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Student Exchange


 Faculty of Arts Exchange Programme for 2021-22

The Faculty encourages Arts students to participate in student exchange programmes during their course of study, with a view to widening their horizons and enriching their learning experience. The Faculty of Arts Exchange Programme (FAEP) aims at providing such opportunities for undergraduate students. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to study abroad in one of the host institutions for one semester or one academic year (two semesters) in 2021-22.

(A) Information Sessions

Two Information sessions will be held on November 5 and 6, 2020.                                                                        

(B) Application 

1. Eligibility

  • Year of study requirement: Currently non-final-year BA, BA&BEd(LangEd) and BA&LLB students. Please note that BA&LLB students in their third year or above shall apply for exchange programmes organized by HKUWW or the Faculty of Law.
  • Students can apply for both HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme (HKUWW) and FAEP, but should note that if a host institution is listed under both HKUWW and FAEP, Arts students should only choose this via FAEP, as such choice applied via HKUWW will not be processed.
  • In order to benefit more students, students who apply for both HKUWW and FAEP will only receive one offer. The result will be coordinated between the International Affairs Office (IAO) and the Faculty, and the priority will be normally given to FAEP.
  • Applicants who have previously been, or have been approved to go, on exchange for a semester or full year coordinated by HKU (at Faculty or School/ Department/ Programme levels) will not be considered.
  • Basic English language requirement: A TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 or above; or an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5 (Note: Some host institutions may have higher requirements.)

2. Timeline

Year Date Activity
2020 November 5 & 6 Information Session
November 5 - December 29 Online application
2021 January 25-27(TBC)  Interviews (for shortlisted candidates)
February 5 Release of results
February 11 Deadline for deposit payment and acceptance

3. Procedures 

   i. Submit via the online application platform

   ii. Submit a statement of purpose of approximately 1,000 words

   iii. Prioritize 3 choices of exchange studies (host institution and exchange period) from a scroll-down list

   iv. Upload supporting document(s) (e.g. IELTS result)

   v. Confirm and submit the application (no amendments can be made after submission)

   vi. Interview may be required