Quick Info

  • Hong Kong
  • Spring, Fall, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication and Rhetoric, Computing and Information Science, East Asian Languages, Literature, and Studies, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Studies, French Language, Literature, and Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, German Language, Literature, and Studies, Health and Rehab Sciences, History, Italian Language, Literature, and Studies, Less Commonly Taught Languages and Cultures, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish Language, Literature, and Studies, Statistics, Urban Studies
  • : 8/26/2019 - 12/22/2019
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare. See details in Inclusions & Exclusions.
  • : Fall: Friday, 03/01/2019; additional information must also be submitted to this institution directly.
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


As a comprehensive research institution, CUHK has a variety of subjects to offer exchange students.  Courses are taught in English, Putonghua or Cantonese.   Academically, CUHK exchange students may take undergraduate courses within the following faculties: 

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Science

For a full list of courses offered at CUHK, please following these instructions.  

Experiential Learning

For students considering CUHK for a yearlong experience, they may conduct research for credit through the following courses at CUHK: 

  • Fall term: IASP 4090: Independent Research on International Studies I (for undergraduates) - 3 credits 
  • Spring term: IASP 4091: Independent Research on International Studies II (for undergraduates) - 3 credits

Details are on CUHK's webpage under "IASP Courses." 


Students share a room with one or two CUHK student(s), who have expressed special interest in having a non-CUHK roommate. This will enhance cultural exchange and immersion into local student life. Single rooms are not available for undergraduate exchange and study abroad students. CUHK guarantees on-campus housing once admitted.  

Amenities in the undergraduate student dormitories include:

  • modestly furnished bedrooms with telephone and network (ResNet) connection
  • air-conditioning operated with smart cards in all rooms (central heating is not available)
  • laundry facilities: washing and drying machines operated with smart cards
  • shared kitchens equipped with refrigerators, stoves, boilers and microwaves on each floor
  • shared bathrooms with showers on each floor
  • common rooms with televisions

Students should indicate accommodation preference on the online application form. More details may be found here.  

Pricing And Dates

Arrive in Hong Kong Depart Hong Kong

Early January

Mid May

Arrive in Hong Kong Depart Hong Kong

Mid August

Late December

Keep in mind that dates change.  You should not book airfare until given confirmation from the exchange university.


Inclusions & Exclusions

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees (Student Activity Fee; Wellness Fee; Computer and Network Services Fee; Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee; International Services Fee (if applicable)), keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Deposit ($350, to be credited to your PittPay account)
  • Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000)
  • Visa Fee
  • Room and board
  • Personal expenses (depends on personal spending habits)

Personal expenses varies with individual students. Wonder about the cost of living? You can review the CUHK website for more information. 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Acceptance by Pitt Study Abroad does not guarantee acceptance by the exchange university. 

Visa: Students without a HKID card are required to apply for a HK student visa.  Please review the notes from CUHK regarding the application process.  

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Jessica Sun

Walk-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I am the exchange program manager at the Study Abroad Office at Pitt.  I am so excited to be a part of your exchange experience, be it here at Pitt or over at another institution overseas.  I studied abroad in Tuscany, Italy, while I was in school and absolutely loved all the experiences that came with exploring fresh pasta, Renaissance art and new experiences.  I certainly hope that you will love your exchange experience just as much wherever you choose.  Outside of the office, I am all about cities, food, art history and tea.  Good eating and traveling!  Let me know if you should have any questions at jessicasun@pitt.edu or at +1 412-383-7165.