Student Exchange  >  Outgoing Exchange Students  >  Expenses

Your Budget

When making preparation for your exchange studies, you should consider the following expenses:

  1. Travel expenses
  2. Accommodation
  3. Passport and visa fees
  4. Medical and travel insurance
  5. Food
  6. Books and supplies
  7. Local transportation costs
  8. Personal spending
  9. Study-related fees required by your host institution

Remarks: Though you are exempted from paying tuition fee to your host institution, you are required to remain enrolled at CityU by paying tuition fee and the study-related fees.

Financial Support 

Eligible students can receive funding from the University to support their exchange programme.

From the University

  • Student Exchange Fund
  • Special Fund for Non-local Outbound Exchange Students
  • Joseph Lau Student Exchange Awards
  • Subsidies Offered by the Education Bureau

To obtain the funding, participants in the Student Exchange Programme (SEP) must fulfill the requirements of SEP, which include but not limited to the followings:

  • meeting the English language requirements set by home and host universities, whenever applicable, on or before the application deadline set by the host university; and
  • successfully completing the approved exchange study programme by passing at least 12 credit units per semester (or equivalent, i.e. 20 ECTS) and the requirements stipulated by the host university.

CityU reserves the right to withdraw full or partial the sponsorship if students fail to fulfill the funding conditions and criteria set by the University.

For details, please check the Global Engagement Office's website : http://www.cityu.edu.hk/gso/StudentExchange/financial-support.html

From External Donors

Eligible students can apply for various scholarships in support of the University's Student Exchange Programme. For details, please visit SDS website for details.

Other Financial Assistance Scheme

CityU Temporary Student Loan for Outbound Exchange Students is an interest-free loan being set aside to help needy outbound exchange students cover part of their overseas study-related expenses. Please visit SDS website for details.