The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship is open to eligible applicants applying to go on exchange to this institution in Semester 2, 2017. Apply now!

Chinese University of Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong


Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (First Term/Fall Term): (Orientation: end of August) September - December
Semester 2 (Second Term/Spring Term): January - May

Program Dates Calendar

Language of instruction: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Full time load equivalent:

15 units (5 courses) per semester

Important: More than 50% of the units (at least 3 courses) have to be chosen from     ONE single faculty/department.

Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Humanities & Social Sciences:

Chinese Language & Literature
Japanese Studies
Culture & Religion Studies
Fine Arts
Geography & Resource
Government & Public Administration
Journalism & Communication
Social Work

Science & Health Sciences:

Chinese Medicine
Environmental Science
Geography & Resource Management
Cell & Molecular Biology
Food & Nutritional Sciences
Molecular Biotechnology
Risk Management Science


Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Information Engineering
Mechanical & Automation Engineering
Systems Engineering & Engineering Management

Business & Law:

Hotel & Tourism Management
Law* (See restrictions below)
Decision Sciences 
Government & Public Administration
Managerial Economics 

These courses also available:

  • IASP courses
  • Mandarin - students can enrol in up to 6 credits of Chinese language courses. Search in the course catalogue using the Course Subject code CPTH or refer to this 2016/17 course list

Course Catalogue

Click here for a list of courses NOT OPEN to exchange students 

Courses offered by the Faculties of Business Administration and Law are very popular. Students must be very flexible in their course selection. 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Please see course restrictions listed under CUHK's Course information here

Faculty of Medicine, School of Architecture, most Faculty of Education, business administration, Master of Accountancy, Master in Finance and Master in Marketing courses are not available

Approximate living expenses:

HK $35,325 per semester
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Once accepted and prior to arrival, students will need to pay a visa application fee, an administration fee and a refundable hostel depsoit. Download the latest fee table here

Cost of living breakdown: scroll down to Living Costs

Additional information:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 required to be eligible for exchange to CUHK.

Undergraduate exchange only

Single-semester exchange only

*CUHK LAWS courses are restricted to Law majors. Students must be currently enrolled in a Law program at UQ, have a cumulative GPA of 5.25 or above and have not failed any courses at UQ. Click here  for information regarding Law courses. Click here for a list of LAWS courses not available to exchange students. 


All CUHK undergraduate students are affiliated with one of the nine Colleges. The Colleges are responsibile for general education and whole-person development. The Colleges offer accommodation, informal learning, and academic and cultural immersion to students.


Information Sheet 2017-18
CUHK Business School Information Sheet 2017/18




Video: Aussies @ CUHK 

The Yale-China Chinese Language Centre (CLC) offers Cantonese and Mandarin (Putonghua) courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Most undergraduate exchange students can take a maximum of 6 units of Chinese Language courses (2 courses) in each term without paying additional tuition fees.

Check out Study HK for more student information in Hong Kong


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