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Information for Applying for Exchange Programs

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Information for Applying to Exchange Programs

Exchanges are a great way for students to gain international experience in their degree program. For 2015-2016 Peking University HSBC Business School students have the opportunity to apply for an exchange at the following universities:
Aarhus University School of Business and Social Science
ALBA Graduate Business School
Bahcesehir University
BI Norwegian Business School
Catolica Lisbon School of Business & Economics
Charles University in Prague
The College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS)
Copenhagen Business School
Drexel University, LeBow College of Business
EBS Universitat Business School
Ecole Polytechnique
EDC Paris Business School
ESCA Ecole de Management
ESSCA, School of Management-ANGERS
ESSCA, School of Management-PARIS
ESSCA, School of Management-BUDAPEST
FEP, School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto
Freie Universitat Berlin, School of Business and Economics
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Humbolt Universitat zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics
ISCTE Business School, Inst. Univ. of Lisbon
ISG-Institut Superieur De Gestion
ISM International School of Management GmbH
LEPL-Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Leuphana University of Lueneburg
Louvain School of Management, Universite Catholique de Louvain
Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
Mahidol University
Management & Science University, Faculty of Business
Nova School of Business and Economics
University of Munster, Munster School of Business & Econ (MSBE)
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Prasetiya Mulya Business School
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Stockholm Business School
TUM School of Management
University of St. Gallen
Universidad de las Pueblas UDLAP
Universum College, Business and Management Dept.
University of Cologne, Faculty of Mgt, Econ and Social Sciences
Cologne International Summer University
University of Groningnen
University of Johannesburg
University of Milan, Department of Economics, MGT, and Quant. Methods (Italy)
University of North Florida
University of Scranton
University of Tampere, School of Management
University of Western Australia
University of Western Sydney
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Upper Iowa University
Uppsala University
Willamette University

In order to participate in any of these programs you must first apply and be accepted by PHBS.  Do not apply to the specific university until after notification from PHBS that you have been nominated. Upon notification you will complete the specific application requirements for the university you have applied to.

To apply to PHBS to participate in our exchanges:

    1. Research the options available to you.  We have a growing number of exchange partners in a variety of countries.  Research the courses offered by the school and the admission requirements to determine its suitability. Some schools only offer certain classes in specific semesters. Also research the cost of living in the countries.  Remember that you will be responsible for all costs when living in the host country and should have the ability to cover the costs. Also, pay attention to the dates of the semesters and be cautious of any overlap. When choosing which school you wish to apply to take some time to research the culture of the host country and the culture of the school. The experience at every school will be different and you should prepare yourself for what kinds of things to expect within the school and the host culture. Be sure to prepare a TOEFL or IELTS exam if the school you want to go to requires this for proof of English. 

    2. Complete the online application form found under the exchange tab in the PKUSZ portal website. Notifications about deadlines will be sent out when the system is opened for application. 

    3. Determine what courses you will take at the host university.  After nomination, complete the course approval process using the course approval form found here.

    4. Prepare for the process of applying to the host university by preparing documents such as: passport, passport photos, diploma (with English translation), and current academic transcript (with English translation).  Find out what the application process is for the university you have applied to so that you will be prepared. Some of our partners require TOEFL or IELTS scores; research whether or not you will need to be prepared to submit these scores.  Do not apply to the host university until given instructions to do so.

Students participating in an exchange will need to be prepared to go through visa procedures within the recommended amount of time for the specific country they are studying in.  The exchange university will assist in necessary paperwork for the visa, but students need to research the process and are responsible for following through with the process.

After receiving a nomination to participate in an exchange program, begin the following processes: (Note: Please do not contact the university directly until PHBS has directly put you in contact with the university. For all questions please direct them to the PHBS exchange coordinator first.)

    1. Apply to the host university if instructed to do so. Be sure to complete the process in the appropriate amount of time or it may prevent you from attending.

    2. Begin the application process for a visa to the country you will be going to.  Be sure to check if there are other required documents that you need to get, i.e. Nuffic Certificate for Maastricht University.  Be sure to begin this process early and follow through quickly or it may delay or prevent you from participating.  It is the student’s responsibility to take care of the visa.

    3. Complete all the necessary logistical matters for attending the school, e.g. plane tickets, housing, etc.  Students are responsible to for making sure they are informed of when they should arrive to the host school, and of all necessary information they need to begin their studies.

When it is time to return to PHBS you must be sure to request an official transcript from the exchange university along with a grade conversion scale and have it mailed to the PHBS office.  The address is:

PHBS Administrative Office, Room 114
Peking University HSBC Business School
University Town, Nanshan District
Shenzhen 518055, China