The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Hong Kong — SAR

Language of instruction


The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK distinguishes itself with its firmly rooted Chinese culture, bilingualism and multiculturalism, and the unique college system.

Located in the northwest end of Sha Tin, 30 minutes by train from downtown Kowloon, CUHK’s campus is celebrated for its beauty. It commands panoramic views of Tolo Harbour and nearby mountain ranges and is home to some of the nicest walks in Hong Kong.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 2nd Term / Spring Term January–May
Semester 2 1st Term / Fall Term Late August–December

Exchange programs at CUHK are available for 1 semester only.

View the CUHK academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

CUHK has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 units per semester at CUHK is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 to study at CUHK.

If you apply for the CUHK Faculty of Law, you will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.25.

Find courses

Search the CUHK course catalogue (->Teaching Timetable/Classroom Booking -> Teaching Timetable -> Full-time Undergraduate Teaching Timetable, detailed instruction available) if courses do not appear in the database.

Students can enrol in up to 6 credits of Chinese Mandarin language courses. Search in the course catalogue using the course code "CPTH", or use the 2016/17 course list as a guide.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Chemistry and biochemistry
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Electrical engineering
History and ancient history
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Software engineering

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


CUHK offers student accommodation in their on-campus hostels. Staying in these residences gives you a taste of the local student life and culture and creates better opportunities to make new friends. All hostels have wardens and residence tutors to oversee students' physical and mental well-being.

Cost of living

Living in Hong Kong is expensive, but studying at CUHK can be extremely affordable. On-campus dormitories, canteens and transportation are all heavily subsidised for students. CUHK has provided a list of approximate living costs for students at CUHK.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students at CUHK should have accident and sickness insurance that includes emergency-evacuation and repatriation expenses for the duration of their stay in Hong Kong.

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

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.

CUHK has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Immigration Department of Hong Kong for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.