Passport and Visa
If you do not have a passport (or a Home Visit Permit for travelling to Mainland China), please apply for one if needed.
If you have a passport, please ensure it will be valid for at least six months after the end of your journey.
Find out if you need a visa and apply for the necessary documents should you need to.
Confirm your study plan with your host university and home department.
Decide how you will travel and purchase the relevant tickets.
Familiarize yourself with the customs and layout of the city you wish to travel.
Send your arrival schedule to your host university.
Plan your route from the airport or train station to your host university.
Pay or arrange for someone to pay your CityU tuition fee while you are away.
Take a credit card with you.
Your passport, with the valid visa attached, in your hand-carried luggage.
Your air or train ticket.
The admission letter issued by your host university.
A copy of your insurance policy.
Any medication prescribed by your doctor (preferably with a letter from the doctor).
Some cash for your initial expenses.
Necessary clothing for the climate you will be travelling to.
A list of telephone numbers such as contact numbers of your host university, the nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate General, and your insurance company.
Ensure you are fit and healthy to travel!
Make accommodation arrangements.
Obtain travel and medical insurance.
Leave your insurance policy with your family and bring a copy with you during your exchange.
Bring an electrical adaptor should you require one.
Check the orientation schedule of your host university.
SDS Travelling Guide