Exchange Programmes

Term-long

The College provides immense opportunities for students to expand global vision and explore different cultures.

Short-term

The College offers wide range of short-term programmes for students to travel around the world for a glimpse of foreign cultures.

Others

Global Learning Award Scheme and International team

  • Where to go
  • Application
  • Important Dates
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Global Learning Award Scheme
  • International Team

Australia (2)
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Monash University

1st term/ 2nd term

See below for course information:
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/inbound-study-abroad/choosing/

Note: ‘Unavailable courses’ are not offered to Study Abroad and Exchange students. Restricted courses are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students however they may have prerequisites and/or limited availability and require pre-approval by the Faculty.

1. Students are required to purchase the compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
2. Information on accommodation is available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/accommodation/.

 

2nd term

See below for course information:
-http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/
-http://monash.edu/study-abroad/inbound/study-options/

See below for course restrictions:
-https://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/inbound/study-options/academic-considerations

1. University accommodation is available on all Monash campuses except Parkville and Caulfield. It is subject to its availability. See https://www.monash.edu/accommodation/accommodation/off-campus-options for information on accommodation.
2. Students are required to purchase the compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
3. Orientation is compulsory.
4. Airport pick-up service is available.

Canada (1)
  • University of Alberta

1st term/ 2nd term/ year

  • All disciplines are available for exchange students except for Bear Tracks, Faculty of Extension courses, Augustana Campus courses, Art & Design, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Criminology, BUS201,Nursing, some business and accounting courses.
  • Engineering courses opened to engineering major students only
  • Computing Science courses are in extremely high demand and fill up quickly
  • Gradaute courses are not open to exchange students

 On-campus housing limited and only guaranteed for year exchange students.

Czech Republic (1)
  • University of Economics, Prague

2nd term

• Finance and Accounting
• International Relations
• Business Administration
• Informatics and Statistics
• Economics

Course information: http://ozs.vse.cz/english/exchange-programme/list-of-courses/

Finland (1)
  • University of Tampere

2nd term (Tentative)

• Biomedical Technology • Communication, Media and Theatre • Education • Health Sciences • Information Sciences • Language, Translation and Literary Studies • Management • Social Sciences and Humanities • Language Centre Medicine courses are not open to exchange students

 

Most courses are conducted in English, some in Finnish: http://www.uta.fi/studies/studying/schedules.html [If there is any discrepancy between the English and Chinese details, the former shall prevail.]

Germany (2)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg
  • Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT)

2nd term

All except medicine, molecular medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, liberal arts and sciences (University College Freiburg) and international master programmes.

(1) Approximately 85% of courses are conducted in German while 15% are in English
(2) Full list of courses: https://www.studium.uni-freiburg.de/studieninteressierte-en/studienfaecher-en
(3) Courses available in a particular academic term: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/go/vvz
(4) German requirement: Level A2 or higher (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)) (completed at least 200 hours of German class)

2nd Term

For Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science students only

(1) German requirement: Level A2 or higher (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)) (completed at least 200 hours of German class)
(2) Enrollment in English taught master level courses may be approved
(3) Exchange student handbook: http://www.intl.kit.edu/download/OVERSEAS_student_handbook.pdf
(4) Course Information: https://campus.studium.kit.edu/events/catalog.php
(5) Limited student housing offered by Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT)

Italy (1)
  • Universita Commerciale L. Bocconi

2nd Term

Not for Faculty of Law students
• Accounting
• Decision Sciences
• Economics
• Finance
• Marketing
• Management
• Policy Analysis and Public Management

(1) Course information: www.ir.unibocconi.eu/coe
(2) Courses are taught in Italian or English
(3) Undergraduate students can select courses at the undergraduate level only (codes 30xxx and some 50xxx)
(4) A crash Italian language course is offered at the beginning of each term (Fee: 160 Euro)

Mainland China (2)
  • Nanjing University
  • Zhejiang University

2nd Term

Not open to final year students.
Students should not be in their final year while on exchange.

