Hong Kong Baptist University
about the university
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.
ABOUT THE CITY OF Kowloon
Kowloon is 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 lessEnglish is spoken, and prices overall tend to be less expensive.
A number of courses in English are available in the following disciplines. Students proficient in Cantonese may have additional course options. Refer to the HKBU exchange course catalog for more details.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the University's Student
Residence Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC).
There is no meal plan, but there are several cafes and two full-service Chinese restaurants on campus.
In advance of their departure, Temple University students pay Temple tuition to Temple University. On site, exchange students are responsible for the cost of housing, meals, transportation, insurance and living expenses. Temple students receiving financial aid may apply their financial aid to the costs of studying at HKBU. Students should plan on spending approximately $1,200 for housing, $1,200 for meals, $1,500 for other living expenses (recreation, local travel, etc), and $100 for books per semester. In addition, expect roundtrip airfare to cost about $1,800, and students may need to pay for visa-related expenses and health insurance.