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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year (A/W/Sp) 2019-2020 01/15/2019 01/16/2019 TBA TBA
Autumn Semester 2019 01/15/2019 01/16/2019 TBA TBA
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2020 01/15/2019 01/16/2019 TBA TBA
Program Information:
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  Location  Hong Kong, China
 Autumn Semester / Academic Year
 Spring Semester
  Credits   20-24 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility   Junior standing or above by time of  
  departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language  Instruction in English, Cantonese, Mandarin
  Adviser  Shannon Quinn |
 Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
 Spring Semester priority deadline
 May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General   The CUHK exchange is geared to students
  who want to choose from a wide variety of
  courses taught in English, Cantonese and
  Mandarin and fully immerse themselves in the
  culture of Chinese society and student life.
  Participants need a high level of maturity
  and independence.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was founded in 1963 and has a population of 19,000 students. The University's liaison with the world of learning facilitates cross-fertilization of Chinese and Western academic and cultural traditions. The University maintains relations with a large number of academic institutions. Since the first student exchange program in 1965, CUHK has continued to receive students from over 180 academic institutions worldwide. The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the second oldest of the eight universities in Hong Kong; it is also the only collegiate university in Hong Kong. The CUHK main campus, the biggest campus in Hong Kong, is located at Ma Liu Shui, Sha Tin, occupying a total area of 1.344 square kilometers.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the official Chinese name of Hong Kong, is not considered part of mainland China and operates under "one country, two systems" of government. The outcome of this arrangement is that Hong Kong maintains significant autonomy from China's central government in Beijing. It has also allowed Hong Kong to maintain a capitalist economic system. Hong Kong has a population of 7 million.


Both English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) are used as languages of instruction at the CUHK. Undergraduate or Graduate students may choose from many courses that are taught in English, or take Cantonese and Mandarin classes to satisfy language requirements. With more than 280 programs of study at CUHK, students can tailor-make their study programs to meet their academic and personal needs. Students can further their major or minor studies by taking courses from the faculties, explore a completely new discipline, or concentrate on language and cultural studies. Further information about this program.


You can begin your search for courses right here.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges



Students are responsible for securing and funding their own housing in Hong Kong but are encouraged to apply for the university's on-campus accommodations. Approximately 40 percent of CUHK's undergraduate students live on campus. There are altogether 21 undergraduate dormitories that constitute the four Colleges. The four Colleges manage the dormitories under local regulations that differ from dorm to dorm. Students share a double or triple occupancy room with local students who have expressed special interest in sharing a room with a foreign roommate.

Further Housing Information

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.

Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

Chinese University of Hong Kong Exchange.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email