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

Postgraduate Student Cultural Exchange

Who should apply?

All current College of Business taught postgraduate programme students who are interested in cultural exchange in overseas

When to apply?

Exchange Period
Semester A 2020-2021 (for full-time students)
Semester A or B 2020-2021 (for part-time students)

Application Period
1 to 30 November 2019

How to apply?

Please complete the Online Application by logging in your Electronic ID and submit the following supplementary documents electronically from 1 to 30 November 2019:

  • A recent passport-size photo
  • Photocopy of English proficiency test results (i.e IELTS <organized by British Council or IDP > or TOEFL)
  • Recommendation Form to be signed by the Programme Director/Head of Department
  • 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

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants must demonstrate good interpersonal skills, the ability to study in an overseas environment, and enthusiasm to be an ambassador of Hong Kong and CityU. Priority will be given to applicants who have satisfactory IELTS or TOEFL scores on or before 22 December 2019. In addition, applicants must:

  • At least completed one year of study in the taught postgraduate programme before commencing the exchange programme
  • Meet the admission requirements of the host university (e.g. GPA, language, etc)
  • Fulfill the following English language requirement: a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (Internet-based)/213 (Computer-based), or IELTS Band 6.5 or above (test date of the report should be after May 2018 (for Semester A exchange students) or after October 2018 (for Semester B exchange students)

List of Universities

Applicants are recommended to choose countries where they are not citizens and/or permanent residents. Click to view the university list.

Academic Arrangement

  • Students have to defer their study in CityU for one academic year and continue their programme in CityU in Year 2 Semester B (or final semester for part-time students)
  • No credit transfer of courses will be arranged to students after exchange studies
  • Students will receive transcript from overseas university after completion of the study
  • Students would be registered as not-for-degree visiting or exchange students in their host institution
  • No approval of course registration is required by their Programme Director and students may study any four business courses offered by their host institution according to their own interests
  • After finishing the exchange programme, students will receive their transcript from the overseas universities.  In the transcript of CityU, their exchange period and name of host university will be listed.
  • Failure of two or more courses in overseas will automatically trigger notification to student's Head of Department and Programme Director.

Financial Arrangement

Tuition Fees

No Tuition fees is required for both CityU and your host university.  Students have to pay the continuation fee to CityU to maintain an active enrolment status at the University. After they accepted the offer, caution money is required to be settled in AIMS for the amount of $1,000.

Other Fees

Students shall be responsible for all costs incurred before, during exchange and after exchange such as the following:

  • International Transportation
  • Room and Board
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Telephone Costs
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entertainment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Books and Related Instructional Materials

Application Schedule

Schedule of Events for 2020/2021 Application

* Applicant may attend either IELTS or TOEFL
Event Date Details
Programme Briefing
4 November 2019
15:00 to 16:00
(i) Room 14-222, 14/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
(ii) Presented by Dr Mary Pang, Associate Dean of College of Business (CB)
Application Period 1 to 30 November 2019 Online Application
English Language Proficiency Prepare for IELTS or TOEFL   Self-study at the Self-Access Centre located in G2513, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Attend IELTS organized by IDP * IELTS for CB Students
(i) Online Registration: **
1 to 30 November 2019
(ii) Test Date:
7 December 2019
(i) Online Registration
(ii) Attend the Test on 7 December 2019 outside CityU
Attend IELTS organized by British Council or IDP * Register in early November 2019

Attend the test on or before 7 December 2019
(i) Applicants may attend either IELTS or TOEFL 
(ii) Choose “Academic Module” for test registration
(iii) Priority will be given to applicants who submit the report online before 22 December 2019
Attend TOEFL *
Submit IELTS or TOEFL Report on or before 22 December 2019 Online Submission to CB
(i) Upload the Report at “Upload Files” Section, and
(ii) Mark the Score at “Education” Section
Advice Corner 18 November 2019
14:30 to 17:00

(i) 14-222, 14/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
(ii) Arranged by the Exchange Student Club

27 November 2019
14:30 to 17:00
(i) 14-282, 14/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
(ii) Arranged by the Exchange Student Club
Interview (Cancelled) 4 December 2019 (Cancelled) Receive the interview schedule on 3 December by e-mail (Cancelled)
Announcement of Result early January 2020 Notify by e-mail
Briefing Session for Selected Students 14 January 2020
10:00 to 12:00
14-282, 14/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
Pre-departure Training April 2020 For Semester A Exchange Students
October 2020 For Semester B Exchange Students
Departure August or September 2020 For Semester A Exchange Students
December 2020 or January 2021 For Semester B Exchange Students


For enquiries, please contact Ms Angie Cheung at 3442-7411 or e-mail:

College Office Address:
The College of Business
Room 12-200, 12/F
Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

“Exchange make students mature; it is not just being abroad.� This is what I learned so far from my exchange life in Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark. CBS is the best business school in Scandinavia, which is well known for combining business with philosophy, political science, psychology or communication. Though my major is finance, I’m able to take courses outside of finance which I like, such as leadership, innovation and social responsibility, etc. The classes are interactive and most of the time, the professors guide students to think about morals and values. I also found that life in Denmark is very different from that in Hong Kong and I have learned to cope with new challenges. For example, I dealt with the legal issues of residence permit and looked for housing on my own. I have also made a lot of new friends abroad and after class, I plans to travel with my new friends. In summary, exchange study has been a wonderful opportunity for me to enhance my personal and professional development and gain international and cross-cultural experience

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