Incoming Exchange & Visiting Programme


Admission Requirements

Generally, the standards for admission for exchange and visiting students are at least upper second-class honours (2:1) results (which converts to approximately a GPA of 3.33). However, given that different universities adopt different grading systems, the Exchange Committee at HKU retains overriding discretion in mapping between different grading systems and deciding whether to accept nominations for admission as exchange and visiting students from your home institution. Further, if you are currently enrolled in a double degree programme with Law as the major, our calculation of your GPA will only take into account your grades in Law subjects.

Except for some courses offered in the LLM(Chinese Law), the teaching medium for most courses at our Faculty is in English. Students coming from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English may be asked to prove their English proficiency.

The University accepts both the IELTS and the TOEFL test results as evidence of English Language competence, as well as a number of other qualifications.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
A score of 97 or above (internet-based test) or 593 or above (paper-based test)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Band 7 or above with no subtest below 6.5

Application Forms & Guidelines

The Faculty of Law welcomes applications from exchange and visiting students to study. If your University already has exchange agreement with the University of Hong Kong, and you desire to pursue that programme, please visit the website of the international exchange office of your university and submit application by the deadline. Your international exchange office shall nominate selected students to us providing their names, email addresses, academic transcripts, reference letters and personal statements for our consideration. You may be required to fill in online application form to indicate your choice of courses as well.

If you intend to be a visiting student at our Faculty on a self-financed basis, please consult the appropriate person in your School/Department first and then send us a completed application form via Academic Services Office, Registry , supported by academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, a copy of personal particulars page of your passport, and a recent photo.

Application Deadline

For students applying for the September term: March 31 in the same calendar year

For students applying for the January term: September 1 of the previous calendar year.