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May 05th, 2021

Lingnan University

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Semester Abroad
Lingnan University
Hong Kong , China
Founded in 1967, Lingnan University is the only government-funded liberal arts university in Hong Kong and traces its heritage to its predecessor in China, first established in 1888. The university is small, warm, friendly, and welcoming. It has a relatively small student number among the universities in Hong Kong and is committed to maintaining a close faculty and student relationship.

Lingnan University is comprised of student-oriented teaching staff, with 97.9% of Lingnan’s academic staff holding doctorate degrees. In addition to research, the faculty place special emphasis on students’ learning and personal development. The university has adopted a whole-person approach to education which enables its students to think, judge, care, and, ultimately, act responsibly in the changing circumstances of Hong Kong, the region, and the world. Lingnan is also a pioneer in offering service-learning to its students, which integrates community service with the students’ curricula and provides a distinctive learning experience for all-round development.

While at Lingnan University, you’ll live in the heart of a vibrant and densely populated port city and global financial center. Hong Kong is known for its lively food scene and shopping. Take advantage of the diverse culture and traditions as you explore this energetic city!
Top 3 Reasons to Study Here
Study at the only public liberal arts education provider in Hong Kong and the region, a university that has adopted a holistic approach to education.
Participate in an established service-learning program to deepen your educational experience.
Live in the vibrant port city of Hong Kong, a global financial center famed for its skyline and known for its lively food scene and shopping whose culture is a melting pot of customs and traditions.
Program Fees
Tuition, Fees & Housing
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Lingnan University
Hong Kong , China
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Currently there are no terms available for this program. Let us know if you're interested in applying to a future term.
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Program
Currently, the University offers undergraduate and research postgraduate programs in:
Arts (Chinese, Cultural Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Translation, and Visual Studies)
Business Administration (Accountancy, Computing and Decision Sciences, Finance and Insurance, Management, Marketing and International Business)
Social Sciences (Applied Psychology, Economics, Political Sciences, Sociology, and Social Policy).
Students enroll in 4-6 courses (12-18 credits). Most courses are available in English except for Chinese, language, and translation courses. Prior knowledge of Chinese is not required.

Students interested in studying Chinese can enroll in a wide variety of language classes. Lingnan students have been achieving the best results among all institutions in Hong Kong in Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese) tests conducted by the State Language Commission of China.
Credit Transfer
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.