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Hong Kong Semester Study Abroad 

(Unavailable Fall 2014)

The School of Law offers semester abroad study opportunities at the City University of Hong Kong ("CityU") to a limited number of students. All classes are taught in English at the master's degree level or above. No foreign language is required.

Hong Kong and the City University

Hong Kong is a great place for American students to experience Asia and witness history in the making. Because the city is a part of, yet still separate from, the People's Republic of China, it offers a distinctive 'inside-yet-outside' perspective on how China is changing. The City University of Hong Kong, where English is the official language of instruction, has a community of more than 24,000 students (and International students account for around 9% of the student population). CityU has risen steadily in its ranking among the world's top 150 universities. CUHK itself is located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, easily accessible by major public transportation lines and in the midst of modern shopping venues and entertainment.

The City University of Hong Kong's School of Law

Founded in 1987, the City University of Hong Kong's School of Law currently offers quality education to about 1,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. The school aims to become an internationally-renowned center for research and legal education in the Asia-Pacific region. Part of achieving that goal is the recent establishment of an International Advisory Board composed of renowned professors from Harvard, Yale and Oxford universities as well as representatives of other leading institutions.

Courses at the City University of Hong Kong

USF students may take any graduate level course offered in any one of CityU's Master's Degree programs:

  • Master of Law in Chinese and Comparative Law
  • Master of Law in International Economic Law
  • Master of Law in Common Law
  • Master of Law in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Course Credit: Course Credit:

Students, in consultation with Professor Donovan, must select courses which are the equivalent of a full time semester course load (ranging from 12 to 15 units).


Arrangements for dormitory housing in single or double room are possible. For more information on student's residences offered at CUHK, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sro

Financial aid

USF students will pay full-time tuition to USF for their semester abroad. Living expenses will be calculated according to the cost of living in each location.


Students must obtain a visa from the Chinese General Consulate in San Francisco. Please be aware that it generally takes 4-6 weeks for the Hong Kong Immigration Department to process your application. For more information, contact:

The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco:
1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: 415.674.2900

For more information go to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/slw/eng/ or contact International and Summer Abroad Programs at (415) 422.6280 or lawsummerabroad@usfca.edu.