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City University of Hong Kong

CityU offers a range of services and facilities to help students progress through their studies and develop personally and professionally. Sports and cultural activities, interest groups and community service programmes offer opportunities for out-of-classroom education and personal development. The Students’ Union has 24 departmental societies, over 40 affiliated clubs and 10 residents’ associations.

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 organisations and individuals aim to provide financial assistance to students who face financial hardship.

Scholarships and prizes donated by individuals, private organisations, professional bodies and academic departments are awarded to students for outstanding academic performance, outstanding achievements in non-academic fields and outstanding service to the University or the community.

Advice for Students

Student well-being is a priority at CityU. Experienced counsellors and mentors in Student Development Services can advise students on learning, career and personal matters. Each College and School has an academic advising scheme to provide guidance on academic matters and help students to adjust to university education and plan their studies.

Internship and Exchange Opportunities

Students can broaden their horizons by joining local and overseas internships. The Campus Internship Scheme, Campus Work Scheme and the Global Work Attachment Programme provide students with excellent opportunities to learn and gain real life work experience within and outside Hong Kong. Placements in various commercial and non-profitable organisations enable students to explore possible career opportunities, develop career attributes, apply their acquired knowledge, learn necessary practical skills and establish business networks before they enter the workplace.

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 about 510 credit-bearing programmes with partner universities around the world.

Teaching Facilities

CityU offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities. Venues for teaching and learning include 33 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 13,605 square metres and a seating capacity of about 2,628. It provides an environment and facilities that are conducive to both individual and collaborative learning.

The Library’s collections include:

  • 1,239,000 volumes of print books and bound serials;
  • over 1.97 million e-books;
  • 80,800 e-journal titles;
  • 70,300 items of audiovisual materials;
  • 152,400 online audiovisual material titles;
  • 410 electronic databases; and
  • an excellent collection of special materials.

The Library has wireless LAN coverage and many networked workstations with Internet access. Opening hours are from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm daily, with 24-hour access during revision and examination periods.

Computing Services Centre

The CityU IT aspires to be a global leader in the innovative use of IT in higher education and to provide best-in-class IT infrastructure and services to support teaching, learning, and research activities at CityU.

Plentiful desktops and terminals are installed in different places on campus, allowing students to learn and work at their own pace. The virtual desktop service enables students to bring their own device and to use various kinds of university-acquired software anywhere on campus - learning can be in garden, in cafeteria, or even in library.

All these are being made possible with the reliable network infrastructure at CityU, and the full-coverage WiFi network on campus. The CityU network has 20Gbps connection to the Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNET), and shares with all HARNET members high-speed links to the Internet, the TEIN4, the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX), the Hong Kong Open Exchange (HKOX), and the China Education and Research Network (CERNET). Apart from full campus wireless connection, students are also entitled to use public WiFi points during their studies at CityU.

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.

The CSC also provides IT training to staff and students by organising online computer courses, talks, online reference guides and newsletters. Should users require any IT advice or help, the CSC Service Counter and the CSC Help Desk are here to provide immediate assistance. Users can visit the IT Info and the Computing Services Centre for more information.

Sports

On-Campus Facilities

  • a table-tennis room;
  • a physical fitness room;
  • an outdoor basketball court; and
  • a 50-metre outdoor swimming pool.

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.

CityU ensures the whole-person development of our 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 experiences for university students. You are most welcome to visit the Student Residence Office for hall application information and a glimpse of colourful hall life in our albums.