Short Term Exchange - Chinese University of Hong Kong, The (CUHK) (July)

Short Term Exchange - Chinese University of Hong Kong, The (CUHK) (July)

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network.

As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The education experience here is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. There are general education courses to broaden students' perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. CUHK’s eight Faculties offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

This short term program is called CUHK ISS July Session, which is a five-week programme that commences in late June and ends in early August. You will enroll in up to two courses, each with three credits. Areas of studies include business, Chinese language (Cantonese and Putonghua), Chinese medicine, engineering, environmental studies, humanities and social science.

A special study trip that focuses on issues in Asian business will be organized in mid June.

There will be excursions, activities, and visits to let you experience the local culture outside the classroom. An optional tour to Beijing will bring you to major landmarks including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Olympic stadiums and Summer Palace. The application deadline is 13 March 2018.


Hong Kong (SAR of China)

Type of Program

Short Term Exchange

Level of Study


Length of Program

5 weeks

Program Dates

25 June - 1 August*
*Please check your academic calendar to ensure you are able to undertake this program.

Language of Instruction

English and Cantonese

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Course Catalogue.

Pre-approved unit list: Please refer to the pre-approved unit list.


Please refer to the accommodation website

Exchange Student Website

For more information, please visit this website.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Enrolled into an undergraduate degree at Macquarie
  • Students must have minimum GPA of 2.6 at time of assessment
  • Completed a minimum 18cp at time of assessment
  • Pay the $50 Application Fee
  • Satisfy other criteria specified 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: A non-refundable fee of $50 applies for all Short Term Programs.

Logistics Fees: Airfare: subject to change depending on time of booking. Students should not book until they receive official acceptance from CUHK

Insurance: Travel insurance: must be purchased for duration of the trip. More information will be given to successful applicants.

Program Costs: This is a fee-paying program, all students must pay the program fee under the instruction of the host university. Additionally, 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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International students can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Asian cultures, experience a unique learning environment on the green, spacious campus of CUHK outside regular term time, and enjoy the many pleasures of summer in Hong Kong – Asia’s world city.

Area of study
Business; Education; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Admisnistration, Business, Marketing, Management, Short Term, Exchange, Hong Kong

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