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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E3 
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Area of study: Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering (all), Materials Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technical Entrepreneurship and Management
Program type: Exchange
Program Description:

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, CHINA

University Info   |   College of Engineering   |   Exchange Student Info

Fast Facts

City University of Hong Kong

  • integrates science and engineering under a single roof.
  • is a multicultural university which blends the East and West in perfect harmony.
  • offers first-class facilities and a discovery-focused environment.
  • Hong Kong is a gateway to China.


CityU offers professional education that prepares its students for the challenges and exciting opportunities opening up in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world in business, science and engineering, energy and environment, law, creative media and social sciences. Through its extensive links with relevant industries, CityU provides real-life opportunities for students to work with and learn from professionals in the workplace, from bachelor degrees and postgraduate studies to associate degrees and continuing education.

CityU has achieved phenomenal growth since its establishment as a University in 1994. To date, it has a student population of more than 20,000 enrolled in more than 130 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Terms of Exchange

Study Level

  • Undergraduate students: Accepted
  • Graduate students: NOT Accepted
  • Computer Science majors: Accepted

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must have completed at least one year of study at their home institution.
  • Students must meet the minimum academic "good standing" requirement at their home university.

Language of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English unless otherwise specified.

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Minimum TOEFL iBT score – 79
  • Minimum IELTS score – 6.5
  • Minimum Chinese Mainland’s College English Test – Band 6

The English proficiency requirement can be waived if English is the teaching medium at the home university.

Study Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Academic Calendar   |   Semester Dates (including exam period)  

  • Fall: early September to late December
  • Spring: early January to mid-May

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MNE)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Advanced Design and Systems Engineering (ADSE)

Restricted Disciplines and Courses

  • Some courses with capacity limit do not accept exchange students. For pre-requisite required courses, students must have taken courses considered equivalent to the pre-requisite.
  • Exchange students attached to the College of Engineering (CENG) are required to take a minimum of 9 credit units from courses offered by departments of CENG.

Course Contents

Course Descriptions   |   Schedule of Classes

Enrollment Requirements

A minimum of 9 credits per semester should be taken from courses offered by departments of the College of Science and Engineering.

Workload per Semester

Exchange students must register for at least 12 credits but not more than 18 credits in a single semester.

Additional Application Materials

Students nominated by IIE to CityU must also submit the following:

  • 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, expiration date

Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:

  • NOT Required

Students will receive their acceptance packet in late June for the fall semester and in mid-November for the spring semester.


Exchange students may apply for accommodation at Student Residence. However, the provision of on-campus accommodation is not guaranteed.

Estimated Cost of Living

Estimated Cost of Living

A basic student budget is estimated to be HK$4,500 (per month) including meals, transport, laundry and education expenses for books and stationery. Please refer to the website of the Student Residence Office.


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students  

College of Engineering

Name: Miss Bo Chong
Post: Inbound Exchange Coordinator
Telephone: (852) 3442-9663
Fax: (852) 3442-0293

City Info

Discover Hong Kong

Info for University of Rochester Students
This program is currently only available to Engineering and Computer Science majors. If you are  interested in this program please contact Rohan Palma or a CEA adviser.

Name: Rohan Palma
Position: Undergraduate Global Initiative Coordinator
Telephone: 585-275-2354


In addition to creating your profile in the University of Rochester Portal, you must also apply directly to the program here.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.