Chinese University of Hong Kong

Exchange Programs in Asia

Established in 1963, Chinese University of Hong Kong enrolls over 29,000 students each year. CUHK is located in the Sha Tin area of Hong Kong and borders the beautiful Tai Po Kai Nature Reserve to the west and Tide Cove to the east, and features, among its many amenities, the Museum of Climate Change, with over 100 exhibits. on the effects of climate change.  The university also boasts 4 Nobel laureates: Charles Kuen Kao (Physics); Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (Physics); James Alexander Mirrlees (Economic Sciences); and Robert Alexander Mundell (Economics).

Chinese University of Hong Kong offers a wide variety of academics, including Arts, Education, Business Administration, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Sciences, allowing students from different GW majors to pursue their academic interests while abroad.

Learning at Chinese University of Hong Kong

GW students can select courses from the general course catalogue, which offers hundreds of courses at the undergraduate level across a wide variety of departments, including:

·         Arts

·         Education

·         Business Administration*

·         Engineering

·         Social Sciences

·         Sciences

Students also have the opportunity to pursue Chinese language courses (both Mandarin and Cantonese). 

*Please note that courses within the Faculty of Business Administration may be limited due to popularity.


Life at Chinese University of Hong Kong

ECUHK allows students to experience the college system.  Each college at CUHK offers various academic and cultural activities throughout the semester in which exchange students can participate. These include drama competitions, Chinese language learning opportunities, and club sports. Students also have the opportunity to participate in service-learning projects, most notably working at local elementary schools teaching English.


CUHK helps exchange students secure housing, including a number of on-campus apartments that offer the opportunity to live with local Hong Kong students.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester:                      Late August to mid-December

Spring semester:                 Early January to early May

Academic year:                    Late August to early May

How to Apply for a GW Exchange Program

Students can begin a GW Exchange program application at anytime by searching for their program of choice on GW Passport. Students must meet with their study abroad advisor prior to the GW Exchange program deadline for their applications to be considered.  Please refer to our Advising Services page to find the appropriate study abroad advisor for your school.

CUHK Deadlines

Fall/Academic Year: March 1st

Spring: September 15th