COVID-19 | 30 June, 2021
  • Inbound exchange operates as usual for Semester A & B, 2021-22. We continue to welcome international students from our partner universities.
  • Outbound exchange operates as usual, subject to conditions laid down by GEO and their respective host universities.
  • Summer Programmes 2021 (for CityU students) run as usual for certain programmes. View our website for latest updates.
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College of Business - City University of Hong Kong AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

What our students say


Coming to Hong Kong despite the Covid-19 pandemic was not without stress but it was the best decision I made this year! The six months I had the chance to spend at City University gave me a lot of personal, intellectual, and cultural experience. I will always remember all the hikes, the boat parties, the camping days, the surf days, the dim sums and egg waffles, the rooftop parties and of course all the incredible friendships I made in these few months. My advice for the next foreign students is to be curious because Hong Kong is full of surprises!  

QUINTRIC Axelle from Grenoble Ecole de Management, France (Year 2021, Semester B)

What I particularly loved about CityU is the focus on internationality and the activities that were organized for us, like a ‘survival Cantonese’ online class or a city tour. I took classes from the College of Business and the Department of Economics and Finance and was very satisfied with the mode of teaching and the professors. I appreciated the willingness of the professors to discuss topics that went beyond the lecture topics and the time they took to answer further questions.

Spending time on campus was important to me and I appreciated the convenient location and the Chinese garden.

Ending this semester leaves me with memorable experiences, new impressions, and hopefully long-lasting connections.

Lea Wang from University of Mannheim, Germany (Year 2020, Semester A)

Despite the pandemic, City University of Hong Kong tried to make our stay as pleasant and enriching as possible. Well, they succeeded! It was really amazing how they helped us search for (quarantine) accommodations, or organized (online) student activities. It is just indescribable how CityU takes care of her students. Moreover, a lot of classes are hands on and very interacting. That means quite something in a semester of online teaching. In short, I can say that this exchange experience was a once-in-a-lifetime, thanks to CityU students and staff!


Timon Swillen from KU Leuven, Belgium (Year 2020, Semester A)

It was a pleasure studying in CityU. I’ve learnt so many things and got to know people from different nationalities. It was an unforgettable experience!

VAN DER VORST Alexandra from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Belgium (Year 2019, Semester B)

My semester abroad at CityU of Hong Kong has been such a great experience! Especially at the College of Business there are many exchange students to meet, with great staff who make it easy to get everything in order to study here. Hong Kong's culture is really interesting and there are some courses that can teach you a lot about it, and actively explore it. Even with the ongoing political situation, I would still choose CityU to study for a semester abroad; I could not have wished for a better time here!

Lucas Spronk from Radboud University, Netherlands (Holland, Europe) (Year 2019, Semester A)

Being in HK for a semester has been one of the best experiences of my life. The University campus is full of facilities, from a great swimming pool to relax and swim to music rooms that one can book, to study rooms for you and your mates to work on projects. The courses offered are very complete and interesting, moreover the teachers always make huge efforts to make lessons enjoyable and interactive. There are several canteens where one can find almost any kind of food that you like and at very affordable prices. Hong Kong is an amazing city, it has everything you can expect and even more, from the greatness of a big international and modern city to the traditional Cantonese culture. Being here as an exchange student gives you the opportunity to explore this spectacular city and discover all the secrets it hides. The food in HK is simply amazing, you can taste a wide range of flavours and ingredients, from street food to luxury restaurants. Shopping is also a great experience in HK, you can find all the products and items you might want. So do not think about it anymore! Come to CityU!!

Aleix Almirall Martorell from Universitat Ponpeu Fabra, Spain (Year 2019, Semester A)

It was great to have an insight into Chinese culture without having to speak the language.

Louise Walker from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (Year 2019, Semester A)

My exchange at the City University of Hong Kong was very rewarding. The classes were very interesting and Hong Kong is just an amazing city. There is always something new to explore.

Eline Delcour from Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium

Hong Kong completely exceeded my expectations! I had a great time exploring the country and an enjoyable semester at City University of Hong Kong.

It all started in summer 2010; I arrived in Hong Kong and was overwhelmed with the kindness of the Hong Kong residents and impressed by the skyline of Hong Kong.

In the very beginning the Associate Dean of CityU held a speech for the new exchange students where she told us to "work hard and play hard" which became my slogan for the semester in Hong Kong.

