Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong (SAR), China
Program option: spring semester*
Language of instruction: English

*COVID restrictions may impact availability

Hong Kong, an affluent modern city of more than seven million, offers visitors a unique blend of Eastern history and Western influence. Returned to China in July 1997 after more than 150 years as a British Crown Colony, Hong Kong continues to enjoy a high degree of autonomy as a Special Administrative Region. It is home to one of the most active ports in the world and is an important global financial hub. The city has a vibrant and bustling urban center with an iconic skyline and a world-class gastronomic scene. At the same time, however, a variety of natural delights can be found within easy reach of the city: mountains, lush islands, and sprawling country parks. 

The Tufts-in-Hong Kong program is affiliated with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and offered for the spring semester. HKU evolved from the former Hong Kong College of Medicine, which was instituted in 1887. Since HKU's founding in 1911, the University has embodied the pioneering spirit of Hong Kong. It remains at the forefront of breakthroughs in medical and scientific research. HKU has a total student population of around 28,000 (undergraduate and graduate), with about 9,500 international students.

Courses are taught in English and are offered across a broad curriculum. Faculties open to Tufts-in-Hong Kong students include Arts, Education, Business and Economics, Engineering, Law, Science, and Social Sciences.

Program Staff

Director: Vera Sui Ping Yip, B.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin.

The on-site director advises students on academic and extracurricular matters and organizes special trips and activities.


The Tufts-in-Hong Kong program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who meet the general eligibility requirements. Students from all academic majors are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate that a semester in Hong Kong will benefit their overall undergraduate program and to students who have taken courses related to Asia. Applications are first reviewed by a committee at Tufts and then are submitted to the intended faculty at HKU, which makes the final admission decision (possibly as late as November of the semester prior to study in Hong Kong).


$38,245 for spring semester includes:

  • One-week orientation program.
  • Full room and board.
  • Full tuition and fees at the University of Hong Kong.
  • Extracurricular activities.
  • Cultural events and excursions.
  • Please note that airfare and certain other travel costs (visas, etc.) are *not* included- student is responsible for these charges.