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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Housing: Dormitory
Academic Courses: Academic Credit Program Length: Semester
Program Type: Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.50
Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Description:

Lingnan University


Photo of Hong Kong

Lingnan University, founded in 1967, is a government-funded liberal arts university in Hong Kong. The University is small, warm, friendly, and welcoming. It has a relatively small student number amongst the universities in Hong Kong and is committed to maintaining a close faculty and student relationship. The campus is located in Tuen Mun in the New Territories. This beautiful campus, winner of architectural awards, is an embodiment of eastern and western architectural styles, providing facilities crucial to the daily functioning of a modern university. As the only liberal arts university in Hong Kong, Lingnan University, is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions. Its 2700-student enrollment makes it among the smaller universities in Hong Kong.

Lingnan University is located in Tuen Mun in the New Territories. Hong Kong’s convenient location in the center of the Asia-Pacific Region allows easy access to mainland China and to other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Hong Kong has a population of 7.3 million people from various nationalities. While it has an impressive skyline and is a financial hub, over 70% of Hong Kong is mountains and sprawling country parks, some also home to geological and historical gems. Escape the city limits on one of the world’s smoothest transport systems and spend your day wandering in a Song-dynasty village, hiking on a deserted island or kayaking among volcanic sea arches.


SPRING SEMESTER: January - May/June
FALL SEMESTER: August - December/January
Photo of China AREAS OF STUDY 

Since this is an AACSB school, this is a good location for Belmont business students to consider studying. There are no language requirements, as most classes are taught in English. Students have the option of taking Mandarin Chinese classes. Exchange students are welcome to take courses across the curriculum. There are no course restrictions for exchange students, but some courses do have pre-requisite requirements. Students are required to take a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits (or 4 undergraduate courses) to maximum 18 undergraduate credits (or 6 undergraduate courses). Learn more here about courses available.

Currently, the University offers undergraduate and research postgraduate programmes in the Arts: Chinese (no language background necessary), Cultural Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Translation, Visual Studies, Business: Accountancy, Computing and Decision Sciences, Finance and Insurance, Management, Marketing and International Business, Social Sciences: Applied Psychology, Economics, Political Sciences and Sociology and Social Policy

All exchange students are required to live on-campus in a residence hall and share a room with a local Chinese student during the entire period of study at Lingnan. Rooms are randomly assigned. The university does not offer a meal plan, but there is a cafeteria and full service restaurant on campus in addition to many restaurants close to campus. 


1. Housing:

Housing will be paid to Lingnan University.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.

3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they receive formal acceptance from Lingnan University into their program before booking their airfare. 
Photo of ChinaSTUDENT LIFE

The Lingnan University Student Union offers over thirty special interest and religious groups for students to join. 


Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.

This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
Step 2) The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
  • If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you. 


Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn
Professor of Philosophy and Director of Asian Studies


Bonnie Marschner 
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.