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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. 

Chinese Mainland and Taiwan Partners
Overseas Partners

If your Home institution does not hold an Exchange collaboration with PolyU, you are regard as a Study Abroad student. Study Abroad option is NOT available to institutions in Chinese Mainland, Macau and Taiwan.

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 4-6 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:

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Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology (ABCT)

  • BSc(Hons) in Chemical Technology [12447]
  • BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology [12451]
  • BSc(Hons) in Food Safety and Technology [12454]
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Department of Applied Mathematics (AMA)

  • BSc(Hons) in Investment Science [63423]
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Department of Applied Physics (AP)

  • BSc(Hons) in Engineering Physics [11439]
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Institute of Textiles & Clothing (ITC)

  • BA(Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles [14490]
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  Subject List (Semester 1) Subject List (Semester 2)

School of Accounting & Finance (AF)

  • BBA(Hons) in Accountancy [02402-BAC]
  • BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance [02402-BAF]
  • BBA(Hons) in Financial Services [02402-BFS]
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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 Global Supply Chain Management [02402-GSC]
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Department of Management & Marketing (MM)

  • BBA(Hons) in Management [02402-MGT]
  • BBA(Hons) in Marketing [02402-MKT]
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Postgraduate programmes

Faculty of Business Research Postgraduate Studies Section

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) [02008-XBA]
  • MSc in China Business Studies [02006-XCB]
  • MSc in Business Management [02012-XBM]
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School of Accounting & Finance (AF)

  • Master of / Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting [21046-XPA]
  • Master of Corporate Governance [20147-XCG]
  • Master of Finance (Investment Management) [21050-XIM]
  • Master of Finance (Financial Economics in Energy and Environment) [21050-XEE]
  • MSc in Accountancy [21049-XAC]

Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS)

  • MSc in Management (Operations Management) [44085-XOM]
  • MSc/PgD in International Shipping and Transport Logistics [44087-XIF]
  • MSc/PgD in Global Supply Chain Management [44089-XGS]

Department of Management and Marketing (MM)

  • MSc in Marketing Management [23089-XKF]
  • MSc in Management (Human Resource Management) [23087-XHF]

 

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

Department of Building & Real Estate (BRE)

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

  • BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering [33477]
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

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

  • BSc(Hons) in Geomatics [34414]
  • BSc(Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics [34478]
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  Subject List (Semester 1) Subject List (Semester 2)

Department of Computing (COMP)

  • BSc(Hons) Broad Discipline of Computing [61431]
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Department of Electrical Engineering (EE)

  • BEng (Hons) in Transportation Systems Engineering [41481]
  • BEng(Hons) in Electrical Engineering [41470]
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Department of Electronic & Information Engineering (EIE)

  • BEng(Hons) in Electronic and Information Engineering [42470]
  • BSc(Hons) in Internet and Multimedia Technologies [42477]
  • BSc(Hons) in Information Security [42480]
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Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)

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

  • BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering [43499-ME]
  • BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis with Design [05403-PDE]
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Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE)

  • BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering [48401]
  • BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering [48402]
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Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering [47401]
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  Subject List (Semester 1) Subject List (Semester 2)

Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS)

  • BA(Hons) in Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management [54458]
  • BA(Hons) in Social Policy and Administration [54439-SPA]
  • BA(Hons) in Social Work [54439-SW]
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Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RS)

  • BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy [51456]
  • BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy [51457]
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Department of Health Technology and Informatics (HTI)

  • BSc(Hons) in Medical Laboratory Science [55408]
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School of Nursing (SN)

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

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

  • BA(Hons) in Chinese and Bilingual Studies [72418]
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Department of English (ENGL)

  • BA(Hons) in English Studies for the Professions [71418]
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Department of Chinese Culture (CC)

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

School of Design

  • BA (Hons) in Advertising Design [73416-AD]
  • BA (Hons) in Communication Design [73416-CD]
  • BA (Hons) in Digital Media [73432]* (Not open for application for 2020/21)
  • BA (Hons) in Environmental & Interior Design [73416-EID]
  • BA (Hons) in Interactive Media [73436]*
  • BA (Hons) in Product Design [73416-PRD]

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

*Students applying for BA (Hons) Interactive Media should be in Year 2 or above of their undergraduate studies at the time of nomination. BA (Hons) Digital Media does not invite exchange application for 2020/21. 

Note: Not all disciplines are open to application every semester. Please contact the Global Engagement Office for information.

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

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

  • BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management [24442-HMH]
  • BSc(Hons) in Tourism Management [24442-HMT]
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Chinese Language Centre (CLC)

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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 faculties (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 language subjects). You should possess English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 internet-based although no proof of English proficiency is required for Incoming Exchange students with nomination (except from Chinese Mainland and Taiwan Partner institutions). We recommend 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. Administration fee of HKD550 (covers VISA fee and courier fee to your home) applies. A Medical Insurance Premium of HKD750 is mandatory for Incoming Exchange students from Partner institutions in Chinese Mainland and Taiwan.

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

  • Official or Certified transcript with grading scale and all University subjects taken in the past. Translation into English is required should your transcript is in another language

  • List of subject currently enrolled (if not recorded on Official transcript)

  • Certificate for English language requirement (for Chinese Mainland and Taiwan institutions) A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Portfolio (for application to School of Design)

  • Letter of intent (for application to Advertising Design at School of Design)

  • Copy of identity document
    • Passport; 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
    • Hong Kong ID Card

  • VISA application form: ID995A

  • Financial proof

Specifications of supporting documents are available in the application instructions.

You are required to dispatch or send by express post the completed VISA application (including item 7 to 9 listed above) and two passport-sized photos to GEO by the application deadline.


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 inbound.exchange@polyu.edu.hk 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 PolyU Student Halls of Residence for a twin-sharing room. No single room is available. 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/return arrival dates 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 part 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, the visa/entry permit will be couriered to your home or your Home institution. You should activate your student VISA upon entry to Hong Kong for your exchange/study abroad.

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 detail.
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 student 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 check-in 25 Aug 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 6 Jan 2021 - 28 May 2021
Registration & Orientation
(Attendance is compulsory)
2 Sep 2020 7-8 Jan 2021 (tent.)
Class begins: 7 Sep 2020 11 Jan 2021
Class ends: 5 Dec 2020 17 Apr 2021
Exam Period: 9-24 Dec 2020 22 Apr - 8 May 2021

For a full version of academic calendar: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ar/web/filemanager/common/polyu-students/AC.pdf


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.
Items HKD USD
Accommodation (PolyU Student Halls of Residence) 1,400 180
Food 3,000 385
Laundry & air conditioning in residence 200 26
Miscellaneous expenses 900 115

 

Note:

  • 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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