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 Short-term Non-local Study at PolyU

Short-term Non-local Study Programme

Welcome to Hong Kong! The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Short-term Non-local Study programme offers you different perspectives on your field of study to broaden your skills and knowledge. Spend one or two semesters as part of your home institution’s degree. 

The programme is available to students currently studying at an accredited institution with no existing Student Exchange partnership with PolyU. You are regard as Fee-paying Short-term Non-local Study student.

(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.)

Tuition fees per semester are payable by all Short-term Non-local Study students. And you are required to arrange your own accommodation in Hong Kong. 

Programme information on available courses, application procedures and estimated living expenses, please refer here for details.

Please express your interest by sending the following information to before the nomination deadline:

  • Full name
  • Home institution
  • Year of study
  • Intended programme of study at PolyU
  • Tentative subjects at PolyU
  • Latest official transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • English proficiency proof of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 internet-based
  • Portfolio (for application to School of Design)


   Semester 1 (Sep - Dec)  Semester 2 (Jan - May) 

15 Mar for School of Design
26 Mar for other disciplines

15 Sep for School of Design
26 Sep for other disciplines

 Application  15 Apr  15 Oct


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