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International Summer School (August Session)

Application

Required documents for application

To ensure your application can be approved as soon as possible, please have all the required documents listed below ready before you apply for ISS. Failure to submit any of the required documents at the time of application will delay your application process and might result in your application being declined.

Non-local Fee-paying Students Exchange Students Local Fee-paying Students
Transcript1 Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory
Passport copy

(Copy of the page that contains personal details including name, nationality, photo and date of expiry)

Compulsory2 Compulsory2 No
Hong Kong Identity Card copy

(Copy of the front and back of the card)

Optional2 3 Optional2 3 Compulsory2
Supporting document for English proficiency4

  • TOEFL (iBT) score of at least 71, or
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0.
Compulsory Optional  Compulsory
Exchange Application Record Form No Compulsory No
Language Background Record for CUHK International Summer School – Receipt Compulsory if you choose any Cantonese/Putonghua courses. The online test details will be available in early February. The completion receipt will be sent to your registered e-mail address once it is successfully submitted. You are required to save the e-mail receipt as a pdf file and upload the receipt on the application system.

1 Please provide a scanned or electronic copy of the official transcript issued by your current institution. It must show your name as well as the name of your school. For first year students who do not have a transcript, please provide the admission letter issued by your current institution.

2 For verification purpose only. All personal identification documents uploaded to the application system will be deleted after verification.

3 If you are a holder of a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card and are applying as a fee-paying or exchange student, please upload your HKID copy when you make your application.

4 Students studying at institutions in English-speaking countries and territories can be exempted. 


Application Procedure

CUHK Students

Please contact the Office of Academic Links by 31 May 2019 if you are interested in the August Session of the ISS.

Exchange Students

You can apply for the ISS as an EXCHANGE STUDENT if you are studying at one of our exchange partners and have been nominated for exchange. Please contact the study abroad office of your home institution for details about nominations.

Application Period:

Early February – 31 May 2019

Application Procedures:

Step 1

Click the “ONLINE APPLICATION” button above to access the application system. Create an account with a username and password, complete the required information, upload the required documents and submit your application.

You must upload the following documents to the application system before you submit your application:

  1. Latest transcript from your home institution
  2. Completed Exchange Application Record Form. It must be endorsed by your home institution.
  3. Completion receipt of your Language Background Test
  4. Other supporting documents if necessary

You are required to complete a Language Background Test online before you submit your application. After you have completed the test, upload the completion receipt that you received by e-mail to the application system.

If you are a year 1 student, please upload a photocopy of your student ID card and the letter of admission from your home institution.

You might also need to provide additional information on your academics and English proficiency. Send the hardcopies of the completed application forms and documents to your home institution if necessary.

You will receive your application result by email, normally within 14 working days. Your application process will be delayed if you are unable to submit all the required information and/or documents at the time you submit your application.

Step 2

Login to your application account (via the ONLINE APPLICATION button above) to confirm your course(s) offered and pay the fees within 3 working days after your application is approved (we accept Visa and MasterCard).

Step 3

After settling your payment, you can login to your application account (via the ONLINE APPLICATION button above) to download your welcome pack, which contains important information about the programme and detailed instructions for applying a student visa. The welcome pack can normally be accessed within a week after your payment is cleared.

Step 4

Apply for a student visa, if you are not a resident of Hong Kong. Follow the instructions in your welcome pack and return the Confirmation of Acceptance and other required documents for student visa application, to CUHK by courier (FedEx, DHL, UPS or SF Express) before the deadline.  Processing a student visa takes time, so please do it immediately after you have all the documents ready.

Step 5

You’re all set! Brace yourself and enjoy the summer at CUHK!

Notes:

  • If you are admitted to the ISS, you may be asked to submit an original/certified true copy of your university transcript/letter of admission to undergraduate studies for verification. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the ISS and all fees paid will NOT be refunded.
  • Students should at least have an English proficiency equivalent to a TOEFL (iBT) score of 71, or an IELTS score of 6.0.

