Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. Itis a top world-class university, ranking No. 7 in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings and No. 10 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings in 2018.
Established in 1981, CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine (CU Medicine) has made remarkable achievements despite its short history. It is the origin of many ground-breaking medical discoveries and surgical innovations. It ranks among the Top 50 medical faculties in both QS World University Rankings in 2018 and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in 2019.
To complete the learning experience, students will be assigned double dormitory rooms with shared bathroom in a college of The Chinese University of Hong Kong campus.
The 137.3-hectare CUHK campus built on a hillside is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. Located in the northwest end of Sha Tin, it is only 30 minutes by train from downtown Kowloon and 20 minutes to the mainland China border, making it easy to discover the city and its surrounding area.
“Seeing tall buildings everywhere in this city is quite overwhelming and living on CUHK campus allows me to be surrounded by greenery.”
Rushi Vyas, Elective student, University of Sussex, 2018
A former British colony and now a Chinese city, Hong Kong has a unique history that can be seen and felt in its architecture, culture and people. Not only is it a well-known international financial centre and gourmet hub, but it also boasts of scenic hiking trails, charming outlying islands and much more. Thanks to an extensive and affordable public transportation system, exploring the many facets of the city is convenient and stress-free.
Centrally located within a few hours of direct flight from major cities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, etc., a study trip to Hong Kong can be easily combined with a tour of the surrounding area before or after the programme. A short trip to mainland China or neighbouring Macau can even be done over a weekend.
For more information about visiting Hong Kong, check out the Hong Kong Tourism Board website: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.html
“Hong Kong is an international metropolis with multiple cultures. I can experience different customs here, and savour food from different countries. I enjoyed the beautiful sceneries such as Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island. I think this is a fantastic study tour.”