Studying at CityU

About CityU

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is committed to providing students with the professional education and learning experiences they need to achieve success in their careers and lead fulfilling and useful lives. The University offers an international curriculum and multicultural diversity of faculty and students.

CityU emphasizes innovative problem-driven research and the connection between knowledge and society. The goal is to train a new breed of professionals to anticipate and respond to the challenges of the fast-changing, knowledge-driven global environment of the 21st century.

Since CityU’s establishment as a University in 1994, it has grown remarkably in both size and prestige. It is currently ranked 49th in the QS World University Rankings and has more than 20,000 students enrolled in over 140 programmes.

The University's colleges of Business, Science and Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, and schools of Creative Media, Energy and Environment, and Law offer programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies supports the development of postgraduate programmes and fosters an environment conducive to learning for graduate students.

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Academic Advising

For information about academic advice, students can contact their college or school.

College of Business
(852) 3442 Lau Ming Wai
Academic Building (AC3)
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
(852) 3442 G7612, 7/F, Academic 1
College of Science and Engineering
(852) 3442 B6518, 6/F, Academic 1
College of Veterinary Medicine
Email for enquiries: Room A & B, 5/F, Block 1, To Yuen Building
School of Creative Media
(852) 3442 7, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
School of Energy and Environment
(852) 3442 2410 G5702, 5/F, Academic 1
School of Law
(852) 3442 P5300, 5/F, Academic 1
Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies
Taught Postgraduate and Visiting Postgraduate Studies
(852) 3442, Block 1, To Yuen Building
Research Degree, Professional Doctorate and Visiting Research Studies
(852) 3442, Block 1, To Yuen Building

Learning Support

  1. English Language Centre
  2. Run Run Shaw Library
  3. Student Development Services

1. English Language Centre

The English Language Centre (ELC) provides activities and resources for all CityU students who wish to improve their English. The ELC has a Language Lounge where only English is used, and a Self-Access Centre with language-learning advisors and student helpers on hand, along with a wide variety of language-learning materials and equipment.

The ELC also offers:

  • Practical language activities
  • Workshops and lessons on demand
  • An English Language Mentoring Scheme
  • Help with preparation for IELTS and the Common Recruitment Examination of the Hong Kong civil service
  • Online resources for self-study
Address:2/F, Green Zone, Academic 1

2. Run Run Shaw Library

Located on Level 3 of the Academic 1, the Library is centrally located on campus, and easily accessible to users. Around 2,200 seats are available during term time and 2,700 during revision and examination periods.

The Library's collection includes:

  • More than 984,000 volumes of print books
  • Over 2 million electronic publications
  • Approximately 206,700 bound periodicals
  • Approximately 2,530 print serial titles
  • An expanding number of electronic databases, e-journals, and media resources
Address:3/F, Academic 1

3. Student Development Services

Student Development Services (SDS) plans and promotes events that will enrich the educational experience and whole person development of students at CityU.

Address:6/F, Amenities Building

Academic Matters

  1. Credit Load
  2. Academic Honesty and Student Conduct
  3. Academic Records & Examinations

1. Credit Load

Under Hong Kong's immigration and visa policies, non-local students who do not have the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong are normally required to take up full-time studies. At CityU, this means enrolling for 12-18 credit units per semester and 6-7 credit units for the summer term.

2. Academic Honesty and Student Conduct

CityU treats academic honesty and student conduct seriously. Students have the responsibility to observe and comply with the Rules on Academic Honesty, Code of Student Conduct, and other university regulations governing academic studies and student conduct.

Rules on Academic Honesty

Code of Student Conduct

3. Academic Records & Examinations

The Academic Regulations and Records Office (ARRO) handles student record services and examination arrangements for undergraduate students. Undergraduates can apply to ARRO for academic transcripts, certification of student records, replacement of student identity cards, etc.

ARRO (for undergraduate studies)

The Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS) provides student record services for postgraduate students.

SGS (for postgraduate studies)