General Information:

Since CityU's establishment as a university in 1994, a rich range of factors has contributed to our success as one of the world's most dynamic young universities in terms of nurturing excellent graduates and developing research that directly benefits society.

The quality of our research and teaching, as well as the employability of our graduates and the strengths of our individual areas of specialisation, strongly positions us in a number of international surveys.

As a visionary hub for professional education and problem-driven research with a special focus on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter and Brain, CityU has a mission to respond to societal and technological change. Hong Kong’s first and only veterinary college, which the University established in collaboration with Cornell University in the US, pioneers excellence in veterinary education and research. Hong Kong’s first School of Data Science meets the demand for data scientists and engineers for the data-driven economy of the future.

Led by internationally renowned academics and supported by first-rate facilities, CityU aims to generate new knowledge and create innovative products and solutions that address pressing world problems and improve people’s quality of life.

Find out more on the university's exchange website and in their student handbook and factsheet which can also be found on the RUG student portal.

Admission: MFE

Language and additional requirements (such as the TOEFL test):

Toefl score: 580 / CBT: 230 / IBT: 92 / IELTS score: 6,5 / Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Not valid if achieved before 01/12/2018) / English Language test (University Language Centre) score: C2 or C1, only one score C1/B2 or B2 is allowed; score B1 is not allowed


Details and procedures can be found here and here. Students are encouraged to apply for student visa to Hong Kong via CityU. CityU may act as the local sponsor of exchange students who are accepted for admission and meet Hong Kong visa application requirements. Completed application form and supporting documents should be sent to the Global Engagement Office, Room 3210, 3/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR. An Administrative Fee for Student Visa/Entry Permit Application at HK$600 will be charged. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. As the student visa/entry permit application processing may take 8 weeks or even longer, students should file their application by the following deadline: Semester A (September Intake): 1st June Semester B (January Intake): 1st November *Students are encouraged to file their student visa/entry permit application first even if they have not yet received the letter of acceptance.


Exchange students will have the option of staying in commercially operated accommodations recommended by CityU, or renting their own flat on the market.

Exchange students will be invited to join a Facebook group with guidance on searching off-campus housing in Hong Kong and to find suitable flatmates to share a flat in the city. The rental for off-campus accommodations varies, depending on the size, location, age of the building, etc. Students are advised to research and search for off-campus housing early.


  • Asia University Rankings 2020: 16th (!)
  • World University Rankings 2021: 126th (!)
  • More info on the ranking can be found here!

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