HKU International Affairs Office

Visiting Programme


Visiting Programme

Interested in studying at one of Asia's most prestigious universities and experience the unique culture of Hong Kong?

Our visiting programme is designed for students who are currently enrolled at another university and would like to take courses at HKU, even if your home institution does not have a formal exchange agreement with HKU. With a broad range of courses available across various faculties, you can customise your academic experience to match your interests and objectives.

At HKU, we are dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching environment for our visiting students. Our team is available to assist you with everything from applications to navigating the city. We also offer a diverse range of extracurricular activities and events to help you discover the city and forge new connections.

If you are interested in joining our visiting programme, please explore our website to learn more about our courses, application process and eligibility requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to HKU and helping you make the most of your study abroad experience.


  • If you do not want to follow a full degree study programme, you may consider applying for admission as a visiting student to attend courses for one semester or one year of study* in a degree, diploma or other curriculum, or to undertake postgraduate research studies or such other studies as may be prescribed by the head of the relevant department.
  • If your home institution does not have formal exchange agreement with HKU, you may apply to HKU as visiting student.

*NOT applicable to Mainland Chinese students, and Chinese students from institutions outside China. As stated on the website of Hong Kong Immigration Department, Chinese residents of the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan may apply for entry to take up full-time short-term studies; the cumulative duration of short-term studies taken up by any student should not exceed 180 days within any 12-month period. Please click HERE for more details.