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International Students


Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been recognised globally as a leading comprehensive research university and one of the finest in Asia.

English is the major medium of instruction. Currently, we have over 8,000 non-local students from 70+ countries and regions. Students can make the most of their university life with our unique college system and world-class facilities.

There is an abundance of scholarship opportunities for students. Non-local students are guaranteed 3 years of on-campus accommodation.

Teaching Excellence

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. 

Campus Environment

Our beautiful 137.3-hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. It houses a range of facilities essential for an all-round campus experience, such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, water sports centre and gymnasiums.



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Unique College System

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The 9 Colleges offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities offered by the Colleges complement the formal curricula, nurture students’ interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity, and build up their confidence and sense of social responsibility. 

To many CUHK graduates, some of the fondest memories and lasting friendships originate from the Colleges. In these small communities, you will enjoy close interaction with your teachers and grow with your peers. All full-time undergraduates at CUHK can apply for affiliation with one of the Colleges. Each College is distinctive, but together they shape the character of the University.

Faculties and Programmes

Our eight Faculties offer more than 70 excellent undergraduate programmes. Dual undergraduate degree programmes are also offered in collaboration with some of the most prestigious universities in the world.


Co-op@CUHK is a university-wide, pan-discipline experiential learning initiative that aims to hit a triple win for students, employers, and the University. In a fastchanging and increasingly competitive world, CUHK’s Co-operative Education Programme, Co-op@CUHK, is an academically accredited programme tailored for ambitious and driven students to jumpstart their career exploration. 

The Programme allies with a diverse spectrum of industry partners, including reputed global companies with Hong Kong operations, fresh startups, non-profit organisations, and statutory bodies. Through valuable work experience alongside CUHK’s bespoke courses, Co-op gives students the opportunity to build up their soft skills, industry insights, and professional networks while earning their degree.

Scholarships Opportunities

There is an abundance of scholarship opportunities for students. University Admissions Scholarships, HKSAR Government Scholarships for “Belt and Road” students, and many more!

Candidates shortlisted for consideration of nomination may be invited to submit supplementary information. No separate application is required.

- The information given in this webpage is accurate as of December 2022.