Online application


  1. Penultimate year students. Full-time undergraduates, local or non-local, in College of Engineering.
  2. 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.
  3. For non-local students, the final approval rests with the Immigration Department of HKSAR
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Important notes

Event Important Notes
Before application
  • Co-op Centre will send students a link for account activation. Students need to activate the account before they can apply through the Co-op Centre Webpage.
  • No new posts will be uploaded during the application period.
  • Students shall apply online and the Online System is best viewed with MS Internet Explorer. The receiving time recorded by the system will be observed. Late submissions will NOT be processed.
  • For enquiry about online application, please contact Mr Francis Yip (3442-6177).
Department screening
  • Departments may arrange interview and selection is based on students' attitude, team-building ability, initiatives, social maturity and commitment towards completing the scheme. Academic performance serves as reference.
Company interview
April – May
  • Students will be notified by email. Please check email every day. Co-op Centre cannot guarantee how much preparation time students will have. It can be as short as one evening or as long as a week.
  • Students are allowed to apply for two posts simultaneously until they accept an offer from a company.
  • Interview in China: escorted by CEC staff where possible; please have a VALID travelling document ready
  • Interview in HK: no escort
  • Be available during the period and avoid travelling during Easter Holidays.
  • Upon recruitment confirmation, students are required to sign an Acceptance of Offer and a Course Registration Undertaking at Co-op Centre.
Pre-attachment Training
  • Students are required to attend the Pre-departure Workshop and Final CEC Briefing at the end of May. Failure to attend will result in immediate termination of the internship and failure of the course.

Student-initiated IAS

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.