Exchange Programmes


The College provides immense opportunities for students to expand global vision and explore different cultures.


The College offers wide range of short-term programmes for students to travel around the world for a glimpse of foreign cultures.


Global Learning Award Scheme, iTeam and Mingle Fund

  • Where to go
  • Application
  • Important Dates
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Global Learning Award Scheme
  • iTeam and Mingle Fund

Australia (1)
  • Monash University

1st term, 2nd Term

See below for course information:

See below for course restrictions:


(1) University accommodation is available on all Monash campuses except Parkville and Caulfield. Monash will email student with instructions about accommodation options and how to apply online for on-campus accommodation. See for information on accommodation.
(2) Students are required to purchase the compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
(3) Orientation is compulsory. Students should advise Monash Abroad if they are unable to arrive by orientation commencement. Late arrival will be subject to strict faculty approval and students arriving late without formal faculty permission will not be allowed to enrol and therefore, their program will be voided.
(4) Webpage for exchange students:

Canada (1)
  • Mount Allison University

Fall term (Sept. – Dec.), Winter term (Jan.-April)

All disciplines are available provided students have taken appropriate pre-requisites at home university

On-campus accommodation is guaranteed.

Course information can be found here:


  1. Student selected to go on exchange in Mount Allison University will be given HKD50,000 exchange scholarship by our College. No extra application is needed.

  2. As suggested by the Mount Allison University, students going on exchange in Fall Term is better because of the weather.

Czech Republic (1)
  • Prague University of Economics and Business

2nd term

• Finance and Accounting
• International Relations
• Business Administration
• Informatics and Statistics
• Economics

Programme website:

Denmark (1)
  • Technical University of Denmark

2nd Term

Course catalogue for exchange students:

For Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science students only

(1) All courses are open to exchange students. Students have to fulfill prerequisites to enter courses
(2) Most of the undergraduate level courses are taught in Danish
(3) Students attend the exchange programme at DTU’s Lyngby Campus
(4) Programme website:

Not suitable for students who plan to apply for credit transfer from the institution in order to graduate in 2023-24.

Finland (1)
  • Tampere University

2nd Term

• Communication Sciences
• Education
• Life Sciences
• Management
• Natural Sciences
• Social Sciences

Medicine courses are not open to exchange students


(1) Most courses are conducted in English, some in Finnish:–id2232

(2) Students attend the exchange programme at the City Centre Campus.

Germany (1)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg

2nd term

All except medicine, molecular medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, liberal arts and sciences (University College Freiburg) and international master programmes

Exchange programme:

Courses available in a particular academic term:


(1) Approximately 85% of courses are conducted in German while 15% are in English
(2) German requirement: Level A2 or higher (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)) (completed at least 200 hours of German class)

Italy (1)
  • Universita Commerciale L. Bocconi

2nd Term

• Accounting
• Decision Sciences
• Economics
• Finance
• Marketing
• Management
• Policy Analysis and Public Management

Course information:


Not for Faculty of Law students

(1) Courses are taught in Italian or English
(2) Undergraduate students can select courses at the undergraduate level only (codes 30xxx and some 50xxx)
(3) A crash Italian language course is offered at the beginning of each term (Fee: 160 Euro)

Mainland China (1)
  • Zhejiang University

2nd term

See below for course information:

Below courses are NOT open to exchange students:
– Medicine
– Industrial design
– Architecture
– Urban planning
– Fine art
– Sports education related courses
– Chu Kochen Honors College

(1) Not open to final year students.
(2) Only open to Year 1 and Year 2 students of 4-year curriculum.
(3) If you are a Year 3 student of 4-year curriculum, you are eligible to apply only if you agreed to extend your study for at least one Term and your expected Graduation Date will be after 31 July 2023.
(4) For local students holding Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents only.
(5) Good knowledge of Putonghua is required.
(6) Most of the regular courses are taught in Putonghua.
(7) Students have to purchase Health Insurance by themselves.
(8) Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education might be available for local students.