Non-local Fee-paying Students

You can apply for the ISS as a NON-LOCAL FEE-PAYING STUDENT if you fall into one of the categories below:

  1. Full-time undergraduate students from an institution that is not a CUHK exchange partner
  2. Students studying at a CUHK exchange partner but are NOT nominated for exchange
  3. High school seniors who has received a confirmed offer from a recognized university

Application Period:

Early February – 31 May 2019

Application Procedures:

Step 1

Click the “ONLINE APPLICATION” button above to access the application system. Create an account with a username and password, complete the required information, upload the required documents and submit your application.

You must upload the following documents to the application system before you submit your application:

  1. Latest transcript from your home institution
  2. Completion receipt of your Language Background Test
  3. Other supporting documents if necessary

You are required to complete a Language Background Test  online before you submit your application. After you have completed the test, upload the completion receipt that you received by e-mail on the application system.

If you are a year 1 student, please upload a photocopy of your student ID card and the letter of admission from your home institution. If you are a pre-university student, please upload a photocopy of the letter of admission to undergraduate studies.

You might also need to provide additional information on your academics and English proficiency.

You will receive your application result by email, normally within 21 working days. In case a final decision cannot be made about your application, you will be placed on “hold”. You will be notified of the application result once available. Your application process will be delayed if you are unable to submit all the required information and/or documents at the time you submit your application.

Step 2

Login to your application account (via the ONLINE APPLICATION button above) to confirm your course(s) offered and pay the fees within 3 working days after your application is approved (we accept Visa and MasterCard).

Step 3

After settling your payment, you can login to your application account (via the ONLINE APPLICATION button above) to download your welcome pack, which contains important information about the programme and detailed instructions for applying a student visa. The welcome pack can normally be accessed within a week after your payment is cleared.

Step 4

Apply for a student visa, if you are not a resident of Hong Kong. Follow the instructions in your welcome pack and return the Confirmation of Acceptance and other required documents for student visa application, to CUHK by courier (FedEx, DHL, UPS or SF Express) before the deadline.  Processing a student visa takes time, so please do it immediately after you have all the documents ready.

Step 5

You’re all set!  Brace yourself and enjoy the summer at CUHK!

Notes:

  • If you are admitted to the ISS, you may be asked to submit an original/certified true copy of your university transcript/letter of admission to undergraduate studies for verification. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the ISS and all fees paid will NOT be refunded.
  • Students should at least have an English proficiency equivalent to a TOEFL (iBT) score of 71, or an IELTS score of 6.0.

Local Fee-paying Students

You can apply for the ISS as a LOCAL FEE-PAYING STUDENT if you fall into one of the categories below:

  1. You are a Hong Kong resident studying at a local (other than CUHK) or overseas university
  2. You are a high school senior who has received a confirmed offer from a recognised university

Application Period:

Early February – 31 May 2019

Application Procedures:

Step 1

Click the “ONLINE APPLICATION” button above to access the application system. Create an account with a username and password, complete the required information, upload the required documents and submit your application.

You must upload the following documents to the application system before you submit your application:

  1. Latest transcript from your home institution
  2. Completion receipt of your Language Background Test
  3. Other supporting documents if necessary

You are required to complete a Language Background Test  online and upload the completion receipt that you received by e-mail on the application system.

If you are a year 1 student, please upload a photocopy of your student ID card and the letter of admission from your home institution. If you are a pre-university student, please upload a photocopy of the letter of admission to undergraduate studies.

You might also need to provide additional information on your academics and English proficiency.

You will receive your application result by email, normally within 21 working days.  In case a final decision cannot be made about your application, you will be placed on “hold”. You will be notified of the application result once available. Your application process will be delayed if you are unable to submit all the required information and/or documents at the time you submit your application.

Step 2

Login to your application account (via the ONLINE APPLICATION button above) to confirm your course(s) offered and pay the fees within 3 working days after your application is approved (we accept Visa and MasterCard).

Step 3

After settling your payment, you can login to your application account (via the ONLINE APPLICATION button above) to download your welcome pack, which contains important information about the programme. The welcome pack can normally be accessed within a week after your payment is cleared.

Step 4

You’re all set!  Brace yourself and enjoy the summer at CUHK!

Note:

  • If you are accepted to the ISS, you may be asked to submit an original/certified true copy of your university transcript/letter of admission to undergraduate studies for verification. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the ISS and all fees paid will NOT be refunded.
  • Students should at least have an English proficiency equivalent to a TOEFL (iBT) score of 71, or an IELTS score of 6.0.