About the Scheme

The Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS) takes place from June to August for a minimum of 9 weeks and is offered to students who have completed their third year of studies. Jointly supervised by an academic supervisor and a company mentor, a student can gain an exposure to industry through a structured project or day-to-day work in the company.

Support from industry

Students can work in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and other parts of China. When recruiting an intern, the host company is expected to:

  • provide a training programme relevant to the student’s major study.
  • provide an allowance to the student.
  • assign a mentor to co-supervise the student with a CityU supervisor.
  • provide lodging, meal and free transportation between factory and dormitory/border checks for students posted to Mainland China.

General information for host company:

Insurance
Students are covered by the University's Group Personal Accident Insurance Policy. For those who need to travel outside Hong Kong, they are covered by the University's a Group Travel Insurance Policy in addition.

Minimum Wage
The Minimum Wage Ordinance does not apply to student internship.

Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF)
During the attachment period, the interns maintain their status as full-time students of CityU. There is no employer-employee relationship between the interns and the company unless the two parties enter into such a relationship by way of an employment contract. If an employer-employee relationship is set up, contribution to MPF may be necessary.

Interested companies can register as Training Company Registration, and submit the job specification before March each year.

Student disciplines
Students joining IAS are in their third year from the following disciplines:

  • architecture and civil engineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • materials science and engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • systems engineering and engineering management