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 organisations 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 provided entrance scholarships, namely 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. In general, the award value varies. It may range from HK$5,000 to HK$100,000 each. 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 are encouraged to participate in local and overseas internship, 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, Virtual 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 orgnanisations.
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 400 partner universities around the world.
CityU offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities. Venues for teaching and learning include 32 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.
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 12,305 square metres and a seating capacity of about 2,630. 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;
- 2.2 million e-books;
- 118,600 e-journal titles;
- 71,000 items of audiovisual materials;
- 198,800 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 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.
A multitude of computing devices including but not limited to personal computers, Apple i-Macs, laptops and tablets are deployed in various 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 the library.
CityU IT also provides audio and visual services to support the administrative, teaching and learning activities in various venues. These include diverse range of projectors, TVs, LED walls, touchpanels, sound systems, etc. to adhere to the needs and setup of the venues.
Central Access Control System and security systems are also hosted in the University’s robust and resilient server farms 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. 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 and the HARNET Research & Education Node (HARNET R&E Node). Through the HARNET R&E Node, CityU connects directly to many National Research and Education Networks (NREN), e.g. China Education and Research Network (CERNET), China Science and Technology Network (CSTNET), Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan (NICT), KREONET, Asi@Connect, HKIX R&E and content/cloud providers, such as Google, Apple, Akamai and AWS.
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 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
- a table-tennis room;
- a physical fitness room;
- an outdoor basketball court
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.
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.