Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University is a publicly funded institution that has gained a reputation for the provision of whole person education delivered by an international team of scholars in a caring and supportive environment. HKBU offers a range of undergraduate programmes, taught postgraduate programmes, and research programmes leading to the award of MPhil and PhD degrees. The main campus is located in a transport hub enabling students to immerse themselves in cosmopolitan Hong Kong life. The University has state-of-the-art facilities, well-equipped laboratories and research infrastructure, world-class libraries, and well-rounded sports facilities. HKBU academic staff members come from over 25 countries and regions, and pioneering programmes such as the Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop, the International Writers Workshop, the Consul-General-in-Residence Programme and the European Union Academic Programme, bring experts from around the world to the University. English is the medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching, except for courses that have been granted exemption Studying in Hong Kong offers a unique window into China and other Asian countries. HKBU has established partnerships with institutions in Mainland China and runs a number of collaborative projects. Tuition fees are relatively inexpensive by international standards. Scholarships are available for academically outstanding students.