Exchange Programme
College of Business - City University of Hong Kong AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System
News

Application Requirements and Procedures

Who should apply?

We welcome the following current BBA/BSc full-time students who do not have any exchange study experience to make the application.
Students are required to complete at least one year of university studies at CityU before your exchange semester.  Students may need to seek the advices from their Departmental Exchange Coordinators for special arrangement if necessary.

Year of Programmes Period of Application Period of Study Expected Graduation Date
2-Year BBA Programmes
(BBAU2)
Year 3 November Year 4 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 3 July Year 4 Semester B Summer (i.e. mid-October)
3-Year BBA Programmes
(BBAU3)
Year 2 November

Year 3 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 2 July Year 3 Semester B Normal
Year 3 November Year 4 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 3 July Year 4 Semester B Summer (i.e. mid-October)

4-Year BBA Programmes
(BBAU4, BSCCBU4)

Year 2 November Year 3 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 2 July Year 3 Semester B Normal
Year 3 November Year 4 Semester A Normal

Not Applicable

Year 4 Semester B

Not Applicable

4-Year BBA GBU Programmes
(BBAU4)

Year 2
November

Year 3 Semester A and B
Year 4 Semester A

Normal

Not Applicable

Year 4 Semester B

Not Applicable

4-Year BBA Accountancy &
BSc Computational Finance Programmes
(BBAU4, BSCCBU4)       
Year 1
November
Year 2 Semester B Normal
Year 1
July
Year 2 Semester B Normal
Year 2 November Year 3 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 2 July Year 3 Semester B Normal
Year 3
November
Year 4 Semester A Normal

Not Applicable

Year 4 Semester B Not Applicable

When to apply?

Application Exchange Period Application Period
2019-2020 First Round Semester A and/or B 2019-2020 1 to 30 November 2018
2019-2020 Second Round Semester B 2019-2020 1 to 31 July 2019

The quotas left behind from the First Round Application will be invited application in the Second Round.  Students are therefore encouraged to make their application in the first round application.

Where to go?

Applicants should make their choices from the List of Universities for the College and Departmental Level Exchange Programmes.

How to apply?

For the First Round Application 2019-2020, applicants are required to complete the applications for both (i) College & Departmental Level Exchange Programmes & (ii) Institutional Level Exchange Programmes and attend interview for (i) only. If applicants performed satisfactorily in the interview and met the admission requirements of their target universities, each applicant may receive an offer from (i) or (ii) or both.  Applicants will need to confirm their acceptance of offer for either (i) or (ii) (if they have received two offers).

Please follow the Application Schedule to make your application.

(i) College and Departmental Level Exchange Programmes
(offered by College of Business, Department of Economics & Finance, Department of Management Sciences)

Please complete the Online Application by logging in your Electronic ID and submit the following supplementary documents electronically from 1 to 30 November 2018:
  • A recent passport-size photo
  • Photocopy of English proficiency test report, i.e TOEFL or IELTS organized by British Council or IDP
    • optional for applicants who choose to study in Mainland or Taiwan
    • the test date of your report should be after October 2017 (i.e. valid for duration of two years until end of October 2019)
    • late submission of the report can be accepted until 18 January 2019
  • Photocopy of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) report (for local students only)
  • Upload (i) Group photo with your buddy of inbound exchange student who joined the CityU Exchange Fair 2018 or (ii) 1-minute Video of Self-Introduction or Introduction of CityU campus facilities and services
  • Any other supplementary information which you think would be relevant to your application

(ii) Institutional Level Exchange Programmes
(offered by Global Services Office)

Please complete the Online Application by logging in your Electronic ID in AIMS (>Student Services > Outbound Student Exchange Application) and submit the following supplementary documents electronically from 5 December 2018 to 18 January 2019:

  • Photocopy of English proficiency test results, i.e TOEFL or IELTS organized by British Council or IDP
    • optional for applicants who choose to study in Mainland or Taiwan
    • the test date of your report should be after October 2017 (i.e. valid for duration of two years until end of October 2019)
  • Photocopy of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) report (for local students only)

Selection Criteria

  • At least completed one year of study in bachelor's degree programme before commencing the exchange programme
  • Have a good academic track record with a minimum cumulative CGPA of 2.8 (for the College and Departmental Exchange Programmes)
    • (i) CGPA after the examination result of Semester A 2018-2019 will be considered
    • (ii) students who have cumulative CGPA of 2.5 or above may apply for the Institutional Level Exchange Programmes offered by the Global Services Office
  • Meet the admission requirements of the host university (e.g. GPA, IELTS, TOEFL, foreign language, etc)
  • Fulfill the following English language requirement (optional for applicants who choose to study in Mainland or Taiwan):
    • (i) a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (Internet-based)/213 (Computer-based), or
    • (ii) IELTS Band 6.5 or above, and
    • (iii) the test date of your report should be after October 2017, i.e. valid for duration of two years until end of October 2019
  • Have a good performance in the selection interview, and
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have
    • (i) satisfactory IELTS or TOEFL scores on or before 18 January 2019, and/or
    • (ii) participated in the CB School Outreach Programme and as recommended by BBA programme administrators