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Student Exchange

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Outgoing Students


You should 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. In addition to the GPA requirement, your application must be supported by your major department.

No. The host institutions offer a wide variety of courses taught in English. However, knowing the language of the host country is always advantageous.

Subject to the consent of your Head of Department/Programme Director, credits earned at the host institution could be transferred back to HKBU. You are strongly advised to obtain consent from your Head of Department/Programme Director before enrolling in the courses.

If you choose your course of study at the host institution very carefully, you can probably graduate on time. On the other hand, there are some students who desire to prolong their studies at HKBU by one semester or one academic year in order to fully enjoy the exchange experience. Again, we strongly advise you to discuss your course of study with your departmental exchange coordinator and academic advisor when making the application.

Your academic performance and GPA; Your English proficiency level and TOEFL or IELTS score; Your performance at the interview; and availability of places at our exchange partner institutions.

Depending on your own programme requirements, you can take courses at your host institution as equivalents to your major required or elective courses, free electives, general education or complementary studies courses. Consult your departmental exchange coordinator and academic advisor on the selection of courses. Study, also, the catalogue (calendar) information of the available host institutions online at their websites.