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

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

1st term, 2nd term

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

General restrictions apply to the below courses:
-External courses, courses with suffix EX
-Courses with code ending in RG/NA/UAC
-General courses with the name of a specialization

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 https://urbanest.com.au/uoa-studyabroad/ or
https://www.adelaide.edu.au/accommodation/enhancing-the-education-experience.
(3) Information on cost of living is available at https://international.adelaide.edu.au/life-in-adelaide/cost-of-living.

1st term, 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

Remarks:

(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 https://www.monash.edu/accommodation/accommodation/on-campus-options 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 https://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/inbound/apply/key-dates for information on key dates. 

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

1st term, 2nd term

Courses not open to exchange students:
1) Undergraduate students cannot take courses at the graduate / postgraduate level (usually numbered 500 or higher)
2) Graduate / postgraduate students cannot take courses at the undergraduate level.
3) Any courses described in Bear Tracks (https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca/) as being closed to exchange students.
4) Courses with non-standard fees or in programs with non-standard fees (https://www.ualberta.ca/registrar/coststuition-
fees/other-fees/non-standard-programs-courses.html?)
5) Alternate delivery sections of any UAlberta courses (https://www.ualberta.ca/registrar/costs-tuition-fees/otherfees/
alternate-delivery-courses)
6) Courses from the Faculties of Extension, Medicine & Dentistry (with the exception of courses in the Departments of
Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Physiology), Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Rehabilitation
Medicine.
7) Courses at the School of Library and Information Studies, Yukon College or the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.
8) SOC 399 (Field Placement in Criminology) and SOC 499 (Advanced Field Placement in Criminology).
9) BUS 201, BUS 202, BUS 301, FIN 436, MGTSC 312, MIS 441, SMO 310, SMO 441, SMO 470 and SMO 471. In
addition, independent research, internship, study tour, competition, work experience, Honours (numbered 480) and
Special Topic (numbered
488) courses in the Alberta School of Business are not open to exchange students.
10) Many courses (if any at all) in Departments of Computing Science, Drama, Economics, and (with the exception of
History of Art, Design and Visual Culture – HADVC – courses and ART 134 and DES 135) Art and Design. Courses in
these departments are in extremely high demand and often fill up quickly.

Remarks:
(1) On-campus accommodation is guaranteed to all exchange students who start in September and apply by the
April 30 deadline. For students starting their exchanges in January, guaranteed housing is not available.

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.

Czech Republic (1)
  • Prague University of Economics and Business

1st term, 2nd term

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

Programme website: https://exchange.vse.cz/

Denmark (1)
  • Technical University of Denmark

1st Term, 2nd Term

Course catalogue for exchange students: https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/incoming-students/exchange/choosingcourses

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
(4) Programme website: https://www.dtu.dk/english/Education/Incoming-students/Exchange

Not suitable for students who plan to apply for credit transfer from the institution in order to graduate in 2022-23.

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

Remarks:

(1) Most courses are conducted in English, some in Finnish: https://www.tuni.fi/en/study-with-us/exchange-studies/courses-for-exchange-students-at-tampere-universities#show-former-university-of-tampere-current-city-centre-and-kauppi-campuses–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: http://www.studium.uni-freiburg.de/en/counseling/exchange-programs-and-studying-abroad/freiburg-global-exchange/exchange-at-the-university-of-freiburg

– Courses available in a particular academic term: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/go/vvz

Remarks:

(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: www.ir.unibocconi.eu/coe

Remarks: 

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

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.

Mexico (1)
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey

1st term, 2nd term

– Management and Finance, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, I.T. and Electronics
– http://studyinmexico.mty.itesm.mx/academic.php
– Health and medical courses will require approval from the faculty and international office

Remarks: 
– 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

1st term, 2nd Term

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

Remarks:
(1)Course information: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/exchange/sbe

(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 2022-23.

2nd Term

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

Remarks: 

(1) Course Catalogue: http://www.rug.nl/education/exchange-programmes/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 2022-23.

1st Term, 2nd Term

Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences

Remarks:

(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: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/exchange/humanities-and-sciences/university-college-maastricht-exchange

Singapore (1)
  • National University of Singapore

1st Term, 2nd Term

See below for course information:
-http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/docs/info/prospective-students—non-graduating/ng-modules.pdf
-https://nusmods.com/timetable/sem-1

For module constraints and restrictions, please refer to the following:
-http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/docs/info/prospective-students—non-graduating/non-graduating-module-restrictions.pdf

Not for Faculty of Business Administration students

Remarks:
(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) Not open to Singaporean and Malaysian citizens.
(3) Students must take up the compulsory NUS Health and Insurance Scheme (HINS) which is included in the Miscellaneous Student Fees.
(4) Business and Law exchange are by invitation only.
(5) Students are recommended to be flexible with the courses they take while at NUS.
(6) On-campus accommodation is not guaranteed, see http://nus.edu.sg/osa/student-services/hostel-admission/non-graduating/application-guide for detials on Housing Application Guide.
(7) Students in their graduating year or are scheduled to complete their final year project are not preferred.
(8) Students who have been accepted to NUS will receive instructions via email for the Student’s Pass application.
(9) For details of the programme, please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective-students/non-graduating/coursework.

