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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:


Location: Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong



Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers one semester and one year exchanges, and the freedom to take courses from across our undergraduate programs. Experienced and caring faculty members provide expert and individual tuition. Our campus facilities, located in the heart of the vibrant city, offer world-class library and research resources. Student life is dynamic and varied. Exchange students come to HKBU from more than 100 world-wide partner institutions.
Hong Kong itself offers a unique window into China and a gateway to other Asian countries. There is no better way to learn about the many changes and challenges facing China and Asia as whole first hand – living and learning with students not only from Hong Kong, but also from China and many other countries. Living in a multi-cultural environment in the heart of Asia, you will also learn what makes another society unique and gain a fresh perspective on your own home.



Academic Information

Available courses for Exchange Students

Academic Calendar

Courses previous Augsburg students have taken:
  • Arts of Asia
  • Basic Cantonese for non-Chinese
  • Basic Economic Principles
  • Computer Organization
  • Computer Organization
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Design and Analysis of Alogrithms
  • Drawing
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Energy, Environment and Sustainability
  • Financial Management
  • Foreign Relations of Modern China
  • German Language, Culture and Society
  • Global Marketing
  • History of Chinese Music
  • Intermdiate Mandarin
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • International Business
  • International Economics
  • Intro to Astronomy
  • Intro to Biology
  • Introduction to Mandarin
  • Love and Culture
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Principles of Psycholgoy
  • Probablity and Statistics
  • Stasitical Analysis and Sampling Survey
  • Strategic Management
  • Wearables



Anticipated Costs

Estimated Monthly Expenses 

Housing ranges from $886 to $1,034 per semester, depending upon semester. Meals are the responsibility of the student, and may be taken on campus or off. Cost ranges from $1,500-$2,500 per semester. An administrative fee of $211 is also charged (includes visa).

Typical Expenses per month:
Meals $385-$640
Entertainment $125
Transportation  $20-$100
Air-conditioning  $150-$700
Miscellaneous  $25-$90




Questions and Contacts

For general information about the program and application process contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by our office in the basement of Anderson Residential Hall, Suite 23

For more detailed information about courses, documentation, etc. you may contact:
Christina Chan
Assistant Programme Manager

2017-18 Student Handbook


Application Process


Once you have completed the Augsburg University approval process, Augsburg will nominate you as an exchange student. You will then need to complete the application process for ACG.

Application Instructions

The application deadline for Spring 2018 is October 15.
The deadline for Fall 2018 is May 5.




Exchange students can choose to live on- or off-campus.  In order to integrate more fully into the University experience, you are encouraged to live in on-campus dormitories. Those wishing to live off-campus must arrange their own housing.
Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the University's 21-story Undergraduate Halls. The Undergraduate 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 and wi-fi 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 & kitchenette) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a table tennis room, a computer room, a gym room, a study room, and a laundry area. 

You may indicate your preference to stay on a single-gender floor or a co-ed floor. Your preference will be considered as far as possible subject to availability.
There is no meal plan, mandatory or optional, available at HKBU. There are currently several dining facilities on campus, ranging from quick/simple meals to full multi-course provision of both Chinese and Western styles. The cost per meal falls approximately within the range of US$2-15, depending on which meal of the day and its fullness. There are also several commercially operated restaurants/cafeterias within easy walking distance of the campus offering a wide range of prices.


The “East-West Encounters” Programme aims to orientate newly arrived international exchange students and to foster cross-cultural exchanges between local and non-local students at HKBU. It does so by mixing the student ambassadors and the non-local students in a range of educational and cultural activities including Buddies Scheme, Orientation for International Students, Global Café and Monthly Outing. The Programme is designed to nurture student ambassadors to cultivate their leadership, organisation and communication skills. It is hoped that through this means friendships are developed between local and non-local students.


Additional Opportunities

If you are interested in continuing your students in Hong Kong at the conclusion of the spring semester, IES Abroad offers eight-week long internships with businesses and other organizations in Hong Kong. 
  • Work Hours: Interns will work for up to 40 hours at a Hong Kong company or organization
  • Placement Fields Include: Accounting, Art & Design, Fashion, Finance, International Trade, IT, Journalism, Marketing, NGOs, Public Relations, and more! 
  • Credits: Required 3- or 6-credit Leading Across Cultures Internship Seminar
  • Housing: Serviced apartments located on Hong Kong Island
  • Pre-departure Advising: Including visa support, cultural preparation, and résumé and interview guidance
Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018

For more information see

Visa Information

Applying for a Visa


Cost: $20

Photos: $15

1.  Download and complete the form ID995A “Application for Entry for Study in Hong Kong”
2.  Courier your completed form ID995A together with the following supporting documents to the International Office:
  • - Photocopy of the personal particulars page of your passport; and
  • - Evidence of your financial standing, e.g. bank statements, savings account passbooks, scholarship letters, etc.

It normally takes at least six weeks for the Immigration Department to process a student visa application.

When you receive the student visa, please attach it to a blank page in your passport.  Be sure that the immigration officer sees your student visa and admits you into Hong Kong on the student status.  Otherwise, the officer may admit you as a tourist which will not allow you to begin studies in Hong Kong.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.