Career and Leadership Centre
Student Development Services

Global Work Attachment Programme (GWAP) 2023

IntroductionEligibilityApplication ProceduresGWAP Locations & ModesProgramme ScheduleProgramme Requirements
Travel ArrangementsExpenses & Financial SupportStudent StoriesGWAP Partner InvitationFAQEnquiries


Globalisation in the last two decades has led to rapid changes and increasingly keen competition among talents in different countries. Therefore, it is paramount for students to seize opportunities to broaden their horizons and gain global exposure.

Students who participate in the Global Work Attachment Programme (GWAP) will either stay in the assigned city working as interns in our well-selected non-local companies and organisations or work remotely in Hong Kong for eight consecutive weeks between June and August 2023.

Although it is a non-remunerated Work Attachement Programme, students will have valuable experience working with people from different backgrounds and learn from different workplace cultures and business practices. Subsidization will be given to students after the successful completion of the Programme, with satisfactory performance, and fulfilled all Programme requirements.

Programme Objectives:

  • Enhance Your Employability
  • Build Your Work Portfolio
  • Gain Work Experience from a Different Culture
  • Expand Your Network Worldwide
  • Develop a Global Perspective

Partner with us:

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Eligible students should be/ have:

  • A Year 1, 2 or Year 3 (or penultimate year)* undergraduate students
  • A local or non-local student attending a UGC-funded full-time programme that will lead to CityU undergraduate award
  • At or over 18 years old at the time of application
  • Cumulative GPA (CGPA) at or above 2.80 at the time of application
  • Good language skills
  • Able to apply for an appropriate visa to the respective GWAP location (only applicable to students who will travel overseas)
  • Readiness to travel, work and stay independently in GWAP location (only applicable to students who will travel overseas)

*Priority will be given to Year 2 or Year 3 (or penultimate year) students and who did not join GWAP before.

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Application Procedures

  • Please complete the online application form (Click HERE >>) and submit it on or before 27 March 2023 (Monday), 23:59
  • You will be asked to upload a CV and grade display report (generated in AIMS) to your online application
  • Late applications will NOT be accepted
  • The admission result will be announced by 29 March 2023 via email
  • The provided application information and other supporting document(s) will be used to determine whether applicants can make the admission shortlist.

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GWAP Locations & Modes

The Work Attachment Programme will be arranged between June and August for eight consecutive weeks. Face-to-face and/or virtual work attachment opportunities are available in the following international cities.


Berlin, Munich (Germany) Cape Town (South Africa) Shanghai (China) Sydney (Australia) Taipei (Taiwan)Other Countries/Regions*

Face-to-Face Mode

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Virtual Mode

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Students can state their location preferences in the application. Career and Leadership Centre will consider student’s preferences to make the best possible arrangement in handling the applications. Please note that the hosting company/organisation will make the final decision on the offers.

*More opportunities in other international cities may be available later. The updated information will be shared with GWAP participants in due course.

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Programme Schedule

Key Activities & Dates

March Application Period14 to 27 March 2023,
11:59 pm
Admission Result Announcement Date29 March 2023
Admission Briefing Session (Online via Zoom)31 March 2023;
11:00 am -12:00 pm
April Career Preparation Workshop
(Writing a Winning CV & Ace the Virtual Interview)
4 April 2023;
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Submission of Deposit Payment
CV Re-submission
7 April 2023,
12:00 pm
Screening, Nomination and Selection PeriodApril 2023
May Career Preparation Workshop (Working Smart on Your Internship)15 May 2023;
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
(Online via Zoom)
Pre-departure Briefing SessionEarly Jun 2023
(To be confirmed)
June - August Programme Period (Between June and August 2023 for 8 weeks)
Post-Programme Debriefing SessionEarly September 2023
(To be confirmed)

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Programme Requirements

Students should be fully committed and are obliged to dedicate their time and effort to complete the Programme, achieve the best performance and maintain a high standard of professional ethics and behaviors.

Students are required to fulfill the below Programme requirements:

  • Obliged to participate in training and activities organised by the Centre, for example, career preparation workshops, training sessions, pre-departure meetings, kick-off ceremony, regular meetings with GWAP team members, and post-programme debriefing sessions, etc.
  • Submission of "Statement of Acceptance and Responsibility"
  • Submission of weekly reports between June to August
  • Fulfillment of the Programme’s working hours requirement
  • Receiving positive feedback from the host company/organisation
  • Submission of pre-programme self-evaluation form and post-programme self-evaluation form
  • Submission of post-programme Learning Reflective Journal, with photos^
^Materials submitted might be used for administrative and marketing purposes, and published on different medias and platforms of the University.

The entire deposit will be forfeited should the student fails to meet any of the requirements stated above, or decides to withdraw from the Programme at any time for any reasons.

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Travel Arrangements - GWAP (Face-to-face Mode) Participants

Travel Document(s) and Visa
Students are responsible for obtaining the correct visa, passport, and other necessary personal travel documents for your stay in the destination and will bear the associated cost. The Centre will assist in providing letters of certification where necessary. Upon obtaining the required visa, you are required to submit a copy to the Center for the record.

Students will be covered by the University's Group Personal Accident Insurance and Group Travel Insurance Policy for students throughout your stay overseas, provided that you depart from Hong Kong to the host country. For details, please visit the website of the Finance Office via

In addition to the University’s provision, you are also required to purchase additional personal travel insurance.

Students are required to submit the following items to the Centre for our arrangements.

  • Information of your travel documents (e.g. HKID card no., passport no., no. of Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents)
  • Visa application details
  • Copy of the personal travel insurance purchased (i.e. guarantee slip showing your name and insurance policy number)
  • Your contact information and your emergency contact information
  • Your signed student agreement
  • Please keep your boarding passes for the record

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Expenses & Financial Support

GWAP (Face-to-face & Virtual Modes) Participants:

All admitted students are required to settle a HK$2,000 Deposit by 7 April 2023 as caution money to confirm their admission to Programme. The deposit will be refunded after the successful completion of the Programme. It will only be forfeited when students withdraw after accepting the offer formally, decline the first official offer or when students cannot complete the Programme.

*Please refer to the FAQ for more information.

GWAP (Face-to-face Mode) Participants:

Programme Fee
Students are required to pay a Programme Fee* to join GWAP upon confirmation of an official offer from the host company/organisation.
*Programme Fees include round trip airfare, airport tax & fuel surcharge, and the cost of accommodation (tax included).

Students who wish to participate in a face-to-face work attachment are responsible for their own living expenses, including meals and transportation. Students must ensure sufficient funds for living overseas for the entire period.

Financial Support

Subsidy for GWAP (Face-to-face Mode) Participants

The subsidy will be granted and will be released in 2 installments to students upon confirmation of official offer and upon satisfactory completion of the Programme (conditions applied).

Subsidy for GWAP (Virtual Mode) Participants

A learning allowance of HK$5,000 will be granted to students upon successfully completing their virtual work attachment (usually in October) with satisfactory performance and fulfilling all Programme requirements.

*Please refer to the FAQ for more information.

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Student Stories

Please click HERE to view and download the booklet for more information about GWAP and check out the sharing from the previous GWAP participants and host companies!

See What Virtual GWAP 2021 Participants Say…

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Please get in touch with the GWAP Team of the Career and Leadership Centre (CLC) by email at if you have any questions.

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