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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong's mission is to assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge by teaching, research and public service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China as a whole, and the wider world community.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



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.


As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The education experience here is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. There are general education courses to broaden students' perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Our eight Faculties offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


In accordance with its Ten-Year Vision Statement, 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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
101 50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) offers professional services on personal growth and development.

Housing services

All undergraduate students of CUHK are given the opportunity to stay in student hostels for at least one year during their studies. Allocation of accommodation takes into consideration a student's travelling time to studies, his/her home environment and participation in student activities. Priority is given to specific groups of students including key office bearers of the Student Union, the College Resident Associations and other student bodies.

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.

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.

Student Life

Campus life

Our beautiful 137.3-hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. It houses a range of facilities essential for an all-round campus experience, such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, water sports centre and gymnasiums.

Conveniences including transport to and from the University, on-campus transport services, parking, medical clinics, canteens, a bookstore, banks, a souvenir counter, a supermarket and a hair salon, are also available on campus.

Sports facilities

CUHK and the Colleges offer a variety of sports facilities, including a sports field for track and field, gymnasia, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, weight training rooms and a water sports centre.

Student clubs

  • Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The
  • Representative Council, CUSU
  • Chung Chi College Student Union
  • New Asia College Student Union
  • United College Student Union
  • Shaw College Student Union
  • Morningside College Student Union
  • S.H. Ho College Student Union
  • C.W. Chu College Student Union
  • Wu Yee Sun College Student Union
  • Lee Woo Sing College Student Union
  • Postgraduate Student Association of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The
  • Mainland Undergraduate Association
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association, CUHK

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The environment of CUHK is good for studying and living. It is built over a hill and thus it is pretty green and fresh.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really like about the natural environment but it is still better to renew some old buildings.

CUHK experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the college system we have in my university as it brings people together. What can be improved is that people can be more supportive, as our grades are based on other people's grades, it is very competitive and everyone is stressed.

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