Student Life

Summer Exchange Programme

About the Programme

The College has specially arranged a summer programme for exchange students to have hands-on experience in conducting scientific research under the supervision of a faculty member at CityU. Apart from gaining research experience, students will have the opportunity to participate in outside classroom activities, including industrial visits and cultural activities, to have a brief understanding of industrial establishments in Hong Kong as well as a taste of Chinese culture.


Key Dates for Summer Term:

Online Application period 15 Jan - 15 Feb 2024
Duration 3 Jun - 2 Aug 2024 (9 weeks)



Participating students will register for the following 6-credit unit course: FS4006 - Summer Research Internship


Possible internship research areas:

  • Science:
    Chemistry; biology;  environmental science; cancer biology; regenerative medicine; neuroscience; nanomedicine; multimedia computing; distributed mobile computing and wireless networking; applied algorithms; data science and knowledge management; systems, software engineering and internet applications, evolutionary computation; applied analysis; computational mathematics; mathematical modelling; probability and statistics; theory and computational physics; spectroscopy and imaging; atomic, molecular, optics, low dimensional systems; soft matter and biophysics; radiation physics

  • Engineering:
    Civil, structural and geotechnical engineering; architecture and architectural engineering; applied electromagnetics; optoelectronics, electronics, nanotechnology and biosystems; wireless communications; networking; computer engineering and control systems; device physics; materials science; mechanical engineering/ product design/ manufacturing/ quality engineering; robotics/ mechatronics/ automation; bio/ biomedical engineering; nuclear and risk engineering; systems engineering; engineering management



Applicants must:

  • be a full-time student at one of our partner universities for no less than one academic year.
  • meet the minimum academic "good standing" requirement at their home university.
  • meet one of the following English requirements if English is NOT the medium of instruction at their home university:
    • TOEFL 79 (internet-based test) or above; OR
    • IELTS 6.5 or above; OR
    • Chinese Mainland's College English Test (CET) Band 6 or above.
  • be nominated by their university’s international office or unit concerned.


Application procedures (Deadline: 15 Feb) 

(1) Applicants must submit their application via the online system: 

(2) Applicants must also submit all the required documents in ORIGINAL copies via their home university. Direct applications will not be accepted.

List of required documents

  • CV
  • 5 project choices with priority
  • Academic transcripts (English version)
  • Application form for student visa (ID995A)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Request for visa sponsorship & student's agreement (via the online system)
  • Declaration by financial sponsor (sample)
  • Photocopies of financial documents under the name of the applicant (e.g., bank statements, savings account passbooks, scholarship award notification, tax receipts, and salary slips.). If another party sponsors the applicant, please provide the sponsor's financial statements instead. Please do NOT send in original documents. All submitted documents are non-returnable once submitted
  • A photocopy of your travel document containing personal particulars, date of issue, and date of expiry

For details on the visa application, please visit our Global Engagement Office.


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