THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Location

Hong Kong 

Availability

University-wide
Undergraduates only 


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    The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was founded in 1963, with a mission to combine tradition with modernity to bring together China and the West. The University is ranked 9th in Asia and 46th in the world in the 2020 QS World University Ranking.  
     
    The main campus commands a panoramic view of the Tolo Harbour and is surrounded by large natural reserves. Buildings on campus features a blend of architectural styles from traditional China to modern western styles. With flexible course choices and credit system, exchange students can mix and match courses from eight academic faculties; Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences. CUHK’s School of Management and Economics is AACSB accredited.  
     
    CUHK has a ‘Buddy Programme’ that is designed to help exchange and study-abroad students familiarise themselves with living in Hong Kong, promoting cultural understanding. 

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    Shatin (also spelt Sha Tin) is a city along the Shing Mun River in the Shatin district of East New Territories, Hong Kong S.A.R. The city was founded in 1973 by the New Towns Development Programme of the Hong Kong government.

    Cycling is very popular among the locals and visitors, with a cycle track running along Tolo Highway drawing many occasional and dedicated cyclists at the weekends. The city is well connected with road, railway and air connections.

     

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    • High Island Reservoir East Dam 
    • Man Mo Temple 
    • Po Lin Monastery & Big Buddha 
    • Lai Chi Wo 
    • Victoria Peak 
    • Peak Tram 
    • Hong Kong Museum of History 
    • Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple 
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    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China , is a special administrative region in southern China. It maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of "one country, two systems".

    Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world, with over 7.4 million people living in a 1,104-square-kilometre area. Cantonese, Mandarin and English are the official and most used languages, with a scattering of dialects and other languages also present. As the world's tenth-largest exporter and ninth-largest importer, Hong Kong is one of the world's most significant financial centres and commercial ports. This highly developed territory ranks fourth on the UN Human Development Index.

    The dense nature of the region has been a cause for innovation, making it a centre for modern architecture. Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city, with the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world. Despite the scale of development, this cosmopolitan city also has a surprisingly green side, thanks to zoning laws.

    There is plenty to do and see here. Wander along Victoria Harbour for daily light shows, commute to class via ferry, hike mountains by the sea, shop for cutting edge fashion in massive malls and make your way through night markets. Everything is easily accessible as Hong Kong has some of the best public transportation in the world. There's a lot of history and culture to be found here, as well as the chance to experience the very best of modern living and education.

    Did you know?

    Hong Kong is made up of more than 200 islands which is why it is often necessary to travel over water bodies. Some of these islands are completely uninhabitable and unreachable.

    The Hong Kong Sevens which is a rugby tournament held in March of every year is the largest in the world, with over 28 international teams competing for the prize of $150,000.

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CUHK Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester 1 (SP5)
August to December

Semester 2 (SP2)
January to May


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    Undergraduate Study Areas

    • Accounting
    • Aviation
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Business
    • Communication & Media
    • Creative Industries
    • Creative Writing and Literature
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Science
    • Economics
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Construction
    • Engineering - Biological science
    • Engineering - Electrical/Electronic
    • Engineering - Mechanical/Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics
    • Engineering - Software
    • Engineering - Surveying
    • Engineering and Management
    • Film, TV and Visual Effects
    • Finance
    • History and Global Politics
    • Human Services
    • Information Technology
    • Journalism & Professional Writing
    • Languages
    • Law, Policy and Politics
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
    • Project Management
    • Psychology
    • Science
    • Social Work
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Please see CHUK exchange admission requirement here. Students interested in taking law courses at CUHK must also meet additional entry requirements. 
     
    Courses from the following schools at CHUK are unavailable for exchange. Please see full list of courses unavailable to exchange students here

    • School of Architecture  
    • Postgraduate Business courses 
    • Faculty of Education courses 

    You must have a minimum GPA of 6.0. If your GPA is less than 6.0 please address in your personal statement why you should still be considered for exchange at CUHK. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Complete online application form (click here for application guide) 
    • Statement of purpose (approx. 300 words) 
    • CV  
    • List of courses you intend to take at CUHK  
    • Two academic referees 
    • Accommodation preference 
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    Students are classified as full time when registering for a minimum of 12 credits per semester (students must maintain 12 credits to satisfy the Hong Kong Immigration student visa requirements). 
     
    Students must take 12 Hong Kong credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 14-15 Hong Kong credits for 18 UniSA units. 

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    UniSA students are exempted from meeting language requirements. 

