PolyU strives to develop the leaders of tomorrow: all-round graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders with a strong sense of social purpose, as well as a global outlook. A wide variety of development programmes are offered to students through:
As a university that takes pride in professional education, PolyU has been dedicated to developing hands-on skills and experience of its students so that they are better equipped to play contributing roles to industry and society. In today’s knowledge economy, it is essential to develop our young people to be more creative, entrepreneurial and yet socially responsible.
To this end, PolyU offers different forms of “out-of-classroom” entrepreneurship education and practice to nurture our young people’s innovative and entrepreneurial potentials. Notably the University has established seed funding programmes to support our students and graduates to unleash their creative potentials and to practise “Do Well Do Good” entrepreneurship.
The University and Shanghai Technology Entrepreneurship Fund for Graduates (STEFG) have jointly established the first ever China-Hong Kong matching fund for PolyU students and graduates to start new businesses in the Chinese mainland (Shenzhen, Shanghai).In addition to funding, through the Institute for Entrepreneurship, PolyU offers students / graduates various entrepreneurial support and services, including mentorship programmes, overseas study missions, entrepreneurship enrichment workshops / seminars, and networking opportunities with business partners and potential investors.
We place top priority in nurturing all-round students with professional competence. All students taking undergraduate degree programmes are required to complete a mandatory Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component as part of the curriculum requirement. And PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong which implements this WIE requirement since 2005/06.
Students can choose from a number of programmes to fulfill the WIE requirements. Office of Careers and Placement Services also offers different placement opportunities for students to obtain valuable working experience before graduation.
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PolyU full-time students will have the opportunity to take part in the Student Exchange Programme, both to experience a different culture and to enhance their language ability.
As at June 2017, PolyU had established academic collaboration agreements with 361 institutions in 50 countries or regions, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.
PolyU offers financial assistance to needy students which can cover up to 50% of the travel, accommodation and subsistence costs so that every student who wants to study one term or even an academic year at a non-local university has the opportunity to do so.
Latest information about the exchange programmes is available from the website of:
PolyU has offered a wide variety of student development programmes, covering entrepreneurship development, placement / internship programmes and student exchange Programmes, altogether nurturing tomorrow's leaders. Student can take part in the development programmes through internal units within the University including Dean of Students Office, Centre STARS (Student Advancement and Resources), General Education Centre and English Language Centre.
The entrepreneurship development programmes of PolyU develop our young people to be tomorrow's leaders, by offering different forms of “out-of-classroom” entrepreneurship education and practice to nurture our young people’s innovative and entrepreneurial potentials. The all-round support and services include mentorship programmes, overseas study, entrepreneurship enrichment workshops / seminars, and networking opportunities with business partners and potential investors. In addition, different seed funding schemes have been established to support our students and graduates to kick start their businesses under the programmes.
PolyU also offers students various placement and internship opportunities, nurturing students with professional competence. PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong which implements this Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement. All students taking undergraduate degree programmes are required to complete a mandatory WIE component as part of the curriculum requirement, in which Students can choose from a number of programmes to fulfill the requirements. Placement opportunities in PolyU are offered to students by Office of Careers and Placement Services.
Besides, PolyU has also provided students with exchange opportunities that cover 38 countries and regions, enhancing students' knowledge towards different culture, as well as their language ability and global interest. We joins hands with other world-class tertiary institutions to nurture tomorrow's leaders.