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

Admission Procedures

The Faculty of Law welcomes applications from exchange and visiting students.  If your home university already has exchange agreement with the University of Hong Kong, and you desire to pursue that programme, please contact your home university for more details.  Partner universities are required to submit the nominations via the online nomination system ( and upload the official transcript and English proficiency test report (if applicable) to the system.  Nominees will be informed of the online application procedures by email (via our International Affairs Office) and are required to upload the passport copy, personal statement and CV during the online application.
If you intend to be a visiting student at our Faculty on a self-financed basis, please submit an online application via the Admissions Office (, supported by an official academic transcripts, proof of English proficiency, curriculum vitae, a personal statement of why you are interested to be a visiting student at the University of Hong Kong, and a copy of personal particulars page of your passport.

Nomination 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.