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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 18
Language of Instruction: Cantonese, English, Mandarin Academic Disciplines: Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chinese, City and Regional Planning, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Economics and International Affairs, Electrical Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, Industrial Engineering, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall
Advisor: Meg Sonstroem International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Fall semester:  late August – early January
Spring semester:  early January – late May
Academic Year:  late August – late May

This university is located in Hong Kong, China. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world. CUHK has over 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, of whom 3,000 come from regions outside Hong Kong. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an expansive alumni network.

The Faculty of Engineering at CUHK is a hub of cutting-edge research and technology transfer as well as an effective training ground for engineers. Its strong professional contingent consists of, among others, Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, IEEE Fellows (the Faculty has the largest number of IEEE Fellows among all local engineering schools), the first Chinese scholar to win the prestigious Turning Award, and the 2009 Nobel Prize Winner in physics.

  • on-campus housing

Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms in college managed hostels with local roommates.  Sharing a room with a local student will help students settle in at CUHK and immerse into the Chinese culture.  On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students.


  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining

There is a supermarket on campus that sells both western and Chinese food.  There are also student and staff canteens on campus that serve a great variety of food at reasonable prices.

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
For CUHK's course catalog, click here.  Then go to Teaching Timetable / Classroom Booking, Full-time Undergraduate.  Course information for each upcoming year will be available in June.
Students cannot take classes with the prefix PHE (except for those with an X after the course number), PCE, or MEDN or classes in the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education.  Students also cannot take College General Education courses or student oriented teaching courses (those with a course number beginning with 0).

Courses are taught in English, Cantonese, or Putonghua.  A wide range of courses are taught in English.

Please note, you must submit a hard and soft copy of your portfolio at the time of application.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1 CUHK credit = 1 GT credit

CUHK Grade = US Grade
A, A- = A
B+, B, B- = B
C+, C, C- = C
D+, D = D
F = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
All admitted students are required to apply for a student visa (regardless of nationality, except for Hong Kong permanent residents) though the Office of Academic Links before coming to Hong Kong.  For more information, click here.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Meg Sonstroem