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Student Mobility Team Takes Action against COVID-19

27 Jul 2020

Our support to students who is participating or planning to participate any student mobility programmes but being disrupted by COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions has been activated and will be continued.


Student Exchange and Clinical Placement

More than 320 students took up student exchange programme or clinical placement in semester 2, 2019/20 and were affected seriously by Covid-19 outbreak. Although majority of our students were not able to complete their overseas exchange experience by attending classes physically, over 80% of them have completed their studies and are expected to obtain credit transfer in due course.

GEO has been in close contact with students, respective academic departments and partner institutions since the very early stage. Apart from reaching out to students on a regular basis to ensure their health status, we also kept our students promptly informed on any HKSAR government announcement on Red Travel Alert in student’s hosting country and region. We have also connected with our students through channels to their convenience and provided support on issues such as return home, insurance cover, academic arrangements and any other concerns that our students experienced.

Student Mobility in Chinese Mainland and Taiwan

Starting from 1 July 2020, GEO’s portfolio in student mobility has expanded and will be responsible in managing all student mobility programmes including student exchange, summer exchange, clinical placement programme and any other outbound opportunities worldwide including Chinese Mainland, Taiwan.

Although COVID-19 disrupts student exchange and other outbound programmes participation, GEO remains fully committed to robust mobility programmes once circumstances improve. If you are interested to join in 2021, please continue to browse our website to learn more about the PolyU’s mobility programmems.

Press Contacts

Student Exchange Team

Global Engagement Office

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