Study Abroad & Exchanges for Visiting Students

Cost

Admitted students are required to settle fees as invoiced. Details are as follows:

For non-MBA exchange and study abroad students / For MBA exchange and study abroad students 

Invoices are usually sent to students via email or through the Chinese University Student Information System (CUSIS). A bank draft or the original credit card payment authorisation form (only for payments of less than or equal to HK$3,000) should be returned to the Office of Academic Links (OAL) as proof of payment.
 

Before arrival in Hong Kong, students are required to settle the following fees:
(Invoiced items vary according to different exchange/study abroad programme agreements/terms)

  • administration fee
  • visa application fee
  • programme fee (for study abroad students only)
  • hostel room fee and residents' association fee (for postgraduate exchange and study abroad students only)
     

Upon arrival in Hong Kong, students are required to settle the following fees:
(Invoiced items vary according to different exchange/study abroad programme agreements/items)

  • caution money
  • hostel deposit
  • hostel room fee (for undergraduate exchange and study abroad students only)
  • hostel related fees (e.g. college fee/hostel laundry fee/residence fees)
  • hostel air-conditioning charges
  • dining fee/meal charge (if applicable)
  • student union membership fees (for undergraduate study abroad students only)
  • miscellaneous charges

 

Living costs

There is often the misconception that studying in Hong Kong is expensive. In fact, living at CUHK is extremely affordable as on-campus dormitories, meals at the student canteens, and transportation are heavily subsidised. The following table shows the approximate living costs at CUHK for the academic year 2014–15.

First Term (HK$) Second Term (HK$) Full Year (HK$)

Hostel (For undergraduates)

  • hostel fee
  • hostel related fee
  • hostel deposit (refundable)
  • air-conditioning fee

5,446

5,446

10,892

20-150

20-150

40-300

1,000 1,000 1,000
700 700 1,400

 Hostel (For postgraduates)

  • hostel fee
  • hostel related fee
  • hostel deposit (refundable)
  • air-conditioning fee

 

 

 

15,000

15,000

30,000

20

20

40

3,000 3,000 3,000

700

700

1,400

Meals on campus

10,800

14,400

25,200

Personal expenses (e.g. books, daily expenses such as laundry, sundries and local transportation) 17,000 20,000 37,000
Cultural activities organised by Office of Academic Links 500 500 1000

Current exchange rate

 

Financial aid

Students can check with the financial aid offices at their home institution to determine what sources of funding are available for study abroad programmes.

Undergraduate students from the US may apply for the NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship or the Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarship.

Japanese students may apply for MEXT scholarships through their home institutions.

British students from institutions in England may apply for the Scholarships for Excellence.

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