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1 Exchange Programme 2017 – 2018 Briefing Session International Exchange Programmes 25 & 26 1 Exchange Programme 2017 – 2018 Briefing Session International Exchange Programmes 25 & 26 October 2016

2 Agenda Today n Overview n Eligibility n Selection Criteria n Financial Assistance n 2 Agenda Today n Overview n Eligibility n Selection Criteria n Financial Assistance n Credit transfer n Application Procedure Arts 2

3 Study Abroad Committee n Professor John Carroll, Department of History n Professor Charles 3 Study Abroad Committee n Professor John Carroll, Department of History n Professor Charles Schencking, Department of History n Dr Brook Bolander, School of English n Dr Cathryn Donohue, Department of Linguistics n Dr Kendall Johnson, School of Modern Languages and Cultures n Dr M. S. Yeung, School of Chinese n Mr Hayson Liu, School of Chinese Arts 3

4 Eligibility • What is the difference between HKUWW and FAEP? HKU Worldwide Exchange 4 Eligibility • What is the difference between HKUWW and FAEP? HKU Worldwide Exchange Programme (HKUWW) offer semester and full year exchange at over 300 University level partners. The application opens to students from all 10 faculties. It is administered by the Office of International Student Exchange. There will be a late round recruitment in March. • Faculty of Arts Exchange Programme (FAEP) offers strong programmes in Arts and Humanities in selected host institutions. The application opens only to BA students. There is no second round recruitment. Arts 4

5 Eligibility • Can I apply for both programmes? You can apply for both 5 Eligibility • Can I apply for both programmes? You can apply for both programmes but you should choose a different set of universities in HKUWW. (If an institution is both the partner of HKUWW and Faculty of Arts, Arts student who choose that institution in HKUWW will be ignored. ) • Can I apply for exchange programmes if I am a freshman? We accept applications from year 1 students but some host institutions may require applicants to be year 2 students when they submit their application. • Can I study abroad in my final year? Yes, but please make sure that you follow the Faculty’s credit transfer guidelines and study appropriate courses overseas so that you can transfer credits and fulfill the major and graduation requirements. Arts 5

6 Selection Criteria • Which GPA will be considered for exchange application? We will 6 Selection Criteria • Which GPA will be considered for exchange application? We will take into consideration of your CGPA in 2016 -17 semester 1. • How do you select students to go on exchange? Is S/he Ready? ” Academic Standing Statement of Purpose Personality, Outlook and Perspectives Communication Skills Potential as a Good Ambassador of the Arts Faculty and the University and Hong Kong as a whole Extra-curricular Activities Interview Performance Arts 6

7 Selection Criteria • I have applied for both Faculty exchange programme and HKUWW. 7 Selection Criteria • I have applied for both Faculty exchange programme and HKUWW. Will I get two offers? / How are you going to coordinate the result with OISE? / Would it affect the chance of getting HKUWW offer if I apply for Faculty exchange programme? In the online application of the Faculty exchange programme, we require applicants to provide a list of their top 6 preferred universities combining what they have chosen in the FAEP and HKUWW. We will coordinate the result with OISE according to the list. There will be only one offer to you either from the Faculty or OISE. Arts 7

8 Financial assistance • How much will study abroad cost? The cost varies depending 8 Financial assistance • How much will study abroad cost? The cost varies depending on the location and length of the programme. You are required to pay for the HKU tuition fee while studying overseas. You are also responsible for the airfare, accommodation insurance, local transportation, food and living expense Arts 8

9 Financial assistance • Are there any scholarships available? All successful applicants of HKUWW 9 Financial assistance • Are there any scholarships available? All successful applicants of HKUWW and FAEP with a CGPA, at the semester before their departure, of 3. 0 or more will be eligible to receive a HKUWW scholarship. Destination HKUWW Scholarship per semester (HK$) HKUWW Scholarship per year (HK$) Europe, Americas, 12, 000 South Afica, Japan, Israel 24, 000 Australia, New Zealand 11, 000 22, 000 South Korea 7, 000 14, 000 Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan 5, 500 11, 000 China 4, 000 7, 000 Arts 9

10 Financial assistance • At the Faculty level, there are Run Shaw Scholarship and 10 Financial assistance • At the Faculty level, there are Run Shaw Scholarship and Arts Student Development Fund to support student to study abroad. Details of application will be announced in March 2017. Arts 10

11 Other Financial Assistance • Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students by HKSAR Government 11 Other Financial Assistance • Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students by HKSAR Government – Education Bureau – Mean-tested grant up to HK$15, 000 – Means-tested student financial assistance recipients provided by Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) under Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS) or Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP); OR – Students’ families are the recipients provided by Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) • First-in-the-Family Education Fund (CEDARS) – Usually HK$ 10, 000 – For full-time and full-degree undergraduate – Being the first-generation university students in their families – Low monthly household income and assets Arts 11

12 Credit Transfer • Will study abroad defer graduation? If students plan ahead and 12 Credit Transfer • Will study abroad defer graduation? If students plan ahead and follow the Faculty’s credit transfer guidelines, there is no reason graduation will be delayed. • Is credit transfer easier if I apply for FAEP? Credit transfer procedures are the same for HKUWW and FAEP applicants (applying for HKUWW won’t reduce the chance of credit transfer). For the procedures, please read the credit transfer guidelines: http: //arts. hku. hk/file/upload/2482/credit_transfer_guideline s_20160523. pdf Arts 12

13 Credit Transfer • When do I need to submit the credit transfer application? 13 Credit Transfer • When do I need to submit the credit transfer application? Parts I and II of the credit transfer application form should be submitted to the Arts Faculty Office via email (arts@hku. hk) at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the exchange semester at the host institution. • How many courses should I take at the host institution? You need to take full course load required by the host institution and keep your departments / the Faculty informed about any course changes. Arts 13

Selecting Host Institutions 14 Institution Name Country Exchange places Université de Montréal Canada 4 Selecting Host Institutions 14 Institution Name Country Exchange places Université de Montréal Canada 4 semester places University of Kent UK Leiden University College Utrecht The Netherlands 4 semester places 6 semester places Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Spain 2 semester places Underwood International College Yonsei University Korea 4 semester places University of Johannesburg South Africa 2 semester places Emerson College *New U. S. 4 semester places National Chiao Tung University *New Taiwan 4 semester places National University of Singapore *New Singapore 10 semester places / full year 4 semester places Arts 14

15 Online Application Form • Bulk email to students http: //stu. arts. hku. hk/exchange/index. 15 Online Application Form • Bulk email to students http: //stu. arts. hku. hk/exchange/index. php • Upload Statement of Purpose in doc/docx. format (put your name and uno. on every page • Once submitted, no further changes Arts 15

16 Selection Process Online Application Till 5 pm, Dec 23, 2016 Interviews Mid - 16 Selection Process Online Application Till 5 pm, Dec 23, 2016 Interviews Mid - late Jan 2017 Results Early Feb 2017 Arts 16

17 • • Preparing for the Exchange Interview Show you care Do your homework 17 • • Preparing for the Exchange Interview Show you care Do your homework Make sure your choices make sense Be open and flexible Make a good case Avoid clichés Be yourself Arts 17

18 THANK YOU Contact Us Email: cyrusc@hku. hk Tel: 3917 4984 Faculty of Arts 18 THANK YOU Contact Us Email: cyrusc@hku. hk Tel: 3917 4984 Faculty of Arts Office, Room 405 4/F, Run Shaw Tower Centennial Campus, HKU