Semester Exchange - Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Semester Exchange - Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a prestigious university currently ranked Top 10 in Asia and Top 50 in the world according to 2019 QS World University Ranking.

As a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision, its students and academics hail from all around the world and its graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network.

Please note:

  • 4 exchange spots available for S2 2019 semester exchange at CUHK.
  • Chinese nationals are eligible to apply.
  • All English-taught courses at CUHK are open to exchange students except for units in law, medicine and education.  Details in the "Course Information" section below.

Note!: Application for CUHK closed for S2 2019 - all spots filled.


Hong Kong

Type of Program

Semester Exchange

Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First Semester: January - May
Second Semester: September - December

Language of Instruction

Chinese, English

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Course Catalogue

Courses unavailable for exchange students


On-campus accommodation available

Website and Factsheet

CUHK Exchange Website

Exchange Factsheet

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad,
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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The university operates in both English and Chinese, although classes in most colleges are taught in English

Area of study
Business; Engineering and IT; Environment; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Education, Biology, Sciences, Business, Economics, Politics, Exchange, Hong Kong

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