See below for course information:
https://www.nju.edu.cn/

1. For local, Mainland, Macau and Taiwanese students.
2. Not open to final year students.
3. Only open to Year 1 and Year 2 students of 4-year curriculum. Students should not be in their final year while on exchange.
4. Fluency in Putonghua is preferred.
5. Most of the regular courses are taught in Putonghua.
6. Free airport pick-up service is available.
7. On-campus accommodation in Xianlin Campus is available.
8. Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education would be available for five local students (number of students to be confirmed).

2nd term, year (Tentative)

Not open to final year student.
Students should not be in their final year while on exchange

Medicine courses are NOT open to exchange students.

See below for course information:
http://jwbinfosys.zju.edu.cn

1. For local students only.
2. Not open to final year students.
3. Only open to Year 1 and Year 2 students of 4-year curriculum. Students should not be in their final year while on exchange.
4. Good knowledge of Putonghua is required.
5. Most of the regular courses are taught in Putonghua.
6. Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education would be available for local students. Details are yet to be confirmed.

Mexico (1)
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey

1st term/ 2nd term

  • Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Food Technology, Liberal Arts, Computer Science & Engineering
  • http://studyinmexico.mty.itesm.mx/academic.php
  • Health and medicial courses will require approval from the faculty

– Special programs designed for international students such as internship programs and volunteer social work. 
– On-campus  or host family accommodation options available

Netherlands (3)
  • School of BA & Economics (UW), Maastricht University
  • University of Groningen
  • University College Maastricht (UW), Maastricht University

2nd term

For Business Administration, Department of Economics and the Global Finance and Economics Programme students only
• Economics and Business Economics
• Econometrics and Operations Research
• Fiscal Economics
• International Business

(1) Course information: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/exchange/sbe
(2) Maastricht Univeristy adopts the Problem-based Learning system.  Students attend tutorial meetings, which require active participation.  Performances in these tutorials will affect final course grade.

2nd Term/ Year

Not for Faculty of Law students
• Arts
• Behavioural and Social Sciences
• Economics and Business
• Mathematics and Natural Sciences
• Spatial Sciences
• Philosophy
• Theology and Religious Studies

Law is not open to exchange students

(1) Courses are taught in Dutch and English
(2) Course Catalogue: http://www.rug.nl/education/exchange-programmes/course-catalogue

2nd Term

Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences

(1) All courses are taught in English
(2) Problem-based learning method is adopted at UCM. Students attend tutorial meetings, which require active participation.  Performances in these tutorials will affect final course grade.
(3) Course information: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/exchange/humanities-and-sciences/university-college-maastricht-exchange

Singapore (1)
  • National University of Singapore

2nd Term (Tentative)

See below for course information:   http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/nusbulletin/modulesearch.html    https://share.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/ng/NGModules.pdf       Not for Faculty of Business Administration students The following disciplines are NOT open to exchange students:

  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
  • Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
  • Institute of Systems Science
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance
  • All modules offered by self-funded programmes (see https://share.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/gd/Self-Funded-Graduate-Programmes.pdf)

*See http://www.nus.edu.sg/iro/sep/in/before/NUSInfoSheetAY1516.pdf for module constraints and restrictions for reference.     [If there is any discrepancy between the English and Chinese details, the former shall prevail.]

South Korea (1)
  • Korea University (Division of International Studies)

1st term, 2nd term

Course list is here: http://dis.korea.ac.kr/study/courses

Dormitory for int’l students available but not guranteed, students should apply for dormitory at the website(reslife.korea.ac.kr).

