‘The Global Lounge as an International Centre for Students is a symbol of our role as an education hub, which provides support to all HKU students from around the world. This facility does not only benefit international students, and we believe that through interaction our international students will also help our students in Hong Kong become truly global citizens.’

 

HKU Global Lounge: A Place Where the World Meets

 

The HKU Global Lounge is an international centre that fosters intellectual exchange and a venue for HKU students to showcase their multicultural talents. Since opening its doors in November 2005, the Global Lounge has been positively received by students and a wide range of collaborators. The facility benefits international students and creates an environment that enables them to mutually communicate with our Hong Kong students. 

 

The Global Lounge serves as a platform for the cultural diversity elements that the University proudly embodies, with the continued growth of its international student population. The Global Lounge is a venue for all kinds of interactions, informal gatherings and multicultural and international activities, such as cultural nights, exhibitions and concerts. It offers a unique experience to students and has established itself as a social and cultural hub at HKU.

 

The Global Lounge is located on the ground floor of the Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre and can comfortably seat around 100 people. It includes an outdoor patio area, a library with international reading materials, an indoor café and the International Affairs Office. The centre is open to all HKU students.

 

The Global Lounge Opening Hours are:

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 21:00

Saturday: 08:30 – 18:00

Closed on Sunday and University and Public Holidays.

 

 

Other Facilities

International Affairs Office

The International Affairs Office (IAO) is located in the Global Lounge, from where the team administers the HKU Worldwide Student Exchange Programme for undergraduate students, provides support services to both incoming and outgoing exchange students and administers various summer programmes. 

 

The office opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 18:00 (Lunch Hour: 13:00 - 14:00)
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and University and Public Holidays.

 

Café

Enjoy a relaxing coffee with a friend in the Global Lounge Café, a warm and friendly space with comfortable sofas and chairs, ideal for both privacy and more communal socialising.