Student Exchange  >  Incoming Exchange Students  >  Application


To undertake exchange studies at CityU, students must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:

  • Have enrolled at one of our partner universities as a full-time student for no less than one academic year.
  • Meet the minimum academic "good standing" requirement at their home university.
  • Meet one of the English requirements if English is NOT the medium of instruction at their home university:
    • TOEFL 79 (internet-based test) or above; OR
    • IELTS 6.5 or above; OR
    • Chinese Mainland's College English Test (CET) Band 6 or above.
  • Be nominated by their university’s international office or unit concerned.

Application Procedures

  • Applicants must submit their application via online system : Account registration / Application login
  • Applicants must also submit all the required documents in ORIGINAL copy via their home university. Direct applications will not be accepted.



  • Academic Transcript
  • Application form for Visa (ID995A)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable)
  • Request for Visa Sponsorship & Student's Agreement
  • Declaration by Financial Sponsor (Sample)
  • Photocopies of financial documents under the name of applicant, e.g. bank statements, savings account passbooks, scholarship award notification, tax receipts and salary slips. If you are financially sponsored by another party, provide the sponsor's financial statements (do not send original documents as, once submitted, all documents are irretrievable)
  • A photocopy of your travel document containing personal particulars, date of issue, date of expiry


For details on the visa application, please visit our Global Services Office

Important dates

  Semester A (Fall Term) Semester B (Spring Term)
Online Application Period 1 April - 1 May 2017 1 September - 15 October 2017
Expected Date of Arrival 28 August 2017 8 January 2018
Student Orientation The week of 28 August 2017 The week of 8 January 2018
Date of Commencement 4 September 2017 15 January 2018
End of Examination 23 December 2017 19 May 2018

Notification of Results

All application results will be notified in writing. Participating students are NOT advised to purchase an air ticket until they have received our acceptance letter.