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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Calendar Year,
Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Split Year (2 sems),
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Exchange Places Available:
Many places available
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Academic Requirement:
65% Weighted Average, Completion of 18 points
Duration: Up to Two Semesters Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Languages: English
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Program Type:
Exchange Program
UWA credit awarded on successful completion: 24 Points, 48 Points Disciplines Available: Accounting, Agricultural Science, Anthropology and Sociology, Architecture, Arts, Asian Studies, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Botany, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication and Media Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Science, English and Cultural Studies, Environmental Science, Exercise and Health, Finance, Fine Arts, French Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology and Immunology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Population Health, Psychology, Science, Social and Applied Psychology, Social Work, Sport Science
Program Description:
Program Description:
Restrictions to UWA exchange students
  • Faculty of Medicine and Education courses not available
  • Faculty of Law courses are reserved for Law majors only
  • Architecture studio courses are not available
  • Courses with prefix:GECC, GEJC, GEMC, GESH, GEUC, PHED (except for those with an X after the course number) are not available
  • Student oriented teaching courses, i.e. courses with course number beginning with ‘0’, are not available
  • FINA courses under MSc in Finance Programme offered by the Department of Finance are not available
  • MEDN courses offered by the School of Life Sciences are not available
  • Courses in the Faculty of Business Administration are quite popular. Please ensure you have back options available
Undergraduate, Australian citizen students will be eligible to apply for a scholarship of AUD$5000 from the New Colombo Plan Mobility if successful with their application for a Chinese university.

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About Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a leading comprehensive research university. It has a total of 61 departments under the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. Currently, it has approximately 21,000 students undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
Conway spent a year abroad at CUHK, check out her blog to see what it was like!

Chinese Language Courses
The Yale-China Chinese Language Centre is one of the largest centres of its kind worldwide. The Centre offers Chinese language courses at all levels. Undergraduate students can take up to 6 units of Chinese language courses per term. More than 6 units will require extra fees.

International Asian Studies Program
If you are intrigued by the study of Chinese culture and Hong Kong society, you may take one of the introductory courses. If you seek a more in depth study of Asia, you can consider taking upper level courses. Here are some examples of units available:
  • China on Screen
  • China's Culture Past
  • Critical Cultural History of China
  • Social Issues and Problems in Contemporary China
  • Selected Topics in Contemporary China Studies
  • Selected Topics in Chinese Language and Culture
Semester Dates
UWA semester 1: CUHK Spring Term (Early January - Late May)
UWA semester 2:CUHK  Fall Term (Early September - Late December)

Summer School also available. See here for details.
See the course catalogue here. 

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong with a college system. The constituent Colleges are: Chung Chi College, New Asia College, United College, Shaw College, Morningside College, S.H. Ho College, Lee Woo Sing College, C.W. Chu College and Wu Yee Sun College. Each undergraduate student is associated with one of the nine Colleges. The Colleges are responsible for informal learning, and for academic and cultural immersion for students. CUHK is committed to general education and whole-person development.

Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms in college managed hostels. Living with local students will help students with the transition to a new environment and immerse into the Chinese culture. On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, additional application is not required. Each room is equipped with highspeed internet access.
 See here for more information.

See the campus map here.

Cost of Living
There is often the misconception that studying at CUHK is expensive. In fact, living on-campus at CUHK is extremely affordable as student accommodation and various facilities are heavily subsidized by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Things to Do
A variety of cultural programs are organised throughout the semester, such as orientation, Hong Kong city tour, field trips to famous attractions, Teaching-in-China Program, Teaching-in-Hong Kong Program, Tai Chi/Kung Fu Classes etc.
Hong Kong is a central hub for travel. Most places in Asia are easily accessible and weekend trips all around the area are very popular.

How to apply
 Include this university as a preference in your Student Exchange Program application.


The Australian Government has developed the Add China Toolkit to as an additional resource for students interested in studying in China. Read through for helpful tips about a Chinese study experience!

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