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Outbound Exchange

Outbound Exchange

In line with the Strategic Objective of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to enhance the all-roundedness of students, AP encourages our students to gain additional learning, research and life experiences outside Hong Kong. Over the years, our students have experienced their study at various universities in the worldwide such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Toronto, Nagoya University and University of Technology Sydney. We committed to make our global opportunities financially accessible to our students.

The credits they earned from the exchange programme are transferable. AP also provides internships for students to gain working experience overseas. Almost every student in the AP has been offered at least one opportunity to undertake these activities.

For details of other exchange programmes, please visit the Global Engagement Office.


Current options of Summer exchange programme

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei

Duration: 6 weeks (Late of May – Early of July)

Number of Places: 26

WIE: Yes, 120 hours

Credit Transferrable Subjects:

11439 & 11439-SY students   11443 students
 AP30012 Thermal and Statistical Physics  AP30012 Thermal and Statistical Physics
 AP40009 Advanced Photonics Laboratory  AP40017 Experiment X

Financial Support:

  1. PolyU will provide financial support (UGC Exchange Sponsorship) for the qualified exchange students.
  2. “WIE Training” will be provided during the exchange study and you may apply for the Offshore WIE sponsorship.   


Student feedback:

LIU Yu, BSc (Hons) in Engineering Physics

  It is an excellent place. USTC is one of the best researching workplace in China. The equipment there is really advanced. We did the topic-related research with the PHD students there. Our topic is to discover a special material's properties in high pressure. It is hard at the first time because we barely have grade 1 knowledge. We tried to read the papers and textbook. We read it again and again and finally figure out the problem. Although I didn't discover something extraordinary, I truly learnt a lot. I discovered the nice feelings of studying new thing. I learnt to operate the equipment. The exchange programme provide me a chance to learn the scientist’s daily life. It helps me alter my future plan.


During six weeks, we learnt a lot and enjoyed ourselves in USTC.
The exchange programme provide me a chance to learn the scientist’s daily life. It helps me alter my future plan. 
Overall, it is a really good experience.


Student of BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics

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