It is mandatory for non-local students to have suitable and adequate insurance covering travel, personal accident, medical expenses (accident and non-accident), hospitalization and emergency evacuation/repatriation throughout the entire period of their studies in Hong Kong. Students are required to either purchase the insurance on their own before they leave their home city or, if they are unable to do so or wish to have additional insurance coverage, enrol in the Group Personal Accident and Medical Benefits Insurance Plan for Non-local Students* contracted by the University.
The premium for the 2012–13 Group Personal Accident and Medical Benefits Insurance Plan for Non-local Students is HK$248. more info...
* Note that the insurance plan and premium are subject to annual change without prior notice.
Global Engagement Office (GEO) administers a Peer Buddy Scheme to promote international friendship and to help the inbound exchange students like you to quickly familiarize yourself with CityU and the wider Hong Kong environment. In addition, local students can also benefit from enhancing their language and cross-cultural communication competencies through this exchange interaction. more info...
Approximately HKD7.8 = USD1
Actual living expenses vary from person to person, depending on individual needs.
HK$4,840-$7,260 (per semester)
The Octopus card is used to pay public transportation fees (except for taxis and some public minibuses) and retailers who accept Octopus, such as convenience stores or restaurants. Having an Octopus card will be convenient to you to travel in the city. Some of the local transportations are listed below:
Mass Transit Railway Corporation (subway)