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Study Abroad Program Overview

Study global business in Hong Kong and Shanghai with the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The summer program is designed to provide in-depth understanding of recent economic developments and first-hand experience of diverse business environments in China. 
This multi-site summer program is just four weeks long. Two weeks are spent in Hong Kong at the HKU campus on the slopes of Hong Kong Island facing Victoria Harbor, just minutes from Hong Kong’s bustling and key financial district. Two weeks are spent in Shanghai exploring the same course topics with the opportunity to observe current initiatives and projects undertaken in this distinctive and newer global center. The result? It is a fast-paced, exciting and intense academic experience.  
HKU provides all instruction, academic resources, travel and living accommodation, and connections with active firms in both locations. 
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.

Language of Instruction


Language Study



Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.​
Summer :  
​mid-June to mid-July









​You will be required to live in housing provided by HKU for the duration of the program. Students will be assigned double rooms in a HKU dormitory and a hotel in Shanghai near the teaching venue.

Extracurricular Activities

​Group activities and sightseeing expose students to the histories, economies, and cultures of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

On-site Support

UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of study abroad offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Once abroad, a host university faculty or staff member representing UCEAP will be students’ first point of contact for all matters. Among other things, the designated person provides support with academic matters, program logistics, and personal issues. ​

See the UCEAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and more.

Course Opportunities

​This summer program is entirely devoted to the study of business in Asia, with a first-hand look at two major international business centers. Mornings are usually devoted to class lectures and discussion; afternoons often consist of guest lectures, visits to local enterprise and business establishments, and student work on group projects.

All UCEAP students enroll in two upper-division courses in​ the areas of China economy and Chinese business and marketing.

Use the following resources to learn more:


​10 quarter/6.7 semester UC units required; 2 courses for 5 quarter/3.3 semester UC units each; letter grade required.

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

​Opportunities for internships or independent research for academic credit are not available on this short term summer program.​

The University of Hong Kong

Hong-Kong-Shanghai Multi-City Program 
Established in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is a comprehensive and research-led university with ten faculties and numerous research centers. HKU is an international institution and English is the medium of teaching and learning. About 50 percent of the academic staff and 25 percent of the student body are from outside Hong Kong. In addition to domestic students, there are thousands of exchange students from overseas every year.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.

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These expenses are estimated for 2017-18. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2017-18 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
  • UC fees
  • Tuition at HKU
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
  • On-site orientation
  • Predeparture expenses (visas, etc.)
  • Room and Board
  • Program excursions
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Transportation between Hong Kong and Shanghai 
  • Round-trip transportation from California
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​


UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.​

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Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by the University of Hong Kong.

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: