Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Baptist University Overview

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 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 includes intellectual, cultural, social and sporting skills outside the classroom in addition to training the minds within.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Hong Kong Baptist University for the College of Arts and Humanities.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
1st September 2016- 20th December 2016  6th January 2017 - 16th May 2017


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.  For students who decide to live in on-campus housing, you will be notified of the application details after you are formally admitted for studies at HKBU.

If you choose to live off-campus, it will be your responsibility to make housing arrangements either before or after arrival in Hong Kong.  Please note that often times, off-campus housing is more expensive than on-campus housing.  Also, places closer to campus are normally quite difficult to acquire and often cost much more than those farther away.  You should begin searching right away and prior to your arrival.  And because of the high demand of on-campus dormitories, once you have decided to live off-campus, it will not be possible for us to entertain your later request to live in on-campus dormitories.  Please do keep this in mind when you make your decision as to whether you should be accommodated on- or off-campus.

For Undergraduate Exchange Students - Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the University's 21-storey Undergraduate Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC). 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.


Costs depend on other lifestyle choices you make while studying abroad. The following monthly expenses (excluding housing costs) might serve as a general guideline (costs in HK dollars):


$3000 - $5000




$150 - $800

Air conditioning* (halls)

$150 - $700


$200 - $1000


$4,500 - $8,500

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Below you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.