Chinese University of Hong Kong

- Hong Kong


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 around the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network.

Teaching Excellence

As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The education experience here is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. There are general education courses to broaden students' perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Our eightFaculties offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Unique College System

Of all Hong Kong universities, CUHK is the only one that offers a college experience. To our constituent colleges, Chung Chi, New Asia, United and Shaw, have recently been added Morningside, S.H. Ho, C.W. Chu, Wu Yee Sun and Lee Woo Sing, bring up the total number of colleges to nine. College programmes and activities complement the formal curricula by delivering whole-person education and pastoral care. The college system also encourages intimate interaction among teachers, students and alumni.

Campus Environment

Our beautiful 137.3-hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. It houses a range of facilities essential for an all-round campus experience, such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, water sports centre and gymnasiums.

Our Mission

To assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge by teaching, research and public service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China as a whole, and the wider world community.

Our Vision

To be acknowledged locally, nationally and internationally as a first-class comprehensive research university whose bilingual and multicultural dimensions of student education, scholarly output and contribution to the community consistently meet standards of excellence.


The motto of the University is '博文約禮' or 'Through learning and temperance to virtue'.

These words of Confucius have long been considered a principal precept of his teaching. It is recorded in the Analects of Confucius that the Master says, 'The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right.' (Legge's version of the Four Books)

In choosing '博文約禮' as its motto, the University is laying equal emphasis on the intellectual and moral aspects of education.


The emblem of the University is the mythical Chinese bird feng () which has been regarded as the Bird of the South since the Han dynasty. It is a symbol of nobility, beauty, loyalty and majesty. The University colours are purple and gold, representing devotion and loyalty, and perseverance and resolution, respectively.



Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Business Administration

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Social Science

Faculty of Law

Graduate School

School of Continuing and Professional Studies (CUSCS)

English Requirements


A number of scholarships funded by the Hong Kong Government as well as private donations are available for international students commencing full-time undergraduate studies at CUHK in September 2014. The value of the scholarships varies from HK$60,000 to HK$165,000 per year. Some awards are renewable on an annual basis and tenable for up to the duration of undergraduate studies undertaken by the awardees at CUHK, subject to continued satisfactory academic performance and demonstrable financial need. All international applicants who have been offered admission will automatically be considered for scholarships once formal admission offers have been given. No separate application is required.

Tution Fee

Application Fee The online application fee is HK$450 (approximate to US$58) for 2014 entry.

Tuition Fee

For non-local students, the tuition fee for 2014-2015 is HK$120,000.

Caution Money Caution money of HK$450 has to be paid upon enrolment. The caution money is refundable on withdrawal from the University, but is usually used as graduation fee.

Hostel Fee

Hostel fee for 2014-2015 is around HK$10,000^, depending on the type of hostel.

Miscellaneous Fees

The above fees plus food, books, transportation, and pocket money should come to an approximate total of HK$165,000 per student per year.