University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2018: EXCHANGE Hong Kong Polytechnic

Program Dates August 28, 2018 - December 16, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview Note: This program requires the even exchange of students between UD and the partner institution abroad. Therefore the number of exchange spots available to outbound UD students is dependent on the number of inbound students sent to UD by the partner institution. If parity is not achieved, the exchange cannot take place.

The Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies, in partnership with the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) offers apparel design and fashion merchandising students the opportunity to study abroad in Hong Kong during the fall or spring semester. HKPU is a world-class institution with comprehensive education in fashion technology, fashion and textile design, fashion and textile marketing and merchandising, and fashion retailing. They have excellent facilities and close ties with industry.

General Info / Student Life

The University: HkPU has programs in fashion technology, fashion and textile design, fashion and textile marketing and merchandising, and fashion retailing. The school has 11,500 full-time and 5,000 part-time undergraduate students. It has student exchange agreements with over 120 institutions in more than 18 countries and hundreds of international students study at HKPU every year.

Language: English.

Calendar: Fall (first) semester runs from early September through mid-December. Spring (second) semester runs late January through mid-June. (See online calendar here.)

Visas and Passports: Both are required for U.S. citizens. HKPU applies for the appropriate visa on behalf of exchange students. Students therefore do not need to apply for a visa at the Chinese consulate in their home country.

Transportation: Hong Kong has an extensive bus and subway system and students may purchase a monthly pass for unlimited travel within the city.

Housing: Student residence halls located near the campus are available to UD exchange students. Accommodations in the residence halls run about HK$1,200 per month.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker). Courses are taught in English and can vary from semester to semester. The course offerings include some courses that can be substituted for apparel design or fashion merchandising required courses, and a variety of other courses that can be taken as electives. See the Department of Fashion & Apparel or your advisor for more information about courses. Courses completed with the equivalent grade of ā€œCā€ or better will transfer back to UD. It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure, and to ensure that the host institution sends an official transcript to UD after completion of coursework

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,125.00$16,440.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

Contact Information:
Jaehee Jung
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
206 Alison Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2018

Interest Meetings:

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.