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Work-Integrated Education


Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is “work-based learning experiences which take place in an organizational context relevant to a student’s future profession, or the development of generic skills that will be valuable in that profession.” It is a compulsory component of the BBA curriculum with the aim of equipping students with real-world work experience. It enables students to put what they have learned into practice and start building a personal network before graduation.


In the Faculty of Business, each student learns in an organizational context for at least 100 hours (for 2017/2018 intake cohort onwards) in preparation for a professional career, in addition to gaining the 3 training credits required for obtaining the BBA degree.



Workplace supervisors play a pivotal role in mentoring, training and development our students. Supervisors are encouraged to:

  • Monitor student progress and give constructive feedback to students to help them learn
  • Keep the Faculty be updated on the student’s progress
  • Complete and return a performance evaluation (Employer Evaluation Form) for each student intern. This employer feedback will form part of the basis for the WIE assessment for the student
  • Provide a reference letter/ certificate for students who demonstrate good performance


Types of Internship

WIE placement can occur locally in Hong Kong, in Mainland China or internationally.

Local Internship

  • Full-Time – Summer Term (late May through late August)
  • Part-Time – Anytime throughout the year from September to August except students’ examination periods in December and May; approximately 1-2 full days per week


International Internship

  • Full-Time – Summer Term (late May through late August)


Compensation / MPF / Insurance

Compensation and Minimum Wage Ordinance

Compensation and/or benefits are granted solely at the discretion of employers. Please note that Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) does not apply to student interns as well as work experience students during a period of exempt student employment. Also, SMW does not apply to interns/students with no employment relationship with the host organization or company.


For more details, please refer to the website of Labour Department.


Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF)

If there is an employment relationship between the student and the offering organization for a continuous period of not less than 60 days, the offering organization is required to enrol the student into an MPF scheme.


For more details, please refer to the website of Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Authority.



The University has in place a Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme to cover students taking on placements locally or offshore. For offshore internships, students are encouraged to arrange additional travel insurance and medical protection.


PRC students who reside and work in Mainland China are NOT covered within the territory of China



For students (admitted in 2017/2018 intake cohort onwards), they are required to complete at least 100 hours of placements in one or more organizations OR through one or more eligible WIE activities.


WIE Procedures (For Self-sourced/SAO-sourced & MM-sourced placements)

Students should get pre-endorsement from Department before the placement begins, failure to obtain endorsement from the department prior to the commencement of placement may result in your work not being counted towards WIE.


Before internship


  • Seek the employment contract or employment verification documentation from the internship offering organization.
  • Submit the completed WIE Form 6 with the employment contract to the Department (via email to or MM office at M801) for seeking prior endorsement at least one week before commencement of the internship.  
  • Non-local students are required to obtain a valid “No Objection Letter” (NOL) issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department (IMMD) before any engagement in a university recognized internship in Hong Kong.

During internship


  • Maintain proper employment record for verification
  • Seek advice and support from Department or WIE Coordinator. For any matters, such as extension of internship period, Minimum Wage Ordinance (including the need of exemption), MPF, insurance or any conflict with the company.

After internship


*Please be reminded to inform your supervisor about the WIE programme and the need for them to complete the Internship Feedback Form upon receipt of the internship offer.


Other Useful WIE Forms


Form No.

Types of Forms

WIE Form 27

Letter of Consent from Parent/Guardian

(for student who is under 18 years old before internship commencement)


Confirmation of “Student Intern” status under the Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608)


Submission of WIE Forms

Please submit your WIE forms to MM General Office (M801) or



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WIE Coordinator

Dr.Chi-hong Leung
Tel: 3400 3650

WIE Office

Tel: 2766 7922


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