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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E3 
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Biomedical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronic, Engineering Management, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical, Systems
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, CHINA

University Info   |   College of Science and Engineering

Office responsible for International Exchange Students

Co-operative Education Centre, College of Science and Engineering

Language of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English unless otherwise specified.


CityU offers professional education that prepares its students for the challenges and exciting opportunities opening up in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world in business, science and engineering, energy and environment, law, creative media and social sciences. Through its extensive links with relevant industries, CityU provides real-life opportunities for students to work with and learn from professionals in the workplace, from bachelor degrees and postgraduate studies to associate degrees and continuing education.

CityU has achieved phenomenal growth since its establishment as a University in 1994. To date, it has a student population of more than 20,000 enrolled in more than 130 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students: Accepted
  • Graduate Students: NOT Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors: Accepted


One term or one academic year.


English Proficiency

TOEFL:79 (ibt) or IELTS 6.5 or Chinese Mainland’s College English Test: Band 6
Can be waived if English is the teaching media at the home university.

Disciplines Available:

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE)
  • Biology and Chemistry (BCH)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Electronic Engineering (EE)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE)
  • Physics and Materials Science (AP)
  • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM

Additional application materials?

When will students receive their acceptance package?

Fall semester: late June
Spring semester: Mid November


Semester Dates   

  • Fall: September to December
  • Spring: January to May

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Course descriptions   |   Timetables (Schedule of Classes)

Workload per semester

Exchange students MUST register for at least 12 credits BUT not more than 18 credits in a single semester.

Enrollment Requirements
A minimum of 9 credits per semester should be taken from courses offered by departments of the College of Science and Engineering.

Grading System

Academic Transcripts


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

Yes, exchange students may apply for accommodation at Student Residence. However, the provision of on-campus accommodation is not guaranteed.

When can exchange students move-in to the Hall of Residence?

The earliest check-in date for the Hall of Residence is one week before the semester start date.


Entry Visa  

Refer to the Global Services Office and Hong Kong Immigration Department for further details and procedures. Students are encouraged to apply for student visa to Hong Kong via CityU. CityU may act as local sponsor of exchange students who are accepted for admission and meet Hong Kong visa application requirements.

Health Insurance & Immunizations

It is mandatory for non-local students (including exchange students) to have insurance.
Students must purchase insurance for themselves before they come to Hong Kong. The insurance should include, but not limited to, medical and travel insurance that will cover the entire period of their study in Hong Kong. If they are unable to do so or wish to have additional insurance coverage, they may enroll in the ‘Group Personal Accident Insurance & Medical Benefits Insurance Plan for Non-local Students’ contracted by CityU.


When should I arrive?

Students can arrive a week before the semester start date.

Is airport reception available?

Yes, scheduled shuttle bus service from Hong Kong International Airport to CityU Student Residence at Cornwall Street will normally be provided during the orientation week (Mon-Fri). Reservation is required.

Is there any bank on campus?

Yes, please visit the Hang Seng Bank website for more information.


Estimated Cost of Living


Office responsible for incoming exchange students  

Co-operative Education Centre, College of Science and Engineering

Name: Miss Vincy CHAN
Post: Outbound Exchange Coordinator
Telephone: 852-3442-6175
Fax: 852-3442-0106

Name: Ms Tammy CHAN
Post: Inbound Exchange Coordinator
Telephone: (852) 3442-6562
Fax: (852) 3442-0106


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The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.