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City University of Hong Kong

CityU offers a range of services and facilities to help students progress, professionally and personally, throughout their studies. Students can easily find co-curricular opportunities on campus such as sports and cultural activities, interest groups, community service programmes, and other dynamic student activities provided by academic departments, administrative units, or student societies for their personal growth and development of other skills to complement the CityU brand of professional education for employability.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Students who encounter financial difficulties may apply for various types of financial assistance, such as government grants and/or loans, University bursaries, loans, emergency funds, and temporary student loan funds. Bursaries and loans established by private organizations and individuals aim to provide financial assistance to students who face financial hardship. The value of each bursary/loan may range from HK$8,000 to HK$40,000, depending on the financial needs of the applicants. For more details, please click here.

CityU is committed to nurturing the talents of students and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic development. The University has also provided other entrance scholarships, "CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents", to recruit bright Hong Kong talented students with excellent HKDSE results. For more details, please click here.

Besides entrance scholarships, the University offers various types of scholarships and prizes, which are donated by individuals, private organizations, professional bodies and/or academic departments, to recognize students’ outstanding academic performance, outstanding achievements in non-academic fields, and outstanding service to the University or the community during their studies. For more details, please click here.

Advice for Students

Student Development Services at CityU is an administrative unit committed to students’ personal and professional excellence, life-long learning, and contribution to the society through:

  • Offering various direct services to nurture students’ body, mind and spirit;
  • Organising developmental programmes; and
  • Providing fund support

To achieve a smooth transition to university life, students are encouraged to visit Student Development Services for information on their university adjustment, personal growth, and career development. 

Academic Colleges, Schools and Departments at City University of Hong Kong offer academic support to students for academic success and happy learning. Individual academic units may arrange additional activities and support services for their students. Students are also advised to contact their academic unit for updated information.
 
Internship and Exchange Opportunities

CityU students have lots of opportunities to participate in local, mainland and overseas internships which enable them to identify their career interests, develop essential workplace generic attributes, practise professional knowledge, broaden work exposure, and establish business networks before they enter the workplace. The Campus Internship Scheme, Global Work Attachment Programme, ITC STEM Internship Scheme, summer internship programmes and other study-related internships/practicum provide CityU students with fruitful learning opportunities to acquire and gain real-life work experiences within and outside Hong Kong. A wide array of local, mainland and overseas internship opportunities are offered to CityU students from time to time, by government bodies, commercial corporations, and non-profit organisations.

CityU also encourages students to participate in exchange programmes, which help to develop their language skills and provide increased awareness of other cultures. We offer credit-bearing programmes with more than 350 partner universities around the world.

Teaching Facilities

CityU offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities. Venues for teaching and learning include 31 lecture theatres, each with 110 to 300 seats, and well-equipped laboratories and teaching studios. All of our lecture theatres have advanced IT equipment, multimedia facilities and computer terminals connected to the campus network and the Internet.

University Library

The Run Run Shaw Library offers a wide range of services, resources and facilities to support CityU’s learning and research activities. It has a total area of 12,637 square metres and a seating capacity of about 2,670. It provides an environment and facilities that are conducive to both individual and collaborative learning.

The Library’s collections include:

  • over 1.21 million volumes of print books and bound serials;
  • 2.22 million e-books;
  • 122,100 e-journal titles;
  • 71,000 items of audiovisual materials;
  • 213,000 online audiovisual material titles;
  • 390 electronic databases; and
  • an excellent collection of special materials.

The Library opens daily from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm, with 24-hour access during revision and examination periods.

Computing Services Centre

The Computing Services Centre (CSC) of CityU provides best-in-class IT infrastructure and services to support teaching, learning, and research activities in the university. An array of computing devices including desktop computers, Apple i-Macs, laptops and tablets are deployed in various places on campus to enable students to learn and work at their own pace. The virtual desktop service enables them to bring their own devices and to use different kinds of university-acquired software anywhere on campus. Efforts are regularly made on AV services to ensure all teaching venues are equipped with appropriate and advanced hardware and software that enables face to face, online and hybrid teaching and learning modes.

CityU’s robust and resilient Data Centres are home to the Central Access Control System and security systems in order to safeguard university’s digital and physical properties. All these are being made possible with the reliable network infrastructure at CityU, and the full-coverage WiFi network on campus. In addition to the services/facilities supporting e-learning, e-mail, web publishing, and server hosting, CityU strives to create a smart and integral campus experience. The CityU mobile app allows students to check class schedule, find contact information, or even book learning resources right at their fingertips.

Students can benefit from IT training in the form of online computer courses, reference guides, and talks to meet their needs. For those seeking IT advice or help, the IT Service Desk is here to provide immediate assistance. Users can visit the IT Info and the Computing Services Centre for more information.

Sports and Student Athletes Admission Scheme

On-Campus Facilities

  • a table-tennis room;
  • a physical fitness room;
  • an outdoor basketball court

Off-Campus Facilities

The Joint Sports Centre on Renfrew Road, jointly owned by CityU, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, provides various outdoor sports facilities including:

  • an IAAF Class II standard all-weather athletic track and field facilities;
  • an 11-a-side grass soccer pitch;
  • a multi-purpose court for basketball, volleyball, handball or 5-a-side soccer;
  • four tennis courts; and
  • four-bay golf practice area.

To ensure the whole-person development of CityU students, we complement these facilities with physical education courses and other sports and health-related activities. We also provide professional coaching for CityU’s sports teams.

We have a Student Athletes Admission Scheme (SAAS) to recognise student athletes with outstanding sports achievements for pursuing higher education at CityU. Please visit the SAAS website for more information.

Student Residence

The CityU Student Residence is a mega-home for 3,700 local and non-local student residents, with an enriched hall life and well-acclaimed multi-cultural integration in 12 hall communities. Hall life is one of the most valuable and indispensable student experiences. You are most welcome to visit the Student Residence Office page for hall application information and a glimpse of colourful hall life in our albums.