The Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School offers a fun, interactive and academically challenging experience, where you can meet new friends from around the world, learn in an open and stimulating environment, and spend a fun-filled summer exploring a cosmopolitan city.

This year, CUHK are offering 20 courses in four academic areas taught by outstanding CUHK and visiting professors from renowned overseas universities.

Fields of study

  • Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Language
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability

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

Credit equivalent 

3 CUHK Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units after successful completion of two courses (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host program webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

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

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 
*when applying to CUHK, student must select "I am applying as an International Fee-paying Student" for Section 3 - Admission Type of the application. 


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition fees will be approximately $1,700 per course. Accommodation and administration fees are an additional cost. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CUHK International Summer Program website


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant 

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,000 AUD when participating in this experience.

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.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 30 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 23 June 2024
Finish: 31 July 2024*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Hong Kong-SAR
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.