Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), founded in 1949, has developed into a comprehensive research university with offerings in English, Cantonese, and Putonghua (Mandarin). The beautiful 331-acre campus overlooking Tolo Harbour is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. It houses a range of facilities essential for an all-round campus experience, such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, water sports center and gymnasiums. Hong Kong is a global metropolitan and international financial center, which has a highly developed capitalist economy. Beginning as a trading port, Hong Kong became a crown colony of the United Kingdom in 1842, reclassified as a British dependent territory in 1983, and remained so until the transfer of its sovereignty to China in 1997. As part of the “one country, two systems” policy, Hong Kong continues to maintain its own currency, legal system, political system, immigration control, rule of the road and other aspects that concern its way of life, many of which are distinct from those of mainland China. With a population of 7 million people but land area of 428 sq mi, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
- Students must have completed at least 2 full semesters at Syracuse University before applying
- No language requirement
Fall Semester: early September to late December
Spring Semester: early January to late May
Students take a full semester of courses alongside other international and Chinese students. Students may enroll in all courses where they meet the Host Institution’s prerequisites and language proficiency requirements, with the exception of professional courses offered at CUHK by the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, the MBA Programs, and Putonghua/Cantonese courses designated for degree candidates.
A typical course load is four courses although it is possible to take five courses. Grades from CUHK will be posted to your academic record and factored into your overall GPA at SU.
For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, SU Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.
On-campus housing is available through CUHK. Students can live in dormitories with one or two CUHK students who have expressed interest in living with a visiting (non-CUHK) student. Amenities include modest furnishings, WiFi, air conditioning, laundry, shared kitchens, shared bathrooms, and a common room. There are tutors in the buildings who organize activities among students.
All U.S. Citizens and most non-U.S. citizens are required to have a student visa for their semester in Hong Kong. CUHK will provide assistance with the visa application process.
You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work study. Besides tuition, you will also be charged a program fee which covers pre-departure meetings, International Travel insurance, orientation abroad, Hong Kong study visa processing, CUHK administrative fee, International Student ID card and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged.
For the program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here: Chinese U. HKG Budget 14-15.pdf
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Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and CUHK application.
Chinese University of Hong Kong (to be completed after approval and nomination from Syracuse Abroad)
- Complete CUHK application. Check the CUHK website for the application deadline.
- Follow instructions from CUHK for supplemental documents
Chinese University of Hong Kong - Study at CUHK