Student Exchange

New! Submit Your Applications Online for
Student Exchange Programme 2017/18

We are delighted to launch an online application system!

For students interested in participating in the Student Exchange Programme 2017/18, please submit your applications online. The application period is:

November 7, 2016 (09:00 a.m.) to December 5, 2016 (11:59 p.m.)

Don't miss the deadline! Applications are called for once a year...
The closing date for applications for the Student Exchange Programme for either
the 1st Semester or 2nd Semester or the full academic year 2017/18 is

December 5, 2016 (11:59 p.m.)

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You will be recommended to go on an academic exchange in 2017/18 IF

(a) You have completed at least one year of study in a Government-funded undergraduate programme at HKBU prior to the beginning of an exchange;
(b) You are enrolled as a full-time Government-funded undergraduate student at HKBU during the semester or year abroad;
(c) You possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application AND at the conclusion of the semester prior to the beginning of an exchange;
(d) You possess a good command of English <the minimum score required for the TOEFL iBT is 79; and for the IELTS (Academic) is 6.0>; OR
(e) You possess a good command of Chinese (at level of GCLA 1005 University Chinese or equivalent) if you are interested in programmes in China or Taiwan;
(f) Your Head of Department/Programme Director endorses your application.; AND
(g) You are successfully selected from the selection interviews.
You are strongly encouraged to submit your application. We will determine your eligibility when your cumulative GPA for the 1st Semester 2016/17 is available in January 2017 from the Academic Registry and when your TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) score report is received as soon as it is available.
The International Office will forward your application to your Head of Department/Programme Director for endorsement. Only applications with endorsement (and meeting the eligibility criteria) will be considered for selection.
You should benefit from the Student Exchange Programme once during your studies at HKBU.
Once you are successfully selected, you will be provided a sponsorship for participation in the exchange programme.
Only credit-bearing exchange activities (including studies, internships and job attachments) will be sponsored under the Student Exchange Programme.
Duration of the exchange should be either one semester or one academic year. Once an award has been made, NO request for extension of the period of exchange studies will be considered.
You MUST resume studies at HKBU after the exchange programme.
Except for exchanges with institutions in China or Taiwan, you are required to attain a minimum TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) score. If you have not already done so, take the TOEFL or IELTS (academic) test now or before 18 December 2016 . Your TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) score will serve as a proof of your English proficiency level, and facilitate our selection of suitable candidates for participation in the exchange programmes as well as matching of candidates to appropriate host institutions. Results from tests taken after 18 December 2016 will NOT be considered.
You should at all times maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from participating in the Student Exchange Programme.