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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Carolyn Covalt
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 5 classes/ 30 HKU credit hours
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Anthropology, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Science and Policy, Finance, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Global Cultural Studies, Global Health, Health Policy, History, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Linguistics, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistical Science
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Hong Kong is currently on Duke's Restricted Regions List - students who wish to attend University of Hong Kong must submit a petition with Duke's Global Travel Advisory Committee, seeking permission to study in a location on the Restricted Regions list:

Restricted Regions list here: https://travel.duke.edu/restricted-regions-list 
Petition Instructions here: https://travel.duke.edu/restricted-regions-list/petition-instructions-ug



**IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CHINESE CLASSES at HKU**
The AMES Department will no longer approve any Chinese (Mandarin) classes from the University of Hong for transfer back to Duke, effective fall 2019.  If you were planning to take a Chinese language class while in Hong Kong, you may no longer do so.

NO CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASS TAKEN AT HKU MAY BE COUNTED TOWARDS YOUR REQUIRED FULL TIME LOAD OF 5 CLASSES/ 15 CREDIT HOURS. No Chinese language classes taken at HKU will be approved to transfer back to Duke and no Chinese language classes taken at HKU may count towards your Duke degree, nor towards progress through the Chinese program at Duke. 


Please note that the Duke Study Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.


Please read this instructive PDF of information for visiting students:   
http://www.aal.hku.hk/studyabroad/attachment/upload/Notes%20for%20Visiting%20Students%20(31%20Jan%202018).pdf

Over the past century, HKU has evolved from a minor institution in a colonial outpost into the best university in Asia and one of the top universities in the world, located in a global financial centre. Like the city in which it is rooted, HKU has achieved great things by being many things- not solely East or West, British or Chinese, but all of these together.
  • The medium of teaching at HKU is English;
  • Professors at HKU are selected from around the world and come from over 40 different countries;
  • There are thirteen halls of residence at HKU. Hall life has been regarded as an important component of the HKU experience since the University's inception, and remains so today.
  • HKU has a supportive learning environment, with a library opened seven days a week and wireless internet access throughout the main campus.
  • Students at HKU are able to enjoy a well-rounded campus life. HKU has fitness centres, swimming pools, computer centres, health clinic and dental services, canteens (dining halls) serving various cuisines, and numerous student societies and interest clubs.
For more information about the University of Hong Kong, please follow the link provided above.