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Stetson Exchange - Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong, China (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/25/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/25/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, English, European Studies, Film, Finance, French, Geography, German, History, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Housing Options: Dormitory
Program Description:
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Established in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University has over 50 years of experience in providing broad-based and creativity-inspiring education. 

HKBU is consistently at the cutting-edge of the sciences and is highly reputed for its commitment to the humanities and arts. The University also encourages service to society among its staff and students, making it a beloved part of the Hong Kong community. 

At HKBU, education is far more than simply equipping students with professional knowledge and skills. The University is committed to providing Whole Person Education that inculcates intellectual, cultural, social and sporting skills outside the classroom in addition to training the minds within. We are not just grooming the workforce of tomorrow, we are shaping future leaders. 

The University offers world-class, innovative undergraduate, postgraduate, and research postgraduate programmes leading to Masters or PhD degrees, as well as associate degree programmes, all tailored to preparing our students for the challenges of a globalised knowledge-based economy.

City Information:

Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Macau. It is situated on China's south coast and, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea,  it is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of 426 sq mi and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.  Hong Kong's population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups. Hong Kong's Cantonese-speaking majority originate mainly from the neighbouring Canton (now Guangdong) province.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War (1839–42). The Hong Kong Island was first ceded to the UK in perpetuity, followed by Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and then the New Territories was put under lease in 1898. It was occupied by Japan during the Pacific War (1941–45), after which the British resumed control until 1997, when China resumed sovereignty. The region espoused minimum government intervention under the ethos of positive non-interventionism during the colonial era. The time period greatly influenced the current culture of Hong Kong, often described as "East meets West", and the educational system, which used to loosely follow the system in England  until reforms implemented in 2009.

Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong has a different political system from mainland China. Hong Kong Basic Law, its constitutional document, which stipulates that Hong Kong shall have a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign relations and military defence, governs its political system.

Hong Kong is a world city. It is one of the Al¬pha+ cities and it usually be considered as the fifth most important city in the world, after New York City, London, Paris and Tokyo. Also, a Time Magazine article in 2008 coined the phrase "Nylonkong", which referred to New York City, London and Hong Kong, that these three cities form a global network that facilitates the global economy. As one of the world's leading international financial centres, Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterised by low taxation and free trade, and the currency, Hong Kong dollar, is the eighth most traded currency in the world. The lack of space caused demand for denser constructions, which developed the city to a centre for modern architecture and the world's most vertical city.



Fields of Study:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • General Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Cinema and Television
  • Digital Graphic Communication
  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature
  • European Studies
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems and e-Business Management
  • Information Technology
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Japanese
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Organizational Communication
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Translation
  • Visual Arts



Ensure you meet all the requirements for this exchange, listed below, before starting an application.

If you are ready to apply, click on the "Apply Here" button at the top of this screen.

Should you wish to secure more information on this program, please click the "Request Information" button at the top of this screen.

•    Sophomore Standing
•    16 Stetson credits completed at time of application
•    2.5 cumulative Stetson University GPA at time of application and departure
•    Good academic, judicial, and financial standing at time of application and departure
•    All students are expected to enroll in the equivalent of 12 credits while abroad

The Stetson Exchange program is competitive. Enrollment is limited in all programs.
Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to a given program in a given semester.


Students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to the site, including visas and ground transportation if required.

Specific arrival and depature dates will be shared with students admitted to the program.



We encourage you to look at the Hong Kong Baptist website for up-to-date program information, including dates.
However, you should apply tothe exchange via this system.


Visit the website to see dates and courses offered:

Fees and Payments

(a) Students pay Tuition and other relevant fees to HKBU during the period of exchange.
(b) Students are responsible for passage, accommodations, insurnace, incidental expenses, and all other fees as required by the host respective institutions.
The following expensea might serves as a general guideline for you:

ACCOMMODATION Pay Host Institution / Landlord
MEALS HK $ 15,000
BOOKS HK $ 3,000

You can also find information on their International office website.

Housing information website.

Prospective incoming exchange student website.


Please note: Airfare, transportation, as well as students' visas, and other documentation required by the study-abroad country is the financial responsibility of the student. 
Food, housing, excursions, local transportation and any other other personal costs  are the responsibility of the student and not included in the tuition fee paid to SU.

While SU and the foreign institution may produce documents required for students to secure a visa; the processes, cost and responsibility of securing a visa are the student's alone.
SU cannot secure visas for students per the requirements of consulates.
We encourage students and their families to begin researching the visa process, and requirements, at the point of application.