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COVID-19 | 28 November, 2022
  • Inbound exchange operates as usual. We continue to welcome international students from our partner universities.
  • Outbound exchange operates as usual, subject to conditions laid down by GEO and their respective host universities.
  • Summer Programmes 2023 (for CityU students) will run as usual with details published on our website on 20 January 2023. Follow our Instagram now for latest updates.
Exchange Programme
College of Business - City University of Hong Kong AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

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 (i) complete at least one year of university studies at CityU before your exchange semester and (ii) should not finish all your graduation required credits prior to your exchange study.  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 Normal
Year 4 Semester B Summer (i.e. mid-October)
Year 3 July   Year 4 Semester B
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 Normal
Year 4 Semester B Summer (i.e. mid-October)
Year 3 July   Year 4 Semester B
4-Year BBA Programmes
(BBAU4, BSCCBU4)
Year 1
November <new>
Yes Year 2 Semester B Normal
Year 1
July <new>
  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

** not applied to students of BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology who are studying Financial Technology Stream

When to apply?

Application Exchange Period Application Period
First Round Semester A and/or B 2023-2024 1 to 30 November 2022
Second Round Semester B 2023-2024 1 to 31 July 2023
  1. 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.
  2. Applicants may edit the application form again from time or time within the application period.  Online application submitted after 23:59 of the deadline will NOT be considered.

When will be the study period?

  1. In the First Round Application, applicants may choose to study abroad in one semester or year for an exchange programme.  Please check the duration of study in our “List of Universities”.
    Applicants may also consider to study one year for two exchange programmes through the International Triangle Programme commencing 2023-2024 academic year.
  2. In the Second Round Application, students can study abroad in Semester B only.
  3. New* Year 1 BBAU4 or BSCCBU4 applicants may choose to study abroad twice on 2B & 3B Double Exchange if they have academc merit in the first exchange.
  4. New* Year 2 BBAU3 applicants may choose to study abroad twice on 3A & 4A Double Exchange or 3B & 4B Double Exchange if they have academic merit in the first exchange.
  5. GBU & GBSM students may choose to study abroad twice in the same or different academic year to fulfill their graduation requirement and are not applicable for the above double exchange.
  6. As the academic calendar of our partner university may be different with CityU, you should check the start of classes in your target university from their homepage and also arrive at least one week in advance to attend their orientation programme.

Where to go?

Applicants should make their choices from the List of Universities for the College and Departmental Level Exchange Programmes. List of universities for the Instituation Level Exchange Programme will be available in December 2022 in the webpage of Global Engagement Office (GEO).

How to apply?

For the First Round Application 2023-2024, applicants are required to complete the application for the (i) College & Departmental Level Exchange Programmes and (ii) Institutional Level Exchange Programmes. Interview is required for (i) only. Finally, each applicant will receive an offer from (i) if they have satisfactory performance in the interview and also an offer from (ii). Applicants need to confirm their acceptance of the offer in either (i) or (ii) if they have 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 Science, Department of Marketing)

Please complete the Online Application by logging in your Electronic ID and submit the following supplementary documents electronically from 1 to 1 to 30 November 2022:
  • A recent passport-size photo
  • 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 2021 (i.e. valid for duration of two years until end of October 2023)
    • late submission of the report can be accepted until 25 January 2023
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) report (for local students only)
  • Upload 1-minute Video of Self-Introduction
  • 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 5 December 2022 to 25 January 2023:

  • 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 2021 (i.e. valid for duration of two years until end of October 2023) and not later than 7 January 2023
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) report (for local students only)