HKU Outgoing Exchange Programme


It is now possible to study for part of your degree on an approved exchange or limited Visiting Student programme. It is a worthwhile experience which will broaden your horizon and perspective.

LLB students may go on a one semester or full year exchange through the Faculty of Law programmes in their Year 3 or Year 4. Integrated degree students (BBA(Law)&LLB, BSS(G&L)&LLB and BA&LLB may do so in Year 4 or Year 5.

Students wishing to transfer credit for 1 or 2 law subjects during a non-Faculty of Law exchange, or obtain advance standing from a summer or other visiting student programme, must obtain the prior approval of the Director of Exchange (Outgoing).  Obtaining prior approval means exactly that.  Applications made during or after a programme of study will not be approved.

Exchange Briefing

A briefing session about the Law Faculty-based Exchange Programme was held on 7th- 9th September 2016 (click here for the powerpoint file and exchange information for integrated degree students).

Exchange Application

The Law Faculty-based Exchange Programme for the academic year 2017-2018 will be open for application in November 2016.  Click here for the list of exchange institutions for 2017-18 law exchange programme (the list will be updated regularly).  Students will be asked to submit their applications online and submit relevant supporting documents to the General Office (10/F Cheng Yu-Tung Tower) before the following deadline:

Period of Exchange

Application Deadline

Sept-Dec 2017 / Sept 2017-May 2018 (Full year or either semester)

The online application system will be open at early Nov 2016

11:59pm 1 Dec 2016*
[Deadline: to submit your online application form]

9am 16 Jan 2017 - 11:59pm 22 Jan 2017**
[to finalise your exchange options]

23 Jan 2017
[to submit your hard copies of supporting documents]

*Applicants who achieved a cGPA of 3.5 or above will be invited to attend interviews in early January 2017 to discuss their exchange plans.  

** This is to give you an opportunity to change your exchange options after knowing your first semester's examination results. Change is optional.

Students who plan to go for exchange in the second semester (ie. Jan-Jun) are strongly encouraged to apply by 1 December 2016.  This is to enhance the chance for students to secure an exchange placement.  The online application form will be available very soon.

Late applications will NOT be processed.