was founded in Guangzhou in 1888 and re- established in Hong Kong in 1967. Upon this solid foundation, Lingnan has always been committed to providing quality education that prepares students to become caring, knowledgeable and responsible citizens, not only of Hong Kong but also of the global community. As encapsulated in our motto “Education for Service”, the University has a long-standing tradition of community service that all Lingnanians take pride in and strive to carry forward. Lingnan distinguishes itself by its devotion to liberal arts education. Originated from the ancient Greece, it was the essential training to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills to participate in civic affairs. Today, it is best understood as a form of whole- person education that emphasises studies in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. While each liberal arts institution may differ in terms of the curriculum offered, it is a common expectation that students of liberal arts education should develop a critical mind of inquiry, care and respect for nature and humanity, a broad understanding of the world, its past and present, and the essential skills to help our society become a better place to live. In short, liberal arts education prepares students for their entire life, rather than only for a job or profession. Even in the case of one’s personal career, the superior ability to work with others and the broad perspective that come with a liberal arts education become increasingly important as one moves up the career ladder.
There is an extensive orientation prior to the start of the semester. Please visit their website
for more information.
Lingnan offers courses in a wide range of subjects. For more information please visit the Academic Studies information provided to international students on their website, http://www.ln.edu.hk/oge/incoming_stu/academic-studies.php
Course Approval Process
All courses taken on study abroad programs must then be approved by the appropriate college course approval contact as listed in the link below. Approval is indicated by the appropriate college representative’s signature on the Course Approval Form.
Please visit Course Approval Process webpage to review the approval process and print a Course Approval Form: http://www.marquette.edu/abroad/course-approval-process.shtml
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned
Full Time Status
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad
. Lingnan's credits transfer to Marquette 1 to 1.
All exchange students are required to live on-campus and share room with a non-exchange student during the entire period of study at Lingnan. Rooms are randomly assigned. There are a total of 8 student hostels providing residential places to students in air-conditioned rooms. For more information please visit their Accomodation website.
Please refer to the budget sheets above.
Situated on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong’s strategic location on the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea has made it one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities.
Hong Kong as we know it today was born when China’s Qing dynasty government was defeated in the First Opium War in 1842, when it ceded Hong Kong Island to Britain. Within 60 years, Kowloon, the New Territories and 235 Outlying Islands were also leased to Britain. However, the history of the more than 1100 square kilometres that Hong Kong now occupies predates the events of the Qing dynasty by more than a thousand years. And, as you explore the city’s colourful heritage, you’ll discover stories of powerful clans, marauding pirates and European traders.
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with distinct seasons. The only predictable weather events that could have a significant impact on your travel plans are typhoons. Typhoon season begins in May and ends in November. When a typhoon is approaching, warnings are broadcast on television and radio. There are various degrees of warning signals issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, but when the no. 8 signal is in place, most businesses and shops close down and flights may be cancelled. There is a separate warning system for heavy rain.