- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has an international outlook and a diverse campus of bright-minded students from around the world. Rooted in Chinese culture and located in metropolitan Hong Kong, CUHK offers students the opportunities to learn about China and the language spoken by one-fifth of the world’s population, while staying ahead in a rapidly changing environment. As a leading university, CUHK helps students realize their potential to become future leaders in a globally connected world.
On this competitive exchange program, Penn State students can enroll in hundreds of courses under the faculties of under the faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Science, and Social Science.
Academic Year: late August - mid May
Fall: late August - mid December
Spring: early January - mid May
Refer to CUHK's website for the specific dates.
This program may have limited space, so we recommend that you identify an appropriate backup program and complete the Education Abroad Backup Questionnaire in your Penn State Application when applying to this program. Should you not be accepted for your first-choice program, you will automatically be reviewed for your backup choice. For help on choosing an appropriate backup, please contact your education abroad adviser.
CUHK's home in Hong Kong, Asia’s World City, offers students a truly international experience in an environment where east meets west. At CUHK, students from more than 50 countries live and study together on a culturally integrated campus, which is the largest and most scenic in the territory. The international horizons of students are further strengthened by a host of opportunities for exchanges as well as learning and working opportunities abroad and in mainland China throughout the years.
As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China, occupying an area of 426 square miles (1,104 square kilometers). The city is one of the world's leading financial, banking and trading centers. As the second oldest university in Hong Kong, CUHK is a leading comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. Overlooking the scenic Tolo Harbour, the University has 61 departments with over 20,000 students undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.