Full-time students in government-funded bachelor's degree programmes at CityU can apply for the Student Exchange Programme. Applicants must have attained a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.5 in their recent semester prior to application. For details, please refer to GEO's website.
Yes. We have sent mainland Chinese students to the overseas countries for a semester in the past academic years.
Outgoing UGC-funded students who are Hong Kong permanent residents may apply for sponsorship from the Student Exchange Fund (SEF) administered by the Global Engagement Office (GEO).
For outgoing non-local exchange students, please refer to GEO website for information about the special fund.
To be entitled to the approved fund, students will need to successfully complete the exchange programme (with the proof of transcript issued by the host university) and fulfill GEO's requirements.
In most cases, you can transfer as many as 15 credits. If credits are earned from universities in Australia, you may get as many as 28 credits calculated in a different system. However, we will convert them into only 15 credits.
If your study plan is well made and approved by the major leader prior to or during your stay in the exchange partner, all the credits can be transferred. Therefore, you can be assured that you will graduate on time.
We require all our exchange students to fill out a relevant Study Plan and have this plan approved by the major leader before your departure. For this purpose, please download the relevant study plan form (for BAMDCM students) (for BATVB students) and use this to draft your plan. Once you have made the plan, submit it to the major leader for approval. For BAMDCM students, your major leader is Dr Guanxiong HUANG. For BATVB students, your major leader is Dr Ki Joon KIM. The Departmental Exchange Coordinator is Dr Yuan WANG (BAMDCM and BATVB).
The plan made before your departure is tentative. When you arrive at the partner university, you may find that some of the planned courses are unavailable or clash with each other. In that case, please email your new plans immediately to the major leaders for their approval.
If you plan to go to North America, you need to take the TOEFL test. If you plan to go to Europe and Australia, you need to take the IELTS. Generally, the minimum requirements are as follows:
In addition to the above, exchange students must also satisfy English language requirement, if any, set by the host university. If you go to mainland China or Taiwan, no English tests are required.
Preferably, the tests should be taken before you apply. However, if you haven't, you can take it right after you have applied.
|Country / Region||Partner Institutions|
|The Netherlands||University of Amsterdam #|
|Singapore||Nanyang Technological University #|
|Germany||Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) #|
|U.S.A.||The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Belgium||Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales|
|Canada||Toronto Metropolitan University (*Formerly Ryerson University)|
|Taiwan||National Cheng Chi University|
|Taiwan||National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University|
|Mainland China||Beijing Normal University|
|Mainland China||Communication University of China|
|Mainland China||Fudan University|
|Mainland China||Huazhong University of Science and Technology|
|Mainland China||Nanjing University|
|Mainland China||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|Mainland China||Tsinghua University|
|Mainland China||Zhejiang University|
# Partners at Institutional Level. TWO exchange places (University of Amsterdam) / FOUR exchange places (LMU Munich) / FOUR exchange places (Nanyang Technological University) are reserved for COM students per academic year.
Remarks: The Department reserves the right on adjusting the student exchange quota, if necessary.