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Student Exchange

Cost of Living, Fees & Payment

Fees & Payment

Depending upon the exchange/study abroad agreement between HKBU and the respective home institutions, an exchange student is normally required to pay the regular tuition fee to his/her home institution and accommodation (if applicable) to HKBU.  For details, please check with your home institution and/or HKBU's International Office.


For Exchange Students
You will pay tuition fee to your home institution.  According to the exchange agreement between HKBU and your home institution, tuition fee to HKBU will be waived for you.  However, you will be required to pay accommodation (if applicable) and administrative fees to HKBU.  HKBU will bill you for payment.

For Study Abroad Students
According to our agreement with your institution, you will be required to pay tuition, accommodation (if applicable) and administrative fees to HKBU.  HKBU will bill you or your home institution for payment.

For Students from Non-Partner Institutions
You will be required to pay tuition and administrative fees to HKBU.  When making your application, a non-refundable application fee of HK$450 is required. HKBU will bill you for payment.

Administrative Fee

All students are required to pay an administrative fee (2017/18: HK$1,650) to cover costs such as visa application fee, courier service fees, and some academic and orientation services.


Cost of Living

Below is the estimated monthly expenses (excluding tuition and room fees) that might serve as a general guideline:

Estimated Monthly Expenses (excluding housing costs as indicated above)





Transportation (local)



(Undergraduate Halls)








*Air conditioning expense is not included in the accommodation fee; the estimate is calculated on a 24-hour usage and on a 50:50 share arrangement



The University does not operate any meal plan.  Students can dine where they want, on or off campus.  There are several canteens and two full-service restaurants located on the university campuses.  Cost per meal in the canteens ranges from HK$30 (~US$4) up.  Please click here to find out more about dining options on and around campus.