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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, iTeam and Mingle Fund

  • Where to go
  • Application
  • Important Dates
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Global Learning Award Scheme
  • iTeam and Mingle Fund

Canada (1)
  • Mount Allison University

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:
https://www.mta.ca/academic_calendar/19-20/calendar_acad_prog_sep_2019-20.pdf

Remarks:

  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.

Mainland China (1)
  • Zhejiang University

2nd term

See below for course information: http://jwbinfosys.zju.edu.cn/default2.aspx

Below courses are NOT open to exchange students:
– Medicine
– Industrial design
– Architecture
– Urban planning
– Fine art
– Sports education related courses
– Chu Kochen Honors College

Remarks:
(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.
(7) Students have to purchase Health Insurance by themselves.

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

2nd term

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

Course list is here:
http://int.korea.edu/kuis/under/curri_bachelor.do

United States (1)
  • St. Edward's University

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.
Course offerings for each semester are available online at https://www.stedwards.edu/registrar/registration/courseschedules

If the course schedule for the upcoming semester is not available yet, please refer to the same semester of the previous year. The schedule for fall 2021 should be similar to fall 2020, although there will be some changes

Interested in applying for Exchange programmes?

Check out these 5 steps:

  1. Read the Exchange Institute Admission Requirements & Programme Details (updated on 16 Nov 2020). 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 24 November 2020.
  5. Prepare for your Exchange Application and APPLY !

Application Method

Interested students should complete the online application by 7 December 2020. 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 2019/20 Summer Term)
  2.  PDF showing your CGPA (until 2019/20 Summer Term)
  3.  Obtained Certificates of Language proficiency test (if applicable)
  4.  Supporting documents of Scholarships obtained (if any)

**Final year students can ONLY choose term-long exchange programmes held in Term 1 or whole year of year 2020-21.

Result Announcement

Thursdays, 4 February, 2021Offer release (round A)
Monday, 8 February 2021 (17:00)

Deadline for Offer acceptance  (round A)

Deposit submission

Details of the second placement round are to be announced

Offer release (round B)

Reference

You may join the Facebook Group to read the sharing of previous participants

Contact

Miss Rachel Poon

rachelpoon@cuhk.edu.hk

3943 3942

Application Timeline (updated on 19 December 2019)

Nov
2020

Application opens

Thu, 19 Nov 2020

Introduction session

Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Dec
2020

Online Application  Deadline

Sun, 06 Dec 2020

Jan
2021

Interview

Early to Mid Jan

Deadline for the Submission of Transcript and IELTS/TOEFL Certificate

Mid Jan

Deadline for finalizing choice of program

Mid Jan

Feb
2021

Offer release (round A)

Early Feb

WYS Deadline for Offer acceptance (round A)

Early Feb

WYS Deadline for Deposit Submission (round A)

Early Feb

WYS Offer release (round B)

once quota is released, until 7 Feb, 2021

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.  

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Introduction

The Global Learning Award Scheme (GLAS) aims to encourage students to initiate or participate in non-local academic or experiential learning programmes with the main purpose of LEARNING. Applicants will be awarded the “Global Learning Award” and receive the award amount after completing all post-trip requirements on time.

Some examples are students’ self-initiating trips or joining overseas conferences, competitions, field trips, courses, internship/major-related placement, research, voluntary service, cultural tour. Programmes organized and subsidized by the College and Term-long Exchange Programmes are EXCLUDED.

 

Eligibility

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.

 

Maximum Award Amount

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

 

Programme Length

Programme Nature

Maximum Award amount

Short-term

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)

Long-term

One to six months

Self-initiated programmes

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

Participating in organized programmes


Application

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

Round

Applying for trips taken during

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

Application period

Winter

Nov 1 – Apr 30

May 1 – Oct 31

Summer

May 1 – Oct 31

Nov 1 – Apr 30

iTeam and Mingle Fund

Want to meet friends from different nations? Want to host events with Exchange students? Want to expand your international knowledge?

iTeam

Join the iTeam, which is a group of students dedicating to facilitate cultural exchange between local and non-local students. They have organized festive events in Lunar Chinese New Year, and also held Turkish Art event and World War II forum to let local students have a deeper understanding of culture and history in other regions.

Interested in being part of the iTeam? Send your SID, name, and contacts to Rachel (rachelpoon@cuhk.edu.hk) and Katie (katieyu@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

Your daily exciting activities with foreign College students can be supported by the College’s Mingle Fund too!

Mingle Fund aims at encouraging interaction among local, international and incoming exchange students of Wu Yee Sun College. The Fund mainly supports daily and social activities with the participation of Both local students And international / incoming exchange students (i.e. there should be at least one local student AND at least one international / incoming exchange student.)

Successful applicants will receive subsidy on reimbursement basis. For each successful application, each participant may receive, at most, HK$100 subsidy for the activity.

Guideline Application form (English only)

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