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On-line application


  1. Penultimate year students
  2. Full-time UGC-funded or self-financed, local and non-local students attending academic programmes that will lead to CityU undergraduate awards.
  3. Self-financed students should alert Co-op Centre at the time of accepting an offer. There is important implication in the tuition fee and funding support.
  4. For non-local students, the final approval rests with the Immigration Department of HKSAR
  5. Students on outbound exchange programme 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. IAS must begin in early June. There will be no adjustment to meet individual needs.
  6. OIS candidates: OIS candidates who are still without offers and wish to join IAS need to submit an IAS application in March as other fellow students. Co-op Centre will withhold their IAS applications until rejection/withdrawal from OIS is confirmed.


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

Event Important Notes
Before application

Co-op Centre will send students a link for account activation. Students need to activate the account before they can apply through the Co-op Centre Webpage.


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. The receiving time recorded by the system will be observed. Late submissions will NOT be processed.

For enquiry about on-line application, please contact Mr Francis Yip (3442-6177).

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 serves as reference.

Company interview
April – May

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.

Students are allowed to apply for two posts simultaneously until they accept an offer from a company.

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

Interview in HK: no escort.

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


Upon recruitment confirmation, students are required to sign an Acceptance of Offer at Co-op Centre and attend the Pre-attachment Training. If these two requirements are not met, the internship will not be covered by the IAS.

Pre-attachment Training Students are required to attend the Pre-departure Workshop and Final CEC Briefing which will be conducted in the end of May.

Student-initiated IAS

Students who wish to bring in an IAS post / company need to apply to Co-op Centre in advance (refer to work schedule for deadline). Co-op Centre will contact the company to explain the IAS requirements to them. If the company can fulfill all the requirements, the placement at the company can be counted as IAS.

Other summer engagements

Students may want to apply for different summer programmes and to choose their most preferred programme when summer begins. They should note that IAS involves many stakeholders, especially the host companies, and it should never be taken as one more option to choose from. The submission of an IAS application is a commitment of participation in the very first place. Once an interview is granted and an offer made, the training company expects students to turn up. Students will be given 3 days to consider whether they will accept it. Once they have accepted the offer, by signing an Acceptance of Offer, they will not be allowed to withdraw. Withdrawal at this late stage will result in serious consequences, including failure of the internship and the course it contributes to.