Exchange Programmes


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


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


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:

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


2nd term

See below for course information:

See below for course restrictions:

1. University accommodation is available on all Monash campuses except Parkville and Caulfield. It is subject to its availability. See 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:

Finland (1)
  • University of Tampere

2nd term

• 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:

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:
(3) Courses available in a particular academic term:
(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:
(4) Course Information:
(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:
(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:

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

Not open to final year student.
Students should not be in their final year when attending the exchange programme.
Medicine courses are NOT open to exchange students.

For course information, please refer to:

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
  • 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:
(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:

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:

Singapore (1)
  • National University of Singapore

2nd Term

Not for Faculty of Business Administration students

See below for course information:


- (as of AY2017-18) (The updated one for AY2018-19 is yet to be received.)


For module constraints and restrictions, please refer to the following:

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1. There are only very limited modules offered by Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health for exchange students. Students are encouraged to consider taking modules from other faculties/Schools

2. Business modules offered by NUS Business School are ONLY open to exchange students through school/faculty-level exchange partnership with NUS Business School.


1. Not open to Singaporean and Malaysian citizens.

2. Students must take up the compulsory NUS Health and Insurance Scheme (HINS) which is included in the Miscellaneous Student Fees (see for details on insurance coverage).

3. Economics and Law modules are extremely popular and cannot be guaranteed. And only students majoring in law will be able to take courses in Faculty of Law at NUS.

4. Students are recommended to be flexible with the courses they take while at NUS.

5. On-campus accommodation is not guaranteed.

6. Students in their graduating year or are scheduled to complete their final year project are not preferred as Level 3, 4 and 5 modules in NUS are usually meant for full-time graduating students in NUS and therefore they might not be available to exchange students.

7. Students who have been accepted to NUS will receive instructions via email for the Student’s Pass application (i.e. Visa application).

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

1st term, 2nd term

Course list is here:

Dormitory for int’l students available but not guranteed, students should apply for dormitory at the website(

Off Campus housing


Sweden (1)
  • Uppsala University

2nd term

Available Discipline: All but Medicine

(1) Course information:
(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:


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:
(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
  • 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: 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
  • Disciplines not open to exchange include (and not limited to) international business program, law and other graduate programs

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
• Course offerings for each semester are available online at
• Course descriptions are posted in the Undergraduate Bulletin. The most recent bulletins are posted online at 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 19th January 2018). 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)

Updated on 21 Dec 2017:

Please submit additional supporting documents by 22 Jan 2018:

  1. Copy of Transcript or Unofficial Transcript (2017/18 Term 1)
  2. Captured screen image showing your CGPA (2017/18 Term 1)
  3. Obtained Certificates of Language proficiency test : IELTS/ TOEFL (if applicable)

**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)

Deposit submission

Wednesday, 5-7 February 2018Offer release (round B)




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Application Timeline (updated on 29 January 2018)


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



Early Dec 2017


Deadline for the Submission of Transcript and IELTS/TOEFL Certificate

Mon, 22 Jan 2018

Deadline for finalizing choice of program

Thu, 18 Jan 2018

Offer release (round A)

Mon, 29 Jan 2018


WYS Deadline for Offer acceptance (round A) and Deposit submission

Thu, 01 Feb 2018

WYS Offer release (round B)

Mon, 05 Feb 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, so as to broaden students’ international perspectives and enrich their experiences. Students need to demonstrate from the application documents and interview that the programme applied is beneficial and valuable to them instead of just simply for entertainment. The College Student Exchange Committee will then determine if the students can be awarded, and the award amount (if any). Successful applicants will be awarded “Global Learning Award” and receive the award amount after completing all post-trip requirements on time.



All Wu Yee Sun College students (except Exchange students) are eligible for application. The programme joined or planned must be finished by their corresponding graduation date. Some examples are students self-initiating or joining overseas tours, academic conferences, competitions, field trips, courses, internship/major-related placement, research, voluntary service. Programmes organized and subsidized by the College and Term-long Exchange Programmes are excluded.


Maximum Award Amount

The maximum award amount varies with the programme length and programme nature.



Programme Length

Programme Nature

Maximum Award amount


Shorter than one month

Self-initiated programmes

HK$12,000 or 100% of cost of the particular items
(whichever is lower)

Participating in organized programmes

HK$5,000 or 50% of cost of the particular items
(whichever is lower)


One to six months

Self-initiated programmes

HK$15,000 or 100% of cost of particular items
(whichever is lower)

Participating in organized programmes


Before submitting the online application form (, please read through all guidelines and samples below.


Applying for trips taken during

(for trips overlapping both rounds, first date of the trip shall determine the application period)

Application period


Nov 1 – Apr 30

May 1 – Oct 31


May 1 – Oct 31

Nov 1 – Apr 30

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 ( 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)