About the University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Poly U) was founded in 1937, with the mission of providing high quality education of an applied nature to meet the needs of a changing society. They are committed to equipping students with professional competency as well as maintaining a strong partnership with the business and industrial sectors.

Poly U has the largest student community among publicly funded universities in Hong Kong, with approximately 11,500 full-time and 5,000 part-time students. Poly U is the sole provider of full-time honors degree programs in the following areas in Hong Kong: design, engineering physics, fashion and textiles, medical laboratory science, international shipping and transport logistics, occupational therapy, optometry, physiotherapy, radiography and geo-informatics.

With a population of over 7 million, Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and prosperous metropolitan cities in Asia. Hong Kong is at the center of the fashion industry and represents its future. It has some of the best shopping in the world, from gleaming malls to lively stalls in markets and city streets. Besides famous tourist destinations, and the spectacular night view from Victoria Peak, you will also find hill and mountain trails, beautiful beaches, traditional villages and heritage sites.

About the Exchange Program

Undergraduate students enrolled in FSAD and DEA may spend up to a year studying in partner programs at Hong Kong Polytechnic University that provides a leading international exchange student program.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design faculty is one of the most internationally mixed in the world. They conduct research in a specialized areas and bring these skills into the classroom. The School of Design encourages creativity and innovation supported by the most technologically advanced design tools. The design program has over 800 undergraduates.


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Poly U offers wide-ranging and professionally oriented programs for students of both FSAD and DEA. The School of Design at Polytechnic offers courses in the Environment and the Interior, Industrial and Product Design, Digital Media and Multi Media. The Institute of Textiles and Clothing offers courses in Color and Fashion trends, Knitwear Design, Intimate Apparel, Fashion Consumer Behavior, Visual Merchandising, Global Fashion Marketing, and many others.


You can truly immerse yourself into the lifestyle of a Poly U student by staying at the Student Halls of Residence which are modern and fully equipped with every amenity. All rooms are fully furnished with a shared bathroom between two adjacent rooms. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with broadband Internet access.

Living in residence offers you plenty of learning opportunities with various inter and intra hall events, also known as 'Hall Education Programs." A wide range of activities like workshops, cultural sharing covering different interests such as cooking, languages, music, dance and much more encourage students to broaden their international outlook and enhance their appreciation of different cultures.

How to apply to a Human Ecology Exchange program.

Get the Exchange Program Brochure, student testimonials and slideshow materials at the Human Ecology Student and Career Development office.


If you have questions about the program or would like additional information about applying, contact Paul Fisher or Deanne Maxwell in Human Ecology Student and Career Development. Academic Surge A. Please Schedule an appointment by calling 607-255-2532.