If you want to broaden your horizons, experience an entirely different culture and study in a friendly and professional atmosphere, HSUHK is the right choice for you. Go to Hong Kong!
The People’s Republic of China with its more than 1.3 billion inhabitants has a history stretching back 5,000 years, during which wonderful landscapes, a fascinating cultural heritage, excellent dishes and impressive cities came into being. It is the third-largest country in the world and is shaped like a rooster. It is the state of festivities, porcelain and silk. This is where paper production and printing was discovered, where the compass and gunpowder as well as the seismograph, abacus, steel, the umbrella and the toothbrush were invented. The friendly and warm Chinese, whose national animal is the giant panda, are characterised by a high level of hospitality. The four main religions are Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism alongside Christianity. If you travel to China, you should visit the Great Wall of China, the ancient water towns, the Temple of Heaven and the Silk Road.
Hong Kong is situated on China’s south coast and is an international city where East and West, tradition and modernity converge. Both English and Chinese are official languages of this former British colony, but English is the preferred language of instruction. It is a melting pot of eastern and western cultures that offers a varied lifestyle. Feng shui meets football, while beautiful landscapes mix with a dramatic skyline of skyscrapers that stand side by side with historical memorial places. It is a shopping paradise that never stands still, but where you can also relax with Tai Chi or a climbing tour. Hong Kong has a subtropical climate, and May to November is “typhoon season”, for which a special warning system has been developed. Although the cost of living is on average 39% higher than in Hamburg, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong says that a student “only” needs to budget around EUR 880 per month.
It was not until 2010 that Hang Seng School of Commerce became a private university called Hang Seng Management College. In 2018, the Hang Seng Management College has been granted university status and was renamed The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong with currently 5,000 students. Classes are taught in small groups, creating a close relationship between the lecturers and the students. The university is between 10 and 15 minutes from the city centre by bus, while the nearest restaurants and supermarkets are just 5 minutes away. The green, award-winning campus features two canteens, a café, a Chinese restaurant and an ATM. It also has a pool, a gym, a sports hall as well as dance and music rooms. Smoking and alcohol consumption is not permitted on campus. The Student Affairs Office provides assistance to the exchange students, organises trips and a welcome meeting as well as a Cantonese language course. An orientation week is organised before the semester starts. Each exchange student is allocated a local “buddy”, who gets in touch around one month before the exchange student arrives. The buddy waits at the airport and helps the exchange student to acclimatise to life in Hong Kong and at the university.
Exchange students can live in the on-campus student halls. A space costs around EUR 155 to EUR 190 per month. Between two and four people share a room, and the rooms have air conditioning and a bathroom with a shower. There is a TV and a photocopier in the common room. You can find all the information you need on the accommodation at http://rc.hsmc.edu.hk/en/