Hong Kong - CUHK Exchange Program

Program Type

Program Type: 
University Exchange
Program Level: 

Weeks per Term

Weeks per Term: 
18 weeks / term



OIE Program Adviser

OIE Program Adviser: 

Languages of Instruction*

Languages of Instruction*: 
*Foreign Language Skills are not Required.
Academic Disciplines: 
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
City & Regional Planning
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Electrical Engineering
History, Technology, & Society
Industrial & Systems Engineering
International Affairs
Literature, Media, and Communication
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages
Public Policy
Program Dates: 
Fall semester:  late August – early January
Spring semester:  early January – late May
Academic Year:  late August – late May


Location Information


This university is located in Hong Kong, China. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:


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 corners of the world. CUHK has over 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, of whom 3,000 come from regions outside Hong Kong. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an expansive alumni network.

The Faculty of Engineering at CUHK is a hub of cutting-edge research and technology transfer as well as an effective training ground for engineers. Its strong professional contingent consists of, among others, Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, IEEE Fellows (the Faculty has the largest number of IEEE Fellows among all local engineering schools), the first Chinese scholar to win the prestigious Turning Award, and the 2009 Nobel Prize Winner in physics.


  • on-campus housing

Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms in college managed hostels with local roommates.  Sharing a room with a local student will help students settle in at CUHK and immerse into the Chinese culture.  On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students.


  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining

There is a supermarket on campus that sells both western and Chinese food.  There are also student and staff canteens on campus that serve a great variety of food at reasonable prices.


  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)

Academic Info


For CUHK's course catalog, click here.  Then go to Teaching Timetable / Classroom Booking, Full-time Undergraduate.  Course information for each upcoming year will be available in June.

Students cannot take classes with the prefix PHE (except for those with an X after the course number), PCE, or MEDN or classes in the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education.  Students also cannot take College General Education courses or student oriented teaching courses (those with a course number beginning with 0)


Courses are taught in English, Cantonese, or Putonghua.  A wide range of courses are taught in English.



Please note, you must submit a hard and soft copy of your portfolio at the time of application.

Credit Transfer

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.





1 CUHK credit = 1 GT credit


CUHK Grade = US Grade
A, A- = A
B+, B, B- = B
C+, C, C- = C
D+, D = D
F = F 

Program Costs (Estimated)

  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
In-state Tuition: 
Out-of-state Tuition: 

GT Mandatory Fees

GT Mandatory Fees: 
Books and Supplies: 

* Miscellaneous

* Miscellaneous: 

Round-trip airfare

Round-trip airfare: 
Room and Board: 

Mandatory Insurance

Mandatory Insurance: 

In-state Total

In-state Total: 

Out-of-state Total

Out-of-state Total: 
∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.


Additional Financial Information

The currency in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar. Please click here for current exchange rates.

Visa and Passport Information

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

    All admitted students are required to apply for a student visa (regardless of nationality, except for Hong Kong permanent residents) though the Office of Academic Links before coming to Hong Kong.  For more information, click here.

    Experiences of Former Students

    Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

    Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor (listed at the top of this page); this advisor often has lists of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.