General Information for Inbound Exchange Students
Welcome to SEE, CityU!
Click the following Exchange Programme Information Sheet to know more.
Prospective exchange students are first selected by their home institutions and then being nominated to SEE for review and selection.
Successful applicants will need to:
- meet the minimum academic requirements of CityU and be in good academic standing with their home institution
- achieve a TOEFL score ≥ 79 (on the Internet-based test), IELTS overall band score ≥ 6.5, Chinese Mainland's College English Test Band 6 (total score ≥ 450) or hold an equivalent English qualification if English is not the medium of instruction at their home institutions
For details, please visit http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/intl/international/entreq#eng
Application Form and Supporting Documents
Exchange student should be selected and nominated by their university’s international office or unit concerned. Nominations should reach Miss Vivian Kong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(i) For undergraduate students:
Apply through CityU’s Online Departmental Inbound Student Exchange Application System (including application for student residence)
- Create a new application account as a first-time user: https://banweb.cityu.edu.hk/pls/PROD/hwieuserreg_cityu.P_Main_Dept?p_exch_dept=E2>> Click "School of Energy and Environment"
- Complete the online application including the course plan at CityU and upload the academic transcript and proof of English Language proficiency (if applicable): https://banweb.cityu.edu.hk/pls/PROD/hwieapplacs_cityu.P_Login
(ii) For postgraduate students:
Students should submit their scanned applications together with all the required documents to Miss Vivian Kong (email@example.com).
- Application for Admission as an Exchange Student
- Academic Transcript
Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable)
Student Visa / Entry Permit
Details and procedures can be found at https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/study.html (Immigration Department, HKSAR) and http://www.cityu.edu.hk/geo/ies_stdvisa.htm
Yes, students who need the University to act as the local sponsor for their student visa or entry permit application should submit the Online Request via https://banweb.cityu.edu.hk/pls/PROD/hwieapplacs_cityu.P_Login
Note: please log in your Inbound Student Exchange Application account and submit the request.
For details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/geo/ies_stdvisa.htm
Important Dates (for 2020/21)
|For study in Semester A
8 April - 15 May 2020
|For study in Semester B
1 September - 15 October 2020
|Academic Calendar 2020-21|
|Semester A / 1st term:||Semester B / 2nd term:|
|Teaching Period||31 August – 28 November 2020||11 January – 24 April 2021|
|Examinations||7 - 19 December 2020||3 – 15 May 2021|
All exchange students holding a student visa for full-time studies must observe the credit-unit load permitted for full-time exchange students. To fulfill this requirement, exchange students MUST register for at least 12 credit units BUT not more than 18 in a single semester.
Level of Study
Each course has been assigned a "level" to indicate the degree of academic difficulty associated with the course. Undergraduate exchange students are recommended to choose courses at Levels B1, B2, B3 and B4 specified in each course syllabus while postgraduate ones to choose courses at P5 and P6. However, the academic system of CityU may vary from those of exchange students' home universities. When making their study plans, students should seek academic advice from the advisors of their home universities. Application for taking particular courses will be reviewed by course-offering units and are subject to their final decision.
Inbound Student Exchange Course List:
Courses offered by the School in 2020/21:
Your Identity at CityU
All exchange students must observe the Rules Governing Enrolment of Local and Non-local Students and complete the enrolment procedures at the Academic Regulations and Records Office Service Centre [Service Hours and Map] and obtain your student identity card as soon as you arrive at CityU.
After settling in, you should go to the International and Non-local Students section of the Global Engagement Office [contact info] to collect a Welcoming Folder in which an Enrolment Notification is included. Please make sure you complete the enrolment procedures by the end of Week 2 of Semester A, Semester B or the Summer Term as specified in our Academic Calendar.
Student Identity Card
The Student Identity Card is a personal identification document at CityU. It is required for access to various facilities on campus including the Library, sports facilities and the Computing Services Centre.
The unified Electronic Identity (EID) of a student is a unique identifier used by the computer (or by an application running on it) to speedily retrieve information residing on one or more computer systems about a specific student. This unique EID will be reserved solely for that student during his/her studies at CityU. To learn more, please visit the website of Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
Activate Electronic Identity (EID)
To get started, you must activate your EID at our e-Portal. For incoming exchange students, please use "EXGB" (for undergraduate students) or “EXGP” (for postgraduate students) as the Programme Code when you activate your EID.
Other University Offices
- Academic Regulations and Records Office
- Admissions Office https://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/exchange_visiting/exchange/info/
- Global Engagement Officehttp://www.cityu.edu.hk/geo/
- Student Residence Office https://www.cityu.edu.hk/sro/
Miss Vivian Kong