Mexico (1)
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey

2nd term

Only the Tec21 model will be offered (course catalog at

Management and Finance, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, I.T. and Electronics

Health and medical courses will require approval from the faculty and international office

(1) Special programs designed for international students such as internship programs and volunteer social work may be available.
(2) On-campus or host family accommodation options available.

Netherlands (1)
  • University of Groningen

2nd Term

Not for Faculty of Law students
• Arts
• Behavioural and Social Sciences
• Economics and Business
• Mathematics and Natural Sciences
• Spatial Sciences
• Philosophy
• Theology and Religious Studies

Law is not open to exchange students

Programme webpage:


(1) Courses are taught in Dutch and English

(2) Not suitable for students who plan to apply for credit transfer from the institution in order to graduate in 2022-23.

Singapore (1)
  • National University of Singapore

2nd Term

See below for course information:

For module constraints and restrictions, please refer to the following:

Not for Faculty of Business Administration students

(1) There are only very limited modules offered by Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health for exchange students. Students are encouraged to consider taking modules from other faculties/Schools
(2) Not open to Singaporean and Malaysian citizens.
(3) Students must take up the compulsory NUS Health and Insurance Scheme (HINS) which is included in the Miscellaneous Student Fees.
(4) Business and Law exchange are by invitation only.
(5) Students are recommended to be flexible with the courses they take while at NUS.
(6) On-campus accommodation is not guaranteed, see for detials on Housing Application Guide.
(7) Students in their graduating year or are scheduled to complete their final year project are not preferred.
(8) Students who have been accepted to NUS will receive instructions via email for the Student’s Pass application.
(9) For details of the programme, please refer to

Sweden (1)
  • Uppsala University

2nd term

Available Discipline: All but Medicine

(1) Course information:
(2) Prerequisites for enrollment in Business courses vary considerably. Prior studies in Business-related disciplines is necessary.
(3) At least two years of prior law studies is required for enrollment in law courses
(4) Programme website:

IMPORTANT: Students must apply for a residence permit for higher education for exchange study in Sweden. The permit must be issued before traveling to Sweden. It is important to note that the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong does not handle or process migration matters. The nearest Swedish Embassy and Consulate General that handle migration matters are located in Beijing and Shanghai respectively. Students who can travel to Sweden visa-free may consider applying for the residence permit in Sweden but they must leave Sweden while their application is being considered.

United States (6)
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • St. Edward's University
  • Brandeis University

1st Term, 2nd Term

Courses open to exchange students are listed at

Disciplines of study closed to international students: Film Studies, Social Work, Nursing, Pharmacy, Architectural Studies, Departments within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Not for Department of Mathematics students


(1) On-campus housing is not guaranteed.

1st Term, 2nd Term

Any discipline from the College of Arts, Science, and Engineering at the undergraduate level, provided course per-requisites are met

Courses from the Eastman School of Music are limited and will require permission for enrolment

Courses from these disciplines are not opened to exchange students: William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Graduate courses, independent study and internships are also not opened to exchange students

(1) On campus housing is available. Housing packet and dining services contract will be mailed to student in acceptance packet. Office of Residential Life: gives basic information about housing. Location is subject to availability

1st Term, 2nd Term

Most courses opened to exchange students if pre-requisites are met

Business courses are highly limited

Disciplines not open to exchange include (and not limited to) international business program, law and other graduate programs

Full details on course and course restrcitions are available at

(1) On-campus housing is limited and given on first-come-first-served basis

1st Term, 2nd Term

No courses are guaranteed

Art, Dance, Music, Nursing and Computer Science are closed to exchange students.

Exchange students may not enroll in UWW?CPE or independent study courses.

English Writing 112, courses that fulfill the “UMass Junior Year Writing Requirement,” and courses that fulfill the “Integrative Experience Requirement” are closed to exchange students. (See the course description.)

