Partner Profile: Lingnan University

lingnan universityAberystwyth University students have the opportunity to study on a direct exchange at Lingnan University located in Hong Kong.

Type of Link: Institutional

Motto: 作育英才,服務社會 Education for Service

Established: 1999

Number of Students:

  • 2,584 Undergraduate
  • 936 Postgraduate


Lingnan university is located in Tuen Mun in Hong Kong and is the city’s only government-funded liberal arts university. Tuen Mun is a realtively new town in the north-west of Hong Kong's New Territories. As well as being a perfect base for travel in the whole of the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong itself is a wonderful metropolitan city. During you time there you will be able to explore and take in local attractions such as the Ladies’ Market and Hong Kong Disneyland.  


Courses are offered in English or Chinese. Students from any academic department are eligible to apply at the discretion of their Department’s Exchange Co-Ordinator. Hong Kong Baptist University has a number of academic departments that are similar to those at Aberystwyth; students are advised to discuss the suitability of Lingnan for their degree with their Departmental Exchanges Co-Ordinator There are a number of courses available that are similar to the following departments in Aberystwyth. These include: 


There are a range of accommodation options available. Exchange students are required to live in university accommodation and will be randomly assigned a non-exchange room for the duration of their stay. 

Visa Information and Other Costs 

All students must apply for an study visa in order to take a place at Lingnan. This document has fees attached which are liable to change year on year. 

All exchange students are covered Lingnan's Student Medical Benefits Scheme which covers very basic medical care such as GP appointment. Students should verify what coverage they have under Aberystwyth University but they are strongly encouraged to take out their own comprehensive travel insurance as doctor's fees in Hong Kong can be expensive. 

Students should also consider the cost of living.

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The closest airport to Lingnan is Hong Kong International Airport. Transfers are available from the airport on specific dates and Lingnan University website has details on how to make your own way to campus.

International students are expected to arrive a few days in advance of term dates

How to Apply

All students wishing to go on an exchange to Lingnan University must apply through Aberystwyth University as they must first be nominated by the international office and students usually go in the second semester of their second year unless they have special permission from their department. After being nominated, students can then apply. Deadlines for applications for Fall entry are in May and October for Spring.