Lingnan University is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Hong Kong, China.

Lingnan University is a liberal arts university and therefore interesting for a wide range of academic fields.

Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: beginning of September (orientation end of August) – mid-December
Spring Semester: mid-January – end of April
Summer Term: end of May – beginning of July

Language of instruction

Most courses are available in English except for Chinese, language, and translation courses, and therefore prior knowledge of Chinese is not required. 

Application deadlines

Fall Semester: 30 April
Spring Semester: 31 October
Summer Term: Early-March 

Course offerings

Please click “Registration Materials” on this page. There are no course registrictions, but some courses have pre-requisite requirements / major restrictions.

The following Introductory Language Courses are available subject to the number of interested students:  Chinese Language as a Second Language, Cantonese for International students, Japanese, and Korean.

Credit system

1 Lingnan credit is the equivalent of 2 ECTS. Courses are usually worth 3 credits = 6 ECTS, so students should take a minimum of 5 courses (6 courses is the maximum).

Grade system

Lingnan University uses the same letter grade system used at UCU.


Students are required to live on campus and share room with a non-exchange student during the entire period of study at Lingnan. All the rooms are on twin-sharing basis and are generally sex-segregated on each floor. Exchange students will live in a residence hall with Lingnan students.

The University does not operate any meal plan, mandatory or optional. There is a student cafeteria and a full service Chinese restaurant on campus that provides a variety of inexpensive meals. There are also many restaurants in the neighborhood off campus. 

You can find more information on student accomodation here.


The accommodation fee at Lingnan is approximately HK$6,035 (€665) per term. All exchange students are required to take care of the utility expenses, air-conditioning charges, at HK$330 (€36) per term. Lingnan requires all students to pay a deposit of HK$500 (€55).

Students must have appropriate and adequate insurance covering travel, personal accident, medical expenses (accident and non-accident), hospitalization and emergency evacuation / repatriation throughout the study period at Lingnan. Students are required to provide proof of coverage prior to arrival. 

To obtain a visa, you are required to pay an amount of HK$430 (€47), covering the non-refundable fee for student visa application (HK$190, €20) and the postage (around HK$240, €26) by bank draft or credit card. 


There is a compulsory orientation for international students, as well as a buddy program to promote cross-cultural exchange and internationalization within the university community. 

Student experiences

Since Lingnan University is a new UCU exchange destination, we currently do not have student experiences yet.

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.