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Hong Kong Polytechnic University Engineering Exchange
Hong Kong, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: CUA applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange GPA: 3.0
Internship Available: No Program Advisor: Robert Dowden
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Independent Housing, Residence Hall
On-Site Language Course Required:
15 +
Language Prerequisite:
000 - No language prerequisite Academic Level: 3. Junior
Areas of Study: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Program Description:
Wishing Tree

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Why go to Hong Kong PolyU?

  • Great Engineering courses that will transfer back to CUA.
  • All Hong Kong PolyU classes are taught in English.
  • Hong Kong is a vibrant, modern, and visitor-friendly city.
  • Hong Kong metro system is efficient, unexpensive and easy to navigate.
  • Hong Kong PolyU is right on the metro line with exits directly on campus.
  • Hong Kong PolyU is a beautiful and student-friendly campus.
  • A friendly International Affairs Office always ready to assist you.
  • Hong Kong PolyU is globally-minded and welcomes exchange students.


The School of Engineering (SOE) of the Catholic University of America (CUA) has established a student exchange program with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Faculty of Engineering (FENG). Through the established student exchange program, qualified engineering students at CUA may study abroad at PolyU's Faculty of Engineering during the second semester of their junior year.

The City

Hong Kong is a dynamic and prosperous metropolitan city with a population of about 7 million. Though it became a part of the People's Republic of of China in 1997, the region still maintains its own currency, legal system, and political system. Described as a place where east meets west, as the region is rich in ancient Chinese tradition but heavily influenced by the history of British colonization.


PolyU is strategically located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a site of approximately 93,500 square metres adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel. There has been extensive development and rapid expansion since the last 10 years.


The CUA engineering programs including biomedical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering and computer science have developed modified curricula for their study abroad students to ensure that the participating students graduate on time. Class formats are in lecture, tutorial, and projects. All courses are taught in English at PolyU, thereby requiring no Chinese language proficiency. Students, however are encouraged to take some beginning courses of Chinese languages before going abroad.

For PolyU course listings, please click on the PDF link next to the appropriate Academic Programme.

See the HKPU calendar for a full semester schedule, including holidays

Accommodation and Meals

Students will reside in PolyU Student Residence Halls and the cost is HKD40 per day. Meals are not included but there are many options for dining both in the Residence hall and on and around campus.

Hong Kong Skyline

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/21/2017
Rolling Admission 01/15/2018 05/14/2018
NOTE: Arrival is tentatively scheduled for January 11th, but HKPU will confirm with students directly.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.