One Year / One Semester Exchange Programmes

Programmes Available in 2019/2020
(Information will be updated from time to time)


Host University

 

Location

 

No. of student(s)

selected

Duration of Exchange


Website of Host University


1. University of Economics, Prague
Czech Republic
2 – 4
One year / One semester
http://www.vse.cz/english/
2. Bocconi University
Italy
2 – 4 One year / One semester http://www.unibocconi.eu
3. Tilburg University
The Netherlands
2 – 4 One year / One semester https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/
4. Malmo University
Sweden
1 – 2
One year / One semester
http://www.mah.se/english

5. University of Leeds

United Kingdom 
5 – 10 One year / One semester
http://www.leeds.ac.uk
6. Technical University of Denmark
Denmark
1 One semester http://www.dtu.dk/english
7. Occidental College
United States
1 – 2
One year / One semester
http://www.oxy.edu
8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States 1 – 2 One year / One semester http://illinois.edu
9. University of Washington
United States
1 – 2
One year / One semester http://www.washington.edu
10. University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
1
One semester http://www.wisc.edu
11. University of Rochester
United States 1 – 2 One year / One semester http://www.rochester.edu/
12. Boston College
United States
1 One semester http://www.bc.edu/
13. University of Tennessee
United States 1 One semester https://www.utk.edu/
14. University of Alberta Canada 1 – 2 One year / One semester http://www.ualberta.ca
15. University of Toronto (Mississauga)
Canada 1 – 2 One year / One semester https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/
16. The University of New South Wales Australia 2 One year (Feb - Dec 2020)
http://www.unsw.edu.au
17. Asia University
Japan
2 One year
http://www.asia-u.ac.jp/english 
18. Kyoto Sangyo University
Japan
1 – 2 One year / One semester http://www3.kyoto-su.ac.jp/index-e.html
19. Soka University
Japan
1 One year
http://www.soka.ac.jp/en/
20. Ewha Womans University
Korea

4 (for both male and female students)

One semester http://www.ewha.ac.kr/mbs/ewhaen/index.jsp
21. Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
2 One semester http://www.ntu.edu.sg
22. National Central University
Taiwan 1 – 2 One year / One semester http://www.ncu.edu.tw
23. National Chiao Tung University
Taiwan
1 – 2
One year / One semester http://www.nctu.edu.tw
24. National Tsing Hua University
Taiwan
1 – 2
One year / One semester
http://www.nthu.edu.tw
25. National Yang-Ming University
Taiwan
1 – 2
One year / One semester http://web.ym.edu.tw 
26. Beijing Normal University
China
2 – 4
One year / One semester
http://english.bnu.edu.cn
27. Nanjing University
China
1 – 2
One year / One semester
https://www.nju.edu.cn/EN/
28. Peking University
China
1 – 2
One year / One semester
http://english.pku.edu.cn/
29. Tsinghua University
China
1 – 2
One year / One semester
http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/newthuen/


Admission Requirements (Last updated since 24 Oct 2018, information is keep updating.)

 

Online application
* Please note that the choices of exchange programmes CANNOT be changed or re-ranking preferences once the application is submitted.

Typical expenses

Fees paid to CUHK:

 

  1. CUHK tuition
  2. Student Union-related fees
  3. Hostel-related fees (With the exception of Asia University, Soka University and Occidental College, students to all other universities are required to pay the hostel fee charged by the host institutions)

*Students going to Asia University are required to pay HKD23,500 for living allowance, in return, they will receive JPY70,000 per month during the exchange period.

 

Other expenses:

 

  1. Airfare
  2. Visa application fee
  3. Books and supplies
  4. Other personal expenses


*For Japan exchange programmes, students maybe required to purchase the National Health Insurance.

 

Subsidy and financial aid

The College will provide partial subsidies in the form of a lump sum:

Asia — HK$3,000 (Semester) / HK$6,000 (Year)    
Non-Asia — HK$7,500 (Semester) / HK$15,000 (Year) 


Selected students with financial difficulties may also apply for the College scholarships in January/February. Please visit the College website for details nearer the time.


The College reserves the right to terminate and/or claim repayment of the subsidy, scholarship or any financial aid to students should the students withdraw from the exchange programme, or have failed to complete the exchange programme.


Supported by the “Ministry of Education (MOE) Ten Thousand Student Interflow Programme”, Mainland exchange programmes (Beijing Normal University, Nanjing University, Peking University, Tsinghua University) would be subsidized including accommodation and/or living allowance. For details, please contact OAL (China).

