Life in Hong Kong

The Department of Asian and Policy Studies is one of the foremost departments of policy studies in Asia. Each year we attract students from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, Europe and North America to our programmes on Greater China Studies and Public Policy and Governance on policy challenges in Asia. Our programmes involve student engagement in field trips, study tours and internships in countries such as Taiwan, Thailand, China and Macau – among others.

Situated on the Tai Po Campus of The Education University of Hong Kong, the Department of Asian and Policy Studies is surrounded by a wealth of cultural and natural attractions, including the stunning natural parks of Pat Sin Leng, Plover Cove, Tai Mo Shan Country Park, and the sprawling Tai Po Waterfront Park which offers visitors kilometers of cycling and walking options as well as water sports on Tolo Harbour. Students will find hundreds of local dining and shopping options in the nearby Tai Po Market, and enjoy easy access to Hong Kong’s extensive MTR train system, one of the most efficient mass transit systems in the world transporting some 5 million passengers a day.

Student accommodation and on-campus services provide students with a world class setting to pursue their studies as well as enjoy all the attractions a world city such as Hong Kong has to offer. A short distance to Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, students can quickly be at the center of one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the world. As the world’s third largest financial center, Hong Kong attracts residents from nearly every corner of the globe making it a truly international melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and experiences. From a trip on the famous Star Ferry, a ride up the ‘peak tram’ to Victoria Peak to see the mass of high rise buildings, or nightlife in Lan Kwai Fong, students will be inundated with all the experiences Hong Kong has to offer.

Students in the Department of Asian and Policy studies will also enjoy easy access to Mainland China, a mere 15km away and a short 15 minute train ride to the border and Shenzhen. As China’s first and most successful ‘Special Economic Zone,’ Shenzhen is a gateway to southern China, with a bustling 15 million inhabitants and ranked as the fifth most densely populated city in the world.

Studying in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies puts you in the heart of Asia and at the epicenter of one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing regions in the world.