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  • Administrated by Chinese Mainland Affairs Office (CMAO)
  • PolyU collaborates with over 40 top-ranked exchange partner institutions in the mainland and Taiwan on student exchange programmes
  • PolyU undergraduates can join a semester-long study exchange programme* (fall or spring semester) to study at one of our partner institutions
  • PolyU undergraduate students gain a global perspective
  • Credit transfer from study subjects can help fulfill academic requirements for PolyU degrees

    * Summer exchange programmes and clinical placements (min. 4 weeks) initiated by departments are also Chinese Mainland and Taiwan Exchange Programmes. Check available options with your department.

  • Exchange to top-ranked universities (e.g. Peking University, Tsinghua University, Taiwan University, etc)
  • Enhance your career prospect with an outstanding CV  
  • Gain international experience and friendship 
  • Explore opportunities for future career in the mainland/Taiwan
  • Polish your Putonghua
  • Earn credits
  • NO additional tuition fee is required 
  • Sponsorship up to HKD46,000 for eligible students
  • Full-time undergraduates of UGC-funded programmes
  • Non-final year students
  • Local and non-local students
  • Senior year and eligible advance standing or transfer-in students
  • Good academic standing
  • Independent, outgoing and sociable personality
  • Students ready for a career-enhancing and personally enriching experience
  • Students who have previously been on international exchanges can also apply

As an exchange student, you don’t need to pay additional tuition fees.

When you budget for your exchange, make sure you keep the following costs in mind:

  • Return flight ticket
  • Accommodation
  • Visa application fees
  • Insurance
  • Daily expenses (food, laundry, etc.)
  • Text books and stationery


Estimated living expenses:


Estimated expenses for a one-semester exchange (HK$)

Chinese Mainland
(outside Guangdong Province)


Chinese Mainland (Guangdong Province)





Financial Assistance

You can receive a range of financial assistance for participating in the CMTEX programme. Eligibility and amount vary according to destination and duration.

CMAO Funding for CMTEX (UGC Exchange Sponsorship)

Government Subsidy (Means-tested SSE/formerly known as EDB Subsidy)

Funding from Ministry of Education


 Please click here for detail and apply.

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