Upper level courses in economics, communication, the Isenberg School of Management (ISOM), and Engineering may have limited availability.

Exchange students cannot take CPE (Continuing & Professional Education courses).

Course list available at

(1) On campus housing is available as long as students complete housing application. Students are sent an email to request a housing appointment in April/November. Housing selection in a month or so afterwards. Student receive exact dates for when they need to log in and select housing.

1st term, 2nd term, year

At least 12 credit hours each semester (approximately 4 or more courses);
more than 18 credit hours requires authorization by academic advisor.

Behavioral & Social Sciences, Management and Business, Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences.
Course offerings for each semester are available online at

If the course schedule for the upcoming semester is not available yet, please refer to the same semester of the previous year. The schedule for fall 2023 should be similar to fall 2022, although there will be some changes

2nd Term

Only courses within the College of Arts and Sciences are open to exchange students namely Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film, History, Physics, Politics, International and Global Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Fine Arts (some courses may require per-requisites and all are available subject to availability)

Business and economics courses are not open to exchange students

Graduate-level courses are not open to exchange students

(1) On-campus housing is mandatory and guaranteed.

Interested in applying for Exchange programmes?

Check out these 5 steps:

  1. Read the Exchange Institute Admission Requirements & Programme Details (updated on 11 Jan 2023). Think about which institutes fit you;
  2. Take language exams (IELTS/TOEFL) or language courses if you are planning to go to non-China countries;
  3. Prepare a copy of your academic transcript (of course study hard before);
  4. Attend the Exchange Introduction Session on 3 November 2022.
  5. Prepare for your Exchange Application and APPLY !

Application Method

Interested students should complete the online application by 14 November 2022. Applicants must also upload all valid supporting documents onto the online application form. The supporting documents include the following:

  1.  Copy of Transcript or Unofficial Transcript (until 2021/22 Summer Term)
  2.  PDF showing your CGPA (until 2021/22 Summer Term)
  3.  Obtained Certificates of Language proficiency test (if applicable)
  4.  Supporting documents of Scholarships obtained (if any)
  5. Supporting documents of participation in extracurricular activities (if any)

**Final year students can ONLY choose term-long exchange programmes held in Term 1 or whole year of year 2023-24.

Result Announcement

Friday, 3 February, 2023

Offer release (round A)
Monday, 6 February 2023 (17:00)

Deadline for Offer acceptance  (round A)

Deposit submission

Details of the second placement round are to be announced

Offer release (round B)


You may join the Facebook Group to read the sharing of previous participants


Miss Karen Sham

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Application Timeline (updated on 20 October 2022)


Application opens

Fri, 21 Oct 2022


Introduction session

Fri, 03 Nov 2023

Online Application  Deadline

Sat, 11 Nov 2023



30 Nov - 6 Dec (tentative)


Deadline for the Submission of Transcript and IELTS/TOEFL Certificate

Mid Jan

Deadline for finalizing choice of program

Mid Jan


Offer release (round A)

Fri, 03 Feb 2023

WYS Deadline for Offer acceptance (round A)

Mon, 06 Feb 2023

WYS Deadline for Deposit Submission (round A)

Mon, 06 Feb 2023

WYS Offer release (round B)

once quota is released, until 9 Feb, 2023

Scholarships and Financial Aid

We support your dreams - you can apply for the Scholarship for Semester Exchange Programmes while applying for the Term-long Exchange Programme, and also get more information about the Exchange and Travel Grant / Loan . For students joining Term-long Exchange Programme organized by unit other than the College, one can apply for the Scholarship in Semester two before programme commencement.  


The Global Learning Award Scheme (GLAS) aims to encourage students to initiate or participate in non-local academic or experiential learning programmes with the main purpose of LEARNING. Applicants will be awarded the “Global Learning Award” and receive the award amount after completing all post-trip requirements on time.

