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The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** 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:
 Program Type:
Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: On-Campus Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Nursing Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:

This program is available to Nursing students only, and students should apply through the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. 
If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Lynn Lotas at
mjl25@case.edu

Why HKU?


International education is currently an important and topical element in tertiary education. Over the past few years, over 150 undergraduate students have been sent to overseas universities for study in China, Asia, Europe, and the United States, etc. The School of Nursing is active in jointly develop activities with overseas institutions in enhancing the academic missions. Through the Memorandum of Understanding, the School has a formal relationship with a number of overseas universities that marks the understanding and cooperation for joint efforts and commitment to establishing exchange of faculty, students, knowledge and research collaboration that are benefit to the School and the partner institutions, their communities and the societies. The programme aims to produce generic nurses who will be able to work as competent practitioners in various health care settings. It provides comprehensive and holistic nursing education that strives to achieve professional excellence in nursing education. It is the great chance for our exchange students not only learn more about nursing in other countries, but also take advantage of the opportunity to improve their language, gain rewarding experiences in cultural difference and personal growth. To reinforce the internationalization of students’ learning, the School has signed agreements on student exchange with a number of renowned overseas universities (Case Western included) to provide more destinations and placements for our students.


Academic Highlights

HKU is ranked 22nd and Best in Asia in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2011/12. The School, through the University of Hong Kong, is a member of the Universitas 21. The Universitas 21 is an international network of 17 research-intensive universities in Europe, North America, South East Asia and Australia. Through its membership, the School seeks to provide experience and expertise across a range of important educational activities, with a proven quality assurance capability and high brand value. The structure of the Bachelor of Nursing degree programme commences with the concept of wellness and continues throughout a 5-year study with an increasing focus on the more complex situations in the health/illness continuum. The main areas covered are Nursing Core Courses, Nursing Care of Specialized Populations, Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice, Foundations in Nursing Research, Nursing Electives, Nursing Practica, Life Sciences and Behavioral Sciences. This curriculum structure allows maximum longitudinal and lateral correlation among courses, while teaching and learning strategies facilities integration of theoretical knowledge and the application of knowledge to nursing practice. Students will be required to pass continuous in-course assessments, such as quizzes, tests, written assignments, oral presentations, case studies or reports. There will be semester-end examinations where applicable. Clinical Practicum will be assessed by skill competency test in the laboratories and by both formative and summative assessments.

The mission of the School of Nursing is

  1. to prepare competent beginning practitioners at the baccalaureate level, advanced practitioners at the master's level, and nurse scientists at the doctoral level who will help shape and direct the development of nursing and health care;
  2. to generate and disseminate knowledge which will advance the practice and discipline of nursing;
  3. to advance nursing and health care through service to the local, regional and international community; and
  4. to foster and manage an environment conducive to the teaching, learning, study and practice of nursing which promotes the health, well-being, and development of its students, staff, and clients.


Student Life

There are currently over 3,000 students from over 50 different countries on campus whose residency is outside Hong Kong, making HKU a truly international university. The atmosphere in the halls of residence that compete in attracting large number of non-local students is vibrant in its multiculturalism. The University's staff are recruited worldwide, and currently, about half of the academic staff are from outside Hong Kong, representing nearly 50 different countries. The University of Hong Kong is committed to nurturing its students as global citizens and to provide them with as many international education opportunities as it can throughout their studies at the University. The Office of International Student Exchange (OISE) is responsible for developing and enhancing international relations with overseas institutions by establishing joint student mobility programmes and other academic collaborations. OISE has administered the HKU Worldwide Student Exchange Programme for undergraduate students since 1998 and provides support services to both incoming and outgoing exchange students. At the beginning of every semester, the Centre of Development and Resources for Students and the Office of International Student Exchange Office organize an array of orientation and adjustment programmes, which aim to soothe the transition of the newly arrived non-local students. These include cultural adjustment session, Library Tour, City Tour and outings.

For international students who are unfamiliar with the lifestyle and culture of Hong Kong, studying at HKU can be a daunting experience. That's why we offer the Buddy Programme, in which new international students will be paired up with current students (Buddy Mentors) who provide the helping hand and friendship to the international new comers at HKU.A Buddy Mentor will be assigned to all incoming International Undergraduates & Exchange Students.Your Buddy Mentor will be happy to provide linguistic support, cultural guidance and information about life at HKU to you.


Living in Hong Kong

Situated on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong’s strategic location on the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea has made it one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities. Popular shopping and dining locations can be enjoyed by everyone in Hong Kong these days. Catch all the must eats, from Dim Sum to Chinese barbecue, with restaurants and street vendors available at all hours. Hong Kong has an extreme shopping district with endless areas to explore. Walk down the avenue of stars, spot culture differences in Hong Kong Disneyland, and explore the exciting nightlife at the Temple Street Night Market. Taoist temples and Edwardian edifices nestle between skyscrapers, people trade on international markets and light incense to bodhisattvas, vestiges of Chinese clan heritage and European colonial history sit side by side — discover the people and places that shaped Hong Kong. A look at the city’s history could give a strong impression that change is the only constant here. However, despite all its reinventions, Hong Kong’s spirit has never changed. In fact, the same energy and dynamism that turned a group of sleepy fishing villages into a crossroads of international trade is now taking Asia’s world city into the 21st century. Experience that spirit and Hong Kong’s story yourself by exploring the city’s rich culture and heritage.