(for students from the School of Creative Media Only)

About the programme

The School of Creative Media (SCM) and the University have entered into student exchange agreements with various institutions around the world to provide students with ample opportunities for academic as well as cultural exchanges. The valuable exposure and experience will serve to widen your horizons and build an international network of friends and colleagues.

If you are interested in undertaking exchange study at a Mainland/overseas institution, please discuss this with your Programme/Major Leader and refer to the following sections for application and related information:

Who Can Apply

All full-time regular undergraduate students of SCM who meet the admission requirements of the partner institution and with a CGPA >= 2.50 are eligible to apply. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study in the bachelor’s degree programme before the start of the exchange programme. Notwithstanding the above, please note the following:
  • It is not recommended that final year students undertake exchange studies during their final semester of study with the School.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

There are two rounds of Student Exchange Programme applications in each academic year. 
  • First Round Application Period (Fall/Spring semester entry) –  December to January
  • Second Round Application Period (Spring semester entry only) – August to September 
Application periods vary each year, please refer to the website of Global Engagement Office (GEO) for updated details.

Step 1

Please identify an appropriate institution which suits your study plan and interest: To facilitate your planning on study path and institution choices, you may refer to the “SCM Successful Credit Transfer Cases“ database for past successful credit transfer after students’ completion of their academic exchange programmes since 2012/13.

Step 2

To help you review your study path, please complete the “Outgoing Student’s Proposed Course Plan” form, fill in page 1 of the form to review your study status (you should view the existing data available on DegreeWorks via AIMS) and make a study proposal on page 2 of the form.

Step 3

Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor, bring along the completed “Outgoing Student’s Proposed Course Plan” form and discuss your study plan before making exchange application. If you are a final year student, you must consult (1) your GT Coordinator about any special arrangements required on your final year project and (2) your Major Leader about any outstanding courses you need to complete during your final year study.

Step 4

Complete the Student Exchange Application Form (online application at the Academic Information Management System (AIMS) under CityU student e-Portal during the scheduled application period). Please refer to the website of Global Engagement Office (GEO) for the application eligibility and minimum English requirements. Please be reminded to upload the required and valid proofs within your application, otherwise the qualifications stated in your application will be not be considered as valid.

Step 5

Global Engagement Office (GEO) will pass your online application forms to the SCM General Office by January (for Fall/Spring semester entry) / September (for Spring semester entry only). To support your application, please also submit the following documents:
  • An academic transcript
  • Proof of language proficiency (if applicable), such as TOEFL or IELTS result, or any other proof of language proficiency acceptable to CityU and/or the partner institutions
Please note the following:
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • For institutional level student exchange programme, please check the information on GEO’s website for the list of partner institutions that you are eligible to apply for.
  • Students who wish to participate in exchange programmes using English as the medium of instruction and assessment should submit TOEFL/IELTS result or other recognised English language proficiency tests.
  • Students may be required to attend an interview.
  • Students will be notified of the application results through e-mail by the Global Services Office by the following dates:
    1. First Round (Fall/Spring semester entry) – March
    2. Second Round (Spring semester entry only) – October
  • If your application for the Student Exchange Programme is successful, you are required to submit a Proposed Course Plan with approval of your Programme/Major Leader. You should also seek approval for non-SCM courses from the course offering department.
  • Selection criteria include:
    1. Satisfactory academic performance
    2. Evidence of benefits to students’ study in SCM (e.g. relevance to your final-year/graduation project, your study path or career goal)
    3. Willingness to explore a new culture, meet new people and enthusiasm to be an ambassador of CityU and the School in the future
    4. Language proficiency (Putonghua and / or English, as appropriate)
    5. Proposal of a worthwhile project to be undertaken during the exchange period (may form part of the coursework/project requirement of the partner institution)
    6. Students who have previously participated in CityU's international experience programmes with duration of 4 weeks or more, including but not limited to Leuphana Joint Degree Programme, Student Exchange Programme, summer study programmes, will receive lower priority during selection. 
  • The partner institutions, however, reserve the final decision on the admission of exchange students.

