Term Time Exchange


Follow these steps to apply for the university-wide, Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or Science Undergraduate Student Exchange Programmes through OAL in the first placement round:

For more details on each step of the application process, please refer to the Application and Policy Manual for the first placement round. To apply for exchange programmes offered through Colleges, Faculties and Departments, please consult them directly.

Important Dates (Revised)

Here are important dates you should keep in mind during the application process. They are for the regular term-time 2020-21 and summer 2020 only:

Application and Selection Schedule for the First Placement Round

The First Placement Round is complete.


Second placement round

No new applications will be accepted. The second placement round is only for applicants of the first placement round who:

  1. were shortlisted in November 2019; and
  2. have indicated to OAL that they wish to join the 2nd placement round by the specified deadline, including those who have received an offer from the 1st placement round. Yet all applicants who join the 2nd placement round must meet the following requirements by the commencement of the 2nd placement round:
    1. have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above; and
    2. their cumulative exchange period within their nominative study period at CUHK does not exceed one academic year, i.e. two regular terms of exchange offered by any CUHK units plus one summer exchange offered by OAL (excluding summer programmes offered by other departments/units.)

Students who give up the offer from OAL in the first placement round are not eligible to join the second placement round unless they can provide documentary evidence for the reason of accepting the offer from their Colleges before the commencement of the OAL second placement round.

Year Date Time Deadline/Activity
2020 Mar 3 (Tue) Eligible students to receive email invitation for joining 2nd placement round from OAL
Mar 5 (Thu) Deadline for joining 2nd placement round
Mar 16 (Mon) 17:00 Announcement of composite score (posted on CUSIS)
Online application form opens for update in CUSIS
Mar 20 (Fri) Announcement of individual appointment time-slots and details
Mar 23 (Mon) –
Mar 27 (Fri)
Individual appointments assigned by OAL for allocation of exchange placement on Zoom
Mar 28 (Sat) –
Mar 30 (Mon)
17:00 Deadline for accepting exchange offer and submitting offer acceptance documents


Through the OAL selection exercise, a student can receive a maximum of one offer for the summer and one offer for the regular term(s) (i.e. first and/or second terms). However, students can only receive a maximum of one offer in each placement round.

The latest information will be available on the OAL website from early October 2019.