Hong Kong Baptist University
***HONG KONG TRAVEL ALERT***
Effective November 15, 2019, Temple University has suspended student travel to Hong Kong for the immediate future, including a suspension of spring 2020 programs in Hong Kong. The current intense protest activity focused on area universities as well as targeted attacks on mainland Chinese students has prompted the suspension of student travel to Hong Kong.
Temple University will continue to monitor the activity in Hong Kong and will re-evaluate this situation in advance of summer 2020 travel. Education Abroad will continue to accept applications for future terms, but we recommend students plan for an alternate option. For updates, visit the Temple University International Travel Advisories and Alerts website.
- Fall Semester: late August through late December
- Spring Semester: early January through late May
- Academic Year: late August through late May
Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.
A number of courses taught in English are available in the following disciplines.
- Adult and Organizational Development
- Asian Studies
- Computer Science
- English Language and Literature
- Foreign Languages
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- Political Science
- Public Relations
- Visual Arts
Students proficient in Cantonese may have additional course options.
Language of instruction
- Chinese (Cantonese)
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.
- Classrooms equipped with smart technology
- Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
- Student Union
- Gym and Sports facilities
- Creative Arts Center
- Art & Exhibition Galleries
- Conference Center
- Administrative offices
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.
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.
Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple.
Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester