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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Housing type: Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Language Study: Chinese
Program Provider: IWU Year of Study: (2) Sophomore, (3) Junior, (4) Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No Click here for a definition of this term GPA requirement: 3.0
Area of Study: Accounting, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Chinese Language & Culture, Communication, Economics, Finance, History, Human Services Management, Humanities, International Business, International Studies, Language & Culture - Other, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Language Immersion: No
Recommended Program: Yes Program Type: Direct Enrollment, Exchange, IWU-Sponsored
Program Description:
Hong Kong skyline

Program Overview

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. 

Hong Kong buddha

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

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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 Info

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

Program Cost

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

Not included:

  • Airfare to/from Hong Kong
  • HSUHK housing
  • Meal costs
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses

Paid to IWU

2018-2019 Per Semester
Tuition* $23,717
Subtotal - Paid to IWU $23,717
*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  
2018-2019 Per Semester
Airfare $1000–$1200
Passport and Photos $110–$145
Housing $800–$950
Meals* $1500
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses/Miscellaneous* $1500–$2000
Subtotal - Additional Costs $5510–$6395
*Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase. 

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.