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On-line application


  1. Penultimate year students at the time of application (students will be in their final year when CES commences)
  2. Full-time UGC-funded or self-financed students in HK, from Mainland China or overseas attending academic programmes that will lead to CityU undergraduate awards.
  3. Self-financed students should alert Co-op Centre, both at the time of application and upon acceptance of offer. There is important implication in the tuition fee.
  4. For non-local students, the final approval rests with the Immigration Department of HKSAR.
  5. Students on outbound exchange progamme in Semester B can apply through the online system but need to understand that greater chances will be given to students who can attend interviews in HK.
  6. OIS candidates:
    OIS candidates who wish to join CES need to submit an application in March as other fellow students.


Before students submit an application, please study the following important notes and refer to works schedule page for details: 

Event Important Notes
Before application

Co-op Centre will send students a link in March for them to activate the student account in the system.

Study load is a major concern. During the internship period, students cannot:

  • take more than 2 courses per semester in addition to FYP & FS4001
  • take any pre-summer or summer courses if the internship period covers the summer months

Application is not recommended if a student still has too many incomplete courses in Year 4.



No new posts will be uploaded during the application period.

Students shall apply on-line and the On-line System is best viewed with MS Internet Explorer.

For enquiry about on-line application, please contact Mr Francis Yip (3442-6177) or Ir Silas Foo (3442-6182).

Department screening 


Departments will arrange for interview and the shortlists will be posted under "Results Announcement".

Selection criteria
Selection is based on students' attitude, team-building ability, initiatives, social maturity and commitment towards completing the scheme. Academic performance and performance during the pre-attachment training (PAT) activities also serve as reference.

Company interview


Students will be notified by email. Please check email every day. Co-op Centre cannot guarantee how much preparation time students will have. It can be as short as one evening or as long as a week.

Only one interview at one company for one post will be processed at any one time. Once an offer is made, the student is expected to accept it. Please consider carefully when applying for a post.

Interview in China: escorted by CEC staff where possible; please have VALID travelling documents ready.

Interview in HK: no escort.

Be available during the period and avoid travelling during Easter Holidays.