The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a universitywide partner in Hong Kong, China.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September – 4th week of December 
Semester II: 1st week of January – 3rd week of May

Orientation generally commences the last week of August for Semester I and the 1st week of January for Semester II.

Exams take place the 3rd and 4th week of December for Semester I and the 3rd week of May for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, although applications with a slightly lower GPA will also be accepted if accompanied by 2 recommendation letters of teachers. 

English Language Requirement

Language Proficiency Form provided by a teacher or professor.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All except for the courses on the following page.

Courses at Master’s level

Most master courses are open to exchange students, with some exceptions. Check the availability in the course catalogue.

Language of instruction

Courses are conducted in English, Cantonese or Putonghua/Mandarin. For language of instruction for a specific course, please refer to the “Course information” website listed above.

Housing assistance

Undergraduate exchange students are guaranteed in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms. 

On-campus housing is assigned automatically; application is not required.

More information.

Estimated living costs per month

Estimated living costs for an undergraduate student are around 11850 HKD per month (1487 EUR). (Estimate from 2022).

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living costs here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

Total: 13 places per year

  • 3 places UU-wide
  • 2 places Geosciences
  • 2 places Economics
  • 6 places UCU

Selection was not necessary in the past few years.

Additional information

Students with Chinese nationality can not apply for an exchange at this university.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.