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Programme Information

If your Home institution has a valid Student Exchange Agreement with PolyU, you can apply to PolyU as an Incoming Exchange student through nomination by your Home institution. 

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If your Home institution does not hold an Exchange collaboration with PolyU, you are regard as a Study Abroad student. 

You’re required to enroll as full-time student during your Exchange/Study Abroad at PolyU. You are expected to complete a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 18 credits per semester. Most PolyU subjects carry 3 credits each (approximately 39 teaching hours), so we recommend taking 3-6 subjects per semester.
You will pick an academic department that offers the academic programme you are following at your Home Institution. Being attached to a Host department will give you priority in registering for subjects within that department. At least 50% of your enrolled subjects must come from the Host department. The rest of study load can be subjects offered by other departments. All registrations are subject to the approval of the respective departments.

Tuition fee is waived for Incoming Exchange students only. Refer to Fees and Expenses below for estimated budget for a semester of stay at PolyU.

Subject List

Programmes and subjects available in current Academic Year are listed according to academic departments:

Note: PolyU reserves the right to make final decisions or changes, including admission results, programme and course offerings, course enrolments etc.

  Subject List (Semester 1) Subject List (Semester 2)

Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS)

  • BBA(Hons) in Aviation Management and Logistics [02402-AML]
  • BBA(Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics [02402-IST]
  • BBA(Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics [02402-SCM]



Department of Management and Marketing (MM)

  • BBA(Hons) in Management [23492-MGT]
  • BBA(Hons) in Marketing [23492-MKT]



School of Accounting and Finance (AF)

  • BBA(Hons) in Accountancy [02402-BAC]
  • BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance [02402-BAF]
  • BBA(Hons) in Financial Services [02402-BFS]



Postgraduate programmes

Faculty of Business Research Postgraduate Studies Section

  • Master of Business Administration (Full-time) [02017-XFG]
  • Master of Business Administration (Part-time) [02017-XPG/02008-XBA]
  • MSc in Business Management [02017-XFM]
  • MSc in China Business Studies [02006-XCB]
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Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS)

  • MSc in Operations Management [44092-XOM]
  • MSc/PgD in Global Supply Chain Management [44089-XGF]
  • MSc/PgD International Shipping and Transport Logistics [44087-XIF]

Department of Management and Marketing (MM)

  • MSc in Business Analytics [23090-XBF]
  • MSc in Human Resources Management [23090-XHF]
  • MSc in Marketing Management [23090-XKF]

School of Accounting and Finance (AF)

  • Master of Corporate Governance [20147-XCG]
  • Master of Finance (Corporate Finance) [21050-XCF]
  • Master of Finance (Financial Economics in Energy and Environment) [21050-XEE] 
  • Master of Finance (Investment Management) (Full-time) [21050-XIM]
  • Master of/PgD in Professional Accounting [21046-XPA]
  • MSc in Accountancy [21049-XAC]
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance Analytics [21052-XAF]


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Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE)

  • BEng(Hons) Scheme in Building Sciences and Engineering [33483]

Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE)

  • BSc(Hons) in Building Engineering & Management [32405-BEM]
  • BSc(Hons) in Property Management [32405-PMT]
  • BSc(Hons) in Surveying [32405-SUV]

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

  • BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering [31469]
  • BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development [31474]
  • BEng(Hons) in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering [31475]
  • BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health [31470]
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Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI)

  • BSc(Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics [34480-FYL]
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 Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE)
  • BEng(Hons) Scheme in Aviation Engineering [48403]
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Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

  • BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Engineering [47401]
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Department of Computing (COMP)

  • BSc(Hons) in Computer Science [61435-FCS]
  • BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Information Systems [61435-FIS]
  • BSc(Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence [61435-FFT]
    *Courses offered by the Department of Computing are highly competitive. Students are expected to have solid academic background.
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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

  • BEng(Hons) in Electrical Engineering [46401]
  • BEng(Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering [46404]
  • BEng(Hons) in Electronic and Information Engineering [46402]
  • BSc(Hons) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies [46403]
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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)

  • BEng(Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering [45498-ISE]
  • BEng(Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing [45498-PEM]
  • BSc(Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management [45499-EEM]
  • BSc(Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management [45499-LEM]
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Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

  • BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering [43499-ME]
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  Subject List (Semester 1) Subject List (Semester 2)

Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS)

  • BA(Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences (Social Work/Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship) [54439]
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Department of Health Technology and Informatics (HTI)

  • BSc(Hons) Scheme in Medical Laboratory Science and Radiography in Medical Laboratory Science [55408]
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Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RS)

  • BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy [51457]
  • BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy [51456]
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School of Nursing (SN)

  • BSc(Hons) in Mental Health Nursing [53482]
  • BSc(Hons) in Nursing [53455]
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School of Optometry (SO)