Off Campus housing
http://goshipages.com
http://global.seoul.go.kr
http://homestaykorea.com

 

Sweden (1)
  • Uppsala University

2nd term

Available Discipline: All but Medicine

(1) Course information: http://www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/course/
(2) Prerequisites for enrollment in Business courses vary considerably.  Prior studies in Business-related disciplines is necessary.
(3) At least two years of prior law studies is required for enrollment in law courses

Switzerland (1)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL)

2nd Term

For Engineering students only
Disciplines not open to exchange students: Architecture, Financial Engineering and Management of Technology

(1) Most bachelor courses are conducted in French and most master courses are taught in English
(2) Enrollment in English taught master courses may be approved
(3) French requirement: Level B1 or B2 in CEFR is recommended (completed at least 300 hours of French class)
(4) List of courses: http://sae.epfl.ch/exchange_incoming/study_plans

 

United Kingdom (1)
  • University of Aberdeen

2nd term

All but Medicine, Education, English (Level 4)

Restrictions for enrollment in Engineering (Level 3 and 4), Law (Level 3 and 4), and Science field courses.

(1) Course catalogue: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/courses/undergraduate
(2) For Fall term participants, special arrangement for assessment during December can be made thus returning CUHK for second term is possible.

 

United States (5)
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • St. Edwards's University

1st term/ 2nd term

  • Not for Department of Mathematics students
  • Courses open to exchange students are listed at http://internationalexchanges.pitt.edu/schools
  • These disciplines are not open to exchange students: social work, education, nursing, pharmacy, film studies and graduate courses

On-campus housing is not guaranteed.

1st term/ 2nd term

  • Any discipline from the College of Arts, Science, and Engineering at the undergraduate level, provided course per-requisites are met
  • Courses from these disciplines are not opened to exchange students: William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, School of Nursing, Eastman School of Music, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Graduate courses, independent study and internships are also not opened to exchange students

On campus housing is available. Housing packet and dining services contract will be mailed to student in acceptance packet.  Office of Residential Life: http://www.rochester.edu/reslife/index.html gives basic information about housing. Location is subject to availability

 

1st Term / 2nd Term

  • Most courses opened to exchange students if pre-requisites are met (pre-requisites at http://www.northeastern.edu/neuhome/academics/departments-programs.html)
  • Disciplines not open to exchange include (and not limited to) international business program, law and other graduate programs
  • http://www.northeastern.edu/geo/studyabroad/incoming-exchange/academics/

On-campus housing is limited and given on first-come-first-served basis

1st Term/ 2nd Term

  • Some departments/courses; such as Economics, Engineering, and Communications; have limited availability in certain upper level courses.
  • Art, dance, music, nursing, computer science and independent study courses are closed to exchange students.
  • Business course very difficult to get into
  • Graduate level courses(500 and above) are not open to undergraduate students
  • Courses are designated in SPIRE as “University” and “CPE” (Continuing & Professional Education). Exchange students cannot take CPE courses.
  • No courses are guaranteed.

1st term, 2nd term, year

Behavioral & Social Sciences, Management and Business, Education, Humanities, Natural
Sciences.
• Course offerings for each semester are available online at https://pssb02.stedwards.edu/prod/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched
• Course descriptions are posted in the Undergraduate Bulletin. The most recent bulletins are posted online at https://stedwards.app.box.com/v/academicbulletins. Not all courses listed in the bulletin are offered every semester. You should refer to the online course schedule for the list of courses that will be offered during your semester of study.

At least 12 credit hours each semester (approximately 4 or more courses); more than 18 credit hours requires authorization by academic advisor.

Interested in applying for Exchange programmes?

Check out these 5 steps:

  1. Read the Exchange Institute Admission Requirements & Programme Details (updated on 17th November,2017). Think about which institutes fit you;
  2. Take language exams (IELTS/TOEFL) or language courses if you are planning to go to non-China countries;
  3. Prepare a copy of your academic transcript (of course study hard before);
  4. Attend the Exchange Introduction Session on 15th November by register here.
  5. Prepare for your Exchange Application and APPLY !

