Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) is the first private university in Hong Kong. It was founded as Shue Yan College in 1971 and attained its university status in 2006. During the past four decades, the University has built up a solid reputation in the educational community both in Hong Kong and internationally. Ranked at 301-305 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021, HKSYU is now comprised of 12 academic departments under the Faculties of Arts, Commerce and Social Sciences. The University currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for more than 4000 students. To find out more, why not take a virtual tour of the campus here.
Hong Kong itself is a special administrative region of China (SAR). With a population of over 7.5 million people and over 200 islands it is known for being a cosmopolitan financial and technological hub. While Cantonese is the most common language, English and Mandarin are also spoken. Its rich history and western influence make it a unique destination to witness both the past and the future.
Programmes of study
DMU students on the following study programmes are eligible to apply to study on exchange at HSKYU: Creative Writing, English Language, English Literature, History, Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, Economics, International Business, Marketing, Journalism, Media, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology.
Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. This includes enrolling into 4 courses or 12 credits (3 credits per course) per 15-week semester.
Learn more about campus activities and events
There are currently ten university societies and 16 interest groups (including drama, music and sound production) which hold various activities throughout the year and allow integration with local students. The Physical Education Section oversees sporting activity at HKSYU, such as arranging internal competitions or organising the annual Athletic Meet , which showcases student sporting talent.
You can also take part in activities held by university departments. The Office of Student Affairs, for example, organised an “Adventure Activity Day” to promote greater self-understanding in students. The Hall Management Unit that runs the on-campus student accommodation also hold events which are popular amongst exchange students, particularly the Orientation Programme. Other examples include an E-Sports night, mid-Autumn carnivals and an Ambassador Training camp.
The Career Services Section also holds workshops and recruitment talks which equip the students with skills for their future career. As studying on exchange allows students to develop transferrable skills and prepare for future employment, taking advantage of such services may be what set you apart!
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Hong Kong tend to vary therefore we recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Hong Kong: