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Lingnan University

Dating back to 1888, Lingnan University has a long liberal arts tradition. It aims to provide education through a broad-based curriculum, close staff-student relationship, a vibrant residential campus, abundant service-learning and exchange opportunities, extensive co-curricular programmes and extra-curricular activities.
Find out more at Lingnan University's website
Lingnan University Campus

Number of places available: 2 full year places


Term dates:

Application deadline (by student after allocation of a Global Opportunities place by DU):

  • Fall Term/Full year: 30th April
  • Second Term: 15th October

Programme Information

Details about courses and modules available are updated on a yearly basis. Please find further information on the Academic Studies webpage. Course listings are available at Course Registration - Undergraduate Programmes - Registry - Lingnan University (

The normal study load of full-time students should be in the range of 15 to 18 credits of undergraduate courses per term. The maximum study load is 33 credits per year.

Academic Requirements/Restrictions

Students must have a CGPA of 2.5/4.0 or above.

Exchange students are welcome to take any undergraduate courses from across the curriculum. Some courses have pre-requisite requirements/restrictions and prospective students are advised to seek advice from academic advisers. 

Language Requirements

Most courses are available in English (prior knowledge of Chinese is not required).

Non-native English speakers must have a TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based), or an IELTS (Academic Module) score of 6.0 or equivalent.


All exchange students are required to live on-campus and share a room with another student during the entire period of stay at Lingnan. Accommodation has shared restroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. Rooms are randomly assigned. 

Accommodation Fees:

Incoming exchange students are required to pay HK$7,215 upon acceptance. Depending on the actual room allocation, the hostel fee may be slightly lower and in this circumstance, students will receive a refund upon arrival. Lingnan requires all students to pay a refundable deposit of HK$1000.

All incoming exchange students are required to pay an air conditioning fee of HK$330 per term.

More information can be found here.

Supporting Documents Required

The following documents are required during the application process:

  1.  Official TOEFL/IELTS score report (non-native English speakers only)
  2.  Official transcript
  3.  Letter of recommendation from home institution
  4.  Financial proof in English/Chinese (e.g. bank statement)
  5.  Financial supporting letter (if the financial proof does not belong to applicant)
  6.  A copy of passport of financial sponsor (if the financial proof does not belong to applicant)
  7.  A copy of valid passport

Further information is available on the Application & Visa webpage.


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Student Support

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) offers many services and co-curricular programmes to cater for students’ needs in support of their academic pursuit, and facilitate their whole-person development. This includes Counselling, Mentoring, Health etc.

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Additional Information

Health and Insurance:

Students must have appropriate and adequate insurance covering travel, personal accident, medical expenses, hospitalisation and emergency evacuation/repatriation for the duration of the study period. Students are required to provide proof of coverage prior to arrival. More information is available on the Health & Insurance webpage.

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