Application Method

Interested students should complete the online application by 5:00pm, 21 November, 2017. Afterwards, please print the notification which is automatically sent to the email address provided by the applicants and sign by 12:00nn, 23 November, 2017 . Applicants must then submit the signed notification printout and all valid supporting documents to the College Dean of Students Office (Room UG09, West Wing, Wu Yee Sun College). The supporting documents include the following:

  1. Copy of Transcript or Unofficial Transcript (2016/17 Summer Term)
  2. Supporting documents of Scholarships obtained (if any)
  3. Obtained Certificates of Language proficiency test (if applicable)
  4. Captured screen image showing your CGPA (until 2016/17 Summer Term)

**Final year students have to apply for “Extension of study period” if she/he goes on exchange next academic year. One has to submit the signed pre-approval form to the College DOS Office by 17:30pm, 11th December, 2017. Final year students can ONLY choose term-long exchange programmes held in Term 1 or whole year of year 2018/19.

Result Announcement

Monday, 29 January 2018Offer release (round A)
Thursday, 1 February 2018 (17:00)Deadline for Offer acceptance  (round A)
Thursday, 8 February 2018 (12:00noon)Deposit submission
Wednesday, 7 February 2018Offer release (round B)

 

Contact

Kathy

kathyfong@cuhk.edu.hk

3943 3942

Application Timeline (updated on 07 November 2017)

Nov
2017

Application opens

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

Introduction session

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Online Application  Deadline

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

Deadline for Application  Document Submission

Thu, 23 Nov 2017

Dec
2017

Interview

Early Dec 2017

Jan
2018

Deadline for the Submission of Transcript and IELTS/TOEFL Certificate

Mon, 22 Jan 2018

Scholarships and Financial Aid

We support your dreams - you can apply for the Scholarship for Semester Exchange Programmes while applying for the Term-long Exchange Programme, and also get more information about the Exchange and Travel Grant / Loan . For students joining Term-long Exchange Programme organized by unit other than the College, one can apply for the Scholarship in Semester two before programme commencement.  

Global Learning Award Scheme

Global Learning Award Scheme aims to encourage students to create, design, plan or participate in non-local academic or experiential learning programmes, in order to broaden students’ international perspectives and enrich their experiences. The quality of the proposals and applicants’ track records are the main considerations in evaluating applications. This Scheme is divided into Short-term and Long-term Scheme. Students successfully selected by the Scheme will be awarded the Global Learning Award. The maximum award amount varies for programmes of different length and nature.

Students are highly recommended to tailor make your own learning program, which refers to the “self-initiated programmes”, to meet your personal desire and need. If you are attending cultural tours,  summer schools, picking up a foreign language by taking overseas course, committing in research work or internship program, participating in an organized expedition and etc. , you are eligible to apply for the Scheme as “participating in organized programmes”.

 Programme LengthProgramme Nature#Maximun Award Amount*
Short-TermShorter than one monthSelf-initiated programmesHK$12,000 or 100% of particular items (whichever is lower)
Participated in organized programmesHK$5,000 or 50% of particular items (whichever is lower)
Long-TermOne to Six monthsSelf-initiated programmesHK$15,000 or 100% of particular items (whichever is lower)
Participated in organized programmes

#Programmes organized by the College and Term-long Exchange Programmes will not be considered for this scheme.

*Particular items include registration/ programme fee to join the applied non-local programmes, round-trip transportation and local accommodation of the applied programmes ONLY.

Note: Comment from College Exchange Committee members on proposal of self-initiated programmes could be sought by sending request to kathyfong@cuhk.edu.hk. The request shall be made at least month before application deadline together with submission of the completed proposal, budget plan and application form.

International Team

Want to meet friends from different nations? Want to host events with Exchange students? Want to expand your international knowledge? Join the international team, which is a group of students that host causal events with exchange students, such as a coffee gathering, food sharing, costumes etc. Your daily exciting activities with foreign College students can be supported by the College’s Mingle Fund too! Interested in being part of the International Team? Send your SID, name, and contacts to Kathy (kathyfong@cuhk.edu.hk). The earlier you contact us, the earlier you can get in touch with the like-minded and your counterparts from different parts of the world!  

Mingle Fund

Mingle Fund aims at encouraging interaction among local, international and incoming exchange students of Wu Yee Sun College. The Fund supports self-initiated activities with participation of both local and non-local/ incoming exchange students.

Guideline Application form (English only)