City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
|Language of study||English|
|Semester 1 (Fall)||September-November|
|Semester 2 (Spring)||January-April|
|Times World Ranking||n/a|
|QS World Ranking||104|
Living costs 2014/15
Approximate living costs per semester:
|Return flight from UK||£470-700|
Students have on-campus housing available to them. Students may now also take advantage of brand new halls that have just been built.
Things to do
Hong Kong is a major city, so there is always a host of activities to keep you occupied. Shopping ranks among the most popular things for visitors to do, as well as taking in the beautiful architecture and harbour views. Hong Kong has cultural events with Chinese New Year celebrations, Halloween parties, arts and film festivals and sports tournaments.
From the officially supported Mega Events Fund and "M" Mark Events, to ancient and quirky local festivities, Hong Kong's year-round calendar of happenings blends East and West, tradition and modernity.
Hong Kong has its very own international airport on Lantau Island, so travel from Hong Kong is fairly easy. Keep in mind, however, travelling to mainland China may require a visa, so plan in advance to ensure you don't have any problems at the border!
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with distinct seasons. Typhoon season begins in May and ends in November. Different levels of typhoon warnings are broadcast on television and radio, but a number 8 signal is when the city begins to close down. Spring brings temperatures of 17°C to 26°C. Summer is hot and humid with average temperatures between 26°C and 31°C. Autumn cools down with averages between 19°C and 28°C, and winter is cool, dry, and cloudy with average temperatures between 12°C and 20°C.
Students studying in the Schools of Business and Social Sciences are eligible to apply.