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    Find courses at CUHK

    • Students can select courses from a variety of disciplines to fit their academic interests during their stay at CUHK.  Please refer to our website to learn more about course arrangements here.
    • Business courses at CUHK are extremely competitive.  Students are strongly advised to have flexible study plans.
    • Students interested in taking courses with topics related to China, can consider courses offered by the Contemporary China Studies programme which are taught entirely in English and catered for students who wish to enrich their knowledge in China’s cultural past, modern history and contemporary history. More details can be found at the programme website.
    • Limited law courses are available only to students majoring in Law.  This is a specialized programme so there are many course and quota restrictions. 
    • The teaching timetable is available here.

CUHK Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 14°c to 28°c
Spring/Summer: 20°c to 30°c

Currency
$ Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) 

Local language/s
Cantonese 


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    CUHK does not offer airport pick up. Students will need to make their own way to the campus from Hong Kong International Airport
     
    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here.  

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    Undergraduate students are affiliated with one of the nine residential Colleges.  The Colleges are congenial communities with own hostels, dining halls and other facilities.  Students receive pastoral care and whole-person education through the Colleges.  Exchange students admitted as undergraduates will become members of one of the nine Colleges and accommodated in shared rooms (double or triple) at the hostels managed by either the Colleges or the International House.  The International House is apartment style housing.

    Morningside College, S.H. Ho College, and C.W. Chu College offer mandatory college communal dinners.  Students have dinner together with the College representatives and guests three times per week.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to interact regularly.  An additional meal charge will apply to students affiliated with Morningside College, S.H. Ho College, and C.W. Chu College.

    College assignment is done randomly but modified manually to balance the gender ratio and the distribution of nationalities.  Students will be asked to indicate their housing preference on the online application form – they can rank their choices among (1) College Hostel, (2) College Hostel with mandatory college communal dinners (additional meal charge applies), and (3) International House (I-House).  As there is a mandatory dinner plan with Morningside College, S.H. Ho College, and C.W. Chu College, we hope that students requesting for these three Colleges have a genuine interest to live there.  However, there is no guarantee that students will be assigned to their first preference due to limited quota (unless they are from institutions where a formal exchange agreement is established with a specific College at CUHK). 

    More information can be found here

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to CUHK, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1100 
    Accommodation $1300 per semester 
    Meals/Groceries $800 a month 
    Transportation $95 a month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $1000 a month 

    More information can be found here.

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    You may be eligible to receive additional grants or scholarships to fund your experience. For more information please see the funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     
    The University Health Service at CUHK provides free primary health care and clinical services to all exchange students. Exchange students can arrange additional accidental and medical insurance at their own cost during their stay in Hong Kong to cover their travelling around Asia.  
     
    More information can be found here.  

CUHK Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Hong Kong is available here
 
Hong Kong embassy website can be found here
 
CUHK student visa FAQ is available here.  

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

CUHK Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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CUHK Summer/WINTER school

The CUHK summer programme is fun and academically challenging at the same time, where you can meet new friends from around the world, learn in an open and stimulating classroom, and spend a fun-filled summer exploring a cosmopolitan city.

CUHK International Summer School
Location:
Hong Kong
UniSA Application Deadline:
15th March 2024

Program Dates:
23rd June – 31st July 2024
5 weeks

 

Credit: 
3 HK credits (see credit note below)

Program Fee:
HK$3,800 (Administration & Activities Fee)
**Funding available** (see below)

Mode of delivery: 
In-country
Language of Instruction: 
English
Program Website: CUHK Website
Program Brochure:  CUHK – International Summer School Brochure
Credit Notes:
4 HK credits is equal to 4.5 UniSA units
*Please note: Students can take either one or two 3-credit courses. If one course is chosen, as 3 HK credits is not equivalent to 4.5 UniSA credits, students may also need to submit an additional piece of assessment, a reflective journal, to UniSA

Program Fee Information:
The program fee (base fee) includes:
Program fee: HK$3800 (Administration and Activities)
Accommodation fee: HK$5890
*See here for further information of fee structure

Funding Available:
AUD $3000 New Colombo Plan* grants available for eligible students (limited)
OS-HELP loans are available for eligible students.
Eligibility Criteria:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 

Additional NCP Eligibility Criteria:
Students must be; 
- an Australian citizen
- between 18 and 28 years of age (exceptions apply, contact short.programs@unisa.edu.au for details),
- able to get approval from your Program Director that a minimum of 4.5 units credit will be awarded towards your current program for your overseas study, or be meeting a program requirement,
- undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree

Other Information:
This program is part of student exchange agreement - students stay enrolled at, and pay normal tuition fees, to UniSA.
Exchange places are dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Final credit pre-approval to be determined by your Program Director



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