Important Dates

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.)


Click here for more information

Now - 5 December 2016

Register for a TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) with test date on or before 18 December 2016. Results from tests taken after 18 December 2016 will not be consideredTOEFL or IELTS (Academic) test is not required if all of your choices of destination are in Mainland China and Taiwan.

28 September 2016

Information Session

September - November 2016

  • Study the websites of the available host institutions to look for courses suitable to you
  • Discuss with exchange coordinators at the International Office any questions you may have about the Student Exchange Programme
  • Read materials housed in the International Office Resources Room
  • Consult your departmental exchange coordinator as well as academic advisor on the courses that you should take or would fit your study plan
  • Speak to the exchange returnees and incoming exchange students on campus

7 November-5 December 2016

  • Apply online.  The application period is 7 November (09:00 a.m.) to 5 December (11:59 p.m.).
  • Go to BUniPort https://buniport.hkbu.edu.hk
  • Click Studies --> My e-Application --> Application for Student Exchange Programme.
  • Complete the online application form.
  • Upload the following documents:
    - TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) score report OR your TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) test registration confirmation;
    - “Application Form for Scholarships for Student Exchange Programme 2017/18” (doc/pdf) (if eligible);
    - Government Grant/Load approval letter (if applicable)
8 November 2016 CCL Seminar - Life Changing Experience

15-21 December 2016

International Office forwards qualified applications to Heads of Department/Programme Directors for endorsement

18 December 2016

Last Day to take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic)

16-17 January 2017

Check email for interview details (for qualified applicants)

20 January-17 February 2017

Attend a selection interview for the Programme and Scholarship Opportunities (if applicable)

15 March 2017

Check email for offer of exchange placement

For exchanges in the 1st semester or the full academic year 2017/18

Week of 20 March 2017

Attend a briefing session to prepare the exchange application materials for your host institution

April-June 2017

Submit completed exchange application form to host institution (original + one copy)

26 April 2017

Attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation cum Send-Off
Ceremony

End of May 2017

Attend a briefing session to learn logistical arrangements (e.g. visa applications, flight reservations and insurance, etc.)

May-August 2017

  • Receive acceptance letter from host institution
  • Sign the official HKBU exchange offer letter
  • Apply for student visa at respective Consulate/Embassy

For exchanges in the 2nd semester 2017/18

Mid September 2017

Attend a briefing session to prepare the exchange application materials for your host institution

September-October 2017

Submit completed exchange application form to host institution (original + one copy)

3rd and 4th Weeks of November 2017

Attend a briefing session to learn logistical arrangements (e.g. visa applications, flight reservations and insurance, etc.)

October - November 2017

  • Receive acceptance letter from host institution
  • Sign the official HKBU exchange offer letter
  • Apply for student visa at respective Consulate/Embassy

Early December 2017

Attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation cum Send-Off Ceremony

Note:
If not specified, time and venue are to be confirmed.


Deadlines

(a) If you have not already done so, take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) test now or before 18 December 2016. Results from tests taken after 18 December 2016 will NOT be considered. TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) test is not required if all of your choices of destination are in China and Taiwan;

(b) Don't miss the closing date! Applications are called for once a year ...
The closing date for applications for the Student Exchange Programme for either the 1st Semester 2017/18 or 2nd Semester 2017/18 or the full academic year 2017/18 is 5 December 2016 (11:59 p.m.).