Offshore WIE Sponsorship (OWS) AY 2016/17
Please refer to the link https://www2.polyu.edu.hk/caps/sponsorship-for-offshore-placements/offshore-wie-sponsorship-ows for more details.
To encourage more students to take on a meaningful offshore WIE placement, the University is providing higher sponsorship and greater incentives for Offshre WIE Sponsorship (OWS) in Academic Year 2016/17. There are three types of sponsorship offered:
- A Basic Sponsorship will be provided for eligible students to help support part of the costs incurred based on the principle of shared responsibilities.
Different levels of sponsorship will be granted based on the internship destination and duration.
- A WIE Learning Incentive will be provided for students who have demonstrated positive learning outcomes through clear articulation of learning gains, and achievement of WIE requirements as specified by host department.
- A Hardship Allowance to support students with proven financial difficulties.
It is used to cover part of the expenses incurred during an endorsed/ approved OWS placement by CAPS.
Only successful OWS applicants of "Basic Sponsorship"/ "WIE Learning Incentive" will receive a separate invitation email from CAPS.
Further detail about OWS (e.g. eligibility, maximum sponsorship amount, etc.) can be found in the Sponsorship for Offshore Placements page of the CAPS website. Be sure to read the information before applying.
^ PolyU CAPS reserves the rights to adjust the OWS arrangements/ calculations/ amounts granted based on budget availability.
Student who has applied for OWS is required to provide a valid travel insurance receipt for the WIE placement h/she is applying prior to commencement of the associated WIE placement.
Failure to do so may result in rejection of the OWS application by CAPS.
Application Procedure (2016/17)
To apply for OWS, there is no separate application form to submit besides the WIE Application Form of where a CheckBox for indicating whether student is interested in applying for Offshore WIE Sponsorshp (OWS).
1st round: 31 Mar 2017
2nd round: 12 May 2017
final round: 23 Jun 2017
*** Students should submit 3-weeks' prior to the commencement of the placement. ***
^ Taking into consideration that students may need to pre-pay part of the expenses from placements (i.e. travel insurance/ passage/ accommodation charges), the CAPS will release Advance OWS to eligible applicants prior to departure, it depends on approval status of each application.
Will be announced via email