||Hong Kong, China
||Autumn Semester / Academic Year
||20 - 24 UW credits per semester
||Junior standing or above by time of departure;
min. 3.0 GPA
||Instruction in English, Cantonese, Mandarin
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|Priority Application Deadline
||January 15 (Autumn Semester / Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester)
||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.
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.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in this exchange program must be of junior standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
20 - 24 UW credits per semester
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 about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
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
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
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 UW Study Abroad Office administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. In most cases, you pay housing fees directly to the host institution or housing facility. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
- A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
- You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
- Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
- Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
- Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at email@example.com to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
- Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
- Visit the Finances section of our website.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The $700 UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
- Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.