Study Abroad Program Overview
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a leading research university with a global vision to combine tradition with modernity and integrate China with the West. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for study abroad in a highly-ranked global MBA program.
The spacious campus has a unique college structure that fosters UC interaction with local and international students of many and diverse interests.
CUHK is located 45 minutes (by train and subway) from downtown Hong Kong, near Shatin in the New Territories.
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.
Language of Instruction
language study is optional.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
late August to early December
Students live at housing of their choice within the greater Hong Kong area. Students are responsible for finding their own housing and will need to be mature and independent in their lifestyle. More information on housing...
Enjoy cultural activities and excursions arranged by CUHK. Immerse yourself into Hong Kong student life by participating in one of the many student clubs and recreational sports. Examples include photography, debate, basketball, soccer, rowing, and martial arts. Volunteer through the IASP office to teach English to children at local schools and in mainland China.
In addition, you will find many opportunities for hiking, nature walks, and camping around Hong Kong.
UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of study abroad offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Once abroad, a host university faculty or staff member representing EAP will be your first point of contact for all matters. Among other things, the designated person provides support with academic matters, program logistics, and personal issues. The CUHK program is administered by an EAP Liaison Officer who is primarily responsible for academic advising. The Office of Academic Links and the International Asian Studies Programme provide additional support for all international students at CUHK.
See the UCEAP Program Guide
for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.
This is an MBA program that offers business and management coursework.
The MBA Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is on a quarter system. Undergraduate programs are on the semester system so undergraduate courses are not open to graduate students with the exception of Chinese language study.
The MBA program offers business and management coursework. All courses are taught in English with the exception of some elective courses.
Use the following resources to learn more:
Most MBA courses are 3 credits (4 UC quarter units); most MBA students do 3 or 4 courses.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
It may be possible for you to develop your own directed research or independent study project with a CUHK professor.
Internships for academic credit are not possible for exchange students (UCEAP) in Hong Kong due to immigration policy.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) offers a full curriculum, stimulating campus life, and easy access to the heart of Hong Kong. The multiracial, multicultural campus is a peaceful refuge from the crowded city and serves as a home base from which to explore Hong Kong.
The University Library System
consists of more than 1.5 million items. Sixty percent of the collection is in English, including newspapers, microforms, theses, rare books, audiovisual materials, and a variety of electronic resources.
The Universities Service Centre for China Studies (USC) serves scholars in contemporary China studies from all over the world. It has a priceless, comprehensive repository of materials on contemporary China and Chinese communism. The USC library contains copies of most of China’s provincial and national newspapers; an extraordinary collection of regional and statistical yearbooks; hundreds of annals; and a collection of more than 80,000 books in Chinese and English.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2017-18. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2017-18 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
- Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
- Round-trip transportation from California
- UC fees
- Professional school fees
- On-site orientation
- Room and board
- Program excursions
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
• MBA graduate students only.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by the Chinese University of Hong Kong .
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: