Courtesy of HKPolyU

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Business


Hong Kong, SAR


With a history dating back to 1937, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University gained full university status in 1994. PolyU has since grown to accommodate the largest student community among publicly-funded universities in Hong Kong, with over 25,000 full-time and part-time students. It is situated in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a site that is approximately 93,500 square metres adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

not specified


BCom only

Available Spots:

4 semester spots/academic year

Special Admission Requirements:

Due to policies in place at HK PolyU, the exchange program to this destination is not open to students originally from Hong Kong.

Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: September - January
Semester 2: late February - end of June

Summer Program Option:

PolyU International Summer School


Full-time Course Load: Minimum of 9 and maximum of 21 credits/term (3 - 7 courses)

Language(s) of Instruction: English

Course Restrictions: ?


General Information for Exchange Students

Course Options

Housing Information


HKPolyU services
On-Campus Student Residences:
Off-Campus Housing Assistance:
Buddy Program: ?
Pre-Semester Orientation Program:
Language Courses:
Airport Pick-up Service: ?
Mandatory Insurance Program:
Internship Placement Program:
Host Family/Home Stay Program: ?

Special Funding:

Sandy Mactaggart Award awarded annually for exchanges of at least one semester to eligible destinations (Hong Kong included) in Asia. Valued at up to $20,000.

Student Feedback:

Past Participant Reports (requires login with UofA CCID)

Destination Overview (averages based on 2 reviews by past participants):

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Need for Second Language |||||
Essential Unnecessary
Extracurriculars & Social Options | |
Nonexistent Excellent
Cost of Living compared to Edmonton |||||
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No Yes


"Polytech is located in the middle of Hong Kong, which is an incredibly convenient location to discover Hong Kong."

"My exchange to Hong Kong to study in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was definitely a highlight of my undergraduate career."