Student Exchange (Outbound)

Student exchange can be a good learning experience. Joining a student exchange programme allows you to live and study overseas for a few months. During that period, you are registered as a full time student in an overseas institution. Course credits earned can be counted towards your academic programme at CityU.

Student exchange is becoming more popular among university students worldwide in recent years. Many students joined student exchange programmes. They went to Austria, Canada, France, USA, Singagore, Sweden, China, ... The department has also been hosting exchange students from various countries.


Where to go ?

CityU has exchange agreements with a large number of overseas institutions. All CityU students may apply to those institutions for student exchange. The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and our department also have agreements with a number of institutions. Our students may apply to these institutions as well.

Institutions with Departmental Student Exchange Agreement
University Country

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria


Academic Calendar:
Winter semester: end of September - middle of February
Summer semester: end of February - middle of July

Austria
School of Management
(Steyr Campus)

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection: look for courses taught in English
(Semester A exchange only)

English language proficiency requirements:
TOEFL CBT 196, TOEFL IBT 70, IELTS 5.5, TOEIC 700, or Cambridge FCE

School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences
(Wels Campus)

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection: look for courses taught in English

Linnaeus University

School of Technology and Design

Academic Calendar:
Autumn semester: end of August - middle of January
Spring semester: middle of January - beginning of June

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection: courses offered by the School of Technology and Design
(i.e. look under Total Quality Maintenance in the Courses & Programs)

Sweden

Troyes University of Technology


Academic Calendar:
Winter semester: beginning of September* - middle of January
Summer semester: end of February* - end of June
* Required French intensive course starting 4 weeks before the semester.

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection
(courses taught entirely in English)

France

University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Academic Calendar:
Fall semester: beginning of September – before Christmas
Winter semester: beginning of January – end of April

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange / Course Selection

Canada

Management Center Innsbruck


Academic Calendar:
Fall semester*: beginning of October – mid-February
Spring semester: beginning of March – end of June
* For Mechatronics, beginning of September – mid-December.

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection
(courses taught entirely in English)

Austria

Quota
Institute Quotas (2nd round)
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
- Steyr Campus 0
- Wels Campus 4 *
Linnaeus University (Sweden) 2 *
Troyes University of Technology (France) 4 *
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada) 0
Management Center Innsbruck (Austria) 3 *

* shared with SEEM


How to apply ?

The main round of application is in the beginning of sem B. Students interested in student exchange in either semester A or B in the following year should apply. A clearing round of application is in the beginning of semester A. It is for exchange in the following sem B. Please note that most of the exchange offers are given out in the main round.

Application forms can be obtained in AIMS or from Global Services Office (GSO).

Note that while a high CGPA helps in the application, interview performance is also important.

Financial support is available through GSO (Hong Kong permanent residents only). Additional support is also available through CSE in conjunction with the department.


Guidelines on Credit Transfer for Outbound Exchange Students

  1. The guidelines are applicable for all outgoing exchanges established at Departmental, College or Institutional level.
  2. Students should comply to the academic regulation (10) “Maximum and Minimum Study Load” under which except for the Summer Term, full-time students must register for courses at least 12 credits and for not more than 18 credits.
  3. Students should achieve the minimum requirement (grade C or equivalent) for an exchange course with which credit transfer will be sought for.
  4. The credit transfer for completed exchange courses conducted in languages other than English will be capped at 12 credits.
  5. The maximum number of credit transfer for BIE students to fulfill their core and/or elective courses requirement will be capped at 12 credits.
  6. The University’s guidelines on credit transfer are available from:
    Source from Aims > Uni Services > ARRO Student Services > Credit Transfer > Approval Guidelines

The number of credit units transferred to CityU should be determined with regard to CityU's practice of granting one credit unit for forty-to-fifty hours of student work.


To find out more

Visit the Global Services Office (GSO) and the CSE student exchange websites.

Student exchange coordinator:
Dr. H.Y. Tam
Tel: 3442-8436, Rm: B6613, Email: metamhy@cityu.edu.hk


Last modified on 12 July, 2017