||Attend a mandatory "Pre-Departure Orientation cum Send-Off
Ceremony", jointly organised by the Academic Registry, International
Office and the Office of Student Affairs on the following dates:
i/ 28 April 2016 (for exchanges in
the 1st (Fall) Semester 2016 and the full academic year 2016/17);
ii/ Early December 2016 (for
exchanges in the 2nd (Spring) Semester 2017; exact date to be announced).
The programme will prepare you for cross-cultural adjustment
and immersion in another culture.
||Confirm your study plan at the host institution with your departmental
exchange coordinator and academic advisor.
||Respond promptly to any emails from the host institution and copy
your replies to the International Office at email@example.com
||Bring the letter of acceptance/admission from the host institution
to the International Office for review and record purposes.
||Read and sign the HKBU offer letter and return the signed copy
to the International Office.
||Complete and submit your application for the University Low-Interest
Loan (if necessary) to the International Office.
||Apply for Travel Documents and/or Student Visas, as appropriate
||You should apply for a travel document to travel outside
Hong Kong, if you do not already possess one.
||A student visa is normally required for studies outside
of Hong Kong. You should consult the relevant Consulate/Embassy for visa requirements.
Reserve accommodation before departure and obtain detailed address,
phone and/or fax numbers for yourself and your family members (for reference).
Check the semester dates and the required arrival and departure dates at the host
institution and make flight/train reservations as early as possible.
Please do NOT issue the tickets or pay
your tickets before your visa application has been approved.
||Make Provisions for Adequate Travel/Medical Insurance
||You are strongly advised to have adequate travel and medical
insurance covering the dates of the exchange programmes.
||You are covered by the HKBU insurance policy if you are
away from campus for one semester only (up to 185 days). If
the duration of the exchange programme is for a full academic
year, you should purchase additional insurance coverage. You
should refer to the following web site for purchase of additional
HKBU travel insurance if needed:
(Request for Insurance Coverage for Personal Overseas Trips
- Student Only)
||Some countries require students to have proof of insurance
before a student visa can be issued.
||Some host institutions require you to purchase their insurance.
Please check with your host institution.
|| Payment of Fees
||Accommodation, travel and subsistence costs are the responsibility
of the participating students. You must make sure that you
will have adequate funds to participate in the Student Exchange
||Pay HKBU tuition before departure. You may need to prepare
a letter to authorize your family members or friends to handle
payments or academic matters on your behalf while studying
||Check the weather of the country/region so as
to bring along suitable clothing.