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.)
Chinese University of Hong Kong
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Semester 1: Mid August to Late December
- Semester 2: Early January to Late May
- Summer: Mid June to Mid August
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
Course equivalency formula
- Units same as UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* 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
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
- Some partner fees may apply
Types of accommodation available
- 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