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Education University of Hong Kong

Nestled in a scenic mountain range in the northeast part of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) combines tranquillity with the vibrancy of Hong Kong’s dynamic metropolitan life just an hour away.  EdUHK is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning through a diverse offering of academic and research programs on teacher education and complementary programs in the social sciences and humanities.

EdUHK nurtures educators and social leaders who are intellectually active, socially caring, and globally aware to become agents of change in the communities they serve. The University places great emphasis on research capability with the aim of contributing to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship, and innovation for a sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment.

Hong Kong

Sprawling between the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea lies the breathtaking island metropolis of Hong Kong, a city that feels like another planet. With more skyscrapers than any place in the world, a truly massive industrial seaboard, and a unique cultural history infused with Eastern and Western elements, this great port city is sure to inspire awe in even the most seasoned traveler, not to mention provide an incredible place to study abroad. Students can experience the fast-paced urban lifestyle surrounded by skyscrapers but also enjoy secluded beaches, country parks with walking trails, and villages. With a superb public transportation system, it is easy to get around Hong Kong and explore.

Ting Kok

EdUHK is located in Ting Kok village, Tai Po District, in the northeastern part of Hong Kong, on the northern shore of Plover Cove and west of Tai Mei Tuk.

Areas of Study

  • Chinese History
  • Chinese Language
  • Creative Arts and Culture
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • English Language
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • Hong Kong Studies
  • Humanities
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Language Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Special Education

Language of Instruction

A wide variety of courses taught in English are available through this program, as well as Chinese language courses at all levels. No prior Chinese language study is required.


EdUHK courses are worth three credits unless otherwise specified. Each course is equivalent to 39 contact hours. One credit normally equates to one hour of teaching per week. 3 Credits at EduHK = 3 credits at UMF.

UMF Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 UMF credits equivalence per semester, with maximum enrollment of 15 credits.

Grading Scale

EduHK Grade

UMF Equivalent

96 – 100 A+
88 – 95 A
81 – 87 A-
76 – 80 B+
71 – 75 B
66 – 70 B-
59-65 C+
51 – 58 C
46 – 50 C-
66 – 69 D+
41 -45 D
0 – 40 F

Academic Calendar

Fall runs early-September to mid-December
Spring runs early-January through the end of May and includes Lunar New Year and Easter holiday breaks

NOTE: The spring semester calendar may not allow for final semester Seniors to participate in UMF Commencement.

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Program Cost

Students will pay UMF for 15 credits of UMF tuition and fees. All other program costs will be paid out of pocket and/or directly to the host institution.

Estimated Budget


UMF students will live in very affordable (about $700 total for the whole semester!) EdUHK residential halls. There are four halls/hostels available on campus: Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall, Robert Black Hall, and the Jockey Club Student Quarters. Each has slightly different living arrangements. Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall, and Robert Black Hall provide shared twin or triple study-bedrooms and communal facilities including activity rooms, laundry rooms, and pantries. Each study-bedroom is also equipped with computer (ethernet) ports and telephone sockets. The Jockey Club Student Quarters comprise 7-person or 10-person flats, each with single/double/triple bedrooms, its own sitting/dining areas, terrace, kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms.

An abundance of food is readily available in Hong Kong and around campus. A cafeteria is available directly on campus and meals start at approximately $2-$5. In general, the price of food is slightly less than the US and EdUHK estimates students should be prepared to spend between $350-$550 on food, each month.

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Helpful links

EdUHK Inbound Student document Download Area

Hong Kong Tourism

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