  • BSc(Hons) in Optometry [52444]
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Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS)

  • BA(Hons) in Linguistics and Translation [72423]
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Department of Chinese History and Culture (CHC)


Department of English and Communication (ENGL)

  • BA(Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics [71429]


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Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT)

  • BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology [12451]
  • BSc(Hons) in Chemical Technology [12447]
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Department of Applied Mathematics (AMA)

  • BSc(Hons) in Data Science and Analytics [63428-DSA]
  • BSc(Hons) in Investment Science and Finance Analytics [63428-IFA]
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Department of Applied Physics (AP)

  • BSc(Hons) in Engineering Physics [11439]
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 Department of Food Science and Nutrition (FSN)
  • BSc(Hons) in Food Safety and Technology [15454]
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  Subject List (Semester 1) Subject List (Semester 2)

School of Design (SD)

  • BA(Hons) in Design (Advertising Design) [73416-ADV]
    • Semester 1: ✅ Available
    • Semester 2: ✅ Available
  • BA(Hons) in Design (Environmental Design) [73416-ED]
    • Semester 1: ✅ Available
    • Semester 2: ✅ Available
  • BA(Hons) in Design (Information Design) [73416-IFD]
    • Semester 1: ✅ Available
    • Semester 2: ✅ Available
  • BA(Hons) in Design (Interaction Design) [73416-ITD]
    • Semester 1: Not available
    • Semester 2: ✅ Available
  • BA(Hons) in Design (Interior Design) [73416-IRD]
    • Semester 1: ✅ Available
    • Semester 2: ✅ Available
  • BA(Hons) in Design (Product Design) [73416-PD]
    • Semester 1: ✅ Available
    • Semester 2: ✅ Available
  • BA(Hons) in Design (Service Design) [73416-SD]
    • Semester 1: Not available
    • Semester 2: To be confirmed
  • BA(Hons) in Design (Social Design) [73416-OD]
    • Semester 1: ✅ Available
    • Semester 2: Not available


Students applying for these programmes are required to submit Portfolio. Application without Portfolio will not be processed.

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School of Fashion and Textiles (SFT)

  • BA(Hons) Scheme in Fashion [14406]
  • BA(Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles [14490]
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School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM)

  • BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management [24442-EXH]
  • BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management [24442-EXV]
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Chinese Language Centre (CLC)

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English Language Centre (ELC)

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Nomination and Application Deadlines

Incoming Exchange nominations are to be made by your Home institution. Consult your Home institution for a valid Student Exchange Agreement with PolyU, on accurate information about exchange with PolyU, and its own requirements for exchange nomination.

Study Abroad students please express your interest with us directly. Below deadlines apply. Click here for more information.

  Semester 1 (Sep – Dec) Semester 2 (Jan – May)
Nomination: 15 Mar for School of Design
26 Mar for all other disciplines
15 Sep for School of Design
26 Sep for all other disciplines
Application: 15 Apr 15 Oct

How Do I Apply?

Follow the steps below to complete your Exchange/Study Abroad application. Click here for factsheet for details. 

Incoming Exchange/Study Abroad students can take subjects from all the departments/schools (check the requirements of each course) if the subjects are approved by your Home institution. Make sure at least 50% of your enrolled subjects come from your Host department.

The medium of teaching at PolyU is English (except for language subjects). You should possess English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 (internet-based). Incoming Exchange students are not required to submit proof of English proficiency at the time of application. However, you may be asked to provide such a document when needed. We recommend a GPA point of at least 2.7/4.0. 

Upon receiving nomination from your Home institution or your self-nomination in the case of Study Abroad, an invitation (a token) will be sent to you via email for making application. You are required to complete the online application with supporting documents uploaded, and dispatch or send by express post to Global Engagement Office (GEO) for our handling. A non-refundable administrative fee of HKD550 (covers VISA fee, courier service and courier of transcript etc.) applies. 

You need to pick a PolyU academic unit as your Host department and take at least 50% of Subjects from your Host. The Subject List available at the time you submit your application is for reference only. You will be able to read the finalized Subject List and timetables nearer to the start of the Semester.

Supporting document for upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Copy of identity document
    • Passport (with validity of 6 months after completion of exchange); or
    • Mainland ID Card and Mainland Residence Registration Card (常住人口登記卡副本); or
    • The information page of Taiwan Passport (with validity of 6 months after the completion of the exchange) and Taiwan ID Card and certified copy of Taiwan Census Paper (戶政事務所認證的戶籍謄本); or
    • Macao ID Card and Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to HKSAR; or
    • Hong Kong ID Card
  • VISA application form: ID995A
  • Recent identity photo
  • Copy of financial proof
  • Official transcript with grading scale (translation into English is required should your transcript is in another language)
  • List of subjects currently enrolled (if not recorded on Official transcript)
  • English proficiency proof of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 internet-based (if applicable)
  • Portfolio (for application to School of Design)

Specifications of supporting documents are available in the application instructions.

