Overview

Chinese University of Hong Kong

City: Hong Kong
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • Located in Shatin, Hong Kong, CUHK is the second oldest university in the city and a leading research university
  • 61 departments under the faculties of Arts, Business Admin., Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science
  • 21,000 students
  • Surrounded by lush mountains and picturesque ocean views
  • Wide variety of English taught courses available
  • Easy access to central Hong Kong via the MTR

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringFine ArtsForestryHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid August to Late December
  • Semester 2: Early January to Late May
  • Summer: Mid June to Mid August

Timing

  • Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Chinese University of Hong Kong-COMM' on their Go Global application

  • Please research applicable course restrictions on CUHK's exchange website

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Units same as UBC credits

Passing grade

D=1.0=Pass

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchUndergrad research

Course information and restrictions

All CUHK courses (those taught in English) are opened to exchange students
except for the following restrictions:

  • Faculty of Medicine and Education courses
  • Faculty of Law courses are reserved for Law majors only
  • MBA courses (except for MBA specific exchange agreements)
  • Architectural Design Studio courses (except for architecture specific exchange agreements)
  • Courses with prefix: PHED (except for those with an X after the course number)
  • College General Education courses (except for New Asia/Shaw College students taking General Education courses offered within their own college) i.e. GECC, GEJC, GEMC, GESH, GEUC
  • Student oriented teaching courses, i.e. courses with course number beginning with ‘0’
  • FINA courses under MSc in Finance Programme offered by the Department of Finance
  • MEDN courses offered by the School of Life Sciences
  • Any other courses deemed by the Department to be restricted

Full course load information

  • Minimum: 9 units (3 courses) per term
  • Maximum: 18 units (6 courses) per term
  • Note: Most CUHK courses are 3-unit each

