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Northwestern and Hong Kong

Northwestern and Hong Kong

Northwestern University offers its students and faculty highly innovative educational and research opportunities in Hong Kong. Our programs and partnerships in Hong Kong serve our university community across all levels—undergraduate, graduate, and faculty—and scholarly fields, from engineering to the humanities.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
  • Research > Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: HKUST Business School
University of Hong Kong

Units and Groups

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers a major and minor for undergraduates, a specialization in Chinese Language and Culture, and will soon offer graduate studies in Asian heritage.
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Asian Studies Graduate Cluster

Faculty in the Asian Studies Graduate Cluster (ASGC) offer comprehensive yet focused exposure to Asian cultures, histories, and societies, with an emphasis on transdisciplinary research and methodologies. The program trains students in advanced research and interdisciplinary studies across the humanities and social sciences.
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Northwestern students studying in Hong Kong have the opportunity to learn in a vibrant and diverse city, expanding their knowledge and benefiting our entire community.

  • 112 Northwestern students in Hong Kong:
  • 21 Undergraduate
  • 91 Graduate

21 undergraduates on Northwestern programs, 7 MBA students on exchange programs, 84 executive MBA students on joint degree programs. 

  • 34 students from Hong Kong at Northwestern:
  • 12 Undergraduate
  • 13 Masters
  • 9 Doctoral

For historical data visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.


~1,000Northwestern alumni are based in Hong Kong.

The NU Club of Hong Kong and the Kellogg Alumni Club of Hong Kong offer social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Hong Kong. Other ways to get and stay connected can be found here.

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Due to the irregularities in student mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webpage contains data from the 2018-2019 academic year. All other information is up-to-date as of November 2020. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.