The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship is open to eligible applicants applying to go on exchange to this institution in Semester 2, 2017. Apply now!

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
City: Hong Kong

Approximate semester dates:
Semester 1 (Fall): September - December
Semester 2 (Spring): January - June
Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

15 credits per semester (typically 5 courses)

Students must enroll at least 50% of the credits offered by the host faculty/department.

Fields of Study Available: Available to undergraduate students studying Social Work, Human Services, Social Science and postgraduate students in Master of Development Practice.
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Chinese language and culture
  • Engineering (Click here to find out more about the Integrated Engineering Programme for Inbound Exchange Students):
    • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
    • Computing (COMP)
    • Electrical Engineering (EE)
    • Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE)
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
    • Mechanical Engineering (ME).
  • Development Studies
  • Hotel and tourism management
  • Applied social sciences
  • Finance
  • Human Services

Course Catalogue - see under 'Available Programmes'

Students must select at least 50% of credit load from one single host department. For the remaining credit load, they can select courses offered by other departments as long as they are listed open to exchange students on the course list.

Restricted Fields of Study: TBA
Approximate living expenses:

HK$5,300 per month
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Living expenses breakdown (see bottom of webpage)

Additional information:

PolyU Information Sheet 2017/18

Accommodation information: Exchange students are guaranteed accommodation at the PolyU Student Halls of Residence for a twin room. Single rooms are not available. 

Non-local student handbook 2016-2017

Read about Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Times Higher Education's article Young Universities' Secrets of Success.

Note: PolyU applicants will be asked to pay a non-refundable administrative fee of HK$550 at the host university application stage to cover the visa application fee and the courier charge. 

Check out Study HK for more student information in Hong Kong


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