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, iTeam and Mingle Fund

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

Australia (2)
  • Monash University
  • Macquarie University

1st term

See below for course information:


See below for course restrictions:


(1) University accommodation is available on all Monash campuses except Parkville and Caulfield. Monash will email student with instructions about accommodation options and how to apply online for on-campus accommodation. See for information on accommodation. 
(2) Students are required to purchase the compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
(3) Orientation is compulsory. Students should advise Monash Abroad if they are unable to arrive by orientation commencement. Late arrival will be subject to strict faculty approval and students arriving late without formal faculty permission will not be allowed to enrol and therefore, their program will be voided.
(4) Airport pick-up service is available.
(5) See for information on key dates. 

2nd Term

For details on course information, please refer to:


The following disciplines/courses may be restricted to exchange students: 
-Master of Applied Finance
-Community Management
-Media Production

For details, please refer to


(1) Students are required to purchase the compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
(2) Airport pick-up service is available.
(3) For accommodation information,please refer to

Canada (2)
  • Mount Allison University
  • University of Ottawa

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.

1st Term/ 2nd Term/Year

– The following courses are NOT available for exchange students: Business Administration, Telfer School of Management, Education, Law, Medicine, Interpretation, English courses at the Master’s level and Engineering Management Program
– Refer to, under ‘Select your classes’ section for more information on restricted courses


– Applicant must be in their 2nd year at CUHK. So by the time they go on exchange they should be 3rd year students.
– On-campus housing is limited and not guaranteed (

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

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

Not suitable for students who plan to apply for credit transfer from the institution in order to graduate in 2020-21.

Finland (1)
  • Tampere University

1st Term/2nd Term

• Communication Sciences
• Education
• Life Sciences
• Management
• Natural Sciences
• Social Sciences

Medicine courses are not open to exchange students


(1) Most courses are conducted in English, some in Finnish:–id2232

(2) Students attend the exchange programme at the City Centre Campus.

Germany (1)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg

2nd term

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

– Exchange programme:

– Courses available in a particular academic term:


(1) Approximately 85% of courses are conducted in German while 15% are in English
(2) German requirement: Level A2 or higher (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)) (completed at least 200 hours of German class)

Italy (1)
  • Universita Commerciale L. Bocconi

1st Term/ 2nd Term

• Accounting
• Decision Sciences
• Economics
• Finance
• Marketing
• Management
• Policy Analysis and Public Management

Course information:


Not for Faculty of Law students

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

Mainland China (1)
  • Zhejiang University

2nd term

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

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

– Management and Finance, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, I.T. and Electronics
– Health and medical courses will require approval from the faculty and international office

– 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

• Economics and Business Economics
• Econometrics and Operations Research
• Fiscal Economics
• International Business

(1)Course information:

(2)For Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Economics and the Global Finance and Economics Programme students only

-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.

-Not suitable for students who plan to apply for credit transfer from the institution in order to graduate in 2020-21.

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) Course Catalogue:

(2) Courses are taught in Dutch and English

(3) Not suitable for students who plan to apply for credit transfer from the institution in order to graduate in 2020-21.

1st Term/ 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).

Sweden (1)
  • Uppsala University

2nd term/ Year

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

United Kingdom (1)
  • University of Aberdeen

1st Term/ 2nd term/ Year

All but Medicine, Education, English (Level 4)

Restrictions for enrollment in Engineering (Level 3 and 4), Law (Level 3 and 4), Environmental Field 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 Pittsburgh
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • St. Edward's University
  • American University
  • Brandeis University

1st term/ 2nd term

– Courses open to exchange students are listed at
– Disciplines of study closed to international students: Film Studies, Social Work, Nursing, Pharmacy, Architectural Studies, Departments within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Not for Department of Mathematics students

– On-campus housing is not guaranteed.

1st Term/ 2nd Term

– Most courses opened to exchange students if pre-requisites are met (pre-requisites at
– Business courses are highly limited
– 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
– Studio Art, Dance, Music, Nursing and Computer Science are closed to exchange students. 
– 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 Experience Requirement” are closed to exchange students. (See the course description.)
– 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).
– Course list available at

– On campus housing is available as long as students complete housing application. Students are sent an email to request a housing appointment in April/November. Housing selection in a month or so afterwards. Student receive exact dates for when they need to log in and select housing.

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
– Communication courses are extremely limited. Engineering courses are not available. Computer science courses are also very limited.
– 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


– 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 23 Jan 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 6 November 2019.
  5. Prepare for your Exchange Application and APPLY !

Application Method

Interested students should complete the online application by 13 November, 2019. 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 2018/19 Summer Term)
  2.  PDF showing your CGPA (until 2018/19 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 “Indication of Intention to Extend 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, 13 December, 2019. Final year students can ONLY choose term-long exchange programmes held in Term 1 or whole year of year 2020-21.

Result Announcement

Wednesday, 29 January 2019Offer release (round A)
Monday, 3 February 2019 (17:00)

Deadline for Offer acceptance  (round A)

Deposit submission

once quota is released, until Thursday, 7 February 2020Offer release (round B)


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



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Application Timeline (updated on 19 December 2019)


Application opens

Thu, 31 Oct 2019


Introduction session

Wed, 06 Nov 2019

Online Application  Deadline

Wed, 13 Nov 2019



13 & 16 Dec 2019


Deadline for the Submission of Transcript and IELTS/TOEFL Certificate

Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Deadline for finalizing choice of program

Tue, 28 Jan 2020


Offer release (round A)

Wed, 05 Feb 2020

WYS Deadline for Offer acceptance (round A)

Sun, 09 Feb 2020

WYS Deadline for Deposit Submission (round A)

Sun, 09 Feb 2020

WYS Offer release (round B)

once quota is released, until 19 Feb, 2020

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.  



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.



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


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

iTeam and Mingle Fund

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


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 ( and Katie ( 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)