I worked hard in lectures and for my projects and exams. I was rewarded for all my effort as I attained a high semester grade. The differences in organization and in style of the lectures to Germany were a good experience for me. CityU is a more practical based learning, which gives students the opportunity gain an insight into some of the challenges they may face in their future job. Future students will benefit from CityU's professors experience and the state-of-the-art facilities which will make your semester at CityU an enjoyable experience.

Stefan Gregor from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

CityU is a great place to be an exchange student. The class schedules are very flexible to accommodate travelling. The teachers are helpful, as well as the administration. All the students are extremely friendly and the school offers many activities, lectures and shows that are fun to attend. I would do it again!

Jill Innis from Oregon State University, United States of America

I cannot fully express how much I enjoyed my time at City University of Hong Kong, from the fantastic facilities and the convenient location to the amazing nightlife, adventure, and travel opportunities, the school and Hong Kong collectively have much more to offer than meets the eye. I may have only been here for four months, but the people I met and the memories I made will be cherished for a lifetime.

Trevor James from Queen's University, Canada

My semester at CityU will definitely be one of the most impactful and sustainable experiences of my undergraduate studies. I cannot imagine any other place where my cultural and academic knowledge could have been enhanced in such an intense and exciting way. Additionally, thanks to the support by CityU staff and the high class facilities at the campus I had a very pleasant lifestyle at affordable prices in "Asia’s world city". If you look for a place to broaden your international network, meet and cooperate with local people and get an idea of the Chinese culture while having a lot of fun, CityU is for you.

Marcel Olbert from University of Mannheim, Germany

It’s really a great experience for me to study in the City University of Hong Kong. The teaching model is so different from it in Mainland and the courses pay more attention on practicality and learning initiative. Not only I have developed my language skills but also became more active and innovative during my study. What’s more, I made a lot of friends from different cultures and expand my horizons.

Yiqun Qian from East China Normal University, China

City University allows students from 'Western' cultures to submerge themselves in the context of Asia without the inconveniences of being to foreign. The university has an informal feel that encourages participation in activities outside the classroom. It is also a great starting point to explore the rest of Asia.

Ernst Janse van Rensburg from University of Cape Town, South Africa

CityU provides incoming exchange students a nice atmosphere to live and study in Hong Kong. You definitely feel appreciated. I enjoying living in the residence and its very convenient location as you can easily go from the comparably tranquil campus life to the busy city life in one of the most amazing cities in the world. I can only recommend every student considering an exchange to get the Hong Kong experience!

Jonas Schleeberger from University Maastricht, Germany

My decision to study at City University of Hong Kong was the most incredible experience I have ever had. The first thing that really surprised me was how kind everyone was and how willing everyone at the University was with regards to helping incoming exchange students to settle in.

The classes acknowledge that various cultures and ways of working are present, and that is represented in the varied approaches to lectures and tutorials. Academically speaking, the module options available to me in Hong Kong were a big draw. The teaching was also done to a very high standard, with a big emphasis on group work. The flexibility offered at CityU allowed me to travel many parts of China and other Asian countries and explore some of the unique cultures that exist in that part of the world.

The single best thing about my time away was the people I met and how those friendships have continued, despite most of us being scattered across the world. I now consider most of my closest friends as those who I met whilst on exchange. There are a handful of cities in the world, which are truly amazing, and Hong Kong is on that list for me. A big part of that is down to the experience and opportunities I was able to capitalize on from City University’s offerings. It’s the best thing you can do if you want to do a Semester abroad.

Andrew Tupper from Cardiff University, United Kingdom

My exchange in the College of Business of City University of Hong Kong will probably be the most rewarding and enjoyable experience of my life. Having the opportunity to study in a well-equipped and modern school, while having access to many facilities and friendly and helpful staff is a very interesting opportunity. Besides the university, the city of Hong Kong is more than complete. This city is extremely interactive, beautiful and clean, with many different cultures and great food.

An exchange at City University of Hong Kong will definitively be an unforgettable experience that will teach you a lot about yourselves and others, just like it did with me.

Jonathan Vegiard from HEC Montreal, Canada

The year at City University, Hong Kong, was a great experience. At the beginning, it was a real culture shock but, after the first two months, I loved it. The lecturers were very professional and most of them had industry experience. The choice of modules was out of this world – they taught us a lot of soft skills, like business negotiation, which will be really useful. I also met some amazing people from other universities who will be friends for life.

I'd definitely recommend CityU – not only is it great for personal development, but it looks good on your CV. Thanks City U for making my 1 year experience an unforgettable one.

Amanda Xuereb from University of Kent, United Kingdom