Funding Support

Notes to Successful Students

  1. Students who successfully received an exchange offer in the Student Exchange Programme should refer to the FLOW CHART (extracted from the “Outgoing Student’s Proposed Course Plan ” form) for the procedures about making a study proposal and credit transfer preparation. See also page 3 to 5 of the form for other important notes on credit transfer.
  2. Only after you are successfully offered a place of exchange study, should you need to get the approval of your completed “Outgoing Student’s Proposed Course Plan ” from your programme leader.
  3. If you have to select non-SCM courses which fall into your programme curriculum to fulfill the programme requirements, you are required to seek approval from the course offering department on the respective courses. For GE courses, you are required to seek approval from EDGE or other course offering departments, please refer to the guideline here.
  4. Please follow closely to the procedures in the FLOW CHART for all the preparation of credit transfer.
  5. You should make a credit transfer application formally to the SCM General Office after your come back from the exchange study. Application form can be downloaded HERE.

List of Partner Institutions at the School Level

City Name of Institution No. of Exchange Places Per Year Concentration Areas
Beijing School of Arts, Peking University
2 Music, Art Theory, Fine Art, Film Theory
School of Art and Communication, Beijing Normal University
2 – 3 Film & TV production, Music, Fine Art, Dance
Shanghai College of Arts and Media, Tongji University
2 Design, animation, photography, advertising, TV production
Shanghai Theatre Academy
3 Acting, Stage Design,  Directing, Dramatic Literature, Chinese Opera, Dance, Television Arts, Creativity Studies
Taiwan College of Journalism & Communications, Shih Hsin University
2 – 3 TV & radio production, Visual Design, Multimedia design, Photography, Animation
College of Creative Design, Asia University
3 Animation, Web, Games, Visual Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Crafts, Digital Recreation and Entertainment
School of Film and New Media, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)
5 Music, Art, Theatre, Dance, Film and New Media, Culture Resources
South Korea Department of Art and Technology, Sogang University 4 Art & Technology (Media Design, Media Arts & Technology, Computer Graphics), Humanities, Social studies, Economics and Science
College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University 2 Media Art, Communication Design, Integrated Creative Design, Art Management, Painting, Sculpture, Crafts and Design
School of Art and Design, Korea University 4 Industrial & Information Design, Formative Arts, Product System Design, Product Development, Digital Design
Japan Tokyo University of Technology
(exchange programme only offers in Spring semester & for BScCM students only)

Computer Science, Media Science, Design, Biotechnology, Engineering and Health Science
Czech Republic Academy of Fine Arts in Prague 3 Painting/fine art, Sculpture/ fine art, Drawing and Printmaking, Intermedia Studies, New Media, Art Conservation–Paintings, Art Conservation–Sculptures, and Architecture.
Hungary Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary 4 Architecture, Design, Media and Theory
Switzerland Department of Art & Media, Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) 1 – 2 Fine Arts, Photography, Media Arts, Theory
Finland Faculty of Art & Design, University of Lapland 4 Art education, Audiovisual media, Industrial Design, Cultural Studies
Norway University of Bergen 5 Fine Art, Music, Design, Humanities, Law, Sciences, Medicine, Psychology, Social Sciences
United Kingdom Abertay University, Dundee 4
(exchange programme opens for BScCM students only)
Computer Arts, Game Design and Production, Game Technology and Development, Computing, Business, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Law
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London 4
(exchange programme in 2018/19 only)
Computer Science, Creative Computing, Digital Arts Computing, Electronic Music, Computing and Technology, Games Programming, Journalism, Business Computing and Entrpreneurship
Ireland School of Fine Art, National College of Art and Design (NCAD) 2 Media, Painting, Fine Print and Sculpture

Director of International Programmes

Name Address Tel Fax Email
Dr Olli Tapio Leino M6017, CMC 3442 4711 - otleino@cityu.edu.hk

Exchange Coordinators

Name Address Tel Fax Email
Dr Can Liu
(Mainland China & Taiwan)
M6015, CMC 3442 2480 - canliu@cityu.edu.hk
Dr Ayoung Suh
(South Korea)
M7089, CMC 3442 2311 - ayoung.suh@cityu.edu.hk