College will grant a fixed subsidy to finance students' airfare and accommodation expense partially. Students are expected to pay $5,000 - $20,000 extra for the trip. This range is only an estimation based on previous experience. Normally, universities or research institutes do not offer any training allowance. If students are provided with airfare, accommodation and/or training allowance, the College subsidy will be drastically deducted.
Students should be responsible for their own visa application. They need to check with the consulate of the host country and bear the full cost. The Centre will assist in providing letters of certification where necessary. Before application, students should also check the expiry date of their passport. Normally, a six-month expiry period at the time of travelling is required. Students need to take this into consideration and ensure that proper travelling documents can be obtained.
Students should purchase air-tickets on their own and be responsible for their travel arrangements. Arriving ahead of time is recommended to ensure better preparation. Students attending training at the same host institution/ company should arrive together.
Where possible, the Centre will seek assistance from partner institutions/companies to arrange for appropriate accommodation. In most instances, students need to look for accommodation on their own. In the past, students have resided in university hostels, guest houses, homestay families or residences they found on their own.
Students are strongly advised to purchase sufficient insurance coverage on their own. Some universities, especially those located in USA, require students to purchase their univeristy insurance policy. If so, please follow accordingly.
Students are also covered by a Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) and a Group Travelling Insurance (GTI). However, they can only be effective if students depart from HK to the host. Details can be found on the webpage of Finance Office. If students arrive much earlier or stay behind for self-arranged activities, they should purchase their own insurance policies.
Group Personal Accident Insurance
Policy number: 93088142-GPA
Group Travel Insurance
Policy number: 92583482-GBT
24 Hour Hotline: (852) 3122 8800
Whilst City University of Hong Kong will provide an insurance package for students, the University will not be liable in any way for any accidents, legal offenses or damages incurred or suffered, as appropriate, by the students during the period of the industrial attachment.
In case of claims, please contact Ms Maidie Lo (3442-9148) of Co-op Centre.
|Ms Maidie Lo
|852 3442-9148 (O)|
|Miss Wayne Li
|852 3442-7735 (O)|
Students should inform the above Co-op staff the soonest possible should any problems or irregularities arise.