The HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme (HKUWW) provides exchange places from partner institutions (or host institutions) of the University for one to two semester(s). Applications to HKUWW should be made via the International Affairs Office (IAO). After an HKUWW applicant has been offered a place at a particular host institution, the applicant will be nominated by IAO to the host institution and instructed to submit an application to the institution for admission to the exchange programme.

 


Eligibility criteria

  • Non-final year students:
    • Those enrolling in the second-to-last or last semester in the current year are NOT allowed to apply ; and
    • Year 2 or above students will be given higher placement priority than Year 1 students
  • Not joined any previous semester exchange programmes or special visiting programmes organised by IAO, faculties or departments 
  • Good academic standing – students with a CGPA 2.8 or above have a relatively higher chance of getting a placement in the programme 
    • Have at least a TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 or an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5 
  • Supported by the applicant’s faculty
  • Outgoing and eager to meet new challenges
  • Ready to be an ambassador of HKU
  • Willing to share exchange experience after the study

 


Available host institutions

Follow the link here to research the available host institutions and read through the institution details and fact sheets. You should consider the following criteria of respective host institutions for your application:

 

  • CGPA requirement
  • Restrictions on major and year of study
  • Courses offered – credit transfer subject to approval by your faculty
  • English language requirement - which could be higher than IAO’s requirements
  • Medium of instruction at the institution and language use in the country
  • Academic calendar – whether there will be any clash of semesters

 


Application to HKUWW

Apply through HKU Worldwide Programme Online Application (NOW OPEN)

 

alt : test.pdf

 


Assessment criteria

Applicants will be assessed based on the following:

  • Academic performance (CGPA as of Semester 1 in the year of application)
  • Personal statement
  • English language proficiency
  • Interview performance (if applicable) - applicants will receive interview invitation in around December if applicable

 


English language proficiency proof

You are required to submit a valid proof^ of your English language proficiency by uploading the proof to the online application system on or before the deadline.  Without a proper proof submitted, you will not be eligible for being nominated to the institutions which require specific English language proficiency test results such as the following:

  • IELTS – please submit a scanned copy of the IELTS test result; OR
  • TOEFL –  please submit a print screen of the TOEFL test result

 

^The proof should be valid till the application deadline to the host institution. However, if your existing proof is only valid till the application to HKUWW, you can submit the existing proof for your HKUWW application and please arrange to re-take the language test in due course for application to the host institution.  In view of the limited available timeslots for IELTS or TOEFL tests, you should schedule to take/re-take the test as soon as possible.

 

English language proficiency proof is required for all applications (except for applications to host institutions in Mainland China and/or Taiwan).  If you graduated from an international school or overseas high school, you may submit IB / SAT / GCSE or other related international qualifications instead.  However, subject to the recognition by respective host institutions of your submitted proof other than IELTS/TOEFL, you may still be required to submit IELTS/TOEFL results for application to the host institution.

 


Application timeframe 

 

Application to HKUWW (2018/19)

 

Year

Date

Activity

Details

HKUWW Main Round Application

2017

Sept  8 (Fri)

Application

Online application

(for Semester 1, 2, and full year)

 

Dec 1 (Fri)

Application

Deadline for online application

 

Late Dec

Interview

Selected candidates invited for interview

(if applicable)

2018

Early Jan

Interview

Deadline for interview registration

 

Mid Jan

Interview

Interview

 

Feb 2 (Fri)

Results release

Release of placement results

 

Feb 9 (Fri)

Results release

Deadline for deposit payment and acceptance

HKUWW Late Round Application - (Application for 2018/19, Semester 2 only)^

 

Early Mar

Application

Available Institution List release on website

 

Early Mar

Application

Online application (for Semester 2 only)

 

Early Mar

Application

Deadline for online application

 

Late Mar

Results release

Release of placement results

 

Early Apr

Results release

Deadline for acceptance and deposit payment

HKUWW 2nd Late Round Application - (Application for 2018/19, Semester 2 only)^

 

Early May

Application

Available Institution List release on website

 

Early May

Application

Online application (for Semester 2 only)

 

Early May

Application

Deadline for online application

 

Mid-May

Results release

Release of placement results

 

Late May

Results release

Deadline for acceptance and deposit payment

^Availability of late rounds will be subject to remaining exchange places available after Main Round.

 

Nomination and Application to Host Institution (2018/19)

 

Year

Date

Activity

Details

For Semester 1 and Full Year

2017

Feb - May

Nomination

Students being nominated to host institution

 

Feb - May

Application

Exchange application to host institution

 

May - Aug

Admission

Admission letter issued by host institution

For Semester 2

2018

June - Oct

Nomination

Students being nominated to host institution

 

July - Nov

Application

Exchange application to host institution

 

Oct - Dec

Admission

Admission letter issued by host institution

** Applicable only to successful candidates

** Each institution has its own application period.  Nominees will be provided with application information to the host institution in due course

 

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through the page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more details and advice on the application.

 


Further questions

Please include your UID and name when you send enquiry to goabroad@hku.hk.