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Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
View program dates and deadlines
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Asian Studies, Business/Management/Finance, Chinese, Culture, Engineering, English, Hotel Management, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology
Type of Program:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Longnecker
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
Chinese University of Hong Kong logo

Program Overview     


Hong Kong skylineChinese University of Hong Kong was founded in 1963 and is a comprehensive research university and regional leader with a global reputation. Chinese University of Hong Kong was ranked within the top 200 in the Academic Rankings of the World Universities, 2011 by the Center for World-Class University at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The University has also maintained its position in the top five universities in Asia in the 2011 Asian University Rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds. Each year the University welcome some 1,300 international and non-local students as exchange and visiting students. These students, together with local students, take part in a variety of cultural programs and field trips. While studying on campus, take in panaromic views of the Tolo Harbor and the surrounding verdant hills. 

Hong Kong, as a "Special Administrative Region" of the People's Republic of China, has retained some degree of autonomy and still uses its own currency, the Hong Kong Dollar. With a high level of education and low unemployment, its standard of living is on par with other developed nations. This city of 7 million is well known for its dramatic skyline and deep natural harbor. The efficient mass transit system includes buses, subway, the famous Star Ferries and even an outdoor escalator system. Note that the city of Hong Kong uses simplified Chinese characters. 

This program offers a wide variety of courses in Asian studies, Contemporary China studies, liberal arts, business administration, science, social science, engineering, and English instruction. This instutition also offers an International Asian Studies Program as well as a Teaching English program. To find more information about specific courses, use the on-site course catalog.

Field trips and cultural movie nights are also offered as part of this program. Refer to the the Chinese University of Hong Kong Incoming Student Booklet for further details.


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Education Abroad Credits


Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong KongYou will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

You must take what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, the equivalent of 12-15 Penn State credits, 9 - 18 CUHK units). Incoming students can take courses under the Faculties of Art, Business Administration, Engineering, Science and Social Science, in addition to the International Asian Studies Program courses which include International Studies, Asia Studies and Chinese courses. Enrollment restrictions only apply to professional courses such as Masters of Business Administration and Law which are available to local students only. To find more information about specific courses, use the on-site course catalog

To view a list of courses offered each semester:
  • Visit the on-side course catalog
  • Click on Teaching Timetable / Classroom Booking
  • Click Full-time Undergraduate Teaching Timetable
  • Click Teaching Timetable. You will arrive at a search page for courses under the various departments. 
  • Press the 'magnifying glass' icon for a full list of departments and select the appropriate term and year. Remember Term 1 refers to Fall and Term 2 refers to Spring.
To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Hong Kong CUHK Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu

 

Pre-requisites


Smeal College of Business students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau must first contact the Smeal Office of International Programs before applying to inquire about eligibility requirements.


Housing and Meals


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 Chinese University of Hong Kong and immerse into the Chinese culture. On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, so an additional application is not required. Each room is equipped with highspeed internet access.


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the fall budget sheet and spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Hong Kong street viewPenn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 08/25/2014 12/22/2014
NOTE: Students can move in beginning on Aug. 25, Orientation runs from Aug 27-30, classes begin on Sept. 1.
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/02/2015 05/09/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing. Tentative dates. Please confim with Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Academic Year 2015-2016 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

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