Some examples are students’ self-initiating trips or joining overseas conferences, competitions, field trips, courses, internship/major-related placement, research, voluntary service, cultural tour. Programmes organized and subsidized by the College and Term-long Exchange Programmes are EXCLUDED.

In view of the pandemic, students could apply GLAS for virtual programmes, while there are some restrictions. Students who solely participate in organized programme without a personal contribution (e.g. attending a conference, online courses, etc.) are not eligible for applying GLAS, instead students’ contributions in the programme are required.

Below are some examples eligible for applying GLAS:

    • Presenting a paper in a conference
    • Giving a talk in a symposium
    • Participating in a joint project with students from other overseas universities
    • Participating in a research project


All Wu Yee Sun College students (except Exchange students) are eligible for application. The programme joined or planned must be finished by their corresponding graduation date.


Maximum Award Amount

The maximum award amount varies with the programme length and programme nature.


Programme Length

Programme Nature

Maximum Award amount


Shorter than one month

Self-initiated programmes

HK$12,000 or 100% of cost of the particular items
(whichever is lower)

Participating in organized programmes

HK$5,000 or 50% of cost of the particular items
(whichever is lower)


One to six months

Self-initiated programmes

HK$15,000 or 100% of cost of particular items
(whichever is lower)

Participating in organized programmes


Application is opened twice a year - Winter and Summer Rounds. Students can submit only one application each year (i.e. 1 May 2023 – 30 Apr 2024), regardless of programme nature / programme length / individual or group application. Yet, there is no limit set for the number of applications throughout the years of studies. Before submitting the online application form, please read through all guidelines and samples below.


Applying for trips taken during

(for trips overlapping both rounds, first date of the trip shall determine the application period)

*In case of any difficulties submitting by the deadline, please inform by email at least 1 month before the deadline. 

Application period


1 Nov 2023 – 30 Apr 2024

1 May 2023 – 31 Oct 2023


1 May 2024 – 31 Oct 2024

1 Nov 2023 – 30 Apr 2024

iTeam and Mingle Fund

Want to meet friends from different nations? Want to host events with Exchange students? Want to expand your international knowledge?


Join the iTeam, which is a group of students dedicating to facilitate cultural exchange between local and non-local students. They have organized festive events in Lunar Chinese New Year, and also held Turkish Art event and World War II forum to let local students have a deeper understanding of culture and history in other regions.

Interested in being part of the iTeam? Send your SID, name, and contacts to Karen Sham ( The earlier you contact us, the earlier you can get in touch with the like-minded and your counterparts from different parts of the world!  


Mingle Fund

Your daily exciting activities with foreign College students can be supported by the College’s Mingle Fund too!

Mingle Fund aims at encouraging interaction among local, international and incoming exchange students of Wu Yee Sun College. The Fund mainly supports daily and social activities with the participation of Both local students And international / incoming exchange students (i.e. there should be at least one local student AND at least one international / incoming exchange student.)

Successful applicants will receive subsidy on reimbursement basis. For each successful application, each participant may receive, at most, HK$100 subsidy for the activity.

Guideline (English only)

Application form (English only)


Internationalization Activity Fund

The Internationalization Activity Fund aims to support students to organize college- or hostel-level extracurricular activities which promote internationalization and inter-cultural exchange opportunities among members of the WYS community.


  1. All registered WYS student associations will be eligible for applying for financial support from the Fund.
  2. Local and non-local student bodies/students are also encouraged to apply for the funding to organize activities for promoting campus integration and cohesion.
  3. At least 70% participants should be local undergraduate students.

Applications are accepted all year round. Please complete the application form with proposal and budget plan, and submit them to Dean of Students’ Office, UG09, Wu Yee Sun College.

Successful applicants will receive funding on reimbursement basis. Students should submit evaluation report and original receipts to Dean of Students' Office within one month after the project completion date.

Application Guidelines (English only)
Application Form (English only)
Evaluation Report Template (English only)