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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: Chinese (Mandarin), English
Minimum GPA: 3.00 Field of Study: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Art History, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film and New Media, Finance, French, Geography, German, History, Humanities, Information Systems, International Business, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainability, Television, Women's Studies
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:

University Profile
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a leading comprehensive research university. With its emphasis on bilingualism and general education, unique collegiate life, and a spacious and green campus, CUHK is a top choice for students wishing to study in East Asia. It is made up of nine constituent colleges. As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK is a university that is as firmly rooted in Chinese culture as it is positioned in modern society. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an expansive alumni network.

Language Notes
Classes are taught in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Knowledge of Chinese is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Academic Notes
 A large selection of courses offered in English vary from year to year. There are course offerings in contemporary China studies and Hong Kong studies, which are recommended. CUHK welcomes many foreign students each year to its International Asian Studies Program (IASP) and Chinese Language Center (CLC), which offer English-taught Asian studies and Chinese language courses respectively.

Most undergraduate exchange students can take a maximum of 6 units of Chinese Proficiency courses (2 courses) in each term without paying additional tuition fees (postgraduates need to pay tuition for taking Chinese Proficiency courses).

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION: You must have completed at least two academic terms of university studies and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for consideration, however, application with a slightly lower GPA will be carefully assessed.

GRADUATE ADMISSION: You must have obtained a recognized bachelor's degree or the equivalent and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for consideration, however, applications with a slightly lower GPA will be carefully assessed.
not available to exchange students. 

Visit CUHK's Course Information webpage for information regarding which courses you can take, where to locate the courses (CUHK's Timetable) and the course selection process. Note the courses that are unavailable to exchange students.

**For Fowler College of Business students: Course articulation is provided by the College for course equivalents. Please note that Business courses are not guaranteed and students must remain flexible in their course choices.

Note: At CUHK, SDSU considers courses that are level 2000+ to be upper division. 
Program Dates
The general dates for the program are:

Fall semester: Late August - late December (NOTE: leaving early for the holidays is not allowed)
Spring semester: Early January - mid-May
Academic Year: Late August - mid-May
Housing and Meals
Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms in college managed hostels with local roommates. Sharing a room with a local student will help students settle in at CUHK and immerse into the Chinese culture. On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, additional application is not required.

Amenities in student hostels include the following: modestly furnished bedrooms, air-conditioning, high-speed internet access in each room, laundry facilities, shared kitchen with basic facilities, shared bathrooms on each floor, and common rooms with televisions. Postgraduates will be housed in a single room at the Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall but subject to room availability. 

Please visit CUHK's Accommodation webpage for more information regarding housing while studying at CUHK.

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP) for their program abroad. The insurance charge which will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.

Aside from the care provided through the mandatory insurance coverage, the University Health Service at CUHK provides free primary health care facilities and clinical services to all exchange students. Basic medication is free. More information about health services at CUHK are on CUHK's Health and Insurance webpage.

Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.

Once you are accepted into the Exchange program at CUHK, you will apply for a student visa through the CUHK Office of Academic Links (OAL), a local sponsor, before going to Hong Kong. More information is available on CUHK's Student Visa webpage.

For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA