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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.

Useful Information for Outgoing Exchange Programme 2020-21

More information will be available in November 2019

Guidance Notes on Exchange AY 2020-21 (general)

Guidance Notes on Exchange AY 2020-21 (integrated degree)

PowerPoint Slides for Exchange Info Session

List of Approved Courses

HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme (HKUWW)

CGPA cut off (available soon)

List of Institution (available soon)

Application Timeline 2020-2021

2019
DATE:            18 Nov (Mon) at 15:00
ACTIVITY: Online application for Semester 1, 2 and full year exchange of AY2020-21
REMARKS: More information will be announced by email.

DATE:             23 Jan (Thu) at 23:59
ACTIVITY: Deadline for online application
REMARKS: Late application will not be considered. Applicants who achieved a CGPA of 3.5 or above and wish to go on Visiting Programme may be invited to attend an interview, in January 2020.

2020
DATE:             Early Feb
ACTIVITY: Results release
REMARKS: Release of placement result.

DATE:             Early Aug
ACTIVITY: 2nd Round Application
REMARKS: Depends on the number of places left from the 1st round.

DATE:             Late Aug
ACTIVITY: Deadline for 2nd round online application
REMARKS: Late application will not be considered.

For University-level exchange partners please visit HKU International Affairs Office
# also University partner

Asian Pacifics

Australia

  • Monash University #
  • China

  • Tsinghua University #
  • China University of Political Science and Law
  • Singapore

  • National University of Singapore # (Factsheet)
  • Singapore Management University # (FactsheetGuide)
  • Taiwan

  • National Chengchi University # (Factsheet 1Factsheet 2Factsheet 3Factsheet 4)
  • Europe

    United Kingdom & Scotland

  • University College London # (Factsheet)
  • University of Bristol #
  • University College Dublin  (Factsheet)
  • University of Durham (Data Sheet)
  • University of Edinburgh # (Factsheet, Application Guide )
  • University of Glasgow #
  • University of Kent (Factsheet)
  • University of Leicester #
  • University of Nottingham #
  • University of Southampton # (Factsheet, File)
  • University of Warwick (FactsheetInfo)
  • Switzerland

  • University of Zurich # (Factsheet)
  • Finland

  • University of Helsinki (Factsheet)
  • The Netherlands

  • Eramus University Rotterdam # (Factsheet)
  • Maastricht University # (Factsheet )
  • Tilburg University ( Factsheet)
  • Germany

  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg # (Factsheet)
  • Spain

  • Instituto de Empressa (IE University Law School) (Factsheet, Courses offered, Academic calendar)
  • University Pompeu Fabra (Factsheet)
  • Denmark

  • University of Copenhagen # (Factsheet)
  • Middle East

    Israel

  • Bar Ilan University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • IDC Herzliya (Factsheet)
  • School of Law, Radzyner University
  • Tel Aviv University (Exchange Program Information Form)
  • North America

    Canada

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Factsheet)
  • Queen's University # (Factsheet)
  • University of British Columbia # (Factsheet)
  • University of Western Ontario # (Factsheet, faq)
  • University of Victoria (Factsheet, form)
  • United States

  • Boston University # (Factsheet)
  • Brooklyn Law School # (Factsheet)
  • Cornell University # (JD Exchange ApplicationFactsheetAcademic Calendar)
  • Duke University # (Factsheet)
  • Indiana University, Maurer School of Law # (Factsheet)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina
  • Tulane Law School # (Factsheet)
  • University of Southern California #
  • University of Washington School of Law #
  • Washington University in St. Louis #
  • 1972 Law Graduates Scholarship

    A scholarship of not more than HK$25,000 (for one semester) and not more than HK$50,000 (for one academic year) shall be awarded to a law student (in both LLB and mixed degree programmes) who intend to participate in overseas exchange programme.

    Selection Criteria

    The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need, with a view to supporting students who are qualified to go on exchange but would not be able to take up the opportunity but for the assistance from the scholarships.  In the case of equal academic merit, preference shall be given to those who are in financial need. Students should therefore include proofs and details about their financial situation in the applications.

    Application Procedures

    Candidates are invited for applications in March/ April.

    Holman Fenwick & Willan Exchange Scholarshipe

    Holman Fenwick & Willan, an international law firm, has kindly donated an annual academic scholarship of the value of HK$15,000 to the Faculty of Law. The Scholarship shall be awarded to a LLB student who intends to participate in an exchange programme to an overseas university in the second semester of the second year of LLB study or in the first semester of the third year LLB study.

    Selection Criteria

    The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
    a/ Excellent academic results (CGPA 3 or above) in first year of LLB study; 
    b/ Good English proficiency;
    c/ Proven personal qualities e.g. enthusiasm, initiative, ability to adapt to changes;
    d/ Proven record of extra-curricular activities or services to students, institutions and the community.

    Application Procedures

    Candidates are invited for applications in March/ April.

    Kelvin and Vicci Scholarship

    A scholarship of not more than HK$18,000 (for one semester) and not more than HK$36,000 (for one academic year) shall be awarded to a law student (in both LLB and mixed degree programmes) who intend to participate in overseas exchange programme.

    Selection Criteria

    The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need, with a view to supporting students who are qualified to go on exchange but would not be able to take up the opportunity but for the assistance from the scholarships.  In the case of equal academic merit, preference shall be given to those who are in financial need. Students should therefore include proofs and details about their financial situation in the applications.

    Application Procedures

    Candidates are invited for applications in March/ April.

    From 2014, the Faculty of Law introduced a formalized Visiting Student Scheme. Participation is limited to 10 students (double degree 4th and 5th or LLB degree 3rd and 4th). Students selected to join the Visiting Students Scheme will be able to transfer credits obtained as Visiting Students at Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard.  Priority will be given to students wishing to participate in the Faculty of Law programme with Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1-2 students per year) and/ or the HKU programmes with Hertford College, Oxford and Yale College.  Students wishing to apply to Harvard for one semester or for a full year at other Oxford colleges, such as St Catherine’s, or other Cambridge colleges, are also very much encouraged to apply for the Visiting Students Scheme.

    IMPORTANT: Apart from bilateral exchange and approved summer programmes, only HKU students who study at other law schools pursuant to the Visiting Students Scheme will be able to transfer credits gained into their HKU LLB degrees.

    Students wishing to apply for the Visiting Student Scheme should indicate this, together with their intended universities, in the space provided in the online exchange application form.  Eligible students who have applied for the Visiting Student Scheme will be invited to attend interviews in early January each year.

    Students who wish to apply for the Visiting Student Scheme should proceed with their applications to their chosen universities, taking careful note of the application deadlines for each particular institution.

    Students are welcome to apply for both visiting student scheme and exchange scheme.  Application to the Visiting Student Scheme will not jeopardize the student’s Law Faculty exchange applications.

    IMPORTANT: Subject to limited scholarship assistance, students who attend these universities should be prepared to pay the substantial fees themselves. 

    IMPORTANT: Any student who wishes to spend a year at a foreign university may apply to defer their studies for a year.  Such students will not need to pay HKU fees for the year they are on leave but they will also NOT able to transfer credits into their HKU degrees, unless within the approved Visiting Student Schemes, such students will need to return to HKU and all the requirements for the degree.

    St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, UK

    Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK

    Special Programme(s) from HKU IAO