if you have questions about your eligibility.

    Application Requirements

    The standard application requirements pertain to all students applying to Temple programs.

      Additional Requirements for HKBU

      If taking courses in the language of the host country:

      • Foreign language evaluation, completed by a faculty member in the appropriate language department. You can send the evaluation form electronically to your evaluator from the online application or download a paper form from your application that you can submit directly to Education Abroad.

      Admissions Timeline

      • Admissions is not rolling.
      • Temple nominates students for Exchange Programs after the deadline for the specific term.
      • Once you submit your application, you should expect a decision by the decision deadline, about one month after the program application deadline has passed.

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