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Chinese University of Hong Kong

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


The second oldest university in Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a leading comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity and to bring together China and the West. Overlooking the scenic Tolo Harbour, there are 61 departments under the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. Currently, the university has over 19,000 students undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. (Source: Chinese University of Hong Kong Fact Sheet 2017-18)

Academic Details:

CUHK offers a very large selection of courses taught in English. The Yale-China Chinese Language Centre (CLC) offers Cantonese and Putonghua courses at all levels. Most undergraduate exchange students can take a maximum of 6 units (2 courses) in each term without paying additional tuition fees. Postgraduate exchange students need to pay tuition for taking Chinese proficiency courses.

At CUHK, the minimum course load is 9 units (3 courses) per term, and the maximum is 18 units (6 courses) per term. The average course load for exchange students is 4 courses per term. Most 3-unit courses are composed of 3 hours of lecture or 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of tutorial per week. Assessment may include any one or a combination of the following: attendance, class work, written work, laboratory work, field work, research papers, tests, examinations, and any other assessment. (Source: Chinese University of Hong Kong Fact Sheet 2017-18)

CUHK is AACSB-accredited and a good fit for undergraduate Business students looking to study abroad at one of the top universities in Asia. Please note that while MBA students may also participate in this exchange, CUHK’s MBA program is considered a professional program and, thus, its courses are generally not open to exchange students. MBA exchange students may be able to take one MBA course, however, this is not guaranteed. MBA exchange students also do not have access to undergraduate business courses, so it is likely that if you are an MBA exchange student studying at CUHK, the majority of your courses will need to be non-business courses. For more information, please speak with a MIX Advisor.

Housing Details:

Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms. Living with local students will ease the transition to a new environment and immersion into the Chinese culture. On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, so additional application is not required. (Source: Chinese University of Hong Kong Fact Sheet 2017-18)


  • Sophomore standing
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

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