5
week programme
8
Areas of Studies
30
Credit bearing courses

A five-week programme commencing in late June.  You enrol in up to two 3-credit courses.  Areas of studies include business, Chinese language (Cantonese and Putonghua), Chinese medicine, engineering, environmental studies, humanities and social science.  An optional tour to Beijing allows you to visit major local attractions including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Olympic stadiums and Summer Palace.

Begin your summer adventure here.

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Arrival in Hong Kong (Hostel check-in)
25 or 26 June 2017 (Sun & Mon)

Orientation (for non-CUHK students)
27 June 2017 (Tue)

First day of class
28 June 2017 (Wed)

Cultural Tours
July 2017

Excursion
July 2017

Local Food Tour
July 2017

Cooking Class
July 2017

Last day of class
27 July 2017 (Thu)

Make-up class (if applicable)
28 July 2017 (Fri)

Final exam day
31 July 2017 (Mon)

Farewell party
31 July 2017 (Mon)

Hostel check-out
2 August 2017 (Wed)

Beijing tour (optional)
2-5 August 2017 (Wed-Sat)

Business & Management

China Studies

Environment, Science & Technology

Culture & Society

Chinese Language

Explore Chinese culture in Beijing.

 

If you want to explore deeper into the Chinese culture, you can join the optional 4-day tour to Beijing.  Major attractions such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Olympic stadiums and Summer Palace will be explored.  The cost is around HK$5,600 per student.  Round-trip air fare, 4-star hotel accommodation, most meals, transportation and entrance tickets are all inclusive.

Experience the university residential life.

 

Double or triple occupancy rooms on-campus are guaranteed for ISS participants.  All rooms are modestly furnished with free air-conditioning and high-speed internet.  There are also shared bath, cooking and laundry facilities.  Staying in a hostel is optional, but you are strongly encouraged to live on-campus so you can interact with local students and other international students from different cultural backgrounds.

Embark on exciting cultural activities.

 

There will be many opportunities for you to experience the local culture, see first-hand the Hong Kong society and learn about the different sectors that make up its vibrant economy through excursions, activities, and visits.

Activities

Excursions

Visits

Enjoy affordable programme fees.

 

Generally speaking, living in Hong Kong can be expensive but living at CUHK is extremely affordable.
The following tables show the programme costs but they do not include items such as airfare, meals, personal expenses,
off-campus transportation, etc.

  • For CUHK students

    Tuition

    Waived

    Security deposit (refundable)

    HK$1,000

    Notes:
    1) The security deposit will be refunded by October upon completion of the Summer School.  2) If students drop a course without a replacement, the course deposit will NOT be refunded, except if they withdraw from the Summer School in order to attend the University Summer Session (USS) organised by the Registration and Examinations Section(RES).  3) Students who withdraw from the Summer School for the USS and want to receive a full refund of their course deposit(s) must notify the Office of Academic Links in writing on or before 14 April and provide proof of participation in the USS afterwards.  4) CUHK students are welcome to join the orientation and farewell activities, and other cultural activities by paying a participation fee.

  • For exchange students

    Tuition

    Waived

    On-Campus Accommodation Fee

    HK$5,000 / US$645

    Administration & Activities Fee

    HK$3,500 / US$452

    Visa Application Fee

    HK$580 / US$75

    Refundable Hostel Deposit

    HK$1,000 / US$129

    Refundable Caution Money

    HK$450 / US$58

    Notes:
    1) All fees paid are non-refundable.  The caution money and hostel deposit (if applicable) will be refunded in late October if there is no outstanding payment.  2) To be considered as an exchange student, your home institution must have an existing exchange agreement with CUHK and has officially nominated you for exchange.  3) The administration fee covers orientation, farewell and cultural activities.  4) The on-campus accommodation fee does not include a meal plan.  5) The visa fee covers a student visa to Hong Kong.  All exchange students will be required to pay the visa fee through the online application system upon confirmation of registration.  The following students will receive a refund for any visa fee overcharged: Hong Kong residents who do not need a student visa; students attending more than one session; and current students in the International Asian Studies Programme (IASP) who extend their study at CUHK.

  • For non-local fee-paying students

     

    3 credits

    6 credits

    Tuition

    HK$6,942 / US$896

    HK$13,884 / US$1792

    On-Campus Accommodation Fee

    HK$5,000 / US$645

    HK$5,000 / US$645

    Administration & Activities Fee

    HK$3,500 / US$452

    HK$3,500 / US$452

    Visa Application Fee

    HK$580 / US$75

    HK$580 / US$75

    Refundable Hostel Deposit

    HK$1,000 / US$129

    HK$1,000 / US$129

    Refundable Caution Money

    HK$450 / US$58

    HK$450 / US$58

    Notes:
    1) All fees paid are non-refundable.  The caution money and hostel deposit (if applicable) will be refunded in late October if there is no outstanding payment.  2) The administration fee covers orientation, farewell and cultural activities.  3) The on-campus accommodation fee does not include a meal plan.  4) The visa fee covers a student visa to Hong Kong.  All non-local students will be required to pay the visa fee through the online application system upon confirmation of registration.  The following students will receive a refund for any visa fee overcharged: Hong Kong residents who do not need a student visa; students attending more than one session; and current students in the International Asian Studies Programme (IASP) who extend their study at CUHK.

  • For local fee-paying students

     

    3 credits

    6 credits

    Tuition

    HK$6,942

    HK$13,884

    On-Campus Accommodation Fee

    HK$5,000

    HK$5,000

    Administration Fee

    HK$2,700

    HK$2,700

    Refundable Hostel Deposit

    HK$1,000

    HK$1,000

    Refundable Caution Money

    HK$450

    HK$450

    Notes:
    1) All fees paid are non-refundable unless otherwise specified.  The caution money and hostel deposit (if applicable) will be refunded in late October if there is no outstanding payment.  2) The administration fee covers orientation, farewell and cultural activities.  Local students are welcome to join the activities by paying a participation fee. 3) The on-campus accommodation fee does not include a meal plan. 

Apply for an unforgettable summer experience.

  • For CUHK students

    The ISS is the perfect opportunity for you to broaden your international perspective by meeting and building connections with peers from around the world.  You can also accelerate your degree or reduce regular term course loads by joining the ISS as you will be able to take a maximum of two 3-unit courses for FREE during the programme.

    Application Period: 10 February (9:00 am) – 20 June 2017

    Application Procedure:

    Step 1
    Submit your application HERE.

    Step 2
    Submit additional documents if necessary: if you are applying courses with prerequisites, acquire your unofficial transcript HERE and send it to us by email.  If you are a final-year student who needs to earn credits at the ISS to make up your graduation requirements, seek approval from your major programme and submit the endorsed application form to the Registration and Examinations Section by 5 June 2017.

    Step 3
    You will receive your application result by email, normally within 5 working days.

    Step 4
    Confirm your course(s) offered and pay the deposit HERE within 3 working days after your application is approved (we accept Visa and MasterCard).

    Step 5
    You’re all set!  Brace yourself and enjoy the summer at CUHK!

    Notes:
    1) Courses enrolled for the ISS will be registered formally like regular term courses with the Registration and Examinations Section (RES), subject to the approval of the RES.  2) There is a University Summer Session (USS) organised for CUHK students ONLY by the RES from 15 May to 30 July 2017.  For details or enquiries, please contact the RES.  3) CUHK students can take a maximum of two University General Education courses, including courses in the Four Areas and GEF courses, from among courses offered in the USS and those offered in the ISS during the summer term.  4) Except with the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty to which the student belongs, a student shall take no more than 6 units of courses in each summer (including both USS and ISS), and subject to a maximum of no more than 48 units (for old curriculum) or 39 units (for new curriculum) in an academic year. Please submit the “Application Form for Exceeding Course Load in Summer Session” (Click here for Old Curriculum / Click here for New Curriculum) to the Faculty concerned for approval.  5) Students can add or drop ISS courses during the ISS add/drop period if places are available.  However, if they drop a course without a replacement, the course deposit will NOT be refunded, except if they withdraw from the ISS in order to attend the USS.  6) Students who withdraw from the ISS for the USS and want to receive a full refund of their course deposit(s) must notify the Office of Academic Links in writing on or before 14 April 2017 and provide proof of participation in the USS afterwards.

  • For 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: 10 February (9:00 am) – 30 April 2017

    Application Procedure:

    Step 1
    Submit your application HERE and upload the completed Exchange Application Record Form, the Language Background Form (if you plan to enrol in a Chinese language course) and your latest transcript.  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.

    Step 2
    You will receive your application result by email, normally within 10 working days.

    Step 3
    Confirm your course(s) offered and pay the fees HERE within 3 working days after your application is approved (we accept Visa and MasterCard).

    Step 4
    Logon to your online application account to download your welcome pack 3 working days after you have settled the payment.

    Step 5
    Apply for a student visa, if you are not a resident of Hong Kong.  Return the Confirmation of Acceptance and other required documents for student visa application, to CUHK by courier (FedEx, DHL or UPS) before the deadline.  Processing a student visa takes time, so please do it immediately after you have all the documents ready.

    Step 6
    You’re all set!  Brace yourself and enjoy the summer at CUHK!

    Notes:
    1) 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.  2) As all academic courses offered at the ISS are conducted in English, students should at least have an English proficiency equivalent to a TOEFL (iBT) score of 71, or an IELTS score of 6.0.  For students studying at mainland China institutions who do not have a TOEFL (iBT) score of 71 or an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, a College English Test Band-4 score higher than 550, or a College English Test Band-6 score higher than 520, is required.

  • For 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 a non-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 recognised university

    Application Period: 10 February (9:00 am) – 30 April 2017

    Application Procedure:

    Step 1
    Submit your application HERE and upload the completed Language Background Form (if you plan to enrol in a Chinese language course) and your latest transcript.  You might also need to provide additional information on your academics and English proficiency.

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

    Step 2
    You will receive your application result by email, normally within 14 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.

    Step 3
    Confirm your course(s) offered and pay the fees HERE within 3 working days after your application is approved (we accept Visa and MasterCard).

    Step 4
    Logon to your online application account to download your welcome pack 3 working days after you have settled the payment.

    Step 5
    Apply for a student visa, if you are not a resident of Hong Kong.  Return the Confirmation of Acceptance and other required documents for student visa application, to CUHK by courier (FedEx, DHL or UPS) before the deadline.  Processing a student visa takes time, so please do it immediately after you have all the documents ready.

    Step 6
    You’re all set!  Brace yourself and enjoy the summer at CUHK!

    Notes:
    1) 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.  2) As all academic courses offered at the ISS are conducted in English, students should at least have an English proficiency equivalent to a TOEFL (iBT) score of 71, or an IELTS score of 6.0.  For students studying at mainland China institutions who do not have a TOEFL (iBT) score of 71 or an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, a College English Test Band-4 score higher than 550, or a College English Test Band-6 score higher than 520, is required.

  • For 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: 10 February (9:00 am) – 31 May 2017

    Application Procedure:

    Step 1
    Submit your application HERE and upload the completed Language Background Form (if you plan to enrol in a Chinese language course) and your latest transcript.  You might also need to provide additional information on your academics and English proficiency.

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

    Step 2
    You will receive your application result by email, normally within 14 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.

    Step 3
    Confirm your course(s) offered and pay the fees HERE within 3 working days after your application is approved (we accept Visa and MasterCard).

    Step 4
    Logon to your online application account to download your welcome pack 3 working days after you have settled the payment.

    Step 5
    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.

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