Chinese University of Hong Kong - Summer Program

City: Hong Kong Country: China

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Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and the mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all over the world, and the quality of its research and teaching enjoys global recognition. With its rich blend of Western approaches and Chinese culture, CUHK is the ideal university for international students to gain an academically challenging and culturally stimulating experience.

Information for the upcoming summer term is typically released mid-January with a final UofA application deadline of March 1.  

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Summer

Dates & Duration:

July Session: June - August (Approximately 5 weeks)

August Session: August (Approximately 3 weeks)

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate

See Eligibility.

Program Information

Language of Instruction: English, Chinese

Chinese University of Hong Kong Credit Information.

July Session

  • The 5-week July Session offers 14 courses in four academic areas taught by outstanding CUHK and visiting professors from renowned overseas universities, as well as Chinese language courses in Putonghua (Mandarin) and Cantonese.
  • International Summer School academic courses are accompanied with a slew of exciting virtual cultural activities ranging from city tours, cooking classes to heritage walks. We will continue to recreate many of the popular ISS cultural activities virtually, and they will be specifically designed to promote interaction among participants.
  • Courses in the following disciplines: Business and Finance, Understanding China, Chinese Language, Environment, Science and Technology, and Society and Human Interaction.

Read on to discover how the ISS July session can make this summer one of your best! Details about the July Session can be found here.

August Session

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Want to learn it and don't know where to start? 
At the three-week CUHK ISS August Session, you can:

  • Receive intensive training in Putonghua to acquire pragmatic competence in the Chinese language through classroom learning and immersion activities.

Read on to discover how the ISS August session can make this summer one of your best! Details about the August session can be found here.

Fees & Costs


Education Abroad Application Fee: $250.00 CAD
Program Fee: July Session (EXCH 811)*:$1459.89 CAD
August Session (EXHC 811)*:$1459.89 CAD
Administration and Activity Fee:

July Session: HK$1,900 (approximately $310.00 CAD)
August Session: HK$1,200 (approximately $200.00 CAD)

Program Total: Approximately $2000 CAD - $2500CAD

*Based on Spring/Summer 2023 UAlberta fee index, not incl. non-instructional fees. International students will be subject to the International Differential Fee/Tuition Model.

Fees are subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for any additional costs including visa fees, medical coverage, books and supplies, food, entertainment and incidental expenses.


Double or triple occupancy rooms on-campus are guaranteed for ISS participants. Staying in a hostel is optional, but you are strongly encouraged to live on-campus so you can interact with local and international students coming from different cultural backgrounds.

The hostels provide the following amenities:

  • Modest furnishings
  • Telephone and internet (ResNet) connections
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared washing machines and dryers
  • Shared kitchens equipped with refrigerators, stoves, boilers and microwaves
  • Shared bathrooms with showers
  • Common rooms with televisions
  • The on-campus accommodation fee does not include a meal plan.


Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad

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Students receive on average between $1,400-$2,000 in funding.

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