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 SEEM students joined student exchange programmes. They went to UK, Australia, Finland, Austria, France, USA, Sweden, Singapore, Japan, Korea, China, ... SEEM 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. All SEEM students may apply to these institutions as well.

Institutions with Institutional Student Exchange Agreement with Departmental Exchange Quota
University Country Quota for
2016-17

University of Western Sydney

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: look for courses taught in English

Australia 2

Institutions with Departmental Student Exchange Agreement
University Country Quota for
2016-17

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 4*

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

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

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

Austria

(A) 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)

4*

(B) 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

4*

University of Oulu

Academic Calendar:
Autumn Term: beginning of September – end of December
Spring Term: beginning of January – end of May

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection: look for courses taught in English

Finland 4

University of Vaasa

Academic Calendar:
Autumn Term: beginning of September – end of December
Spring Term: beginning of January – end of May

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection: look for courses taught in English

Finland 4

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 4*

Hanyang University

Academic Calendar:
Fall semester: beginning of September – end of December
Spring semester: beginning of March - end of June

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Course selection: look for courses taught in English

Korea 3

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Academic Calendar:
Fall semester: beginning of September – middle of January
Spring semester: end of February - end of June

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

PRC 3

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 4*

University of Malaya

Academic Calendar:
Semester I: 1st March – 30th April (each year)
Semester II: 1st September – 30th October (each year)

Home page of the institute
Information on Student Exchange

Malaysia 2

* shared with MBE


How to apply ?

The main round of application is in the beginning of semester 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 semester 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).


Guidelines on Credit Transfer for Outbound Exchange Students

  1. The guidelines are applicable for all SEEM outgoing exchanges established at Departmental, College or Institutional level.
  2. Students should comply to the academic regulation on credit 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 post-secondary institution or professional association at which courses have been taken should be adequately accredited and gain broad acceptance for its awards and qualifications among institutions of higher education.
  5. Where equivalence to a CityU course is established, the syllabus for the course taken should overlap by at least two thirds of the content of the CityU course.
  6. The level of work for the course taken should be comparable to the level of work of the equivalent CityU course, or to the level of work required to meet a degree requirement.
  7. The assessment of courses for which credit transfer is granted should be sufficiently rigorous to enable a judgement to be made that the student has completed the course and has achieved the relevant academic standard.
  8. 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 GSO and the CSE student exchange websites.

Student exchange coordinator:
Dr. ZHANG Zijun
Email: zijzhang@cityu.edu.hk


Last modified on 1 June, 2017