You are required to dispatch or send by express post the completed original pen-signed ID995A visa application form and required documents to GEO within 2 weeks after completed the online application.

The Next Step

Successful applicants will receive admission email about six weeks from application deadline. We will guide you on your next steps by email.
Enquiry should be sent to by stating your name and Home institution.

Final subject lists will be available in early August (semester 1) and early December (semester 2). Instructions will be sent by email to successful applicants in July and November respectively. Add/drop period is usually scheduled in week 1 and 2 of teaching weeks. It is important that you are flexible with your subject selection. Make sure at least 50% of your enrolled subjects must come from your Host department at PolyU.

Incoming Exchange students enrolled into one of the undergraduate programmes at PolyU for semester-based study are guaranteed accommodation at the University-managed Accommodation (including the Student Halls and Off-campus Housing) for a twin-sharing room. No single room is available. The University reserves the right to assign the accommodation in the Student Halls of Residence or Off-campus Housing as and when necessary and appropriate. Application instructions will be sent to successful applicants in the admission email. Application period is usually in early August and early December. For Incoming Exchange student on clinical placement and non-semester-based study, PolyU accommodation offer is not guaranteed but we will try to accommodate as far as possible.

Study Abroad students are required to arrange their own accommodation in Hong Kong. We do advise students to find their accommodation before arriving in Hong Kong. Some housing information in the market can be found here.

You will be responsible for your own medical and dental costs during your stay in Hong Kong. You are therefore required to take out an appropriate travel and health insurance scheme.

In addition to the University Health Services (UHS) provided by PolyU and the public medical services, PolyU has also arranged a Group Personal Accident Insurance for all PolyU registered students. The insurance only covers bodily injury occurs during activities organized by PolyU. Therefore all exchange students must enroll in an appropriate insurance plan to protect themselves in case of accidents and they will be requested to provide a copy of the Insurance certificate and policy before departure from home. The insurance plan should cover the entire exchange period with the start date and end date matching the student’s flight departure date/return flight arrival date and the following items:

  • Medical expenses (including out-patient, hospital expenses and accident)
  • Personal accident (as the result of any illness, injury, disability or accident)
  • Personal liability covering the legal liability of causing the death of a third party or property damage due to negligence
  • Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of remains (due to accident/illness/other causes).

If your visa application is successful, we will send you instructions for downloading and printing the eVisa or courier the hard copy entry permit to your home or your Home institution.  

According to the condition of stay, Incoming Exchange/Study Abroad students are not allowed to take up any employment or volunteer work, whether paid or unpaid; or establish or join in any business. Please refer to The Hong Kong Immigration Department website for details.
You can arrange your flight as soon as your travel dates are confirmed but it is advisable that payments should only be made after you have received your study visa from us. You should also pay attention to the terms and conditions of your tickets, particularly tickets at special fares.

You are expected to arrive approximately one week prior to the start of the semester and the exact date will be specified in your admission letter. Most exchange students depart after they finish the exam. The exam schedule will be announced in the middle of the semester. You are strongly advised NOT to confirm your return flight until you receive the exam timetable. However, if you have to confirm the return date at the time you purchase the ticket, please schedule your flight at the end of the exam period.

  Semester 1
(Sep - Dec)
Semester 2
(Jan - May)
Hall residential period 27 Aug 2024 - 5 Jan 2025

8 Jan 2025 - 30 May 2025

Registration & Orientation
(Attendance is compulsory)
28 - 29 Aug 2024 (tentative)  9 Jan 2025 (tentative) 
Class begins: 2 Sep 2024 13 Jan 2025
Class ends: 30 Nov 2024 17 Apr 2025
Exam Period: 5 - 20 Dec 2024 25 Apr - 13 May 2025

For a full version of academic calendar:

Fees and Expenses

As an exchange student, you do not need to pay additional tuition fees to PolyU. You will, however, still be required to pay your tuition fees at your Home institution.

As a study abroad student, you will need to pay tuition fee to PolyU.

Whether you are an exchange student or study abroad student, make sure you keep the following costs in mind:

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


Below is an estimated summary of living expenses per month.
Accommodation (PolyU Student Halls of Residence) 1,600 205
Food 4,000 513
Laundry & air conditioning in residence 200 26
Miscellaneous expenses 900 115



  • One semester lasts for approximately 4.5 months.
  • The above estimates are for reference only. The actual amount required will vary depending on individuals' lifestyles and preferences.
  • The above does not include expenses for return flight tickets, local transportation, insurance, clothing, entertainment and textbooks.
  • Approximate exchange rate is USD1.00 = HKD7.80.


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