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.

Useful Information for Outgoing Exchange Programme

Guidance notes for Exchange Programme 2018-19 (Integrated Degree)
Guidance notes for Exchange Programme 2018-19 (General)
CGPA cut off (for 18-19 applications)

Exchange Briefing Session (General)
Exchange Briefing Session (Integrated Degree)

Exchange Application

Faculty-based exchange programme for intergrated degree students(2nd Round)
Faculty-based exchange programme for LLB students (2nd Round)

The Law Faculty-based Exchange Programme for the academic year 2018-2019 is now open for application.  Click here for the list of exchange institutions for 2018-19 law exchange programme (the list will be updated regularly).  Students will be asked to submit their applications online and relevant supporting documents before the following deadline:

Period of Exchange

Application Deadline

Sept-Dec 2018 / Sept 2018-May 2019 (Full year or either semester)

The online application system is closed

11:59pm 1 Dec 2017*
[Deadline: to submit your online application form]

9am 15 Jan 2018 - 11:59pm 21 Jan 2018**
[to finalise your exchange options]

January – May 2019 OR March – June 2019 (for Australian universities)

The online application system for 2nd round exchange is now open
11:59pm 1 Aug 2018
[Deadline: to submit your online application form]

*Applicants who achieved a cGPA of 3.5 or above may be invited to attend interviews in early January 2018 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 2018.  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.