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Coordinator: Prof Ming-Yen Cheng

  • Read carefully the application procedure as outlined in
  • Transfer of Units for Major Core/ Major Elective Courses
    1. Before submitting the completed application form
      1. Download the detailed syllabus of the course(s) you plan to take abroad (e.g. Introductory Linear Algebra from Swansea University) and check that there are at least 39 contact hours for each course.
      2. Find an equivalent course at HKBU for which you would like to have your credits transferred (e.g. MATH2207 Linear Algebra).
      3. Consult the course instructor (e.g. instructor of MATH2207 Linear Algebra) with the detailed syllabus to determine whether the courses are equivalent based on his/her professional knowledge.
      4. Find program advisor to comment on your study plan.
      (Noted: There is no guarantee of success because it also depends on the approval of AR)
    2. After returning to HKBU
      • Complete the application form provided here
  • For further information about the host institutions, please consult the International Office.


Studies in Statistics @SFU

An additional exchange opportunity to Canada

This year, we are continuing our existing collaboration with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada to offer students an exchange opportunity in the coming September. Different from the standard IO exchange program, this is a two-semester exchange, and at the end you will get a “Studies in Statistics” letter from the dean at SFU to recognize your schoolwork.

Students currently in Year 2 or 3 may apply.

Financial support:
The department will provide the same support as the International Office, i.e., tuition and partial support for airfare and living expenses. On-campus housing is available, but the student is expected to pay the rent.

Applications and deadline:
A complete application consisting of

  • A current transcript, and
  • A letter of intent by the applicant stating the motivation of the applicant to participate in the program (1 page maximum)
should be submitted to the Math General Office on or before 20 March 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview within two weeks. Successful applicants will need to satisfy the SFU English-language requirement before starting their exchange.

Course Requirements for "Studies in Statistics":
Participants should complete MATH3805 Regression Analysis, or take STAT 350 in their first semester at SFU. (N.B. All STAT xxx courses refer to courses offered at SFU.)

  • STAT 350 Linear Models in Statistics
    Develops an understanding of the theory and application of linear regression, the most widely used statistical modeling tool.
In addition, participants are required to complete 18 units of Statistics courses, for example
  • STAT 341/342 Introduction to Statistical Computing and Exploratory Data Analysis (R/SAS)
  • STAT 410 Statistical Analysis of Sample Surveys
    Develops the standard techniques for conducting and analyzing efficient sample surveys.
  • STAT 445 Applied Multivariate Analysis
    Introduction to principal components, cluster analysis, and other commonly used multivariate techniques
  • STAT 450 Statistical Theory
    Discusses statistical theory that is particularly important for developing new inference techniques and for preparing for graduate work in Statistics.
  • STAT 475 Applied Discrete Data Analysis
    Introduction to standard methodology for analyzing categorical data including chi-squared tests for two- and multi-way contingency tables, logistic regression, and log-linear (Poisson) regression
  • STAT 485 Applied Time Series Analysis
    Introduction to linear time series analysts including moving average, autoregressive and ARIMA models, estimation, data analysis, forecasting errors and confidence intervals, conditional and unconditional models, and seasonal models
Additional information (subject to course offering) may be found at

Credit Transfer:
Participants may take up to a total of 30 credits during his or her stay at SFU. Successfully completed STAT and MATH courses (i.e., with a grade of C or better) may have their units transferred back to HKBU as equivalent courses in Mathematics. Any remaining courses taken at SFU may be eligible for credit transfer, as per the standard transfer procedure.


PIMS-SFU Undergraduate Summer School: Scientific Computing on Curved Surfaces

Department has secured a few seats in this summer school. We invite motivated undergraduate students with an interest in mathematical modelling and scientific computing to apply. A suitable applicant must have successfully completed

  • MATH2205 Multivariate Calculus
  • MATH3405 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH3206 Numerical Methods I
and should be able to demonstrate mathematical maturity as evidenced by performance in higher math courses, or by past research projects.

Short description:

The PIMS-SFU Undergraduate Summer School on Scientific Computing on Curved Surfaces is an intensive four week program for Canadian and international undergraduate students. The core of the program is a course which provides an introduction to continuum models on curved surfaces, and the numerical solution of the corresponding partial differential equations. Working groups will be formed to solve problems by building mathematical models and then applying and modifying numerical software.

Financial supports
  • HK$7,000 to each student from Dr Lo Tai Chin’s donation*
  • Accommodation from PIMS-SFU
Transfer credit
  • Nil
  • 05 December 2016, Monday
A complete application consists of
  • A current transcript and
  • A letter of intent by the applicant stating the motivation of the applicant to participate in the program (1 page maximum)
should be submitted to the math general office. An interview will be arranged within the week.


* The financial support will be provided by the Faculty to the students in a reimbursement basis by cheque after they returned to Hong Kong, provided that the students fulfill the following requirements. Should students fail to meet the requirements, the Faculty reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship:

  1. The students are required to submit the following documents:
    1. A self-reflection report (no less than 500 words) with appropriate acknowledgement to the sponsor - Dr Lo Tai Chin;
    2. A set of supporting documents (including but not limited to details of courses taken and results with official record, certificate on completion of the summer school, GPA scale of the overseas University, summary of financial expenses, tuition fee receipt of the overseas University, etc.); and
    3. 3 photos for the study abroad
    The self-reflection report and the supporting documents have to be sent to the Dean's Office after endorsement of Department Head on or before 24 Jul 2017 (Mon) (one month upon return to Hong Kong), while the photos should be sent to Dr. Ling by email. The students may be required to make a presentation to other students.
  2. Students are required to attain at least Grade B- on each course and to have an average B of all courses taken abroad. In case the partner overseas University uses numeric grading system, grateful if your department could get the equivalent numeric marks to B and B- respectively from the partner University. Please ensure that students are aware of the above requirements.




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