All students who have completed one year of studies and earned a GPA of 2.5 and above at City University are eligible, whether they are UGC-funded or non-UGC funded.
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). The sponsorship, if approved, will be provided for one semester only.
|Region/Country of Study||Maximum Amount of Sponsorship for One-semester Exchange|
|Africa, Americas, Europe (incl. Russia and Turkey), Middle East||HK$24,000|
|Australia, New Zealand||HK$22,000|
The grant is to cover up to 50% of the total cost incurred by the following items:
For outgoing non-local exchange students, please refer to GEO website for information about the special fund.
The amount varies from one student to another. Realistically, you need to budget about HK$20,000 for overseas exchange programs and HK$5,000 for mainland Chinese programs.
All applicants for programs at the university and college level will be ranked by a committee of exchange coordinators from academic departments at CLASS.
For detailed information of college-level partners, see: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/class/exchange/
For detailed information of institutional-level partners, see: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/geo
Your strategy for your first choice based on your CGPA:
|CGPA Range||Shooting for|
|3.7 and above|
Application result will be announced on AIMS.
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 Crystal Jiang. For BATVB students, your major leader is Dr Fen Lin. The Departmental Exchange Coordinator is Dr Ki Joon Kim (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|
|Belgium||Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales, Belgium|
|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||Sun Yat-Sen University|
|Mainland China||Tsing Hua University|
|Mainland China||Zhejiang University|
|Mainland China||Tongji University|
|Taiwan||National Cheng Chi University|
|Taiwan||National Chiao Tung University|
|Germany||Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich)|
|The Netherlands||University of Amsterdam #|
|USA||American University #|
# Partners at Institutional Level. TWO exchange places are reserved for COM students per academic year.
Remarks: The Department reserves the right on adjusting the student exchange quota, if necessary.