Temple Exchanges

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.

COURSES AVAILABLE

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.

Accounting

Asian Studies

Biology

Business

Cantonese Language

Chemistry

Communications

Computing

Economics

Film

Foreign Languages

Literature

European Studies

Finance

History

Human Resource Mgt

Journalism

Mandarin LanguageMathmatics

Marketing

Music

Physics

Political Science

Pyshcology

Religion

Science

Statistics

Sociology

Visual Arts

 

HOUSING AND MEALS

Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the University's Student Residence Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC).

The Student Residence Halls are composed of the South Tower and the North Tower providing some 800 rooms. Majority of the rooms accommodate two students and are air-conditioned (separately controlled in each room). For each occupant, the provision includes one bed, closet, desk and shelf, one chair, and one LAN point connected to the University's network system.

Linens (sheets, pillows, towels, etc.) are the responsibility of the individual occupant. Please bring your own or buy them in Hong Kong.

Every two rooms share a common restroom and shower facility. There is no telephone in the bedroom, but you can use the public telephones at the common areas of the Halls. Other facilities include a common lounge (with a small pantry) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a recreation room, a karaoke room, a computer room, a gym room, a study room, and a laundry area.

You can have the option of sharing a room with a local student, a Mainland Chinese student, or an international student, of the same gender.

The rate schedule for a double occupancy room in the Student Residence Halls is approximately $1200US.

There is no meal plan, but there are several cafes and two full-service Chinese restaurants on campus.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

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.