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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)


The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has embraced its founders’ vision of bilingual education and whole-person development to develop into a research-oriented comprehensive university highly esteemed locally, in the region and in the world.

Unique advantages

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system and experience uniquely integrated into a modern university education.  The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula, nurturing students’ interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity and building up their confidence and sense of social responsibility. 

General education has been an integral part of the Chinese University’s undergraduate experience since its early days.  CUHK students receive the benefits of a generalist education and gain specialist knowledge and skills in their chosen major fields.  Its general education program received the Exemplary Program Award for Improving General Education from the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) in 2015.

Academic programs

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programs leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties:

  • Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social Science

Some 74 major and 71 minor programs are offered by 58 schools/departments in the framework of a basically four-year undergraduate curriculum. 

Given its geographical location and traditions and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, etc.  Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, etc.) command world-leading positions.  Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centers of seminal research. 

Educational experience

CUHK’s students are hailed locally from Hong Kong and non-locally from China and over 40  countries in the rest of the world.  The international mix of the study body is further enhanced by the presence of exchange students from CUHK’s overseas partner institutions, making the campus a culturally integrated learning environment.

CUHK graduates' futures are firmly in their own hands.  A good number of those pursuing further studies get accepted by prestigious overseas institutions of their choice.  The graduating class find themselves much welcome by local employers and multinational companies and 80% of them are able to secure employment within the first year of their graduation. 

CUHK’s potent alumni network reaches into all professions and sectors—financial, IT, entrepreneurial, education, civil service, to name but a few.  The alumni's care for the good of “CU”, as it is sometimes called affectionately by its members, is an unfailing resource for current students in terms of mentorship opportunities, career guidance and even early career launch.

Great campus in a great city

CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities.  The campus is conveniently located in a suburb in the northeastern part of Hong Kong, itself a world financial center and an exchange hub of ideas, capital and people in Asia.

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