Have you ever dreamt of living and studying abroad? Have you ever wanted to get to know a different culture, make new friends and learn another language? If so, then our exchange programmes are exactly what you are looking for!
CityU has exchange links with more than 200 partners worldwide. We operate exchange programmes in cooperation with universities in Europe, North and South America, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Last year, we welcomed more than 600 overseas students to CityU for exchange study.
The University welcomes applications from exchange students. Before you apply, however, please check with your home institution to see whether CityU is one of its exchange partners.
If your institution and CityU do have an exchange agreement, then consult your academic advisor on the suitability of the proposed programme of study and the related application procedures. Exchange students are first selected by their home institution and then gain approval from the respective academic departments of CityU. Successful applicants will:
Please refer to Application Information for detailed application procedures, information on the online application system, application deadlines, a list of the courses to be offered in each semester, the academic calendar, scholarship and internship information, immigration and visa requirements, and enrolment and accommodation arrangements.
Partner institutions are asked to send prospective exchange students' application materials to CityU by 15 May for Semester A enrolment (September entry) and by 30 October for Semester B enrolment (January entry).
Check the application procedures of your home institution.
You will need to obtain a student visa to study at CityU unless you have the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong. Consult the websites of the Hong Kong Immigration Department and the CityU Mainland and External Affairs Office for relevant information.
CityU waives tuition fees for exchange students in accordance with its exchange agreements with partner institutions. However, students are required to pay the tuition and study-related fees levied by their home institution. In addition, they are also responsible for financing their travel, accommodation, living expenses, visa, insurance, books and other expenses. The estimated basic living expenses are as follows:
|On-campus Accommodation||HK$4,840-$7,260 (per semester)|
|Living expenses (meals, transport, laundry and expenses for books, stationery, etc.)||HK$4,000 (per month)|
CityU provides a campus environment and range of programmes designed to enhance students' physical and mental health. Visit the Student Development Services website to find out more.
As an exchange student, you may apply for on-campus hostel facilities. For further details, visit the Student Residence Office website.
Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance from CityU that lists the number of courses for which they have been pre-registered. For further details about enrolment and course registration, please visit the Academic Regulations and Records Office website.