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 (1)
  • Monash University

1st term/ 2nd term/ Year

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 (2)
  • University of Alberta
  • Mount Allison University

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, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine, Criminology, BUS201,Nursing, SOCI399, SOC499, ACCTG 480, BUS 201, BUS 301, FIN 436, FIN 480, MGTSC 312, MIS 441, SMO 310, SMO 441, SMO 470 and SMO 471. In addition, independent research, internship, study tour, competition, work experience and Special Topic (numbered 488) courses in the Alberta School of Business are not open to exchange students.
– Engineering courses opened to engineering major students only (you must have completed at least year 2)
– Computing Science, Economics and Art & Design courses are in extremely high demand and fill up quickly.  It is unlikely you will be able to take many courses, if any, in these areas
– Graduate courses are not open to exchange students
– The majority of courses you take should be in the same faculty

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

Fall term (Sept. – Dec.), Winter term (Jan.-April)

All disciplines are available provided students have taken appropriate pre-requisites at home university.

On-campus accommodation is guaranteed. 

Course information can be found here:


  1. Student selected to go on exchange in Mount Allison University will be given HKD50,000 exchange scholarship by our College. No extra application is needed.

  2. As suggested by the Mount Allison University, students going on exchange in Fall Term is better because of the weather.
Czech Republic (1)
  • University of Economics, Prague

1st term/ 2nd term/ Year

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

Course information:

Denmark (1)
  • Technical University of Denmark

1st term/ 2nd term

Course catalogue for exchange students:

For Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science students only

(1) All courses are open to exchange students.  Students have to fulfill prerequisites to enter courses
(2) Most of the undergraduate level courses are taught in Danish
(3) Students attend the exchange programme at DTU’s Lyngby Campus

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 (1)
  • Zhejiang University

2nd term

Medicine courses are NOT open to exchange students.

For course information, please refer to:

(1) Not open to final year students.
(2) Only open to Year 1 and Year 2 students of 4-year curriculum. Students should not be in their final year while on exchange.
(3) For local students only.
(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

Course Catalogue:

Courses are taught in Dutch and English

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

See below for course information:
- (as of AY2018-19) (The updated one for AY2019-20 is yet to be received.)

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

(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.

Not for Faculty of Business Administration students

(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

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

Off Campus housing

Course list is here:

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 (6)
  • University of Rochester
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • St. Edward's University
  • American University
  • Brandeis University

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/ Year

– 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

– No courses are guaranteed
– Art, Dance, Music, Nursing and Computer Science are closed to exchangestudents. Please email the exchange coordinator if you have questions.
– Exchange students may not enroll in independent study courses.
– English Writing 112, courses that fulfill the “UMass Junior Year Writing Requirement,” and courses that fulfill the “Integrative ExperienceRequirement” are closed to exchange students. (See the coursedescription.)
– Upper level courses in economics, communication, the Isenberg School of Management (ISOM), and Engineering may have limited availability.
– Exchange students cannot take CPE (Continuing & Professional Education courses.

– On campus housing is available as long as students complete housing application. On-campus housing application deadline is determined by Office of Residential Life and will be announced during relevant application period.


1st term, 2nd term, year

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

Behavioral & Social Sciences, Management and Business, Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences.

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.

1st Term/ 2nd Term

– Courses within these schools are open to exchange students: School of International Service, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Affairs and Kogod School of Business
– Students can only enrol in undergraduate level courses (100-500 level).  Graduate level (600 and above) are not open to exchange students.
– Courses not opened to exchange students are listed at
– Communication courses are not open to exchange students

– On-campus housing is very limited and not guaranteed


2nd Term

– Only courses within the College of Arts and Sciences are open to exchange students namely Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film, History, Physics, Politics, International and Global Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Fine Arts (some courses may require per-requisites and all are available subject to availability)
– Business courses are not open to exchange students
– Graduate-level courses are not open to exchange students

– On-campus housing is mandatory and guaranteed.

Interested in applying for Exchange programmes?

Check out these 5 steps:

  1. Read the Exchange Institute Admission Requirements & Programme Details (updated on 5 November 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 31 October 2018.
  5. Prepare for your Exchange Application and APPLY !

Application Method

Interested students should complete the online application by 20 November, 2018. Applicants must also upload all valid supporting documents onto the online application form. The supporting documents include the following:

  1.  Copy of Transcript or Unofficial Transcript (until 2017/18 Summer Term)
  2.  PDF showing your CGPA (until 2017/18 Summer Term)
  3.  Obtained Certificates of Language proficiency test (if applicable)
  4.  Supporting documents of Scholarships obtained (if any)

**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 17:30, 14 December, 2018. Final year students can ONLY choose term-long exchange programmes held in Term 1 or whole year of year 2019-20.

Result Announcement

Monday, 28 January 2019Offer release (round A)
Thursday, 31 January 2019 (17:00)

Deadline for Offer acceptance  (round A)

Deposit submission

once quota is released, until Thursday, 7 February 2019Offer release (round B)




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Application Timeline (updated on 5 November 2018)


Introduction session

Wed, 31 Oct 2018


Application opens

Mon, 05 Nov 2018

Online Application  Deadline

Tue, 20 Nov 2018



Early Dec 2018


Deadline for the Submission of Transcript and IELTS/TOEFL Certificate

Sun, 20 Jan 2019

Deadline for finalizing choice of program

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Offer release (round A)

Mon, 28 Jan 2019

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

Thu, 31 Jan 2019


WYS Offer release (round B)

Thu, 07 Feb 2019

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)