Postgraduate Student Cultural Exchange Briefing Session 16:00 15 October 2014 14-221 , 14/F, Academic 3 Presented by Dr Mary Pang Associate Dean (College of Business) Postgraduate Student Cultural Exchange • The Programme was started in 2012. • Exchange institutions in 3 continents around the world, partnering with renowned overseas universities. • Established to expose our postgraduate students to MUCH broader cultural learning experiences. Objectives of the Programme •Help you to deepen your understanding, sensitivity and appreciation of cultural diversities, and enhance your intercultural competencies •Broaden your global outlook and knowledge of different economic, political and social systems Destinations North America Europe Pepperdine University United States Copenhagen Business School Denmark University of Victoria Canada EMLYON Business School France McMaster University Canada Asia National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan University of Cape Town South Africa ESCP Europe France WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany European Business School Germany Universiteit Maastricht The Netherlands Academic Aspects • You would be registered as not-for-degree visiting or exchange students in the overseas universities. • You would need to defer your study in CityU for one year and apply for leave of absence. • Study at least 4 courses in your host university. • A schedule of study would be: Full-Time Students Year 1 Semester A – CityU Year 1 Semester B – CityU Year 2 Semester A – Exchange Year 2 Semester B – CityU Part-Time Students Year 1 Semester A - CityU Year 1 Semester B - CityU Year 2 Semester A – Exchange or CityU Year 2 Semester B – Exchange or CityU (Final Semester – CityU) Tuition Fees and Expenditure There will be NO tuition fees paid to CityU or the Partner Institution for the semester of your exchange. Participating students are responsible for all – International Transportation – Room and Board – Health and Travel Insurance – Telephone Costs – Personal Expenses – Entertainment – Books and Related Instructional Materials Minimum requirements You must have: studied one year of your postgraduate programme before commencing the exchange programme. met the English language requirements of the host university (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS Scores) met the admission requirements of the host university (e.g. GPA, language, etc) Selection Criteria We are looking for students with: • Good communication skills • Well-rounded attributes and qualities needed to help you flourish in an overseas environment • Enthusiasm to be an ambassador of CityU/Hong Kong • Good performance in selection interviews Application • All current Year 1 students (Taught Postgraduate Programme) of the College of Business are welcome to apply • Online application is available on the web in November 2014 • Application Period: 1 to 30 November 2014 Application Submit the following documents online before the deadline: A recent passport-sized photo IELTS or TOEFL score report Any other supplementary information which you think would be relevant to your application Reflect deeply in answering the questions in the "Applicant Statement“ Study Plan for your target university Applicant Statement Think and reflect deeply and analytically Understand yourself : Who are you? What are your aspirations, strengths and achievements, areas for development, etc? What do you expect to gain from the experience? Why do you think you are a suitable candidate for the programme? Understand your objectives for studying abroad : why do you want to study abroad and what do you hope to learn? What are your plans? How have you prepared for this experience? Contact Points Ms Angie Cheung Executive Officer College of Business 3442 7411 [email protected] Web Page https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/exchange/ ? ? ?