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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 First Round Application* Period of Study Expected Graduation Date
2-Year BBA Programmes
(BBAU2)
Year 3 November Yes 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 Yes Year 3 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 2 July   Year 3 Semester B Normal
Year 3 November Yes 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 Yes Year 3 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 2 July   Year 3 Semester B Normal
Year 3 November Yes 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
Yes Year 2 Semester B Normal
Year 1
July
  Year 2 Semester B Normal
Year 2 November Yes Year 3 Semester A and/or B Normal
Year 2 July   Year 3 Semester B Normal
Year 3
November
Yes 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 2019
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 Second Round Application 2019-2020, applicants are required to complete the application and interview for the (i) College & Departmental Level Exchange Programmes but optional for (ii) Institutional Level Exchange Programmes.  No interview is required for (ii).  Applicants who do not receive any offer for (i) will be nominated to apply for (ii).

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 July 2019:
  • 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 19 August 2019
  • Photocopy of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) report (for local students only)
  • Upload 1-minute Video of (i) Self-Introduction or (ii) 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 Engagement 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 mid-August to mid-September 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 Summer 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 Engagement 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 31 July 2019, and/or
    • (ii) participated in the CB School Outreach Programme and as recommended by BBA programme administrators