- How do I apply to partner universities? And when?
For CBS: students in the program will be nominated to CBS before April 15, the same year they go on exchange at CBS. They will then receive instructions on online applications via email. See here for more information: https://www.cbs.dk/en/international-opportunities/international-students/guestexchange-student
For UBC: students will be nominated to UBC before March 15, one year prior to the year they go on exchange. UBC will email them the application details. Please be noted that all application documents should be scanned and combined into one PDF file and sent to the program coordinator at CUHK-Shenzhen. Documents sent to UBC by individuals will not be accepted. See here for more: https://students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/go-global/coming-ubc-study-abroad/coming-ubc-exchange/apply-ubc-exchange
- When do I apply for the visa?
You may start to apply for a visa once you received the acceptance letter (and other visa documents if any) from partner universities. The earliest date to apply for a visa is 3 months before your expected arrival date.
*Students apply for visas on their own. The school does not provide consultation services on the visa application. However, the school will provide some useful tips on visa applications based on the experience of previous cohorts. These tips will be shared with the WeChat group.
*It is extremely difficult to acquire a Canadian visa in Denmark so we strongly suggested that all students apply for both visas while they are in China. There is no report on any difficulty in applying for both visas at the same time.
- Do I need IELTS or TOFEL test results to apply for the exchange?
UBC and CBS exempt CUHK-Shenzhen students from submitting an English language proficiency test result. When submitting the application, the program coordinator at CUHK-Shenzhen will issue the English Proficiency Letter to all students in the programme. You may use it as a substitute for the test result.
*Every year, the China Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to outstanding students of some of our exchange programmes, and TOEFL or IELTS result is a prerequisite for applying for the scholarship.
- What is the maximum credit I can apply for at CBS and UBC?
The maximum amount of courses you could take at both universities is 5. Please be noted that, in principle, CBS only allows exchange students to enroll in a maximum of 4 courses. If you would like to apply for one more course, please email the program coordinator at CUHK-Shenzhen.
- Is it necessary to apply for suspension? When do I apply?
Yes. The latest date to apply for suspension is the last day of the final exam week. One semester prior to your exchange.
- Do I have to clean out my dormitory before I go abroad?
Yes, it is one of the processes in application for suspension. You may start to clean out your room after applying for suspension.
- Do I live in the same room when I come back?
No. The university will re-allocate rooms for exchange students. If you’d like to live in the same room, please file an application to the college office. For more details, please consult your college tutor.
- Is it necessary to buy insurance?
Yes. Insurance is compulsory to exchange students. At UBC, all exchange students will be added to their health insurance list automatically when admitted. The price for less than 6 months of exchange is 252 CAD. Please pay attention to the email from CBS to know more about their insurance policy.
9. Where can I get information about credit transfer?
You can get information about credit transfer on Blackboard. Following the step: “My course”-“SME UG”-“Content”-“Credit Transfer”. The documents in this folder are very important and useful. Please read carefully before you apply. If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.