A comprehensive research university with a global vision, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) embraces internationalisation in its education and research, with a view to achieving excellence and gaining recognition for the University as a global leader.


The first student exchange program at the University was launched in 1965 with the University of California system. Today, CUHK has established partnerships with over 340 universities and institutions from around the world, ranging from teaching and research collaboration to faculty and student exchange, apart from joining a number of international associations to facilitate academic exchange. Serving as its international relations arm, the Office of Academic Links (OAL) promotes and facilitates the internationalisation of CUHK in its research, teaching and learning programmes so as to seek recognition for the University as a leader on the global stage.





News and Event

CUHK Won the Bid to Host ACU Summer School 2018

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is delighted to be selected as the host of the next Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School, following a competitive bidding process. Themed ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’, the Summer School will take place from 1 to 9 July 2018. The 2018 Summer School will bring together 50 students […]

CUHK Ranked Top Innovative University in Hong Kong for the Second Year in a Row

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was ranked the most innovative university in Hong Kong and 27th in Asia-Pacific by Reuters’ “Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities 2017”. The list identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to produce original research, create useful technology, and stimulate the global economy. The rankings are determined according to […]

CUHK Joins Hands with University of Sydney in Australia to Advance Integrative Medicine

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Sydney in establishing a joint big-data laboratory for integrative medicine ‘Analytic and Clinical Cooperative Laboratory for Integrative Medicine’ (ACCLAIM) on 26 April 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  The MOU was signed by the Vice-Chancellors of the two universities, Prof. […]

The Undergraduate Awards 2017 is Open for Submissions! [Deadline: 13 June 2017]

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is the world’s largest academic awards programme. You are cordially invited to submit your best coursework and get recognised as the top student in your field. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, identifying leading creative thinkers through their […]

Call for Applications 2017: Alexandre Yersin Scholarship (Master in All Disciplines), France

For the 18th consecutive year, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau offers excellence scholarships, including the Alexandre Yersin Scholarships, to Hong Kong and Macau students who would like to pursue a Master’s degree in France starting from 2017-18 academic year.  Details of the Alexandre Yersin Scholarships can be referred to the Consulate’s […]

Interdisciplinary Summer School for Chinese Students at the University of Novid Sad, Serbia

What is the first thing that rings in your mind when we say “Serbia”?  A country that was in turmoil in the 1990s?  The homeland of inventor – Nikola Tesla who contributed to modern electricity supply system and famous tennis player – Novak Djokovic?  The Serbian Football Team?  Whatever your answer is, this southeastern European […]

Summer Abroad Fair @ CUHK

Want to spend your summer abroad this year?  Join us at the Summer Abroad Fair on Tuesday 24 January 2017 to learn about the exciting summer programmes all around the world.  Seize the opportunity to meet with representatives of the overseas institutions to find out more about their programmes. Part I: Exhibition 10:00 – 13:00 […]


Call for Applications: Short-term Faculty Exchange Programme & PhD Student Exchange Programme for 2017-18 (Second round)

The Short-term Faculty Exchange Programme and PhD Student Exchange Programme for 2017–18 are open for application (second round). Applications should reach the Office of Academic Links by Wednesday, 1 November 2017. A. Short-term Faculty Exchange Programme (for CUHK faculty members) The programme aims to expand CUHK’s network with selected international partners by supporting the development of […]

Call for application: WUN Research Development Fund 2017

Internal application to the Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund 2017 is now opened till Wednesday, 6 September 2017. For more information, please click here.

Call for Applications: Eurasia-Pacific Uninet Scholarships for PhD Students and Post-Docs for 2017-18 (Deadline: 1 October 2017)

The Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU) is inviting applications from PhD students and Post-Docs of CUHK for a research scholarship programme for 2017-18. The programme provides support to PhD students and Post-Docs undertaking short-term research attachments at one of the EPU member institutions in Austria. Terms of Award Duration of visit: 1-9 months for PhD students 1-6 months […]

“GlobaLinks” (16 June 2017) is available online.

The latest issue of OAL e-newsletter “GlobaLinks” was published on 16 June 2017. Contents of the issue include: • International development • Worldwide Universities Network • Student exchange • Call for application • New exchange agreements • Past visits to CUHK • Upcoming events and incoming visits To view the e-newsletter, please click HERE.

Call for applications: The Endeavour Research Fellowship 2018 for Postgraduate Students and Post-docs (Deadline: 30 June 2017)

The Endeavour Research Fellowship 2018 (including the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship) is now calling for applications. The fellowship provides financial support for postgraduate students and post-docs from participating countries/regions, including Hong Kong, to undertake short-term research attachments (4-6 months) towards a CUHK Master’s or PhD degree or post-doctoral research in any field of study in Australia. The Endeavour Research […]

Call for applications: International Exchanges Schemes 2017 offered by the Royal Society

The Royal Society offers two International Exchanges Schemes to provide funding support for visits to stimulate new collaborations between scientists in the UK and overseas, including Hong Kong. Both schemes cover all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine. (A) Kan Tong Po Visiting Fellowship Programme 2017 PROGRAMME DETAILS […]

Call for applications: ASAIHL Air Asia Fellowship

The Air Asia Fellowship offered by the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) is now calling for applications. The fellowship enables faculty members to host a visiting scholar from or visit an ASAIHL member institution. The closing date of application is 1 May 2017. Scope of Support For outbound CUHK faculty members ASAIHL will provide return […]

Call for applications: ACU Titular Fellowships (Deadline: 12 May 2017)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Titular Fellowships are now inviting applications. These fellowships provide funding of up to GBP5,000 for academic and professional staff from member universities, including CUHK, for a collaborative international research or fact-finding visit, either to a member university overseas or in industry, commerce, or public service. Eleven fellowships are open for application, […]