Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), as a dynamic community of scholars, is committed to a distinctive mission of higher education that incorporates teaching, research and service, and which inculcates in all who participate a sense of value extending beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. The University seeks to foster and achieve excellence, intellectual freedom and the highest of ethical standards and is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that develops and sustains the whole person in all of these educational endeavours.
Founded in 1956, the University has established its position in Hong Kong's tertiary education sector by emphasising academic excellence and whole-person education. Pioneering and broad-based interactive programmes, academic excellence embodying a careful balance between teaching and research, international perspective and commitment to quality assurance have become hallmarks of the University.
The University has eight Faculties/Schools/Academy – Arts, Business, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, and Continuing Education, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various disciplines.
As of September 2016, there are around 7,064 full-time undergraduates, 2,935 taught programme-based postgraduates and 449 research-based postgraduates, making a total of about 10,448 students at the University. The School of Continuing Education and its College of International Educationof HKBU recorded an enrolment of around 6,000 and 5,000 respectively for their full-time and part-time programmes in 2016-17. Full-time programmes include Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma Yi Jin and Diploma of College Foundation Studies programmes. Part-time programmes include Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Postgraduate and Certificate/Diploma programmes for working learners from all walks of life.
The University offers full-time integrated undergraduate programmes which provide students with whole person education. The curriculum structure is broad-based in nature with emphasis on intellectual development and creativity as espoused by the General Education (GE) requirements outside the students' major disciplines. In general, the undergraduate curriculum is composed of a minimum of 60 units for the major and 38 units of GE courses. The aim of the GE curriculum is to equip students with a wide range of transferable skills to meet the challenges of the ever-changing global community.
English is the medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
HKBU encourages students to participate in exchange programmes to broaden their horizons by providing them with opportunities and financial assistance. We actively promote the exchange of students and have developed collaborations with over 300 institutions.
HKBU is also committed to creating a cosmopolitan learning environment by offering an array of activities such as the Consul-General-in-Residence Programme which is one of the many initiatives that promotes internationalisation on campus to expose students to more international experience.
The University provides various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to enrich students' educational experience. There are over 60 student interest clubs on campus that appeal to the varied interests of students and contribute to the objectives of a broadly-based liberal arts education. The Office of Student Affairs plays a critical role in realising the University's vision of providing whole person education, offering a full array of programmes and creating learning environments to help students develop skills in the areas of psychological competence, leadership and service to society, and readiness for future careers. Please visit the website of the Student Affairs Office for the various non-academic learning opportunities offered.
In line with the University's whole person education ethos, students are encouraged to stretch their visions beyond textbooks and classrooms. In addition to achieving academic excellence, they have also demonstrated good spirit and sportsmanship through participation in social services and extra-curricular activities. Highlights of their achievements can be found at the website of the Communication and Public Relations Office.
Student Ambassador Programme
We have Student Ambassador Programme from which Student Ambassadors will be equipped with professional skills to promote HKBU to prospective students and the public. You are most welcome to meet with our Student Ambassadors and know more details!