Student Exchange (Outbound)

Student exchange provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable learning experience in new settings, broaden their cultural horizons and gain global perspectives. Credits earned at the partner institutions can be transferred to the academic programmes that students are studying at CityU.

Student exchange is an unforgettable experience. We have received very positive feedback from our outgoing exchange students. You can read their sharing:

- 2011
- 2013 (CAU) (NUS)
- 2014 (CAU) (NUS) (UWEC) (UZH)
- 2015 (NUS)
- 2016 (NUS) (UZH)
- 2017 (NUS)



Institutional-level Exchange Programmes


CityU has over 450 exchange agreements signed with higher education institutions all over the world. The Global Engagement Office (GEO) is the central coordinating unit to provide a wide range of information, services and support to exchange students.
For more information, please visit the GEO website:




College-level Exchange Programmes


The College of Science (CSCI) has signed exchange agreements with higher education institutions overseas and in the Mainland China.
For more information, please visit the CSCI website:



Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA (2 semester-based places allocated to CHEM)

School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences:



Departmental-level Exchange Programmes

The Department of Chemistry (CHEM) has signed student exchange agreements with universities overseas.

- National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (7 students per year)

Faculty of Science:
Biological Sciences:
Environmental Studies:

Major Programme

Total Quota

Available Quota for Semester A or Semester B, 2019-20

Applied Chemistry / Chemistry



Applied Biology



Environmental Science and Management



* Download Application Form

- Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Germany (3 students per summer semester)

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences:

Major Programme

  Available Quota for
  Summer Semester

Applied Biology & Environmental Science and Management

  • Selected candidates will perform Final Year Project under the supervision of an academic faculty at CAU. This course is equivalent to "BCH4036 Project".
  • Download Application Form
    - Applied Biology /
      Environmental Science and Management
  • Students must submit FYP proposal / Directed Studies application form for the Committee's approval before departure.
  • Students must submit the form "Proposed Credit Transfer for Outbound Exchange Student (CHEM)" for Major Leader's approval before departure.


Request for "Visa Application Supporting Letter"
(for Outbound Exchange Students at College and Departmental level programmes)

  • If students need a supporting letter for visa application for outbound exchange, please send an email request to Ms Elsa Wong ( of the College of Science and attach your Letter of acceptance issued by the host institution for reference.
  • Please note that it takes 2 - 3 working days for processing.