• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The European Studies (Hons) Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University focuses on Europe, the European Union and, more specifically, the French- and German-speaking countries within that continent. It is unique in that it offers the opportunity for a systematic study of European political and social affairs in combination with foreign language acquisition.


The European Studies (Hons) Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University also concentrates the European Studies emphasis on the comparison of European societies and politics, on the economic and political integration of Europe, and on the governance of the European Union. The disciplinary emphasis on Government and International Relations serves as the starting point for further in-depth study of wider social and cultural affairs. European societies exemplify many of the salient characteristics of global historical, political and economic development and of the relations between countries in general. It is considered therefore that such a focus will give students a disciplinary idiom and intellectual tools which are widely applicable.

Programme Aims

  • To enable students to grasp the significance of Europe to world history, politics and economics;
  • To stimulate students‘ curiosity for the real political, economic and cultural circumstances of the European Union, its member states and citizens, and to develop their ability to make empirically validated judgments;
  • To develop students‘ ability to analyze complex social and political issues thoroughly with the help of methodological and theoretical concepts derived from the social sciences;
  • To train students to become skilled and knowledgeable communicators between Hong Kong / China and Europe;
  • To provide orientation and intellectual stimulus to students to understand and appreciate their own and other cultures / societies in an increasingly multi-polar and multi-cultural world; and
  • To enable students to contribute to Hong Kong's role as a major international commercial and cultural crossroads.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • European Language (French or German) Studies
  • European Area Studies
  • Honours Project
  • English Language  
  • Chinese Language  
  •  Public Speaking

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

High School Graduation Diploma with one of the following:

  •  SAT
Minimum score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in new SAT or 1,650 (out of 2,400) in old SAT (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing), and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8.
  •  Advanced Placement (AP)
Grade 3 in at least two AP subjects
  • American College Test (ACT)
Minimum composite score of 23

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15908 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15908 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4783 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4783 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Students: HK$42,100

Non-local Students:  HK$140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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