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: IGEN 340
Title: Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: SEEM 3450
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-28
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 1st
Title: Culture of Hong Kong
Partner course code: ANTH 1410
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-10-08
UBC course: ANTH 213
Title: Gender and Culture
Partner course code: UGEC 2653
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Magic, Myth & the Supernatural
Partner course code: ANTH 2340
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-22
UBC course: ANTH 303
Title: Chinese Culture and Society
Partner course code: UGEA 2180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-04
UBC course: ANTH 303
Title: Chinese Culture and Society
Partner course code: UGEA 2180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-04
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Food and Culture
Partner course code: ANTH 3350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: CCSS1004 Chinese Society in Transformation
Partner course code: CCSS 1004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Media and Social Development in Mainland Chin
Partner course code: UGEC 2634
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Introduction to Chinese Phonology
Partner course code: CHLL 2131
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-02-12
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Korea and the World: Politics, Economy and Culture
Partner course code: GLBS 3402
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Chinese Language and Culture for Language Learners
Partner course code: CLCE 1103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: INTRODUCTION TO TAOISM
Partner course code: CURE 1127
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: History of Traditional Chinese Thought
Partner course code: IASP 2540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-26
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Contemporary Chinese Pop Culture
Partner course code: CCSS 2005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-25
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Chinese-Christian Encounter in History
Partner course code: HIST 3405
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: China on screen
Partner course code: CCSS 3440
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Xiayi Spirit and Literature – From Tang Legends to Wuxia Novels
Partner course code: UGED 2060
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: IASP Senior Seminar
Partner course code: IASP 4280
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-27
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Gender in Asia
Partner course code: ANTH 2330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: CHIN 211
Title: Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations II
Partner course code: CPTH 2253
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-17
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Poetry of Du Fu
Partner course code: CHLL 4312
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: CNTO 311
Title: Oral Skills Practice I
Partner course code: CCAN 1123
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-26
UBC course: CNTO 3rd
Title: Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I
Partner course code: CCAN 1113A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: CNTO 3rd
Title: Elementary Cantonese for Chinese speakers
Partner course code: CCAN 1703
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-11
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Management of Hospitality and Real Estate Business
Partner course code: HTMG 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Principles of Advertising
Partner course code: COMM 2820
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Information Technology and Economy
Partner course code: ECON 3570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Economics
Partner course code: ECON 3590
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-13
UBC course: ECON 2nd
Title: Asia-Pacific Economies
Partner course code: ECON 3320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-13
UBC course: ECON 301
Title: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Partner course code: ECON 3011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-24
UBC course: ECON 302
Title: INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY
Partner course code: ECON 3021A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-24
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Development Economics
Partner course code: ECON 3460
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Information Technology and Economy
Partner course code: ECON 3570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: Social Media and Crisis Communication
Partner course code: UGEC 2636B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-24
UBC course: ENGL 322
Title: Literary Stylistics
Partner course code: ENGE 3150
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-06
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Literature and Religion
Partner course code: ENGE 3210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-05
UBC course: FREN 101
Title: FREN 1000 T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z FRENCH I
Partner course code: FREN 1000Y
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-23
UBC course: GEOB 2nd
Title: Weather and Climate
Partner course code: GRMD 2221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-24
UBC course: GEOG 250
Title: Introduction to Urban Studies
Partner course code: URSP 1001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-23
UBC course: GEOG 352
Title: Urban China
Partner course code: CCSS 3700
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-23
UBC course: HIST 1st
Title: History for Today
Partner course code: HIST 1000B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Chinese Cultural Revolution and Its Legacies
Partner course code: CCSS 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Historiography (Advanced)
Partner course code: HIST 2002A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Revolutions: East and West
Partner course code: HIST 3356
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: HIST4142 : History of Material Culture in Ancient China
Partner course code: HIST 4142
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of Korea
Partner course code: HIST 2390
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-18
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Korean 1
Partner course code: KORE 1000G
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: KORN 3rd
Title: Korean IV
Partner course code: KORE 3000
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: KORN 3rd
Title: Korean VI
Partner course code: KORE 3002
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2013-08-21
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Government and Politics of China
Partner course code: UGEC 1540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: GEWS 2091 Understanding Globalization
Partner course code: GEWS 2091
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 330
Title: Japan and Global Political Economy
Partner course code: GLBS 3404
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 365
Title: International Relations in Southeast Asia
Partner course code: GLBS 3405
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Chinese Foreign Policy
Partner course code: GPAD 2350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Governance and Principles of International Law
Partner course code: GLBS 3102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Governance and Principles of International Law
Partner course code: GLBS 3102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Rise of China in the Global Context (I): Diplomacy, Trade and Soft Power
Partner course code: GLBS 3106A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Sports and World Politics
Partner course code: GLBS 3302
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 464
Title: Traditional Security: Military, War and Peace
Partner course code: GLBS 4401
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 464
Title: Traditional Security: Military, War and Peace
Partner course code: GLBS 4401
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 464
Title: New Security Challenges: Terrorism, Ethnic Conflicts and Human Trafficking
Partner course code: GLBS 4402
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Theories of International Relations
Partner course code: GPAD 4225
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: PSYC 101
Title: General Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 1000F
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: PSYC 1st
Title: Consciousness
Partner course code: UGEB 1570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: PSYC 300A
Title: Abnormal Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3700
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-10
UBC course: PSYC 331
Title: Psychology and Law
Partner course code: PSYC 3370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-10
UBC course: PSYC 363
Title: Basic Learning Processes
Partner course code: PSYC 2300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-29
UBC course: PSYC 3RD
Title: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3710
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Educational Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3550
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-10
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Emotion and Motivation
Partner course code: PSYC 3660
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-22
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Applied Psychology in Business
Partner course code: PSYC 3810
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-10
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Criminals and the Law
Partner course code: SOCI 2116
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-06
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Understanding Global Issues from Movies
Partner course code: GLBS 3301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-15
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Criminals and the Law
Partner course code: SOCI 2116
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-06
UBC course: SOCI 371
Title: Classical Sociological Theory
Partner course code: SOCI 3003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Economic Reform and Social Impacts in China
Partner course code: UGEC 2883
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Globalization and China
Partner course code: SOCI 3230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Policing and Society: Critical Debates and Practices
Partner course code: SOCI 3234
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-15
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Popular Protest & Social Movement in China
Partner course code: CCSS 3800
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 303
Title: Human Resource Planning and Staffing
Partner course code: MGNT 3040
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
UBC course: COHR 404
Title: Training and Development
Partner course code: MGNT 3060
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
UBC course: COMM 294
Title: Introductory Management Accounting
Partner course code: ACCT 2121
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-04
UBC course: COMM 298
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code: FINA 2010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Business
Partner course code: MGNT 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Principles of Management
Partner course code: MGNT 1020G
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate finance: Theory & Practice
Partner course code: FINA 3070
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate Finance: Theory & Practice
Partner course code: 3070 FINA
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-10-31
UBC course: COMM 399
Title: Operational Management
Partner course code: DSME 2030
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: COMM 399
Title: Operations Management
Partner course code: DSME 2030
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Markets
Partner course code: FINA 3010
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Risk Management and Insurance
Partner course code: FINA 3210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Options and Futures
Partner course code: FINA 4110
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 465
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code: MKTG 2010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: FINA4120 Fixed-Income Securities Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: Fixed Income Securities Analysis
Partner course code: FINA 4120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: Fixed-Income Securities Analysis
Partner course code: FINA 4120
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Business
Partner course code: MGNT 2510
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-31
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: FNH 4TH
Title: Community Nutrition
Partner course code: FNSC 4120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Science
UBC course: ASTR 310
Title: Astronomy
Partner course code: UGEB 2401F
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: MATH 300
Title: Complex Variables with Applications
Partner course code: MATH 2230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-07
UBC course: MATH 317
Title: Advanced Calculus II
Partner course code: MATH 2020
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-07
UBC course: STAT 200
Title: Introduction to Statistics
Partner course code: STAT 1011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-21

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Energy and Green Society
Partner course code: UGEB 1307
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Fundamentals in Chinese Medicine
Partner course code: UGEB 2831
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: ECON 386
Title: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
Partner course code: ECON 3480-
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-22
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Partner course code: ECON 3021B
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Business Environment of China
Partner course code: ECON 3370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Mainstream Chinese Philosophical Thought
Partner course code: UGEA 2160
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Government and Politics of China
Partner course code: UGEC 1540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-03
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sexualities and Societies
Partner course code: SOCI 3233
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-09-11
Management
UBC course: MGMT 450
Title: Global Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: MGT 4570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-17
UBC course: MGMT 482
Title: Global Enterprise Management
Partner course code: MGNT 3580
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-17
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: FINA 3020
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-15
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Global Enterprise Management
Partner course code: MGT 3580
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Strategic Marketing
Partner course code: MKT 4040
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-18
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Students in the International Summer School program attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
  • Students in the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme pay tuition and other fees, besides the application fee, directly to the partner
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • A variety of academic scholarships, awards and financial assistance are available to help students and to provide incentives for excellence
  • These are administered by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • Some partner fees may apply
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, additional application is not required
  • Students will be assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms in college managed hostels with local roommates
  • Students will share a room with a local student to help students settle in at CUHK and immerse into the Chinese culture
  • Each room is equipped with highspeed internet access
  • Typically, students are offered a subsidy to offset the cost of housing at CUHK

Information on Accommodation

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