Global Education

Lingnan University

An HPU Exchange Program
Hong Kong, China

Poster_LingnanUniversityFounded 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.

The campus is about 21 acres (compared to HPU’s 320 acre campus) and is located in Tuen Mun in the New Territories. This beautiful campus, winner of architectural awards, is an embodiment of eastern and western architectural styles, providing facilities crucial to the daily functioning of a modern university.

Lingnan University is comprised of a student-oriented teaching staff. 97.9% of Lingnan’s academic staff hold 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.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Study at the only public liberal arts education provider in Hong Kong and the region, a university which has adopted a holistic approach to education.
  2. Participate in an established service-learning program to deepen your educational experience.
  3. 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.


Quick Facts

Location:  Hong Kong, China (population: 7 million)

University: Lingnan University (students: 2,600)

Terms available:

  • Fall (mid-August to late December)
  • Spring (mid-January to mid-May)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: Visit Lingnan University’s Visa Information page under the section “Student Visa for Education in Hong Kong” for detailed information.


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.

To view the full list of course available please visit the Course Catalog.

For more information visit the Lingnan University webpage.


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.

For More Information…

For more information, visit Lingnan University’s website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

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Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
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