- Penultimate year students. Full-time undergraduates, local or non-local, in College of Engineering.
- Self-financed students should alert Co-op Centre at the time of accepting an offer. There is important implication in the tuition fee and funding support.
- For non-local students, the final approval rests with the Immigration Department of HKSAR
- Students on outbound exchange programme in Semester B can apply through the online system but need to understand that greater chances will be given to students who can attend interviews in HK. IAS must begin in early June. There will be no adjustment to meet individual needs.
- OIS candidates: OIS candidates who are still without offers and wish to join IAS need to submit an IAS application in March as other fellow students. Co-op Centre will withhold their IAS applications until rejection/withdrawal from OIS is confirmed.
April – May
Students who wish to bring in an IAS post or IAS company need to apply to Co-op Centre in advance. They must secure the position before Co-op Centre will contact the company to explain the IAS requirements to them. If the company can fulfill all the requirements, the placement at the company can be counted as IAS.
IAS involves many stakeholders, especially the host companies. Therefore, the submission of an IAS application is a commitment of participation in the very first place. Once an interview is granted and an offer made, the training company expects students to turn up. Students will be given 2 working days to consider whether they will accept it. Once they have accepted the offer, by signing an Acceptance of Offer and a Course Registration Undertaking, they will not be allowed to withdraw. Withdrawal will result in failure of the internship and the course it contributes to.