Illinois Wesleyan University partners with the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK, formerly the Hang Seng Management College), in Hong Kong's Sha Tin district, to offer IWU students a special opportunity to live and study in Hong Kong for a semester or full year at a specialized business college while earning general education and discipline-specific credit.
With an undergraduate population of about 5000 and a curriculum taught in English, HSUHK will feel familiar to IWU students. At the same time, Hong Kong, with a diverse population of about 7.4 million, fuses East and West to create a vibrant world city.
Found at the south-eastern tip of China, Hong Kong is composed of Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories. Formerly a British colony, it is now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong, with 89% of people speaking Cantonese and 1.4% speaking Mandarin.
Located in Sha Tin in Hong Kong’s New Territories, HSMC is a specialized business college founded in 1980 with funding from Hang Seng Bank. It has an undergraduate population of about 5,000 and offers a range of coursework taught in English.
- Declared major
- 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Cannot be on academic or social probation
- IWU account must not be in arrears
For More Information
HSUHK has five schools in which students can pursue coursework:
- School of Business
- School of Communication
- School of Decision Sciences
- School of Humanities and Social Science
- School of Translation
IWU students can study at HSUHK for a semester (fall or spring) or for a full academic year, during which time they can pursue business and General Education credit. Courses are available in the following subject areas:
Accounting - Management - Brand Management - Information Management - Marketing - E-Marketing - Social Media Marketing - Business - Economics - Finance - International Finance - Financial Management - Investment - International Business - Chinese Language - Chinese History and Culture - Literature
Housing & Meals
Students live in on-campus housing in a “residential college”, which offer 2- to 4-bedroom suites with shared bathrooms, shared common areas, including study rooms. There is no meal plan: students dine at one of several cafeterias on the campus.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
IWU normally allows students to use all federal, state, and institutional aid, as well as any external scholarships, toward one semester of study abroad. Students who participate in an IWU Exchange Program are given the option to participate in a second abroad experience using their full aid package.
Additional assistance is available. Students are encouraged to talk with the Financial Aid Office about loan eligibility. In addition, IWU has a Study Abroad Scholarship, supported by a generous gift from Betty Ritchie-Birrer ('47). Further Information on financial aid, including a list of possible scholarship options, can be found on the IWU Study Abroad website
IWU has a home-school tuition policy, which means that students studying abroad pay the regular IWU tuition—unless the study abroad tuition is higher, in which case the student pays that higher cost. For the IWU HSUHK Exchange, students are charged for IWU tuition, and HSUHK will bill students for accommodation. There is no meal plan at HSUHK, so students pay à la carte for meals at one of several cafeterias on the campus. Students' regular financial aid package will be applied to IWU costs, and IWU will bill participants using the regular billing cycle.
Included in these costs are:
- Tuition for full course load
- Housing for the semester
- Pre-departure and onsite orientations
- Airfare to/from Hong Kong
- HSUHK housing
- Meal costs
- Local transportation
- Personal expenses
Paid to IWU
*For semester programs, you regular financial aid will be applied to the tuition portion of your bill (for one semester). Bills will be issued on their regular schedule and you can continue to pay in installments.
Estimated Additional Costs
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*Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
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Program fees and student expenses are based on preliminary estimates and are subject to change. Please contact the director of the program for more information.