Hong Kong SAR, China

Applications are now available and due February 20th by 12pm. Apply online now!

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

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Hong Kong is a pretty international city so I found everything I needed and the best part of the program was the open, intellectual, and social students from all over the world that were at CUHK." – Maxime, CUHK Fall 2016

The Annenberg Hong Kong program offers the exciting opportunity to live and study in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong. Study a variety of disciplines from communication and journalism to marketing and culture at the highly regarded global research institution, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  The CUHK campus, with its amazing waterfront views is located in the Sha Tin district of the New Territories and is only 30 minutes away from the politically, economically, and culturally diverse city center of Hong Kong. Discover why its considered the gateway into Asia for the western world and explore its unique “East Meets West” spirit.  

The fall semester program will run from August 28 - December 23, 2017. The spring semester program will run from January 2 - May 12, 2018. 

Courses taught in English are offered in the following fields:  

  • Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Language classes (Cantonese and Putonghua/Mandarin)
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Music
  • Public Administration

Academic Units
Students may earn up to 15 USC units. COMM majors typically earn up to 12 units of major credit. Students who take Putonghua courses at CUHK can earn a maximum of 9 units of upper-division COMM credit. Approval for non-Annenberg major/minor credit is granted by the non-ASCJ major/minor department and is not guaranteed. For more details on earning major and minor credit on this program, contact International Programs.

Program Highlights

  • Field trips, monthly dinner talks, excursions and other cultural programs are offered to international students each semester
  • CUHK student organization called the "I-Club" fosters interaction between international and local students with a number of excursions to Buddhist monasteries, big tourist sites, and trips to Shenzhen and Macau; most of which are included in program costs
  • Participate in CUHK team athletics and intramural sports
  • Explore Asia! Traveling to China and other Asian countries is very convenient and inexpensive
  • Extremely affordable housing

Students live in a dormitory shared with other international students, as well as local students.  All dormitories have bathroom facilities on each floor and a laundry service in the basement. The dormitories are also cleaned every day by staff. Cooking is not common in the dorms due to the limited kitchen facilities, but there are student dining halls located in each dormitory. Eating out is the most common option since food is very inexpensive and diverse in Hong Kong. Students may choose a meal plan in some of the dorms at an additional cost.

Open to all USC majors. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and minimum sophomore standing at the commencement of the program. There is no language requirement.

Estimated Costs
Each semester Annenberg International Programs provides an up-to-date cost sheet to admitted students; if there are any changes from the time students are admitted to a program to the time they leave for a study abroad semester, updated cost sheets will be sent to the students.  Please see the detailed estimated program costs below for Spring 2018. Please note that these costs are subject to change without notice:

Tuition: $26,724
Housing: $780
USC Overseas Health Insurance*: $1,205
Round Trip Airfare: $1,300
Personal Expenses (food, entertainment, weekend travel, etc.): $4,550
Additional Expenses (student visa, bedding and CUHK administrative fee, books and supplies, local transportation, international student identity card, US passport): $842
TOTAL: $ 35,401

Financial aid and tuition remission apply. Contact AIP for more information on financial aid and scholarships.

*USC Overseas Health Insurance is required for all USC-approved study abroad programs. If a student is already enrolled in USC (domestic) Health Insurance there will be no additional charge for USC Overseas Health Insurance; students will be charged the domestic, on-campus rate (noted above). If a student is normally covered otherwise and waives out of USC Health Insuranceon campus, students will be charged USC Overseas Health Insurance at a rate of $97/month.

Applications are now open. Apply now!