The June to August 2021, Chinese University of Hong Kong  (CUHK) Summer Program will be offered virtually.

* This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation. No special considerations will be extended to any successful applicant if an approved experience coincides with the commencement of Semester Two studies at UQ. We strongly recommend you consider the time zone differences prior to application. Class times are listed on individual course descriptions.

The CUHK Summer Program is a five-week programme commencing in late June that allows you to enrol in up to two 3-credit courses. 

Academic courses are accompanied by a slew of exciting virtual cultural activities ranging from city tours, cooking classes to heritage walks.  This year CUHK will be recreating many of the popular ISS cultural activities virtually, and they will be specifically designed to promote interaction among participants.

This year, CUHK are offering 14 content courses in four academic areas taught by outstanding CUHK and visiting professors from renowned overseas universities.

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Chinese Language and Culture Studies
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • International Relations
  • Psychology

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website. 

Credit equivalent 

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Students from the below faculties may be eligible to receive credit for this experience:

  • BEL
  • EAIT
  • HASS
  • Science

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and the CUHK entry requirements. 

This program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 


Tuition to CUHK is approximately $1,500 -$3,000 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website


New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grant

Eligible students are considered for one of several AUD$1,575 New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grants for Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Program. 

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.  

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. 

Short-term Experience Grant

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.

Jingjing - 2019

I decided to take the short-term experience program because I wanted to gain oversea experience and make friends from all over the world. Also, I have been always dreaming of experiencing Hong Kong’s education for a long time.

Read more of Jingjing's story here




Shan-Yuan - 2018

I chose this experience because it allowed me to gain credit for the equivalent of International Finance at UQ. I also was keen to spend time in Hong Kong, as I have always had a fascination for its unique culture and incredible lifestyle. There was always something to do/explore/eat. Since the metro lines are extensive in Hong Kong, most places are accessible without a car. 

Read more of Shan-Yuan's story here. 




Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 April 2021
Host: 30 April 2021

Program Dates

Start: 28 June 2021
Finish: 02 August 2021

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Hong Kong-SAR (Virtual)
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.