Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research-led university in Hong Kong delivering high-quality education and serving the community with its cutting-edge research capability. After close to half a century of growth and development, the University has become a regional leader in higher education and research while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in Chinese culture.
CUHK's 7 undergraduate faculties include the Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Sciences and Social Sciences. To learn more about the majors, minors, and courses offered, please follow the following link: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/english/study/undergraduate-programmes.html
CUHK has an active social, extra-curricular, and sporting life. A wide range of cultural, academic, and social activities are open to students, including a music festival, around the campus race, a Thousand People Feast, and various pastimes unique to Hong Kong and CUHK. The campus offers immediate access to lush parks and countryside, yet it is less than 25 minutes by car or train to the heart of the city.
On-campus housing is guaranteed. Exchange students are assigned randomly to one of the residential colleges. Choices include either college managed housing (typical dorm setting with shared bath and light cooking facilities) or the i-House (apartment style housing). Demand for the i-House is usually very high, so CUHK cannot accommodate every student there. Accommodation fee is due by the end of the first month, in cash.
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located in Southern China in East Asia. It is frequently described as a place where the East meets the West, reflecting a cultural mix of the territory's Chinese roots with the culture brought to it during British colonization. The entire territory was returned by Great Britain to the People's Republic of China in 1997. Chinese and English are both official languages. In this thriving East-West metropolis, western life style mingles with ancient Chinese culture, and old traditions co-exist with new traditions.
Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world. Often described as The City of Light, Hong Kong is the meeting place of East and West where the indigenous culture of Southern China comes into contact with the best the West has to offer in the world of the arts and of entertainment. The result has been a creative fusion that has thrown new light on many traditional art forms. Hong Kong is particularly well served in terms of performance venues and arts festivals.