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The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network.


CUHK believes that a world-class university education has to include training in specialized subjects and inculcation of critical powers and cultural sensitivity, qualities that define an educated world citizen of today and tomorrow. General education, a key component of undergraduate studies at CUHK, is built upon a balanced approach to whole-person education that combines Chinese humanistic ideals and western liberal arts contents.


The Chinese University of Hong Kong offers a wide range of research programmes in different subject areas and encourages all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry. CUHK has always adopted a liberal policy on research undertakings that allows breadth and depth. Research activities at CUHK cover dimensions laterally to encompass all subjects that are offered at CUHK, vertically to integrate staff research with teaching, and longitudinally to range from upstream research to midstream development.


The Career Planning and Development Centre advocates all-round career preparation and is committed to the career development of students and graduates of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Through a range of career-focused services and programmes, we provide students with comprehensive job market information and insightful advice to help actualize their career aspirations.

  • Mission:To provide quality services to enhance students' employability and foster their future career development.
  • Vision:To be a leading career centre in the region with a team of diverse expertise that is agile and responsive to the needs of the students, the University and the business community.

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Student services

  • There are different sections in the Office of Student Affairs, each providing professional services in their respective areas. 
  • They are the Career Planning and Development Centre, Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section, Student Development and Resources Section and Wellness and Counselling Centre.
  • There is also a Student Services Centre, serving as a centralized enquiry and information centre.

Housing services

Non-local students will be guaranteed three years of hostel place during their undergraduate studies at CUHK if they wish to stay on campus. However, non-local students are encouraged to take up off-campus accommodation for one academic year during their studies to enrich their exposures and broaden their perspectives.

Library services

The University Library houses extensive collections including Special Collections, Hong Kong Studies Collection, Arts and Humanities Collection, Business Collection, Engineering Collection, Science Collection, Social Sciences Collection, the Reference Collection, General Education Collection and Good Reads. Access to the Law Library is via the University Library.

ICT services

The Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC), at Pi Ch’iu Building, offers a variety of services to the academic, research and administrative communities of the University. Her service arm does not just stop at technical support and application project development, but stretches to almost all corners of the University.

Medical services

The University has a population of over 20,000. Protecting the physical and emotional health of all these individuals is a stupendous undertaking. While CUHK members can have their cold or sprained ankle treated at the campus clinics or at designated clinics off campus, the University also empowers them, through health promotion, to improve their own health.

Campus life

Located in the northwest end of Sha Tin, 30 minutes by train from downtown Kowloon and 20 minutes to the Lo Wu border, the Chinese University is celebrated for the beauty of her campus.

The 137.3-hectare campus built on a hillside is the largest and the most stunning in Hong Kong. Most of this area is covered in greenery which is nicely carved out of rocks on three plateaux, and nestled among the greenery are tasteful buildings featuring a mix of Chinese and Western architectural styles. 

The CUHK campus is a famous haven for many varieties of flora and fauna which great care has been taken to protect and enhance. It also commands panoramic views of the Tolo Harbour and mountain ranges nearby. 

Sports facilities

Fun and fitness provide much needed balance to work and study. 

CUHK and its Colleges offer a wide variety of sports facilities, including stadiums, gymnasia, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, weight training rooms and a Water Sports Centre. 

The Colleges also provide barbecue sites for hire by staff and students.

Student clubs

  • Campus Radio
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association 
  • Chinese University Student Press
  • International Student Association
  • Mainland Undergraduate Association
  • The Postgraduate Student Association of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Representative Council, Student Union
  • Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong  
  • The Federation of Joint-Universities Macau Students in Hong Kong
  • Korean Student Association, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Taiwanese Student Association, the Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Student Society Handbook 

CUHK is AACSB-accredited and a good fit for undergraduate Business students looking to study abroad at one of the top universities in Asia.

Shatin, Sha Tin, Hong Kong (SAR)

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