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
(4) Programme website: https://www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/incoming/

United Kingdom (1)
  • University of Aberdeen

1st Term, 2nd term

All but Medicine, Education, English (Level 4)

Restrictions for enrollment in Clinical Medicine & Denistry courses, English and Linguistics courses (Level 3 and 4), Biomedical Science Honours Project, Education courses, Engineering Project Courses (Level 4), Law (Level 3 and 4), Environmental Field and Science Field courses.

Remarks:
(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
(3) Programme website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/studyabroad

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

1st Term, 2nd Term

– Courses open to exchange students are listed at http://internationalexchanges.pitt.edu/schools
– 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

Remarks:

(1) 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 the Eastman School of Music are limited and will require permission for enrolment
– 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, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry
– Graduate courses, independent study and internships are also not opened to exchange students

Remarks:
(1) 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)
– Business courses are highly limited
– 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/

Remarks:
(1) 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 http://www.umass.edu/gateway/academics/undergraduate

Remarks:
(1) 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.
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

1st Term, 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

Remarks:
(1) 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 18 Oct 2021). 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 27 October 2021.
  5. Prepare for your Exchange Application and APPLY !

Application Method

Interested students should complete the online application by 15 November 2021. 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 2020/21 Summer Term)
  2.  PDF showing your CGPA (until 2020/21 Summer Term)
  3.  Obtained Certificates of Language proficiency test (if applicable)
  4.  Supporting documents of Scholarships obtained (if any)
  5. Supporting documents of participation in extracurricular activities (if any)

**Final year students can ONLY choose term-long exchange programmes held in Term 1 or whole year of year 2022-23.

Result Announcement

Friday, 28 January, 2022

Offer release (round A)
Friday, 4 February 2022 (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 Kiki Chan

kikiwkchan@cuhk.edu.hk

3943 3935

Application Timeline (updated on 18 October 2021)

Oct
2021

Application opens

Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Introduction session

Wed, 27 Oct 2021

Nov
2021

Online Application  Deadline

Mon, 15 Nov 2021

Dec
2021

Interview

1 - 7 Dec (tentative)

Jan
2022

Deadline for the Submission of Transcript and IELTS/TOEFL Certificate

Mid Jan

Deadline for finalizing choice of program

Mid Jan

Offer release (round A)

Fri, 28 Jan 2022

Feb
2022

WYS Deadline for Offer acceptance (round A)

Fri, 04 Feb 2022

WYS Deadline for Deposit Submission (round A)

Fri, 04 Feb 2022

WYS Offer release (round B)

once quota is released, until 11 Feb, 2022

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.

In view of the pandemic, students could apply GLAS for virtual programmes, while there are some restrictions. Students who solely participate in organized programme without a personal contribution (e.g. attending a conference, online courses, etc.) are not eligible for applying GLAS, instead students’ contributions in the programme are required.

Below are some examples eligible for applying GLAS:

    • Presenting a paper in a conference
    • Giving a talk in a symposium
    • Participating in a joint project with students from other overseas universities
    • Participating in a research project

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 – Nov 30

Summer

May 1 – Oct 31

Dec 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 Kiki (kikiwkchan@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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Internationalization Activity Fund

The Internationalization Activity Fund aims to support students to organize college- or hostel-level extracurricular activities which promote internationalization and inter-cultural exchange opportunities among members of the WYS community.

Eligibility

  1. All registered WYS student associations will be eligible for applying for financial support from the Fund.
  2. Local and non-local student bodies/students are also encouraged to apply for the funding to organize activities for promoting campus integration and cohesion.
  3. At least 70% participants should be local undergraduate students.

Applications are accepted all year round. Please complete the application form with proposal and budget plan, and submit them to Dean of Students’ Office, UG09, Wu Yee Sun College.

Successful applicants will receive funding on reimbursement basis. Students should submit evaluation report and original receipts to Dean of Students' Office within one month after the project completion date.

Application Guidelines (English only)
Application Form (English only)
Evaluation Report Template (English only)