 

Additionally, the Office of Academic Links provides student exchange financial aid and scholarship scheme (FASS), please visit the OAL website for details.

 

Accommodation

Most partner universities provide on-campus accommodation to exchange students, but it's subject to change over the time. Some programmes provide only off-campus accommodation, and the host universities usually assist students in finding off-campus accommodation.

 

Eligibility

For all Exchange Programmes:

  1. New Asia College students
  2. Good academic and disciplinary standing

 

For Japan Programmes only:

  1. Japanese proficiency (“New Practical Japanese I” or above, or equivalent level acquired from other educational institutions)
  2. Knowledge or interest in Japanese culture preferred.
  3. Interview must be required.

 

For all other non-English language requirements of various host institutions, please refer to the Admission Requirements.


Course Load Requirement During Exchange

Students in new curriculum (4-year)
Students in old curriculum (3-year)
9 Units with passing grades in 6 units per term
12 Units with passing grades in 9 units per term

 (NOTE: Failure to comply with the aforementioned requirements may cause complications to the graduation and/or 100% repayment of college subsidy, scholarship or any financial aid.)


Scoring System


  1. All applicants are being shortlisted based on academic performance, i.e. cumulative GPA / WGPA etc. WGPA is an index calculated from student’s results from HKDSE which is applicable to year one students only.
  2. Shortlisted students will be invited for an interview. The applications can be considered unsuccessful if applicants cannot receive any invitation for interviews by the end of November.
  3. For those who would like to apply for exemption for interview (not applicable to Japan exchange programmes), they have to ask two referees to complete a recommendation form (download) to support his/her request. All first year students cannot request for exemption for interview. The College reserves the final right to require a student to attend an interview.
  4. A final score will be calculated for each shortlisted applicant. The calculation is as follows:
  5. The recommendation score is calculated from the scores provided by the referees.
  6. GPA score includes the examination result of 1st semester 2018-19.
  7. All raw scores (including recommendation score and GPA score) will be normalized and converted to standardized scores with the mean of 50 and the standard deviation of 10. The standardized scores will be used in the computation of the final score of the shortlisted applicants. Details of the calculation is as follows:

Step 1 – Normalizing raw scores of individual student

Recommendation scores, GPAs and interview scores of individual students are considered as raw scores in the normalization.

 

Normalized score

=

Raw score of individual student – Mean of all shortlisted applicants’ scores

Standard deviation of all shortlisted applicants’ scores

 

Step 2 – Standardizing normalized scores of individual student

The normalized scores are converted to standardized scores with the mean of 50 and standard deviation of 10. The mean and standard deviation will be used in the calculation of standardized scores of all short-listed applicants in the selection.

 

Standardized score

=

Normalized score of individual student X 10 + 50

 

 

Step 3 – Computing the final score of individual student

The standardized recommendation scores, GPAs and interview scores will be used to calculate final scores of applications.Different formulas will be used to calculate final scores as follows:

Final score = (Standardized GPA x 0.5) + (Standardized interview/recommendation score x 0.5)


Application Period and Announcement of Results

Application period

(Applicants are required to submit online applications on College website.)

16 October - 02 November 2018

Submission of required documents


Submit the following documents (except recommendation form) through online application on or before the application deadline ie. 02 November 2018:


a) Recommendation Form (ONLY applicable to second year or above (completed at least two semesters at CUHK) students who would like to apply for exemption for interview). The form MUST be submitted by the referees through internal mail to the College Office or by email to jackwong@cuhk.edu.hk.


b) For year-one students admitted through non-jupas, please submit public exam results or transcripts of other institutions.


c) For students admitted in the senior year who do not have CUHK GPA (with Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma qualifications), please submit previous transcripts.


d) Proof of TOEFL/IELTS results (only valid from tests on or after 1 September 2017) and non-English language requirements on or before 18 January 2019 by email to jackwong@cuhk.edu.hk.


e) For students who apply for Japan exchange programmes, please submit the transcripts/test reports which shows the Japanese language or cultural courses taken at CUHK or other institutions via the online application on or before 02 November 2018.

Application for Extension of Study Period


Final year students who are shortlisted must submit the Application Form for Extension of Study Period (endorsed by their major departments) to the College by 14 December 2018. Please note that final year students cannot choose the 2nd term programmes.

Selection interviews

Mid/Late November

Announcement of results posted online (tentative)

3:00p.m., 30 January 2019


Enquiries

Mr. Jack Wong

Dean of Students’ Office

Miss Angela Leung

Dean of Students’ Office
3943-1690
3943-9589
jackwong@cuhk.edu.hk angelaleung@cuhk.edu.hk