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Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Hong Kong, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/01/2016
**
Rolling Admission 01/11/2017 05/16/2017
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: Chinese
Academic Subject:
Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication, Computer Science, English, Family & Consumer Sciences, French, Geography & Tourism, German, History, Japanese, Journalism, Mathematics, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Physics & Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Program Type: Exchange
AACSB accreditation:
Yes
Program Description:
Hong Kong Baptist University Exchange
 
 
What is the program about?
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers one semester and one year exchanges, and the freedom to take courses from across undergraduate programs. The campus facilities, located in the heart of the vibrant city, offer world-class library and research resources. Student life is dynamic and varied. Exchange students come to HKBU from more than 100 world-wide partner institutions.

The university has three campuses: the Ho Sin Hang campus on Waterloo Road, the Shaw Campus on adjacent Renfrew Road and the Baptist University Road Campus. Located in the heart of Kowloon, these three campuses are only a few minutes' walk from Kowloon-Canton Railway and two mass transit railway stations. They are also well serviced by public buses from virtually every point of Hong Kong.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong itself offers a unique window into China and a gateway to other Asian countries. There is no better way to learn about the many changes and challenges facing China and Asia as a whole first hand - living and learning with students not only from Hong Kong, but also from Mainland China and many other countries. Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where "East meets West", reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony. Hong Kong balances a modernized way of life with traditional Chinese practices. Living in a multi-cultural environment in the heart of Asia, you will also learn what makes another society unique and gain a fresh perspective on your life in the US.

Though it is situated just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate. Summer is hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, and warm air coming from the southwest. Summer is when typhoons are most likely, sometimes resulting in flooding or landslides. Winters are mild and usually start sunny, becoming cloudier towards February; the occasional cold front brings strong, cooling winds from the north. The most temperate seasons are spring, which can be changeable, and autumn, which is generally sunny and dry.
 
 
When does this program take place?
Spring (Early January-Late May)
Fall (Early September – Late December)
Academic Year (Early September-late May)
 
 
What is the program content?
Hong Kong Baptist University offers a wide variety of programs, and the freedom to take courses from across our undergraduate programs. The campus facilities, located in the heart of the vibrant city, offer world-class library and research resources. Students are required to maintain at least 12 credits of Ball State enrollment while on exchange. Final examinations carry a high percentage of final semester grade.

Areas of study include: Business, Chinese Language & Literature, Education, English Language & Literature, Humanities, Music, Religion, Philosophy, Communications (cinema/television, communication studies, and journalism), Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Math, Geography, Political Science, History, Physical Education, Social Work, Sociology and Visual Arts.
 
 
What is the student accommodation?
Exchange students can choose to live on- or off-campus.  In order to integrate more fully into the University experience, students are encouraged to live in on-campus dormitories.  For students who decide to live in on-campus housing, you will be notified of the application details after you are formally admitted for studies at HKBU. Off-campus arrangements are the responsibility of the student.

For on-campus arrangements, students have the option of sharing a room with a local student, a Mainland Chinese student, or an international student, of the same gender. Linens (sheets, pillows, towels, etc.) are the responsibility of the individual occupant. Please bring your own or buy them in Hong Kong. Every two rooms share a common restroom and shower facility. There is no telephone in the bedroom, but you can use the public telephones at the common areas of the Halls. Other facilities include a common lounge (with a small pantry & kitchenette) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a table tennis room, a computer room, a gym room, a study room, and a laundry area.
 
 
What is included?
All students attending Hong Kong Baptist University pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency.
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport and immigration documentation.
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yuhas or Rinker scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or from our website and submitted to RCIP.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
Unlimited
 

Is a visa required?
U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.
 
If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are an BSU international student, also visit theRinker Center for International Programs to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.
 
 
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 
 
Application deadline:   
                Academic Year and Fall: March 1
                Spring: October 1
 
 
Who can I contact for more information?
Phone:  (765) 285-5422
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu