Useful Information

  1. Pre-Exchange

    For Undergraduate Students

    Regarding course enrollment and credit transfer, students are advised to follow the rules and recommendations by the SHSS and ARRO.

    For credit transfer, ARRO will provide a one-stop service to exchange students upon their request for course assessment. Student may make reference to the Credit Transfer Course Equivalence Database for information on the transfer credits approved in the past and submit Assessment Form (GR 22) for new courses. The assessment takes at least one month. Students are advised to submit the request to ARRO after selecting the courses in exchange university and to plan carefully for their study before departure.

    For Postgraduate Students

    Outgoing exchange Postgraduate must earn a grade of B or above in courses taken at the host institution in order to be eligible for credit transfer.

    Credit transfer requirements: The maximum number of credits for transfer would be 12 (3×4 courses) for exchange-out PhD students, and 6 (3×2 courses) for exchange-out MPhil students. Courses that any exchange-out Postgraduate planning to take would be subject to the preview of the home Divisions in order to ensure that their future requests of credit transfer would be accepted.

  2. Post-Exchange

    Credit Transfer

    Undergraduate students are required to submit an online application to ARO for approval upon return from the exchange. According to University regulations, credit transfer applications must be submitted no later than one month after the exchange period.

    Exchange Report

    Undergraduate students and Postgraduate students are required to submit an Exchange Report, upload photo and complete online evaluation survey in Mystudyabroad system.

    Please refer to the guideline and sample:
    http://studyabroad.ust.hk/outbound/returnee

    Special requirement of study abroad report for SHSS students:
    At least one A4 Page length (single-line spacing, Font size 12) for overall experience session in the report.

  3. Sponsorship and Scholarship

    Exchange scholarships, sponsorship and subsidies are available to UG students.

    SFAO will provide different kinds of scholarships to local and non-local undergraduate students, for details please refer to

    https://sfao.ust.hk/page.php?i=46

    For sponsorship and subsidies, please refer to OGL’s website:

    http://studyabroad.ust.hk/outbound/finances-support/financial-support.