- 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
- Visa application fees
- Daily expenses (food, laundry, etc.)
- Text books and stationery
Estimated living expenses:
Estimated expenses for a one-semester exchange (HK$)
Chinese Mainland (Guangdong Province)
You can receive a range of financial assistance for participating in the CMTEX programme. Eligibility and amount vary according to destination and duration.
Exchanged to National Cheng Kung University
The difference of the lecture and students between Hong Kong and Taiwan is that students in Taiwan are willing to ask questions when they do not understand during the lessons, but it is rarely to happen the same in Hong Kong...
Before the exchange, I have not decided whether I should find a job or continue my study as a postgraduate. The lecture at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) gave me a lot of good advice and inspired me a lot. With his inspiration, I have a much clear picture for my career and study plan.
Meeting friends from other countries is also a valuable experience in this exchange program. I have met friends from Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, etc. All of them are very nice and they have much interest in Asian culture, especially the European. I always having fun with them in the dormitory and in school. We always drank and had dinner when we were free. It was my honor to meet all of them in this exchange program!
Exchanged to Shanghai Tongji University
Taking part in an exchange was one of my university dreams. Although credit transfer is required for exchange, I chose subjects mainly based on my interests... I was deeply impressed by the strong academic atmosphere and the study attitude of students in the mainland. The professor in Tongji University brought different construction materials to the class, shared his research results and even did some experiments during the lessons. It was really practical and pleasant to sit in this course.
One of the most indelible experiences was when I had a chance to attend the Shanghai International City and Architecture Expo 2018. I was honoured to be in Associazione Nuova Generazione Italo-Cinese (ANGI). One of the Expo organisers held an Italy-China Architecture Forum and invited 10 architects from Italy to share and exchange their professional ideas and opinions. To my great surprise, I received a gift from Mr. Guido Montanari, the Vice Mayor of Torino!! It was an extraordinary and priceless moment of my exchange.
Mountaineering in Anhui with the Fudan University Mountaineering Expedition Association was a remarkable trip during my exchange. Although my knees were bruised and painful, I was happy that I could reach the 1700m+ mountain summit within 15 hours. Nature made me realise how tiny I am and how insignificant my problems are.Read moreHide