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An exciting Mainland learning opportunity is now available for you!


China Business and Economics Programme will be organized at Fudan University, Shanghai in virtual format from 9 Oct to 17 Oct 2021 for the Oct 2021 Session, and from 27 Dec to 9 Jan 2022 for the Dec 2021 Session. 



About the Programme

China Business and Economics Programme is a credit-bearing study programme open to all HKU Business School UG students. You may choose to join either the Oct 2021 Session, which is a 9-day programme or the Dec 2021 Session, which is a 14-day programme. The programme aims to enhance students’ understanding of China business and economics.

Participants will enroll in a 6-credit HKU course – FBEC2002 Field Experience in Chinese Economy: Implications for Global Business. Aside from formal lectures which will be conducted in Fudan University virtually, the programme provides an opportunity for students to learn about the leading enterprises of industries such as finance, tourism, manufacturing, IT and creative industries. Similar as other HKU courses, students are required to complete the course work as assigned by the lecturer, group presentations and examinations in order to receive a grade as well as credits. This course will be counted as free elective, which will be used to fulfill part of the graduation requirements. The credits of the Oct 2021 Session will
be counted for Semester 1 of 2021-22 and the Dec 2021 Session will be counted for Semester 2 of 2021-22. 

We believe that direct experience in the major business center of the fastest growing economy in the world will be beneficial for student learning and career. We strongly encourage students to grab this valuable opportunity to enrich their knowledge and understanding of business in China.



All HKU Business School UG non-final year students

*Priority will be given to students who have NEVER joined any China programmes as offered by the School before.
**The programme will be conducted in English. Students of all nationality are welcome to apply.


Programme Schedule

Oct 2021 Session: 9 Oct to 17 Oct 2021
Dec 2021 Session: 27 Dec to 9 Jan 2022


Programme Costs

Since the programme will be conducted virtually, participants are not required to pay any fees. The following items will be covered by the School:

  • Tuition fees
  • Technical support for virtual lectures and/or activities

Application Method

Interested students please submit an online application here:


In the online application, please upload the following documents:

  1. Passport-size photo

  2. Copy of Mainland Entry Permit (回鄉卡) (for Hong Kong residents) / Passport (for overseas residents) / Mainland ID Card and Passport (for China residents)

  3. Most updated CV

  4. 300-word essay on “Why are you interested in joining “China Business and Economics Programme”?”

Application Deadline

7 Sep 2021 (Tuesday) noon



Refundable Deposit

Selected students are required to pay a deposit of HK$3,000 which will be refunded upon completion of the programme. For students who would like to apply for absence/ sick leave, they are required to provide valid proofs/justifications, e.g. medical certificate for sick leave, supporting email, course/examination schedule for time crashing with examination/lectures etc. The deposit will NOT be refunded should students fail to meet the FULL attendance requirements.



1) Students who take part in the programme must be a regular registered student of HKU in Semester 1 or Semester 2 of 2021-22 who will NOT be on Exchange/Leave of Absent in semester 2 or Semester 2.

2) Student cannot take more than 36 credits in each regular semester or 72 credits in the whole academic year. Since the credits of this course will be counted towards Semester 1 (Oct 2021 Session) or Semester 2 of 2021-22 (Dec 2021 Session), in case if the selected student has already plans to enroll in more than 36 credits in Semester 1 or Semester 2 of 2021-22, he/she is required to apply for credit overload once the programme offer is released. There is a risk that the application for credit overload will be disapproved and the student needs to be responsible for the consequences that may arise. (Please note that this does not apply to BBA(Law) & LLB students as request of credit overload for these students will NOT be approved and no exceptional case will be granted).

3) HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong and Fudan University reserve the right to cancel the programme should there be insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances. Students are required to bear all the consequences that may arise.


In case if the programme is cancelled, students will be notified by email as soon as possible and the paid deposit will be refunded back.