Lingnan is the first government-funded liberal arts university in Hong Kong! Therefore, Lingnan is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions. It adopts a whole-person approach
to education which enables its students to think, judge, care and, ultimately, act responsibly in the changing circumstances of Hong Kong, the region and the world.
Why Hong Kong?
Take advantage of Hong Kong's convenient location and excellent transportation from the center of the Asia-Pacific Region to other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. In HK you can also meet new challenges you have never experienced in this cosmopolitan yet historic city where you will find the best of East and West. Of course, you can also build up your international network by making new friends from all over the world in this international city.
Lingnan offers a full set of liberal arts programs in the areas of Arts, Business, and Social Sciences. To accomplish Lingnan’s mission of providing its students with an education in the liberal arts tradition
, all undergraduate programmes feature a distinctive style of integrated and balanced curriculum.
Lingnan adopts a student-oriented teaching and learning approach, emphasizes close faculty-student relationship, and strives for interactive teaching and learning modes that mobilize students to reach for higher levels of intellectual discourse, analytical thinking and independent research capability. Lingnan also utilizes innovative teaching and learning approaches that include internships, overseas field trips, immersion language studies, directed research projects, cooperative learning and action learning.
Lingnan offers service-learning to its undergraduate students. Service-Learning integrates community service with the students’ curricula and provides a distinctive learning experience for all-round development.
Campus life, especially hostel life, is regarded as an essential part of a liberal arts education. In 2014, Lingnan became the first university in Hong Kong to accomplish the goal of providing 4-year full residence options for it's students.
A major objective of Lingnan’s liberal arts education is to provide students with international exposure and whole-person development, particularly through bilateral cultural exchange. This is achieved by sending students abroad to experience different cultures, and by admitting non-local students for exchange or degree studies, so that they can experience our liberal arts environment as well as enrich it. Through cross-cultural interaction and exchange, our students not only gain additional knowledge, but also extra-curricular learning experiences and exposure to other cultures.