Student Exchange Programmes

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.

PolyU has student exchange agreements with over 220 renowned universities in the Chinese mainland and across 28 countries and 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:

Work Placement Programmes

Work-Integrated Education

With the emphasis on practical training and connecting classroom theory with workplace applications, PolyU is well recognized for providing professional education to meet the needs of society. This explains why the University’s graduates are extremely popular with employers, as reaffirmed by independent surveys over the years.

We place top priority on 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 starting from 2005/06.

Students can choose from a number of programmes to fulfill the WIE requirements. The Office of Careers and Placement Services (CAPS) also offers different placement opportunities for students to obtain valuable working experience before graduation.

Work-Integrated Education: offshore placements

YearNo. of students
2016 1,200
2015 1,145
2014 926
2013 684
2012 576

Exchange & Placement Opportunities in PolyU

To broaden students’ outlook and add to their competitive edge in the globalized economy, the University’s Student Exchange Programme offers students opportunities to study and experience different cultures at over 240 partner institutions across 37 countries and regions. In 2014/15, there were 2,060 undergraduate students engaged in overseas learning activities. PolyU has also recruited outstanding students from the mainland and overseas for its academic programmes.

To further promote international student exchange programs with institutions worldwide, PolyU has become a member of the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, and the World Cities, World Class (WC2) University Network. Latest information about the exchange programmes is available from the websites of Chinese Mainland Affairs Office and International Affairs Office of the University.

Over the years, PolyU has been well recognized for providing professional education to meet the needs of society. In this connection, PolyU has implemented the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement since 2005. All PolyU students taking full-time undergraduate degree programmes have to complete a mandatory Work-Integrated Education component as part of the curriculum requirement. 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 offers students the opportunity to learn to connect classroom theory with practical workplace applications through on-the-job work placements.

Over the years, PolyU has been well recognized for providing professional education to meet the needs of society. In this connection, PolyU has implemented the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement since 2005. All PolyU students taking full-time undergraduate degree programmes have to complete a mandatory Work-Integrated Education component as part of the curriculum requirement. 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 offers students the opportunity to learn to connect classroom theory with practical workplace applications through on-the-job work placements.

Information about placement opportunities and Work-Integrated Education is available from the website on https://www.polyu.edu.hk/caps/wie-home