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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: 3. Junior
Internship Available: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite Housing Options: Independent Housing, Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: No Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 +
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Areas of Study: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Description:
Wishing Tree

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Semester

Why go to Hong Kong PolyU?

  • Great Engineering courses that will transfer back to Catholic University.
  • 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, inexpensive 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 Catholic University 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 Hong Kong PolyU calendar for a full semester schedule, including holidays

Accommodation and Meals

Students reside in PolyU 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.

Student Voices

Wonder what it would be like to study abroad in Hong Kong? Read Veronica Camp's blog My Hong Kong Adventures to find out!

Exchange Scholars

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.

Hong Kong Skyline


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
Rolling Admission 01/08/2020 05/13/2020
NOTE: Hall Check-in: 1/8/2020; Class Registration: 1/9/2020 - 1/10/2020; Exam period 4/24/2020 - 5/12/2020 The check in dates are tentative. Please speak with the study abroad advisor before booking flights.
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed