Student Exchange Programmes

Student exchange can be a life-changing experience. To develop students’ global outlook and broaden their perspectives, the Department regularly secure exchange programmes for students. Our students spend between two and six months at different universities to experience new cultures, expand vision, make new friends from around the world and develop social skills that are beneficial to their future career success.

In recent years, the Department has offered exchange opportunities in a range of countries, including the USA, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.


The University of Maryland at College Park, USA - MA Mingyu

"UMD has a very strong Computer Science department in the USA, their courses for students are well prepared. The study experience here inspired me to do further research on data science and encouraged me to increase my ability in programming. I also had a deeper understanding of the culture of the US. The most impressive is that Americans are confident about their opinion and they would like to follow their hearts."


University of Central Florida, USA - TUNG Cheung Leong

"The international exchange experience helped me confirm my passion for computer science research. I met a lot of friendly students and teaching staff during the exchange period; they broadened my horizons about career and future plan. The USA is a country with a very diverse population. People of different races are living together happily."


University of Cincinnati, USA - LEUNG Shek Hin

“Students at UC were enthusiastic and friendly. We studied and had fun together, and supported each other. During spring break, we even went to Chicago for a short yet exciting trip.”


McGill University, Canada - SIU Lok Man

“I joined the welcoming event held by the international student department and met a lot of new friends there. Newcomers can attend sharing sessions and learn from senior year students about their tips and learning experience in McGill.”


University of New Brunswick, Canada - CHIANG Pin Huey

“In UNB, I met people from many different countries. We exchanged our own culture and travelled together to experience Canadian culture. I also participated in a lot of winter activities that I would never experience in my home town like snowshoeing and ice skating on a frozen river.”


Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic - KONG Yu Ching

"I participated in various activities held by the International Student Club, including orientation week, buddy program, language courses, InteGREAT parties and trips. My buddy, Marek, is a Czech guy. He was friendly and helped me a lot to integrate my life in Prague."


Technical University of Denmark, Denmark - GU Jinshan

“The exchange experience in Denmark has inspired me a lot in many aspects. I realised that it is important to be open-minded and respect others’ customs. During the exchange period, I collaborated with people from different countries. The experience benefits my career because nowadays many projects and research works require international cooperation.”


Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria - TSE Yan Ting

"Living and studying in another country is full of challenges but also chances. I was given the chances to plan before I went. I was given the chances to solve problems alone. I was given the chances to experience the differences. Most importantly, I was given the chances to face challenges which help my personal growth."


Pforzheim University, Germany - YIP Kai Yan

"Venturing out of hometown to Germany places me in a new studying environment. By interacting and communicating with foreign students and people from all walks of life, inspire me to work toward changes and various situations. I can look into an issue from various perspectives due to the different background and culture of students."


GE4: Tampere University of Technology, Finland - KWEE Cheuk Yan

“After finishing my exchange study in Finland, I think it is a must-try activity in our 4-year university life. I gained a lot of new and valuable experiences. Stepping out of comfort zone and taking on a new challenge is an important mission in the university life. Breaking own mould can make us stronger and more confident to reach higher levels in our professional and personal life.” 


Lund University, Sweden - HO Bianca Yan Ting

"During October, workload started to get heavier. So, I stayed in Lund for the whole month to prepare for classes and assignments. After the exams, I visited Prague and Vienna by myself. This experience was great and this trip is still my favourite one because travelling on my own made me strong and independent."


The University of Queensland, Australia - WU Yuanlin

"I have learned a great deal about how to live alone, how to organize my time and go out of my comfort zone to meet new friends, and how to get along with people with different culture and beliefs. Aussies are friendly to people as well as to nature. Though I met many unexpected difficulties, I also received a lot of help. My exchange experience, with no doubt, is unforgettable."


Swinburne University of Technology, Australia - HO Hau Chuen

"I believe that the impact of the exchange experience can reach far beyond the time I spend abroad, which can enable me to keep gaining knowledge of a diversity of values, beliefs and I can practice in my real life. For me, the most important thing I learned is that never afraid of trying new things, or you will regret not trying."


Peking University, China - WONG Ka Ho

"I think the study environment is very good at Peking University. It is because it is difficult to find a seat when you late in the lesson. They usually arrive at the class thirty minutes earlier. Also, students at Peking University are willing to ask questions. When professors ask questions and many students will raise their hands to answer. I am so impressed by their attitude to their study."


University of Tsukuba, Japan - CHENG Ka Shing Dick

"One of my unforgettable memory is travelling to Mount Tsukuba. Environmental protection is very great. The roads are well handled. Even I used more than two hours to go to the peak, the landscape along the way made me forgot the tiredness. This is really a rare experience."


Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea - WU Vincent Wei Can

"It was a good experience to join the exchange programme because I could meet new friends from other countries, travel and know other culture and the teaching method of other universities. I realized that every university has its own style on the exam, assignment and other academic issues."


National University of Singapore, Singapore - WAN Xiaoge

"This opportunity of studying abroad has somehow changed my plan of future life and career. After I met my “Marketing in a Digital Age” teacher in NUS, who is a full-time Google sales but part-time teacher of NUS, I felt that maybe I should work for different companies in different countries and experience as much as possible when I am still young."


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - LI Ruowei

The study at NTU was challenging and rewarding. Though I am a computing student, I had the opportunity to try out some of the business courses at NTU. The lecturers were well-experienced businessmen from large companies and also very good at delivering lectures. I would say that the 6-week exchange was definitely meaningful and full of memories.”


National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan - LEUNG Ming Yuk

"During this exchange journey, I gained a lot. Firstly, it is the knowledge from the courses that I studied in NTUST, all the practical knowledge in computing can equip me for my next year's final year study and my capstone project. Secondly, I gained a friendship. I met more than 30 exchange students who come from different countries."