Student Exchange

 How to Apply

All exchange students must be nominated by their home institutions in order to apply for admission to Hong Kong Baptist University.  Complete applications must reach HKBU (International Office) by the following deadlines.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadlines (for students)
1st (Fall) Semester: 5 May

2nd (Spring) Semester: 15 October

Home institutions should nominate students with their full names as appeared on passport and email addresses. Each nominated student will be provided with a login name and password for access to the online application system.

Nomination deadlines (for exchange partners)
1st (Fall) Semester: 5 March

2nd (Spring) Semester: 15 September

Please read carefully the Application Checklist before completing the online application.

After completing the application online, print the application for your home institution’s endorsement, then mail it with your visa application plus the required documents to HKBU (International Office) VIA your home institution.

Visa Application
Visa / Entry Permit Application Form (ID995A)
Guidebook for Entry for Study in Hong Kong (English Version)
Guidebook for Entry for Study in Hong Kong (Chinese Version)
Sample Visa Application Form

Required Documents


Official academic transcript from your home institution

2. Two copies of your travel document containing your personal particulars, its issuance and expiry dates. (For students from Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan, please also attach copies of your identity documents, e.g. identity cards, census papers, etc.)
3. Evidence of financial standing, e.g. bank statements, savings account passbooks, scholarship letters, etc.
The Hong Kong Immigration Department requires that a student must have written proof that he/she has sufficient funds to pay all expenses while studying in Hong Kong. If the student will be financially supported by someone else, e.g. parent, the student should include a letter from that individual sponsor identifying his/her relationship with the student and stating that fees and living expenses will be provided to the student while he/she studies at HKBU. The individual sponsor's financial statement from the bank must be included.
4. Three recent passport-size photographs (one for the enrollment application; one for the student visa application; one for the International Office)
- Not larger than 55 mm x 45 mm and not smaller than 50 mm x 40 mm;
- All of the same pose;
- Computer prints of photos are not acceptable
5. An official TOEFL/IELTS score report (Required for non-native English speakers)

You are required to submit (i) the completed HKBU "Application for Enrollment - Study Abroad/Exchange Students", (ii) the Visa Application, and (iii) required documents VIA your home institution to HKBU at the following address:

International Office
Hong Kong Baptist University
Room AAB 703, Level 7, Academic & Administration Building
Baptist University Road Campus
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong