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International Summer School, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Study Abroad Program Overview

Summer study abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in this five-week program provides coursework taught in English in business, Chinese studies, engineering, environmental studies, along with the humanities and social sciences.
CUHK is located 45 minutes (by train and subway) from downtown Hong Kong, near Shatin in the New Territories. The multicultural campus is a peaceful refuge from the bustling metropolis. It serves as a beautiful home base for your study, from which you can venture out to explore the islands of Hong Kong or travel further in Asia.
Students attend classes with international students.

Language of Instruction


Language Study

 language study is available at beginning and intermediate levels.


​Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.​

Summer :  
​late June to early August









You will reside in a student dormitory conveniently located on campus with international students. You also have the option of living off campus.​ ​More information on housing.

Extracurricular Activities

The international summer school offers several excursions, cultural tours, and social activities throughout the program.
You will also find many opportunities for shopping, sightseeing, hiking, nature walks, and camping in and around Hong Kong.

On-site Support

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 UCEAP 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 UCEAP Liaison Officer who is primarily responsible for academic advising. The Office of Academic Links and the International Asian Studies Programme (IASP) 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; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.

Course Opportunities

CUHK offers approximately 30 courses taught in English by local CUHK faculty or visiting professors from around the world. Course offerings include business, China/Chinese studies, Chinese language (both Putonghua and Cantonese), engineering, environmental studies, and humanities and social science​. The largest offerings are in business and courses related to China area and language studies.

Use the following resources to learn more:


​9 quarter/6 semester UC units required; 2 courses for 4.5 quarter/3 semester UC units each; letter grade required. 

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

Opportunities for internships or independent research for academic credit are not available on this short term summer program.​

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was established in 1963 as a comprehensive university with a distinctly Chinese character and curriculum. It is committed to bilingualism, biculturalism, and providing an international study experience. CUHK has become one of Asia’s top research-intensive universities. Teaching and research faculty members who have broad experience in Chinese and Western academic traditions provide a wide range of research and teaching activities.

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
* 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
  • Tuition at CUHK
  • 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.​


Class Level:

Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Language Prerequisites:



2.50 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

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: